Chapter-a-Day Ezekiel 19

Sing the blues over the princes of Israel. Ezekiel 19:1 (TM)

The "blues" in Ecclesiastical Old Testament terms was a "lament", but it was "the blues". Yesterday I noted that "fairness was never part of the human equation" – but sadness definitely is, as well as sorrow, and difficulty, and pain. We shouldn’t marvel at this. God told us at the beginning that this is the way it would be. Ecclesiastes (along with The Byrds) remind us that there is a time for everything under the sun. There is a time to rejoice, and there is a time to sing the blues.

When it comes time to sing the blues – let it wail.

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