Part 4 of Ezekiel – The great and awesome God who appeared to Ezekiel in his “chariot-throne” vision of chap. 1 revealed himself in chaps. 2-3 as a personal God who speaks. Now we see that this God who speaks means what he says. Ezekiel will communicate a message of doom to this people who have broken God’s covenant. They will get what they deserve and what God promised. But the Lord’s faithfulness to his word in judgment offers us hope that he will also be faithful to his word of mercy.