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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday - Wholeness by Prayer & Action - James 5:13-20 - 2/23/17

James refers to someone who is incapacitated physically. Thus oil can represent both the medical & the spiritual spheres of life. Jesus Christ is Lord over both the body & the spirit.


The elders should be on call to respond to the illness of any members & the church should stay alert to pray for the needs of all its members.


"And the prayer of faith," does not refer to the faith of the sick person, but to the faith of the church. God heals, faith doesn't, & all prayers are subject to God's will. That is why God often waits for our prayers of faith before intervening to heal a person.


"Confess your faults" can be translated "Confess your sins." Christ has made it possible for us to go directly to God for forgiveness, but confessing our sins to one another still has an important place in the life of the church. In Christ's Kingdom, every believer is a priest to other believers. We must help others come to Christ & tell them of Christ's forgiveness.


The Christian's most powerful resource is communion with God through prayer. Since God's power is infinitely greater than our own, it only makes sense to rely on it - especially because he encourages us to do so.


For more about the great prophet Elijah (Elias), read his Profile in I Kings 18.


Clearly the person who has slipped away is a believer who has fallen into sin - one who is no longer living a life consistent with his belief. Christians disagree over whether or not it is possible for people to lose their salvation, but all agree that those who move away from their faith are in serious trouble & need to repent. James urges Christians to help backsliders return to God. By taking the initiative, praying for the person, & acting in love, we can meet the person where he is & bring him back to God.


The book of James emphasizes faith in action. Right living is the evidence of result of faith. The church must serve with compassion, speak lovingly & truthfully, live in obedient to God's commands, & love one another. The body of believers ought to be an example of heaven on earth, drawing people to Christ through love for God & one another. If we truly believe God's Word, we will live it day by day. God's Word is not merely something we read or think about, but something we do. Belief, faith & trust must have hands & feet - ours!

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible KJV, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday - The Sower & the Seed - Luke 8:4-15 - 2/21/17

Jesus often communicated spiritual truth through parables - short stories or descriptions that take a familiar object or situation & give it a starting new twist. By linking the known with the hidden & forcing listeners to think, parables can point to spiritual truths. A parable compels listeners to discover the truth for themselves, & it conceals the truth for themselves, & it conceals the truth from those too lazy or prejudiced to look for it. In reading Jesus' parables, we must be careful not to, read too much into them.


Why would a farmer allow precious seed to land "by the way side," upon rocks, or among thorns? He is using the acceptance method of hand-seeding a large field - casting it by handfuls as he walks through the field. That some of the seed produced no crop was not the fault of the faithful farmer or the seed. The yield depended on the condition of the soil where the seed fell. It is our responsibility to spread the seed (God's message), but we should not give up when some of our efforts fail. Remember, not every seed falls on good soil.


God told Isaiah that people would hear without understanding & see without perceiving, & this is what happened to Jesus. The parable of the soil was an accurate picture of the people's reaction to the rest of his parables.


Wayside people, like many of the religious leaders, refused to believe God's message. Hard-rock people, like many in the crowds who followed Jesus, believed his message but never got around to doing anything about it. Thorn-patch people, overcome by materialism, left no room in their lives for God. Good-soil people, in contrast to all the other groups, followed no matter what the cost.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible KJV, Tyndale House Publishing, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monday - Walk in Newness of Life - Romans 6:1-11 - 2/20/17

This section deals with sanctification - the change God makes in our lives when we become Christians. Chapter 6 discusses the continuing struggle believers have with sin.


God forgiveness does not make sin less serious. The availability of God's mercy must not become an excuse for careless living & moral laxness.


In the church in the apostle Paul's day, immersion was the usual form of baptism - that is, new Christians were completely "buried" in water. They understood this form of baptism to symbolize the death & burial of the old way of life. Coming up out of the water symbolized resurrection to new life with Christ.


We can enjoy our new life in Christ because we are united ("planted") with him in his death & resurrection.


