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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Ezekiel Chapter 15

erusalem like an unfruitful vine.

- If a vine be fruitful, it is valuable. But if not fruitful, it is worthless and useless, it is cast into the fire. Thus man is capable of yielding a precious fruit, in living to God; this is the sole end of his existence; and if he fails in this, he is of no use but to be destroyed. What blindness then attaches to those who live in the total neglect of God and of true religion! This similitude is applied to Jerusalem. Let us beware of an unfruitful profession. Let us come to Christ, and seek to abide in him, and to have his words abide in us.

 


David Burnette's Life Application


Useless Vines

 

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue the Book of Ezekiel with Chapter 15. In our text today we see Jerusalem is stated as a useless vine because of its sin it produces no fruit and is only good for the fire. In making application we see that when we are saved we are engrafted in the vine of Jesus-Christ and if we allow Him to live in us He will produce fruit through the vine. If we fill our lives with sin though we will make ourselves as vines useless and like Jerusalem here good for nothing. How about you? Are you a useful vine? Let us learn from our text today to see that as children of God our decisions to sin or obey God will affect the fruit in our lives making us Good Vines or Vines that are Useless.

 

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Ezekiel 15

Ezekiel 15

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

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

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

 4Behold, 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?

 5Behold, 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?

 6Therefore 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.

 7And 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.

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