Key Question: Why God leaves his people (ch. 10-11): Because of their idolatry (ch. 8) and so that they may be destroyed (ch. 9). What kind of God leaves his people so that they will be ruthlessly slaughtered by their enemies? [Last week was a horrifying message of God's judgment (Ezekiel 4-7).]
"Therefore I will deal with them in anger; I will not look on them with pity or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen to them" (Eze 8:18). "So I will not look on them with pity or spare them, but I will bring down on their own heads what they have done" (Eze 9:10).