King of Tyre 11 Sep 2020
Eze 28:12 Son of man, raise a lament for the king of Tyre. Say to him,
"The Lord Yahweh says this: You used to be a model of perfection, full of wisdom, perfect in beauty;
13 you were in Eden, in the garden of God. All kinds of gem formed your mantle: sard, topaz, diamond, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, garnet, emerald, and your ear-pendants and spangles were made of gold; all was ready on the day you were created. ..."
The Evil One
Many scholars believe that this passage of Ezechiel refers to the devil, perfect in beauty and full of wisdom. The devil is displayed as a powerful creature, with all kind of skills, especially trading.
I am sure this creature came into existence by the love of God. But he betrayed God.
I (and you too) am created in the image of God. God sees in me his beauty, his perfection and various skills he has given me. It is a pity that I can't see myself with the eyes of God.
And perhaps that is still good, otherwise I may become too proud.