“God fortells Judah’s imminent destruction.  The first shows Judah as a useless vine to be burned.  The second is a vitriolic attack against Judah’s unfaithfulness, portraying Judah as an adulterous wife, worse than her two sisters, Israel and Edom, and less moral than a prostitute.  The third, using two eagles and a vine, calls specific attention to the personal ruin of King Zedekiah.”

Read:  Ezekiel 15, 16, 17

“In one of the clearest passages in all of prophecy, God discredits any notion that the people of Judah are suffering only because of their predecessors’ sins, or that they can claim any immunity as descendants of faithful forefathers such as Abraham.  No, each person is accountable for his own sins, and God assures his people that, just as the wicked can repent and be saved, the righteous can fall into sin and be destroyed.”

Read:  Ezekiel 18

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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