Ezekiel 24: 15-16 ” The Word of the Lord came to me: ‘Son of man, with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears.”

God’s commandments are sometimes very unique…requiring great inner commitment, not merely external or superficial obedience.  Many times, there was tremendous cost to serving the Lord.  In this verse, God is telling him that He is taking Ezekiel’s dear wife home to heaven, but that he may not mourn her in public.  God instructed Jeremiah never to marry…and the Lord told Hosea to take an unfaithful, adulterous woman as his wife.  In all cases with these men, God symbolically used their situations to demonstrate His relationship with His people and the changes that needed to be made.

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