by Maria Mize
Rated: E · Book · Inspirational · #2095740
My daily devotional insights... and reflections.
Ezekiel 15 --- A Useless Vine --- summarized:
This is about a vine tree, useless, without purpose except as fuel for fire. You cannot build or create tools from it; it is unfruitful.
Due to their unfaithfulness to God, through the writings of the prophet, Ezekiel, He (GOD) compares the inhabitants of Jerusalem to a useless vine tree. God will set his face against them and strategically destroy them and the city with devouring, inescapable fire.
I see “unfaithfulness” defined here by parallelism: “useless, without purpose except as fuel for fire.”
An online dictionary defines “unfaithfulness" as:
• engaging in sexual relations with a person other than one's regular partner in contravention of a previous promise or understanding.
"you haven't been unfaithful to him, have you?"
synonyms: adulterous, faithless, fickle, untrue, inconstant, flighty, etc.
• disloyal, treacherous, or insincere.
"she felt that to sell the house would be unfaithful to her parents' memory"
synonyms: disloyal, treacherous, traitorous, untrustworthy, unreliable, undependable, false, false-hearted, faithless, perfidious, insincere, two-faced, Janus-faced, backstabbing, double-crossing, double-dealing, deceitful;
"you have proved to be an unfaithful member of this community"