The Prince’s Pride Goes Before His Fall

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Rev. Carl Roth, pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Elgin, TX, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Ezekiel 28:1-26.

Ezekiel’s words against Tyre conclude by singling out the prince of Tyre. The LORD had blessed him with plenteous wisdom and wealth, but rather than receiving these gifts in thanksgiving to the true God, the prince of Tyre proudly considered himself a god. His destruction will humble his self-exaltation. As the LORD describes the downfall of the prince of Tyre, elements seem to be parallel with the fall of Satan. Ezekiel briefly turns to speak the LORD’s Word against Sidon, the sister city of Tyre, before the LORD’s promise to His people Israel breaks in. By executing His judgments upon the enemies of His people, the LORD will bring safety to His own people.

“The Faithful Watchman” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Ezekiel. Just when Ezekiel should have begun his service as priest in the temple in Jerusalem, the LORD called him to be a prophet in exile in Babylon. Through fantastic visions and attention-grabbing action prophecies, the prophet Ezekiel is a faithful watchman who proclaims the word of the LORD to bring people to repentance over their sins and to faith in the coming Savior, Jesus Christ, the glory of the LORD made flesh.

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