Ezekiel 15 conveys a brief but poignant message through the parable of the vine. The vine, once considered useful and valuable, is now deemed worthless – not even suitable for work. The parable draws a parallel to Jerusalem, suggesting that the city, like the vine, has lost its value due to its unfaithfulness and sin. The chapter emphasizes that, unlike wood from a tree, which can be repurposed, a vine has no use once it is burned. Similarly, Jerusalem has become useless in God’s eyes and is destined for destruction. The allegory serves to underscore the seriousness of the city's betrayal of God’s trust and the inevitable consequences of such actions. The imagery of the fire consuming the vine from both ends, leaving the middle charred, powerfully symbolizes the total and inescapable destruction that awaits Jerusalem. This chapter, though short, delivers a strong message about the importance of remaining faithful to God’s purpose and the dire results of becoming spiritually useless. The starkness of the comparison is a reminder of the city’s lost potential and the severity of the judgment that its inhabitants have brought upon themselves.

Ezekiel 15

1  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2  Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

3  Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

4  Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any work?

5  Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?

6  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

7  And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.

8  And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.

End of Ezekiel 15

1 Year Plan:  Nov 9 - Eze 14, Eze 15, Eze 16,  1 Pe 1

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