The Abomination of Desolation

Monday, November 19, 2012

Daniel 11:29-45

Daniel and Jesus speak of “The Abomination of Desolation.” Jesus tells the disciples about this before the Passion, announcing the end of the Temple and of Jerusalem itself. The phrase refers to the altar to Zeus placed on top of the altar of burnt offerings in the Temple. It is the ultimate sacrilege. The rest of the chapter in Daniel continues the theme of the arrogance of national rulers as their passion for power sweeps them away.

Notice what happens in your heart as you read about these godless energies described. The opposite quality to pride and arrogance is meekness. Jesus said that it was the meek who will possess the earth (Matt. 5:5),those who let the energies of life pass through them, and move on, without seeking control over others.

The Reading for Today

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This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets, currently reading from the book of Daniel.

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