It’s the last day for our study in Ezekiel, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.
Today’s Passage: Ezekiel 48:30-35.
30 “These shall be the exits of the city: On the north side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure, 31 three gates, the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah, and the gate of Levi, the gates of the city being named after the tribes of Israel. 32 On the east side, which is to be 4,500 cubits, three gates, the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin, and the gate of Dan. 33 On
the south side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure, three gates,
the gate of Simeon, the gate of Issachar, and the gate of Zebulun. 34 On the west side, which is to be 4,500 cubits, three gates, the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher, and the gate of Naphtali. 35 The circumference of the city shall be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The Lord Is There.”
HUH! I never knew that before. Each tribe had a gate named after it.
Makes me wonder if people would enter the city through the gate named after their tribe or if they entered how ever they wanted to. I know… it’s just speculation on my part and it probably doesn’t even matter.. just a random wondering in my head. 🙂
Each side is the same. 4,500 cubits with three gates.
I like how God named the city. The Lord Is There. It just seems so appropriate. God dwelling right there, with his priests, surrounded by the land owned by the Prince, surrounded by his people the Israelites. The Lord is INDEED there.
Just as he is INDEED there among his people, the ones who call upon his name, who see their need for Christ and believe in him.
The LORD is there!
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