The power & penalty of sin died with Christ on the cross. Our "old man," our sinful nature, died once & for all, so we are freed from its power. The "body of sin" is not the human body, but our rebellious sin-loving nature inherited from Adam. The apostle Paul has already stated that through faith in Christ we stand acquitted, "not guilty" before God.


Because of Christ's death & resurrection, his followers need never fear death. This will affect all our activities - work & worship, play & Bible study, quiet times & times caring for others.


We are fully fenced off (because of our union & identification with Christ) from all the old ways of believing & behaving. We have a new start & the Holy Spirit will help us become in our daily experience what Christ has declared us to be.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible, KJV, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday - Freedom in Christ - Galatians 5:1-17 - 2/19/17

Christ died to set us free from sin & from a long list of laws & regulations.


Trying to be saved by keeping the Law & being saved by grace are two different approaches.


We are saved by faith, not works, but love for others & for God is the response of those whom God has been forgiven.


It only takes one person to infect all the others by persuasion.


Persecution proved that the apostle Paul was preaching the true Gospel.


The "flesh" is not a reference to the body, but to the sinful nature that attempts to use our bodies to lead us into sin.


At the same time, you must beware of confusing your feelings with the Spirit's leading. Being led by the Holy Spirit involves the desire to hear, the readiness to obey God's Word, & the sensitivity to discern between your feelings & his promptings.


The Holy Spirit is infinitely stronger, but we are weak. Our only way to freedom from our natural evil desires is through the empowering of the Holy Spirit.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible KJV, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday - Produce the Fruit of the Spirit - Galatians 5:22-16 - 2/18/17

The "fruit of the Spirit: is the spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit in us. They are the by-products of Christ's control, & we can't obtain them by trying to get them. If we want the fruit of the Spirit to grow in us, we must join our lives to his. We must know him, love him, remember him, imitate him.


A person who is rich in the fruit of the Spirit fulfills the Law for better than a person who observes the rituals but has little love in his heart.


In order to accept Christ as Saviour, we need to turn from our sins & willingly nail our natural evil desires to the cross. As Christians we still have the capacity to sin, but we have been set free from sin's power over us & no longer have to give in to it. We must daily commit our sinful tendencies to God's control, daily crucify them, & moment by moment draw on the Spirit's power to overcome them.


As we live by the Holy Spirit's power, we need to submit every aspect of our lives to God - emotional, physical, social, intellectual, vocational. The Holy Spirit is the source of your new life, so walk with him.


Those who look to God for approval won't need to seek it from others.

Reference summary used from the Life Application KJV Bible, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday - The Lord is God Alone - Deuteronomy 6:4-9 - 2/14/17

Monotheism - believing only one God - was a distinctive feature of Hebrew religion. Many ancient religions believed in many gods. But the God of Abraham, Issac, & Jacob is the God of the whole earth, the only true God. This was an important insight for the nation of Israel, because they were about to enter the promise land filled with people who believed in many gods. Both then & today, there are people who prefer to place their trust in many different "gods." But the day is coming when God will be recognized as the only one. He will be King over all the earth.


We are to love God, think constantly about his commandments, teach his commandments to our children, & live our daily lives by the guidelines in his Word. God emphasized the importance of parents teaching the Bible to their children. The church & Christian schools cannot be used to escape from the responsibility. Eternal truths are most effectively learned in the loving environment of a God-fearing home.


Jesus said that loving God with all your heart, soul, & mind is the first & greatest commandment. This command, combined with the command to love your neighbor, on compass all the other Old Testament laws.


The Hebrews were extremely successful at making religion an integral part of life. The reason for their success was that religious education was life-oriented, not information-oriented. They used the context of daily life to teach about God. The key to teaching your children to love God is stated simply & clearly in these verses. If you want your children to follow God, you must make God a part of your everyday life. You must teach your children to see God in all aspects of life, not just those that are church related.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible KJV, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday - Christ, the Wisdom of God - I Corinthians 1:18-25 - 2/13/17

God's way of thinking is not like the world's way (normal human wisdom), but God offers eternal life while the world cannot. We can spend a lifetime accumulating human wisdom & never learn how to have a personal relationship with God. We must come to Christ to learn this important truth.


