A Literal Illustration

Read the Bible in a year by reading Ezekiel 4-6 today.
Preachers use illustrations, using stories or something to help people understand the message. Ezekiel literally gave an illustration. I mean he drew an actual picture for the people, “You also, son of man, take a clay tablet and lay it before you, and portray on it a city, Jerusalem. Lay siege against it, build a siege wall against it, and heap up a mound against it; set camps against it also, and place battering rams against it all around. Moreover take for yourself an iron plate, and set it as an iron wall between you and the city. Set your face against it, and it shall be besieged, and you shall lay siege against it. This will be a sign to the house of Israel” (Ezekiel 4:1-3). Whatever it took to get the message across, God used it. Here He had the prophet draw on a tablet the impending doom. If that would not do it, then He would employ another method in the person of Ezekiel himself, having him lay down on the ground doing some things. Whatever it took to get Israel to listen to Him, the Lord used it. If sending a preacher would do it, He sent a preacher. If sending an invading army would do it, God employed an army to attack His people.
What does God have to do to get your attention?

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