1 In that day,
the LORD will punish with his sword —
his fierce, great and powerful sword—
Leviathan the gliding serpent,
Leviathan the coiling serpent;
he will slay the monster of the sea.
2 In that day —
“Sing about a fruitful vineyard:
3 I, the LORD, watch over it;
I water it continually.
I guard it day and night
so that no one may harm it.
4 I am not angry.
If only there were briers and thorns confronting me!
I would march against them in battle;
I would set them all on fire.
5 Or else let them come to me for refuge;
let them make peace with me,
yes, let them make peace with me.”
1.Read the passage slowly and with imagination. Picture everything
vividly, as if you were a child reading a story with beautiful, lifelike
2.What do you notice about the way God interacts with “Leviathan
the serpent”? With “the vine”? What is he like? Now put yourself
in the scene. What part do you play? How do you feel?
3.Picture God turning to you and inviting you to talk with him about
what you are feeling and thinking. Does he ever seem angry to
you, or uncaring? What’s it like for you to hear him say otherwise?
Share with him your thoughts and feelings and allow the conversation
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.