THURSDAY, MARCH 27
Scripture: Isaiah 14:12-15
Isaiah 14:12-15 says, “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.” Here again we find God confronting evil and when God confronts evil in order to stop it, He has to judge those who perpetrate it. So how does God confront evil? He judges those who perpetrate it. And that judgment brings evil to a temporary stop. God is a serious Judge and He does not fool around! And because we are His altar, our prayers should not contain unsanctified mercy for evil-doers!