• The Lord Returns to His Temple Devotional

    Ezekiel 43:1–12

    The various elements of Ezekiel’s vision in today’s passage are not meant to be taken in an absolutely literal sense, so we are not surprised that there is no record of the glory cloud returning to the post-exilic temple. But God’s glory did return to His temple six hundred years after this vision when the incarnate Son of God came and cleansed it (Mark 11:15–20), showing the Lord’s judgment on the impenitent in the restored community and alluding to His work of cleansing us from sin. View Resource