birds of every kind

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birds of every kind

Ezekiel 17:22-24 (JDV)

Ezekiel 17:22 ” ‘This is what the Lord Yahveh says: I will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and plant it. I will pluck a tender sprig from its topmost shoots, and I will plant it on a high towering mountain.
Ezekiel 17:23 I will plant it on Israel’s high mountain so that it may bear branches, produce fruit, and become a majestic cedar. Birds of every kind will nest under it, taking shelter in the shade of its branches.
Ezekiel 17:24 Then all the trees of the field will know that I am Yahveh. I bring down the tall tree and make the low tree tall. I cause the green tree to wither and make the withered tree thrive. I, Yahveh, have spoken and I will do it.'”

birds of every kind

The bad news for Judah was that Zedekiah and his dynasty would not be established by God. The good news for Judah was that God was not through with them. He himself would take a sprig and plant it on a high towering mountain. Another king would come who would keep his covenant of peace with God and humanity.

There is even some good news for those of us who are not descendants of Judah. This coming king would not remain a humble sprig but would grow into a great cedar. Birds of every kind will nest under it, taking shelter in the shade of its branches.

God has established his new king, and everyone — Jew and Gentile alike, can find rest and support from him.

LORD, thank you for your Messiah — Jesus Christ.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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