Vs. 35 “The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. “And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there” YHWH (Yahweh) Shammah = the Lord is there. There was importance to the allotment of the land to each tribe, but more importantly, we are reminded that God is present. There must have been much comfort to those who heard this message of hope back in Ezekiel’s time. Unlike the allocation of land in Joshua’s time, Ezekiel outlines a very fair distribution this time around.
Regarding application…Our Future. Question: Wouldn’t it be nice to know our future? In some sense, we already do! God is intentionally showing us a future hope, that despite our current struggle, we may not get too discouraged. From the beginning, God has desired to be with His people. Adam & Eve in Eden was a setback, but God would send Jesus, Immanuel (God with us) to reconcile the broken relationship we had. Our future is told in the Old Testament as well as the Apostle John reminding us in Revelations. It’s always nice to end a book on a good note! So when life gets rough and there seems to be no hope, remember our prophet Ezekiel and the hope that God gave us!