Read Ezekiel 38-41
And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors. And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door. Ezekiel 41:24
For several chapters in this portion of Scripture, God gives Ezekiel visions of “the frame of a city on the south” and the arrangements of the new temple. Ezekiel sees a man whose appearance was like brass, with a line and a reed to measure the city. He was commanded to watch and listen carefully so he could repeat all of these measurements to the people.
After Ezekiel 40:4, we tend to skim the next few pages. Descriptions of porches, gates chambers get old after a while. Yes, there is pavement, and yes, there is an inner court, but it’s not earth-shattering or life-altering.
Or is it? The same God who ordered the temple orders your life. He laid out the two doors, the two leaves as well as the windows, palm trees and cherubims down to the cubit. Would this God of order not do the same thing to the important moments of your life?
Nothing is random with God, and nothing is left to chance. You may feel scattered and blown about today, but you have been placed in this moment at this season in your life by an all-knowing, all-loving Lord. He knows your breadth and depth just like He knew the dimensions of the new temple. With all the care He gave to planning and preparing His dwellingplace, rest assured that He has placed so much care into planning the path before you.