As God would have it, I'm listening to His very detailed instructions given to Moses concerning the design and construction of the tabernacle while at the same time studying inductively God's detailed temple design and instructions given to Ezekiel. The detail is mind-blowing! The details are incredible. I'm still trying to figure out the "when" of the Ezekiel temple, but for sure - it is well described. Honestly, I can almost see it. Of course, the drawings included in the course and found online help me get the visual! Moving on to Chapter 44, God instructs Ezekiel about the priests who minister in God's house or temple and we were to notice:
"The Lord said to me, Son of man, mark well, see with the eyes, hear with the ears all that I say to you concerning all the statues of the house of the Lord and concerning all it's laws and mark well the entrance of the house, with all exists of the sanctuary." Ezekiel 44:5
Lot's of all's in there but the word that captured me was "mark" which means to set your heart on. Don't you love it? It reads...
The Lord said to me, Son of man, set your heart on well, see with the eyes, hear with the ears all that I say...:
I'm telling you, once I learned what the word mark meant - I couldn't get past this verse. I just had to stop and chew on it a while. Why did this speak to my heart? Because that's what God wants me doing when I come to His Word. He wants me to set my heart on it, see with my eyes, hear with my ears all that He says. Oh, I know He's talking to Ezekiel here and specifically about the temple design, but this "principle" beckoned me to examine my heart. When I'm studying the Bible inductively - like I am now with Ezekiel, I'm marking keywords. Marking keywords helps me to set my heart on all that God is saying. As you study, what helps you set your heart on all God is saying?