Many Jews thought the Good News of Jesus Christ was foolish because they thought the Messiah would be a conquering King accompanied by signs & miracles. Jesus had not restored David's throne as they expected. Greeks, too, considered the Gospel foolish; they did not believe in a bodily resurrection, they did not see in Jesus the powerful characteristics of their mythological gods; & they thought no reputable person would be crucified.

The Good News of Jesus Christ still sounds foolish to many. Our society worships power, influence, & wealth. Jesus came as a humble poor servant, & he offers his Kingdom to those with faith, not works. This looks foolish to the world.


The message of Christ's death for sins sounds foolish to those who don't believe. Death seems to be the end of the road, the ultimate weakness. But Jesus did not stay dead. His resurrection shows his power even over death, & he will save us from eternal death, & give us everlasting life if we trust him as Saviour & Lord. This sounds so simple that many people won't accept it. They try other ways to obtain eternal life (being good, being wise, etc.), but their attempts will not work. The "foolish" people who simply accept Christ's offer are actually the wisest of all, because they alone will live eternally with God.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible KJV, Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturday - Led by the Spirit of Christ - Romans 8:12-17 -2/11/17

"Mortify the deeds of the body" in verse thirteen means to put to death or regard as dead the power of sin in your body.


The apostle Paul uses adoption to illustrate the believer's new relationship with God. In Roman culture, the adopted person lost all rights in his old family & gained all the rights of a legitimate child in his new family. He became a full heir to his new father's estate. Likewise, when a person becomes a Christian, he gains all the privileges & responsibilities of a child in God's family. One of these outstanding privileges is being led by the Spirit. We may not always feel like we belong to God, but the Holy Spirit is our witness. His inward presence reminds us of who we are & encourages us with his love.


Because we are God's children, we share in great treasures as joint-heirs. God has already given us his best gifts: his Son, forgiveness, & eternal life; & he encourages us to ask him for whatever we need.


There is a price for being identified with Jesus. Along with the great treasures, the apostle Paul mentions the suffering that Christians must face. In many parts of today's world, Christians face pressure just as severe as those faced by Christ's first followers. Even in countries where Christianity is tolerated or encouraged Christians must not become complacent. Nothing we suffer however, can compare to the great price Jesus paid to save us.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible KJV, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friday - The Spirit Brings Life - Romans 8:1-11 - 2/10/17

The "flesh" as used throughout this chapter refers not to our human bodies, but to the principle & power of sin. Sin is present & often operating in our body, not to be equaled with the body.


"Not guilty; let him go free"- what would those words mean to you if you were on death row? The fact is that the whole human race is on death row, justly condemned for repeatedly breaking God's holy Law. Without Jesus we would have no hope at all. But thank God! He has delivered us not guilty & has offered us freedom from sin & power to do his will.


The Spirit of life is the Holy Spirit. He was present at the creation of the world, & he is the power behind the rebirth of every Christian. He gives us the power we need to live the Christian life.


Jesus gave himself as a sacrifice for our sins. In Old Testament times, animal sacrifices were continually offered at the Temple. The sacrifices showed the Israelites the seriousness of sin: blood had to be shed before sins could be pardoned. But animal blood could not really remove sins. The sacrifices could only point to Jesus' sacrifice, which paid the penalty for all sins.


Daily we must consciously choose to center our lives lives on God. Use the Bible to discover God's guidelines, & then follow them. When the Holy Spirit points out what is right, do it eagerly.


A Christian is anyone who has the Spirit of God living in him. If you have sincerely trusted Christ for for your salvation & acknowledged him as Lord, then the Holy Spirit has come into your life, & you are a Christian. When the Holy Spirit is working within you, you will believe that Jesus Christ is God's Son & that eternal life comes through him; you will begin to act as Christ directs; you will find help in your daily problems & in your praying; you will be empowered to serve God & do his will; & you will become part of God's plan to build up his church.


