Ezekiel 43 is a picture of the glory of God, and a beautiful promise that one day we will surrounded by His presence and the glory that comes with it. Truly, we will be awestruck, in every sense of the word.
When the Lord promises us here a future dominated by his presence, he is promising us everything: human life in its complete and perfect fulfillment; human happiness, joy, and satisfaction so complete that we can scarcely imagine it. And this one thing more, we will be holy. We will not sin. And we can scarcely imagine what it will be like to be a human being without sin, without sin in the heart, in the attitudes, in the thoughts, in the words, or in the deeds. Love, purity, goodness all the way down and all the way out. That, my friends, is something to look forward to!
And what better way to look forward to it and to have more anticipations of it now than simply to strive as hard as we can to live now the way we are going to live then. It is highly likely, it is law of God’s kingdom and of his mercy, that those who strive to do that will also experience more now of what they will experience then. And since that experience is going to be everything that we long for, every little bit of it we can enjoy now is worth whatever effort it requires.
This verse also jumped out at me and tied into our NT passage perfectly.....
Ezekiel 44:24 In a dispute, they shall act as judges, and they shall judge it according to my judgments
We are to judge according to God's standards - not by our own misguided notions of right and wrong. We cannot do as Pilate did, and allow fear, or anything else, to cause us to waiver from what we know to be true.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Ezekiel 45-46; John 19:23-42