Re: Verse reading–Ezekiel 10:18-19, 11:22-23; 40:1-2; 43:1-9 (day five)
In the verses between the listed passages is an ironic scene. Found in the first few verses of chapter 11, Ezekiel is now at the east gate where 25 “leaders” are discussing new building projects for the city. Really??!! Talk about clueless!! The irony is two fold: 1-They are totally unaware of the destruction taking place, 2- They are in the very spot where the Glory of the Lord just passed. What a sad picture of a leader. Good leaders recognize where God’s presence is, and where it isn’t. Good leaders strive to understand God’s plan and purpose. Good leaders listen, look, and learn so that they can influence others to find the Lord. Good leaders are desperate for God’s presence to be where they are (homes, churches, nations). May all who lead, learn these lessons!!