Ezekiel 8:16-18. Idolatry of God’s People and Violence in the Land.
The Lord gave Ezekiel a vision of the abominations—idolatry—going on in Jerusalem, the temple and even in the inner court of the Lord’s house. These abominations filled the land with violence and provoked the Lord repeatedly. As a result, He left the temple and the city was destroyed. Lord, we repent of idolatry, of putting anything in our lives above You, before You or as a higher priority than You. We cry out for mercy and grace. Help us to set our priorities right.
" Then He brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east; and they were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun. He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have filled the land with violence and provoked Me repeatedly? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose. Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them.”"
Ezekiel 8:16-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)