Ezekiel 22 is broken into three separate messages for the people of Judah and Jerusalem. Verses 1-16 catalogues their sins and exposes the people of Jerusalem for what they are. Then in 17-22 Israel is compared to dross (the scum that forms on the surface of molten metal; waste or foreign matter; something that is base, trivial, or inferior). And finally in 23-31 the message is that since every ranking of man is taking part in the corruption the punishment will be for all.
Ezekiel 23 shows the corruption of Israel and Judah by using a metaphor of the two harlots and their lewdness.
The anger and judgement of God in the face of all this corruption is very evident in these verses and I find myself knowing that I don't ever want to find myself on that side of it.
I pray that I and those entrusted to my care, can lives so that God will never have to compare us to dross.