A man who reached perfection

Of the king of Tyre, the Lord said,

“Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “You were the seal of perfection…” (Ezekiel 28:12).

The Lord went on to picture just how well the king of Tyre had it, describing his wisdom and appearance, and that he lived in a Garden of Eden-like existence (Ezekiel 28:13). Metaphorically the Lord called him the anointed cherub, who lived on God’s holy mountain, living in perfection, until the king of Tyre sinned (Ezekiel 28:14–15).
Many people read verses 13-15 and think that Ezekiel pictured Satan before he fell, but remember what verse 12 said, that this was a lamentation for the king of Tyre.

A man lived so well that his wisdom even surpassed that of Daniel’s (Ezekiel 28:3), but that man, the king of Tyre, fell.

Let all of us beware, lest we think we cannot fall.

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