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Arizona, United States
I'm a work-at-home mom who enjoys the beautiful sunsets here in the high desert.

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Ravelry CAL Afghan 1 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 1

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Ravelry CAL Afghan 2

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Ravelry CAL Afghan 3

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Ravelry CAL Afghan 4

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Ravelry CAL Afghan 5

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Ravelry CAL Afghan 6

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Ravelry CAL Afghan 7

Ravelry CAL Afghan 8 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 8

Ravelry CAL Afghan Blocks:
Dream Catcher
Cross My Heart
Chocolate Delight
Flower Burst

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Princess to Slave

(I originally wrote and posted this to my previous blog on 03/14/2007.)

Reading: Ekah (Lamentations) 1-2

Lam 1:1 How alone she sits, The city once great with people! Like a widow she has become, One great among the nations! A princess among provinces has become a slave!

This book is called Ekah in Hebrew, which means "how", and is a collection of 'songs of wailing', or dirges, about the destruction of Yerushalayim. It has an interesting construction. The first four chapters are in acrostic style with each verse (in chapter 3 it is each trio of verses) beginning with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet in alphabetical order. Some Psalms (25, 34, 37, 119) are also in this style. Even though the fifth chapter of Ekah has 22 verses (the number of letters in the Hebrew alefbet), it is not in the same alphabetical acrostic style as the others.

Lam 2:14 Your prophets have seen Falsehood and folly for you, And have not shown you your crookedness, To turn back your captivity. But their visions for you Are false and misleading messages.

The saddest thing about the destruction of Yerushalayim and the exile to Babel is how the leaders led the people astray instead of calling them to repentance. They continued to tell them that everything was fine instead of pointing out their sin so they could turn from it. We have this same problem today. Leaders tickle the peoples' ears instead of calling them to repentance.

The Day of Judgment will come for each and every one of us. YHWH is extremely patient, but that Day will come, and the books will be opened, and each of us will go on trial. The writer of the book of Ibrim (Hebrews) gives us a preview:

Heb 10:26 For if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins,
Heb 10:27 but some fearsome anticipation of judgment, and a fierce fire which is about to consume the opponents.
Heb 10:28 Anyone who has disregarded the Torah of Mosheh dies without compassion on the witness of two or three witnesses.
Heb 10:29 How much worse punishment do you think shall he deserve who has trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was set apart as common, and insulted the Spirit of favour?
Heb 10:30 For we know Him who has said, "Vengeance is Mine, I shall repay, says יהוה." And again, "יהוה shall judge His people."
Heb 10:31 It is fearsome to fall into the hands of the living Elohim.

How can we expect the blood of Messiah to cover us if we're trampling Him underfoot? He told the woman caught in adultery to "Go and sin no more." He did not die and shed His blood for us so that we could treat it as an unholy thing. He wants us to walk as He walked and "sin no more" so that we can live with Him in the New Yerushalayim--

Rev 22:14 "Blessed are those doing His commands, so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates into the city.
Rev 22:15 "But outside are the dogs and those who enchant with drugs, and those who whore, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and all who love and do falsehood.

I don't think any of us wants to end up singing dirges as Yirmeyahu and the rest of Yehudah did, so we need to listen to the Word of YHWH and turn to Him and away from sin.



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