He humbles those who dwell on high, the lofty city he brings down, brings it down to the ground, levels it to the dust. Isaiah 26:5 NABRE
God has declared a banquet, a feast rich in food and wine for all people on Mount Zion. It is a divine fare, a symbolic reference to the divine feast God provides which surpasses anything that humanity can imagine. Through Isaiah God gives an assurance that there will be no destruction, death will be no more. Paul speaks about the words of Isaiah when rejoicing in the resurrection of Christ. We hear poems and songs proclaiming, “Death where is your victory, where is your sting.” The words written by Paul in the first letter to the Corinthians “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (15:55) Paul heard it from the prophet Hosea, who heard it from God. The prophets have heard God and shared God’s promise death is not an end, God removes death. Believers understand this realization through Jesus and should have no fear of death, evermore. However the prophets still tell us there are those who will fear God’s destruction especially when we think we have received our greatness here. God brings the lofty low and takes those from on high and turns them into dust. Those who put their hope in God will never be disappointed but those who put their hope in human endeavors will be brought down. God lifts the poor and needy and as much as possible we should do the same.
Focus on God, be righteous, have faith and live on an everlasting rock, in perfect peace, invited to join the divine banquet God readies. Our mind should always stay on and trust in God. If you stop thinking of God, stop what you are doing and return to thinking of God. Pray unceasingly, meaning God is unceasingly in our thoughts, words and deeds.
Do you think of God unceasingly? Do you want to be at the banquet?Our mind should always stay on and trust in God. If you stop thinking of God, stop what you are doing and return to thinking of God. Pray unceasingly, meaning God is unceasingly in our thoughts, words and deeds. Click To Tweet
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