Lest you be impaled upon a beam from your own house (Ezra 6:11)

"Also I make a decree that if anyone alters this edict, a beam shall be pulled out of his house, and he shall be impaled on it, and his house shall be made a dunghill." - Ezra 6:11

I want to argue that poetry has been around for some time. Poetry thats not just warm, cozy, and about love, but fascinating words of the Lord.

Men spoke and things happened. Fascinating things. In the same way decrees were spoken and then were law, the Lord spoke and through it He created. A decree, a law, to govern physics and the whole world. A fascinating, poetic God.

"that they may offer pleasing sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons." - verse 10

I'm thinking, God is zealous for His house, and now we are the temple in which He chooses to dwell. Think twice before you keep His temple from being built. Take care of the temple you have been given, the Lord is zealous for it.

Lest a beam be pulled from our house on which we are impaled, and then our houses are turned to dunghills.