This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Who, what or where is the Lord?
Is the Lord to be found outside, elsewhere, or is it a Presence I can abide in, be aware of — always here and now?
Are there conditions for the Lord?
Can the Lord be moody?
Do I have to barter for the Lord’s “favors”?
What separates me from the Lord, but my own mental noise and erroneous outlook at life?
Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be achieved. 4The LORD has made everything for His purpose—even the wicked for the day of disaster.
The character Jesus has been given the words: I of mine own self can do nothing.
But, I am present when actions happen, when decisions are being made.
Jesus’ “I and my Father are one” — applied to us intimately via “have that mind which was also in Christ Jesus” — makes the Lord a tangible and practical reality, for us to outgrow the prison of our attention, interest, belief and identity as a separate-self.
Does a bird land in a snare where no bait has been set? Does a trap spring from the ground when it has nothing to catch? 6If a trumpet sounds in a city, will the people not tremble? If calamity comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?
Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD, for the Day of the LORD is near. Indeed, the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has consecrated His guests.
I am not suggesting that you believe anything, but isn’t it interesting… Not as a phantasy-world escape, but as a discovery in you, that most people will overlook in this life.