Ezekiel 20:6 The Glory of All Lands

Ezekiel 20:6 (KJV)
In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:

God gives His opinion[1]of the Promised Land twice in this discourse.[2]God said that He had personally “espied” the land for them. He had searched it, evaluated it, discovered its riches and determined its dangers. God Himself had called it a land flowing with milk and honey. He claimed it to be “the glory of all lands.” Because God is not limited by time or space, I accept this opinion to include all of the earth and not just the Middle Eastern region of the world. 

No wonder history has been forever focused on this tiny piece of Mediterranean property. 

Perhaps mankind cannot even conceive the reasons we are so drawn to it.[3]I consider the glories that exist in the United States:

  • The snow peaked mountains of the Cascades
  • The rivers and waterfalls
  • The valleys and Grand Canyon
  • The fertile plains

In my personal estimation the glory of all lands must be right here, somewhere. That’s because all I know is here. God has espied it all and frankly says it’s Israel. 

I believe Him. Therefore I support God’s people there. 

[1]Does God even have opinions? If He thinks it, it is right.

[2]See also vs 15

[3]Or the enemy is so set against it.

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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