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Ezekiel 43-45/Matthew 7-8

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43:10-12 “Son of man, describe to the people of Israel the Temple I have shown you, so they will be ashamed of all their sins. Let them study its plan, and they will be ashamed of what they have done. Describe to them all the specifications of the Temple—including its entrances and exits—and everything else about it. Tell them about its decrees and laws. Write down all these specifications and decrees as they watch so they will be sure to remember and follow them. And this is the basic law of the Temple: absolute holiness! The entire top of the mountain where the Temple is built is holy. Yes, this is the basic law of the Temple.”


7:1-6 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye. Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.”

OT Flash Points

The glory of God appeared
Tell the people the appearance & plan of the Temple
I have described them SO they will be ashamed of their sins
If they are – describe all the specifications of construction
Boundaries – peoples & land & measurements

NT Flash Points

Judging others is not authorized
Fake messengers will bear the fruit of lies
Build your life on what Jesus says, not men’s ideas


We needn’t imagine that God hears the lofty words of a heart in love with its own voice

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