Monthly Archives: December 2015

Calamity in the Clouds

Look! He advances like the clouds, his chariots come like a whirlwind, his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us! We are ruined!   Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart and be saved. How long will you harbor wicked … Continue reading

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Weeping and Pleading

A cry is heard on the barren heights, the weeping and pleading of the people of Israel, because they have perverted their ways and have forgotten the Lord their God.   “Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding.” “Yes, … Continue reading

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Like a Nomad in the Desert

“If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and marries another man, should he return to her again? Would not the land be completely defiled? But you have lived as a prostitute with many lovers— would you now … Continue reading

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A Swift She-Camel Running Here and There

“Long ago you broke off your yoke and tore off your bonds; you said, ‘I will not serve you!’ Indeed, on every high hill and under every spreading tree you lay down as a prostitute.   I had planted you like … Continue reading

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Spring of Living Water

“Therefore I bring charges against you again,” declares the Lord . “And I will bring charges against your children’s children.   Cross over to the coasts of Cyprus and look, send to Kedar and observe closely; see if there has ever … Continue reading

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A Pot that is Boiling

The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”  “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do … Continue reading

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Rabbit Trail #13 – The Gospel of Isaiah

I have been in Isaiah for several months now. I had no idea that it contained so many water references, about 70 by my count. I spent the last couple of days on an Isaiah Iditarod. It has been both … Continue reading

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Eddying Out – Isaiah Iditarod

I have been struggling to balance the demands of the end of the semester with the demands of the book of Isaiah.  Yesterday was the last water reference in Isaiah so rather than start the book of Jeremiah I decided … Continue reading

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Like a Flooding Stream

Hear the word of the Lord , you who tremble at his word: “Your own people who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy!’ Yet … Continue reading

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Broth of Impure Meat

I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’   All … Continue reading

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