Yechezk'el (Ezekiel) Chapter 31

Chapter 31 continues the prophecy against Egypt.

Yechezk'el 31:1-9 And it came about in the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first of the month, that the "WORD" of the L-RD came to me saying, "Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude, 'Whom are you like in your greatness? 'Look, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, and very high; and its top was among the clouds. 'the waters made it grow, the deep made it high. With its rivers it continually extended all around its planting place, and it sent out its channels to all the trees of the field. ' Therefore its height was loftier than all the trees of the field and its boughs became many and its branches long Because of many waters as it spread them out. 'All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs, and under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth, And all great nations lived under its shade. 'So it was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its roots extended to many waters. 'The cedars in G-d's garden could not match it; the cypresses could not compare with its boughs, And the plane trees could not match its branches. No tree in G-d's garden could compare with it in its beauty. 'I made it beautiful with the multitude of its branches, and all the trees of Eden, which were in the garden of G-d, were jealous of it.

Judgment is proclaimed on the Pharaoh. Lebanon was well known for its cedars. They were also used in the building of the temple of the L-rd. All the nations lived under Assyria's shade.

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Tet- objective good- that which appears evil but it for our improvement.

In the following passage, Yechezk'el 31:10, we see pride comes before destruction.

Mishlei (Proverbs) 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.

Pride and high position was also the serpent's (HaSatan's) problem. He wanted to be His own god too. Talk about lowering the standard of what G-d is. Adam and Eve also fell because of their own pride and listened to the serpent of old. He told Eve that she could become like G-d and know the difference between good and evil and that she would not see death. She did see death. Spiritual death. They were kicked out of the garden and separated from G-d.

Nebuchadnezzar was also compared to a tree in Daniel chapter 4. He would also fall because of pride. He became like an animal for seven years.

Don't let pride be your down fall when it comes to where you will spend eternity. Don't trust in your own ability and works for your eternal destination. Don't make yourself to be your own G-d. Trust in what the only son of G-d did for you and do not add anything to it. Spend eternity in the glory and spender of the other world where Yeshua and the Father is forever.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 13:31-32 He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds; but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches. "

The birds are the evil ones that try to take the seed away. Many times others come around believers to take away the word from them and lead them astray and into the pit to be separated eternally from Him.

Mark 4:3-4 "Listen to this! Look, the sower went out to sow; and it came about that as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.

Yechezk'el 31:10-18 'Therefore, thus says the L-rd G-D, "Because it is high in stature, and it has set its top among the clouds, and its heart is haughty in its loftiness, therefore, I will give it into the hand of a despot of the nations; he will thoroughly deal with it. According to its wickedness I have driven it away. "And alien tyrants of the nations have cut it down and left it; on the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen, and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land. And all the peoples of the earth have gone down from its shade and left it. "On its ruin all the birds of the heavens will dwell. And all the beasts of the field will be on its fallen branches in order that all the trees by the waters may not be exalted in their stature, nor set their top among the clouds, nor their well-watered mighty ones stand erect in their height. For they have all been given over to death, to the earth beneath, among the sons of men, with those who go down to the pit. " 'Thus says the L-rd G-D, "On the day when it went down to Sheol I caused lamentations; I closed the deep over it and held back its rivers. And its many waters were stopped up, and I made Lebanon mourn for it, and all the trees of the field wilted away on account of it. "I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall when I made it go down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit; and all the well-watered trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, were comforted in the earth beneath. "They also went down with it to Sheol to those who were slain by the sword; and those who were its strength lived under its shade among the nations. "To which among the trees of Eden are you thus equal in glory and greatness? Yet you will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the earth beneath; you will lie in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who were slain by the sword. So is Pharaoh and all his multitude! '"declares the L-rd G-D. "