My Will or God’s?

Mondays: The Prophets
Isaiah 14

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The three examples of salvation in yesterday’s reading are contrasted with three doomed to destruction. Babylon, Assyria, and Philistia are singled out for their unique arrogance toward God that results in their downfall.

The outcome of these three countries is the result of what Mary sings in the Magnificat: “He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly”(Luke 1:52). With the image of the beach ball pressed down for later release, the pride that seeks to puff itself up before others, actually results in their being pressed down to death.

In this context, the fall of Lucifer is described. Tradition has linked him to Satan. Ponder the five arrogant assertions in verses 13 and 14 that begin with the words “I will.” The one whose name means “light-bearer” is plummeted into darkness.

Which is it for you—your will or God’s?

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
Rest from all pain and turmoil v. 3
What You design, You will do. v. 24
You lift my burden from me. v. 25
Needy find refuge in You v. 32

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This is the Second Week in Pentecost, Year A.(The first week occurred at the end of the season of Epiphany.)
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets; in this season, we continue reading Isaiah.

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One thought on “My Will or God’s?

  1. Keeping a log of events in the course of the day, gently places them against the ever transfiguring face of Christ. Jotting down events places them against the background of silence which bears Christ’s glory. No longer do our good works or even our sins stand alone. They are ever before the loving, forgiving transfigured face of the Risen Christ.


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