Ezekiel 41: God of the Details
Ezekiel 41 continues the famous Temple vision, and as I have been reading these two chapters so far, this specificity amazes me.
Eze 41:2 And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side: and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits: and the breadth, twenty cubits.
Eze 41:3 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits.
We even have a measurement for the doorpost in the Temple. I don’t know about you, but I have never measured a doorpost in my life. I know that if you are a carpenter for example you would measure things like that, but the more interesting part is that God, who is in charge of the entire universe, took the time to make sure that Ezekiel provided a measurement for the doorpost of the Temple.
Sometimes, we can get the perspective that God is too big to notice the little problems that plague our everyday lives. We think that God is of course interested in us, but we don’t know if He really is not worried about these kinds of details.
Clearly, the God of the universe who is infinite in every way also has an infinite mind and infinite comprehension. God is not a computer that is going to run out of memory if you overload it. We know that He cares about details, and He has the ability to perceive the details.
This is a comforting passage. Even though it sometimes might seem like we are alone because we don’t want to bother God with our little problems when there are so many big things in the world, we do not need to fear. God is with us always.