Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bad Fruit

I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside.   He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He … Continue reading

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Severe Pruning

In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel. Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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Eddying Out – Isaiah Interruption

I am taking a day to “eddy out” from my walk with water.  When I started down the reach of river called “Isaiah” I expected it to be a wild ride full of prophetic references and interesting rapids — so … Continue reading

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Supplies of Water

See now, the Lord, the Lord Almighty, is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah both supply and support: all supplies of food and all supplies of water,   the hero and the warrior, the judge and the prophet, the diviner … Continue reading

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Wine Diluted with Water

See how the faithful city has become a prostitute! She once was full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her— but now murderers!   Your silver has become dross, your choice wine is diluted with water.   Your rulers are rebels, … Continue reading

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Come Now, Let us Settle the Matter

When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood! Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out … Continue reading

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Fiery love than cannot be dowsed

Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I roused you; there your mother conceived you, there she who was in labor gave you birth.   Place me like a seal over your … Continue reading

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