Ezekiel Chapter One
Things To Think About . . .
- Whom does Ezekiel say these are visions of?
- Would you be able to distinguish God appearing in human form from an angel appearing in human form? (See Genesis 18:1-2 & 18:33-19:1.)
- What apparent weather conditions are observed?
- What other significant Bible events were accompanied by similar conditions?
- What emotions might be evoked by a vision that includes fire?
- What is indicated elsewhere in the Bible when someone comes through fire unharmed?
- God's first fiery appearance might be in Genesis 15; where is the next?
- Is there any significance to the fact that the basic form of the creatures is human?
- In the Bible, what beings look like humans with wings?
- In what way would having calf's feet be an improvement over human feet?
- What might be implied by the wings touching each other?
- What might be implied by the wings covering the body?
- What are some distinguishing characteristics of the animals whose faces appear on the creatures:
- What advantage does having four faces give each creature?
- What characteristics do the creatures have that don't belong to any literal animal?
- What indication is there of the speed of these creatures?
- What traits make the wheels distinctive?
- What might be the significance of the wheels' sparkling appearnce?
- What might be the significance of the wheels' ability to change direction without turning?
- What might be the significance of the wheels' size?
- What might be the significance of the wheels' eyes?
- Besides north, south, east, and west, what directions can the wheels move?
- What is the significance of the spirits' ability to go everywhere?
- How is the sky's appearance impressive?
- What sounds accompany this vision?
- Where is the throne in relation to the rest of the scene?
- What does its location tell you?
- What aspects of the throne and its occupant imply beauty?
- What aspects of the throne and its occupant imply power?
- What are Ezekiel's responses to the vision?
Practical Question . . .
How should we respond to the presence of the Lord?