Daily Devotions


Day 15

"A voice came from above the firmament"

Text: Ezekiel 1:25


Ezekiel not only saw the living creatures. He also heard the noise of their powerful wings as they beat the air.

“When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters,
like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army;
and when they stood still, they let down their wings.
A voice came from above the firmament that was over their heads;
whenever they stood, they let down their wings.”
Ezekiel 1:24-25

1. The movement of the living creatures.

a) They used their wings for movement.

b) They had powerful wings.

2. The noise of their wings.

a) Ezekiel compared the noise he heard.

b) It was very loud.

i) It was like “the noise of many waters”.

ii) It was “like the voice of the Almighty”.

iii) It was “like a tumult”.

iv) It was “like the noise of an army”.

c) What was Ezekiel seeking to do?

i) This was a noise unlike anything he had heard before.

ii) He had heard many kinds of loud noises, but this one seemed to go beyond all that he had heard!

3. Standing still.

a) Then the living creatures stood still.

b) They let down their wings.

c) One can only imagine the silence that followed.

4. A divine voice was heard.

a) It came from above the firmament which was above the heads of the living creatures.

b) This voice caused the mighty cherubim to cease flapping their wings.

c) They stood in silent respect of the voice they had heard.