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Judgement and exile for the people, God’s glory leaves the Temple and Jerusalem, and false prophets get a special mention: Ezekiel 10–13

To my mind, thinking of oneself as being in an iron pot doesn’t communicate safety, but it did to Jerusalem’s leadership, who were accused by God of planning evil and giving wicked counsel:

Ezekiel 11:3They say to the people, ‘Is it not a good time to build houses? This city is like an iron pot. We are safe inside it like meat in a pot’

So God told them what sort of iron pot they were:

Ezekiel 11:7 This city is an iron pot all right, but the pieces of meat are the victims of your injustice.

And that it wouldn’t protection them:

Ezekiel 11:8-9 As for you, I will soon drag you from this pot. I will bring on you the sword of war you so greatly fear, says the Sovereign Lord. I will drive you out of Jerusalem and hand you over to foreigners, who will carry out my judgments against you.

Because God had said again and again through His prophets: the lack of justice in Israel and now in Jerusalem had left Him nothing to protect.

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