Monday, January 09, 2023


Ezekiel chapter 17 verse 19 says this;

“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: As surely as I live, I will repay him for despising my oath and breaking my covenant.

This verse contains the words of judgement upon the king of Judah  who had made a treaty with the king of Babylon and then broke it.

After conquering Judah, the king of Babylon had installed a king in Jerusalem to rule over Judah as his proxy but this king, unauthorised by the Lord, decided to rebel against the king of Babylon and sent envoys to Egypt to get military help in his quest to shake off the Babylonian masters.

Even though the proxy king shook hands on the treaty with the king of Babylon,  the treaty was between the God of Israel  and the King of Babylon so when the proxy king broke the covenant, he was actually breaking it on behalf of the Lord and this breach brought down severe judgment on Judah where many of the nobles of Judah were taken away to Babylon and many were killed. The armies of Judah had numerous soldiers slain and the rest were scattered.

Thus, the rebellious kingdom of Judah was left in utter ruins for their disregard of the Lord's covenant.


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