Waiting for God to help us is not easy, but David received four benefits from waiting: God (1) lifted him out of his despair, (2) set his feet on firm ground, (3) established his goings (steadied him as he walked), & (4) gave him a new song.
The religious ritual of David's day involved sacrificing animals in the Tabernacle. Today we often make rituals of going to church, taking communion, or paying tithe. Make sure you give God the obedience & life-long service he desires from you.
Jesus portrayed this attitude of obeying & serving God (John 4:34;5:30).
God shows his righteousness & faithfulness to his people in his offer of salvation. David boldly proclaimed this to those around him. We want to tell other people what God has done for us. Since it is natural to share a good bargain with others or recommend a skillful doctor, then we should also feel natural sharing what God has done for us.
People who are faithful to us accept & love us, even when we are unloveable. Faithful people keep their promises whether promises of support or marriage vows. He loves us in spite of our constant bent toward sin, & he keeps all his promises he has made to us, even when we break our promises to him.
Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible KJV, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sychar . Samaria . Jacob's Well . Living Water - Eternal Life . Genesis/Bereshith . Gospel of John . Issac . Esau . Rebekah . Jacob . Jabbok . Jacob - Israel . Peniel . Padan-aram . Israel . Abraham . Bethel . Canaan . Bethuel . Laban . Beer-sheba . Haran . Luz . Promises . Sunday School Lesson
The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis/Bereshith 21:1a,10-22 (Devotional Reading: John 4:1-15; Background Scripture: Genesis 27:19-29; 28:1-4,10-22; 32:22-30; 35:9-15) for October 27, 2013.
Sychar, a village at the foot of Mount Ebal in Samaria, near Jacob's well; now Iskar.
Samaria (Shomeron) (watch tower) visited by Christ. Capital of the Kingdom of the Ten Tribes. To the east are the ruins of the Church of St. John, with its ancient Hebrew tombs.
Issac, marries Rebecca, blesses his sons, his death.
Esau, son of Issac, sells his birthright, deprived of the blessing, his anger against Jacob, & reconciliation. (His descendants: Genesis 36; I Chronicles 1:35).
Rebekah or Rebecca, history of: Genesis 22; 24:15,67; 27:6,42; 49:31; Romans 9:10
Jacob (he supplants), obtains the blessing, sent to Padan-aram, vision & vow, vision of God's host, prayer, wrestles with an angel, reconciled with Esau, builds an altar.
Jacob's Well, a fountain near Shechem.
Jabbok (pouring out), a river on the east side of the Jordan.
Jacob - Israel (God fights), Jacob so called.
Peniel or Penuel (face of God), a place on the east of Jordan, scene of Jacob's wrestling with an angel.
Bethuel (house of God).
Laban, hospitable. Gave Jacob his two daughters. Envies & oppresses him. (Made a Covenant with him: Genesis 31:43).
Haran (mountainous), Jacob flees to Laban at.
Luz (almond tree), ancient name of Bethel.
Genesis 28 ... Jacob is blessed, & sent to Padan-aram: his vision & God's promise in a dream. The stone at Beth-el. Jacob's vow. ... Issac blesseth Jacob & sendeth him to Padan-aram. Esau marrieth Mahalath, the daughter of Ishamel. The vision of Jacob's ladder.
Verse 1 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Marriages with Gentiles, Objected to
Verses 10,11 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Travelling, Sleeping Out of Doors
Verse 12 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; Dreams & Their Interpretations; Jacob's Dream
(Genesis 28:2; 27:41; 11:1-9 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)
Verses 13,14,15 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; Dreams & Their Interpretations; Jacob's Dream
Verse 15 ... The Upright are Blessed & Prospered (Prosperity means different things to different individuals)
Verses 16,17 ... Sacred Places; Altars & Holy Places; Memorial Pillars of Stone, To Mark the Place of a Vision
(Galatians 3:8; Genesis 35:6; Isaiah 6:5)
Verse 18 ... Sacred Places; Altars & Holy Places; Memorial Pillars of Stone, To Mark the Place of a Vision
Verse 19 ... Other Nations; The Canaanites; Gentile Names of Places in Canaan
Verses 20,21,22 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Covenants, Vows, & Oaths; Instances of Vows, by Jacob
Verse 20 ... Food & Clothing Provided for the Lord's Children
Verse 22 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Taxes For Sacred Purposes; Tithes, Vowed by Jacob.
(Genesis 12:8; 35:1-15; Joshua 16:2; 18:13; Genesis 35:6-7; 25:29-34; 33:18)
Monday - October 21, 2013 - One Greater than Jacob - John 4:1-15
Christ revealeth himself to a woman of Samaria.
Tuesday - October 22, 2013 - The Plot to Gain a Blessing - Genesis 27:1-10
Issac sendeth Esau for vension. Jacob instructed by Rebekah, obtaineth the blessing.
Wednesday - October 23, 2013 - Planning the Deception - Genesis 27:11-17
Rebekah instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing. Jacob under the person of Esau obtaineth it.
Thursday - October 24, 2013 - A Blessing Gained through Deceit - Genesis 27:18-29
Look under '10/23/2013'
Friday - October 25, 2013 - Jacob Received God's Blessing - Genesis 32:22-30
He sendeth a present to Esau; he wrestleth with an angel at Peniel, & is called Israel.
Saturday - October 26, 2013 - Jacob's Name Changed to Israel - Genesis 35:9-15
God blesseth him there.
Sunday - October 27, 2013 - God's Assurance for Jacob - Genesis 28:1a,10-22
Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Edition Bible