Friday, May 27, 2011

Raca Desert Foxes

Death Valley National Park, Photo By Ken Lund

Raca Desert Foxes

(Ezekiel 13)


You follow your own voices


Like foxes in the desert

Creeping through holes in city walls

To construct that which falls

God has not sent you

He has not spoken

That which you have built will be broken

Painted stones on sheets of glass

False hopes will be shattered alas!

Visions of peace

Crafted of Paper Mache

And elbow grease

The wall will not stand

The people will be seized

The fury of falseness

Futility at God’s hand

There goes you and your land!

Will you hunt the souls of my people . . .

to keep yourselves alive,

or will you sell them out

for cheap tricks and lies?!

. . . charms and un-tempered mortar?

to your and their demise?

© 2010, Robbie Pruitt

Ezekiel 13: 3-7

“Thus says the Lord GOD: “Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing! O Israel, your prophets are like foxes in the deserts. You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the LORD. They have envisioned futility and false divination, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD!’ But the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope that the word may be confirmed. Have you not seen a futile vision, and have you not spoken false divination? You say, ‘The LORD says,’ but I have not spoken.”