The Holy Spirit is God's promise or guarantee of eternal life for those who believe in him. He is in us now by faith, & by faith we are certain to live with Christ forever.

Reference summary used from the Life Application KJV Bible, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wednesday - Power & Strength through Weakness - II Corinthians 12:7b-10 - 2/8/17

We don't know what Paul's "thorn in the flesh" was because he doesn't tell us. Whatever it was, it was a chronic & debilitaling physical problem, which at times kept him from working. This thorn was a hindrance to his ministry, & he prayed for its removal; but God refused. Paul was a very self-sufficient person, so this thorn was difficult for him. It kept Paul humble, reminded him of his need for constant contact with God, and benefited those around him as they saw God at work in his life.


Although God did not remove Paul's physical affliction, he promised to demonstrate his power in Paul. The fact that God's power shows up in weak people should give us courage. We must rely on God for our effectiveness rather than on simple energy, effort, or talent. Our weakness not only helps develop Christian character; it also deepens our worship, for in admitting our weakness, we affirm God's strength.


God does not intend for us to seek to be weak, passive, or ineffective - life provides enough hindrances & setbacks without us creating them. When they come, we must depend on God.


Paul was not merely revealing his feelings; he was defending his authoring as an apostle of Jesus Christ. He was hurt that the church in Corinth doubted & questioned him, & he defended himself for the cause of the Gospel, not to satisfy his ego.

Reference summary used from the Life Application KJV, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tuesday - All Peoples are Blessed Through Abraham - Genesis 22:15-18 -1/31/17

Abraham received abundant blessings because he obeyed God. First, God gave Abraham's descendants the ability to conquer their enemies. Second, God promised Abraham children & grandchildren who in turn the whole earth would be blessed. People's lives would be changed as a result of knowing Abraham & his descendants. Most often we think of blessings as gifts to be enjoyed. But when God blesses us, his blessings are intended to overflow to others.

Reference summary used from the KJV Life Application Bible, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday - All Creation Praises God - Psalm/Tehillim 148 - 1/29/17

The psalmist exhorted the celestial, the terrestrial, & the rational creatures praise God.

Psalm 148:1 ... (Hallelujah.) PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.


Psalm 148:2 ... (Reference scriptures: Psalm 103:20,21) Bless the LORD, ye his angels, (mighty in strength:) that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.


Psalm 148:3 ... Praise ye him, sun & moon: praise him, ye all stars of light.


Psalm 148:4 ... (Reference scriptures: II Corinthians 12:2 & Genesis 1:7) I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I can not tell: God knoweth;) such a one caught up to the third heaven.

Genesis 1:7 ... And God made the firmament (between the light & between the darkness.), & divided the waters which were under the firmament from the midst of the waters of the waters which were above the firmament: & it was so.


Psalm 148:5 ... (References scriptures Genesis 1:1,6,7 ...In the creation of heaven & earth, & of the firmament. Genesis 1:7 above.) IN the beginning God created the heaven & the earth.

And God said, Let there be a (between the light & between the darkness.)firmament in the midst of the waters, & let it divide the waters from the waters.


Psalm 148:6 ... (Reference scriptures 119:90,91) ... Thy faithfulness is (to generation & generation,) unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, & it (standeth) abideth.

They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all thy servants.


Psalm 148:7 ... (Reference scripture: Isaiah 43:20 ... God's promises to his chosen people to deliver his people.) The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons & the (ostriches) (daughters of the owl) owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, & rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.


Psalm 148:8 ... (Reference scripture: Psalm 147:15-18 ... The psalmist exhorteth to praise God for his care of the church, his power, his goodness, his mercy;)


Psalm 148:9 ... (Reference scripture: Isaiah 44:23 ... An assurance to Israel of deliverance.)


