Right to the PointBy Rabbi Jack Abramowitz
G-d asked Ezekiel (rhetorically) what happens to the vines that grow in the forest. They can’t be used as wood for any constructive purpose. The vines have already been used for fuel, so they’re no good for work. They were pretty useless before, even more so once they’ve already been burned! Well, that’s Jerusalem. They should have been a fruit-bearing vine of the vineyard, but instead they’re like the vines of the forest – only good for fuel! And the fire is coming.