God had the prophets do some pretty incredible things to try and get the attention of Israel and Judah, but in my mind none comes close to having Ezekiel burn a portion of his hair in the midst of the city. In the Old Testament, when a Nazirite vow was completed, the hair that was committed during the period of the vow was to be cut off and burned as a sacrifice (see Numbers 6:18). It seems that God is showing his commitment to bring Jerusalem to destruction, and perhaps, in the process, to remind Judah of the stench that she has become to Him.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.