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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Ezekiel Chapter 45

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Ezekiel
Date Penned: BC 571
Overview: Messages of Hope (c 33-48)
Theme: Restoring the Worship of God (c 40-48)
Message: The Lord's Portion of Land (v 1-25) 
 
Ezekiel: Chapter 45 Commentary
 

(45:1-7) The land allotted to the temple was in the center of the nation. God is central to life. He must be our first priority.


(45:8-12) Greed and extortion were two of the major social sins of the nation during this time. In the new economy there would be plenty of land for the princes and no longer any basis for greed. Therefore, God commanded the princes and the people to be fair and honest, especially when they do business. Consider the ways you measure goods, body, or services. If you are paid for an hour of work, be sure you work for a full hour. If you sell a bushel of apples, make sure it is a full bushel. God is completely trustworthy and his followers should be too.

(45:17) The conditions and regulations for offerings are described in detail in Leviticus chapters 1-7

(45:21) The Passover was an annual seven day feast instituted by God so that his people would remember when God brought them out of slavery in Egypt. On that first pass overnight, the destroyer passed over the homes marked by the lambs blood, he struck only the unmarked homes as we see in Exodus chapter number 11.

(45:25) This annual feast celebrated in October is called the Feast of Tabernacle or the feast of ingathering. It commemorates God‘s protection of his people as they traveled through the wilderness from Egypt to the promised land that we see in Leviticus chapter 23 and Deuteronomy chapter 16.

 


Davr Burnette's Life Application


Allowing Jesus to be Lord

 

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 45. In our text today we see the Lord's portion of land that was appointed for the temple was in the center of the Nation. In making application we see that the Lord wants us to allow Him to be the center of our lives by putting Him first. When we do we allow Him to be the Lord or Master of our lives that allow us to gain His favor, How about you? Is the Lord the center of your life? let us learn from our text today and see that the Lord wants you to allow Him to be the center of your life and for Him to be Lord and in doing so we will allow His blessings to flow through our lives.

 

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Ezekiel 45

Ezekiel 45

 1Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.

 2Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.

 3And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.

 4The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for the sanctuary.

 5And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.

 6And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel.

 7And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border unto the east border.

 8In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.

 9Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.

 10Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.

 11The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.

 12And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.

 13This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley:

 14Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:

 15And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord GOD.

 16All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.

 17And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.

 18Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:

 19And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.

 20And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house.

 21In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.

 22And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.

 23And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering.

 24And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.

 25In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.