Hebrews 4:11-16. We should labor to enter into God’s rest. It seems contradictory, but God’s rest is active, applying God’s word, sharper than any two-edged sword, in other words, active belief. Jesus did the same, our high priest was in every way tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Ezekiel 21. Babylon was chosen as the sword of God for judgement, a sword against Judah and the Ammonites.
Ezekiel 22. Jerusalem had become a morally, ethically and spiritually bankrupt city, God found no righteous people, much less leaders, so He was going to destroy it, with drought and fire.
Ezekiel 23 tells in some length of two harlot sisters, one is Samaria, the other Jerusalem. God will execute judgment on both Jerusalem and Samaria.
Ezekiel 24. God told Ezekiel to put on a cooking pot, fill it with water and the parts from the best animal, boil it dry, let the kettle burn up the meat completely and char the bones. So shall it be done with the city of bloodshed. Ezekiel’s wife died. Put up a stiff upper lip, Ezekiel!