With my voice I cry to the Lord;
with my voice I make supplication to the Lord
Fifth vision: a lamp stand of gold, with a bowl and seven lamps and by them, two olive trees. The angel interprets: The eyes of the Lord see everything. Two anointed ones will stand by the Lord.
Sixth vision: Basket and Woman. Interpretation: The woman represents wickedness and will be stuffed back in the basket.
We may well be troubled that a woman symbolizes wickedness. How much does this assumption permeate the rest of scripture?
Judgment is coming. As in Zechariah, women are classified as wicked.
A prayer of complaint for someone facing persecution who feels abandoned, "O Lord, you are my refuge. Save me."
Prayer for Today: O Lord, forgive us for the times that we have sinned by committing wrong acts and neglecting to carry out the good that you intend for us to do. Protect us from harm. Amen.