The Humility of God

The wood of the vine

I would like to talk about the humility of God, and I want to start with an unusual Scripture from the Old Testament – Ezekiel Chapter 15.

Ezek 15:2“Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

15:3 “Can wood be taken from it to make anything, or can men take a peg from it on which to hang any vessel?

15:4 “If it has been put into the fire for fuel, and the fire has consumed both of its ends, and its middle part has been charred, is it then useful for anything?

15:5 “Behold, while it is intact, it is not made into anything. How much less when the fire has consumed it and it is charred, can it still be made into anything?”

This is an unusual passage of Scripture. It speaks of the wood of the vineyard that has no worth. When we read ahead in this chapter, it speaks about the people of Jerusalem who have wandered far away from the Lord; he basically says that these people have no worth.

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