Isaiah’s list of cities proclaimed for downfall concludes with the cities of Tyre and Sidon, merchant centers for ancient Phoenicia. This country, to which we owe the alphabet, becomes bound in persistent pride and arrogance in their worship of false gods. It will mean their destruction.
Pride is at the head of all sin—a deadly hurricane that sweeps destruction in its path. Continue the self-examination suggested in yesterday’s approach to “The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares.” Allow the power of the Holy Spirit to sweep through you and make your house clean with the strong winds of the Spirit.
Is worship and dedication to God and God’s will absolutely at the center of your inner house? If it is not, your house is one built on the fickle, shifting sands of the world; the winds will blow it away.
What are these?
Being still, for You are God v. 2
Pride going before the fall v. 9
Giving You all that I am v. 18
Living in Divine Presence v. 18
This is the eighth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets; in this season, we continue reading Isaiah.
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