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.
Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
In the season of Lent this year we read Jeremiah 36-52.
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Example: Boasting only in Your strength 49:4
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