Psalm 148:10 ... Beasts, & all cattle; creeping things, & (birds of wings) flying fowl:


Psalm 148:11 ... Kings of the earth, & all people; princes, & all judges of the earth:


Psalm 148:12 ... Both young men, & maidens; old men, & children:


Psalm 148:13 ... Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is (exalted) excellent: his glory is above the earth & heaven.


Psalm 148:14 ... (Reference scripture: Ephesians 2:17) And came & preached peace to you which were afar off, & to them that were nigh.

Reference scriptures used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville,TN

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday - God's Gracious Ways - Psalm/Tehillim 145:13b-21 - 1/28/17

The psalmist praiseth God for the glory of his kingdom, & for his saving mercy. David's Psalm of praise.

Psalm 145:13 ... (Reference scripture: Psalm 146:10) ... The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zi'on unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 145:14 ... (Reference scripture: Psalm 146:8) ...The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth righteous:


Psalm 145:15 ... (Reference scriptures: Psalm 104:27 & Psalm 136:25) (The dependence of all creatures upon God)These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

Psalm 136:25 ... Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.


Psalm 145:16 ... (Reference scripture: Psalm 147:9) To execute them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 145:17 ... The LORD is righteous in all his ways, & (merciful, or bountiful.) holy in all his ways.


Psalm 145:18 ... (Reference scriptures: Deuteronomy 4:7 & John 4:24) For what nation is there is so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

John 4:24 ... God is a Spirit: & they that worship him must worship him in spirit & in truth.


Psalm 145:19 ... He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, & save them.


Psalm 145:20 ... (Reference scripture: Psalm 97:10 ... An exhortation to hate evil & rejoice in the Lord.) Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.


Psalm 145:21 ... My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: & let all flesh bless his holy name for ever & ever.

Reference scriptures used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday - Joy & Wish for Perfect Harmony - Psalm/Tehillim 104:31-35 - 1/19/17

The Lord's glory is eternal.

Psalm 104:31 ... (Reference scripture: Genesis 1:31 ...) And God saw everything that he had made, & behold, it was very good. And the evening & the morning were the sixth day.


Psalm 104:32 ... (Reference scriptures: Habakkuk 3:10 & Psalm 144:5 ... ) The mountains saw thee, & they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, & lifted up his hands on high.

Bow thy heavens, O LORD, & come down: touch the mountains, & they shall smoke.


Psalm 104:33 ... (Reference scripture: Psalm 146:2 ...) While I live, will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.


Psalm 104:34 ... My meditation of him shall be saved: I will be glad in the LORD.


Psalm 104:35 ... (Reference scriptures: Proverbs 2:22 & Psalm 104:1 ...) But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, & the transgressors shall be (plucked up) rooted out of it.

(An exhortation to bless the LORD for his mighty power, & wonderful providence.) BLESS the LORD O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour & majesty:

Reference scriptures used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunday - Praise God the Provider - Psalm/Tehillim 65:1-2, 9-13 - 1/15/17

Verses 1-2 ... The psalmist praiseth God for his grace.

(Isaiah 6 ... Isaiah's vision of the Lord in the temple. His confession & preparation for his work. His commission, & the predicted result of his labours.

Ezekiel 1 & 2 ... The date of Ezekiel's prophecy at Chebar. His vision of 4 living creators, of the 4 wheels, & the glory of God. Ezekiel's commission. His instructions. The roll of a book spread before him.

Revelation 4 ... John's vision of the throne of God in heaven, & of the four & twenty elders around it. The elders worship him that sitteth on the throne.



Psalm 65:9-13 ...

Genesis 1:28 ... And God blessed them, & God said unto them, Be fruitful, & multiply, & replenish the earth, & subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, & over the fowl of the air, & over every living thing that (creepeth) moveth upon the earth.

Genesis 2:15 ... And the Lord God took the (Adam) man, & put him into the garden of E'den to dress it & to keep it.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monday - Rejoice During the Festival of Booths - Deuteronomy 16:13-15 - 1/9/17

The feast of tabernacles. The Religious Life of the Holy People. Also called the feast of Ingathering.

