(The Hebraic meaning for cowering describes the Lord's people
as bowed and weighted down, bent over
with the crush of their Babylonian captivity
and their banishment from their homeland.)
they will not die in their dungeon, nor will they lack bread.
(The underlying message to us is that, as His people,
we may well experience a Babylonian captivity
bowing us down under the weight of the chains that hold us,
but the message does not stop there
He will not leave us to die there in despair and pain.
In that banishment, in that captivity, in that impossible situation,
the Lord's promise to us is not only that we will not die in the pit,
in the Babylon of the situation that imprisons us, but that He will set us free
He knows our emotional and spiritual needs, as well as our physical needs,
and He declares unequivocally that He will provide for all our needs.)May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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