Monday, March 18, 2012
Throughout these judgments against the nations, the word “against” is used to describe the posture of these nations toward the Lord. The vivid descriptions of their downfall are all consequences of being against God.
Pride is sinful because it sets the self in opposition to God as though on an equal plane. Contests of power occur between the ego of the person, group, or nation. All of these are variations on the theme of the rebellion of the opposing angels, which has unleashed the cancer of pride into the earth and the human family.
Each verse flows over you, burning away anything in you as those arrogant nations, until you are totally limp and disposed for true spontaneity in the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s plan is to preserve and pardon you.
Boasting only in Your strength 49:4
Drinking the cup that You drank 49:12
Everlasting covenant 50:5
The remnant spared and pardoned 50:20
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in the menu above.
This is the Fifth Week in Lent, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets. During Lent, we read the prophet Jeremiah.