Verse 13 ... Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy ... (floor & thy winepress) corn & thy wine:

Numbers 29:12 ... (The offering during the eight days of the feast of tabernacles.) And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, & ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:


Deuteronomy 16:14 ... And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, & thy son, & thy daughter, & thy manservant, & thy maidservant, & the Le'vite, the stranger, & the fatherless, & the widow, that are within thy gates.

Nehemiah 8:9 ... And Ne-he-mi'ah, which is (the governor) the Tir'sha-tha, & Ezra the priest the Scribe, the Le'vites that taught the people, saith unto all the people, This is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn nor, nor weep.


Deuteronomy 16:15 ... Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, & in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.

Leviticus 23:39,40 ... (The feast of tabernacles.) Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, & on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

And ye shall take you on the first day of the (fruit) boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, & the boughs of thick trees, & willows of the brook; & ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN; & The Strongest Strong's Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Thursday - Salvation is for All People - Isaiah 49:1-7 - 1/5/17

The Messiah & the object of advent. God promiseth his protection & success.

Verse 1 ... LISTEN, ... O isles unto me; & hearken, ye people, from far'

Isaiah 41:1 ... (God calleth upon idolaters to consider his power to aid his people.) KEEP silence before me, O island; & let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.


Isaiah 49:1 ... The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

Galatians 1:15 .. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, & called me by his grace.


Isaiah 49:2 ... And he hath made ... my mouth like a sharp sword;

Hebrews 4:12 ... (the power of God's word.) For the word of God is quick, & powerful, & sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul & spirit, & of the joints & marrow, & is a discerner of the thoughts & intents of the heart.


Isaiah 49:2 ... in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, & made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

Isaiah 51:16 ... And I have put my words in thy mouth, & I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, & lay the foundations of the earth, & say unto Zi'on, thou art my people.


Isaiah 49:3 ... And said unto me, ... Thou art my servant, O Is'ra-el, ...

Isaiah 42:1 ... (The servant of Jehovah.) BEHOLD my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my Spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gen'tiles.


Isaiah 49:3 ... in whom I will be glorified.

John 13:31 ... (The Son of man glorified.) Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, & God is glorified in him.


Isaiah 49:4 ... Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, & in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, & (my reward) my work with my God.


Ezekiel 3:19 ... Yet if thou warn the wicked, he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delievered thy soul.


Isaiah 49:5 ... And now, saith the LORD ... that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Ja'cob again to him (That Is'ra-el may be gathered to him, & I may)


Isaiah 49:5 ... be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, & my God shall be my strength.

Matthew 23:37 ... (Jesus' lamentation over Jerusalem.)


Isaiah 49:6 ... And he said, (Art thou lighten than that thou shouldest,) It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Ja'cob & to restore the preserved of Is'ra-el: I will also give thee for a ... light to the Gen'tiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Acts 13:47 ... (The Jews opposing & blaspheming, Paul & Barnabas turn to the Gentiles.) For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gen'tiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.


Isaiah 49:7 ... Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Is'ra-el & his Holy One, (to him that is despised in soul) to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorrent, to a servant of rulers,Kings shall see & armies, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, & the Holy One of Is'ra-el, & he shall choose thee.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday - Hope in God's Steadfast Love - Psalm 33:18-22 - 12/29/16

Praise God for his providence. The LORD is the help of his people.

Verse 18 ... Behold, the eye of the LORD is ...

Psalm 34:15 ... (The psalmist teacheth them to praise the LORD. A psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before (Achish) Abimlech; who drove him away, & he departed.) The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, & his ears are open unto their cry.


Psalm 33:18 ... upon them that fear him, upon him that hope in his mercy;

Psalm 147:11 ... (The psalmist exhorted to praise God for his care of the church, his power, his goodness, his mercy;) The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.


Psalm 33:19 ... To deliver their soul from death, & ... to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 37:19 ... (An exhortation to patience & confidence in God, in view of the different estate of the righteous & the wicked. A Psalm of David.) They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: & in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.


