Now there are some parts of the bible I have no problem understanding, stuff like:
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith�and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God�not by works, so that no-one can boast. For we are God�s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10
As amazing as the passage is, I can understand it. However, I’m currently reading through Ezekiel in my quiet time and I’m struggling to make sense of some of it, even to be able to picture it would be nice.
“I looked, and I saw beside the cherubim four wheels, one beside each of the cherubim; the wheels sparkled like chrysolite. As for their appearance, the four of them looked alike; each was like a wheel intersecting a wheel. As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the cherubim faced; the wheels did not turn about as the cherubim went. The cherubim went in whatever direction the head faced, without turning as they went. Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes, as were their four wheels. I heard the wheels being called “the whirling wheels”. Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.” Ezekiel 10:9-14
OK, so there’s four wheels, four cherubim, each with four faces. Is there some significance here? Even consulting the wisdom of Matthew Henry leaves me feeling I’ve missed something. I guess I’m not going to understand everything, so maybe I should leave it for now and maybe pursue it later?
Possibly even in eternity…