Psalm 33:20 ... Our soul waiteth for the LORD: ...

Psalm 62:1 ... (The psalmist trusteth in God, & rebuketh his enemies. A Psalm of David.) (Only) TRULY my soul (is silent) waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.


Psalm 33:20 ... he is our help &n our shield.

Psalm 115:9-11 ... (Israel exhorted to trust in God.) O Is'ra-el, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help & their shield.

O house of Aa'ron, trust in the LORD: he is their help & their shield.

Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help & their shield.


Psalm 33:21 ... For our heart shall rejoice in him, ... because we have trusted in his holy name.

John 16:22 ... And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, & your heart shall rejoice, & your joy no man taketh from you.


Psalm 33:22 ... Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday - Psalm/Tehillim 146:5-10 - Those Whose Help Is The Lord - 12/27/16

God, for his power, justice, mercy, & kingdom, is only worthy to be trusted.

Verse 5 ... Happy is he that hath the God of Ja'cob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

Psalm 144:15 ... (The psalmist prayeth for grace & deliverance from enemies.) Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose GOD is the LORD.


Psalm 146:6 ... Which made heaven, & earth, the sea, & all that therein is: which keepeth trust for ever:

Genesis 1:1 ... IN the beginning God created the heaven & earth.


Psalm 146:7 ... Which executeth judgment for the oppressed:

Psalm 103:6 ... (An exhortation to bless God for his mercy,) The LORD executeth righteousness & judgment for the oppressed:


Psalm 146:7 ... which giveth food to the hungry.

Psalm 107:9 ... (Their deliverance represented under various aspects of his providence over men.) For he satisfieth the longing soul, & filleth the hungry soul with the goodness.


Psalm 146:7 ... The LORD looseth the prisoners:

Psalm 68:6 ... (An exhortation to praise God for his mercies,) God setteth the solitary (in a house) families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.


Psalm 146:8 ... The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind:

Matthew 9:30 ... (Jesus giveth sight to two blind men;) And their eyes were opened; & Jesus straitly charged them, saying, see that no man know it.


Psalm 146:8 ... the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous.

Psalm 145:14 ... (The psalmist praiseth God for his saving mercy.) The LORD upholdeth all that fall, & raiseth up all those that be bowed down.


Psalm 146:9 ... The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless & widow:

Deuteronomy 10:18 ... (An exhortation to obedience.) He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless & widow, & loveth the stranger, in giving him food & raiment.


Psalm 146:9 ... but the way of the wicked he turned upside down.

Psalm 147:6 ... (The psalmist exhorted to praise God for his care of the church, his power, his goodness, his mercy;) The LORD lifted up the meek: he casteth the wicked down down to the ground.


Psalm 146:10 ... The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zi'on unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.

Exodus 15:18 (Moses song.) The LORD shall reign for ever & ever.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday - Praise, Worship, & Trust - Psalm/Tehillim 146:1-4 - 12/26/16

The psalmist voweth perpetual praises to God. He exhorted not to trust in man.

Verse 1 ... (Hallelujah) PRAISE ye the LORD. ... Praise the LORD, O my soul.

Psalm 103:1 ... BLESS the LORD, O my soul: & all that is within me, bless his holy name.


Psalm 146:2 ... While I live I will praise the LORD: ... I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

Psalm 104:33 ... (The psalmist's purpose to praise him.) I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.


Psalm 146:3 ... Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, ... in whom there is no (salvation) hope.

Isaiah 2:22 ... Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?


Psalm 146:4 ... His breath goeth forth, he returned to his earth; in that very day ...

Psalm 104:20 ... (An exhortation to bless the Lord for his mighty power, & wonderful providence.) Thou makest darkness, & it is night: wherein (all the beasts thereof do trample on the forest.) all beasts of the forest do creep forth.


Psalm 146:4 ... his thoughts perish.

I Corinthians 2:6 ... (The wisdom of God is revealed in the gospel,) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, that come to nought:

Scripture references used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN