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Saturday, April 1, 2017

God as our Shepherd - Psalm/Tehillim 23 - April 2, 2017

An expression of confidence in God's protection (a song of trust). The LORD is compared to a shepherd. Soul means vitality, life. Path of righteousness, or "of rightness," that is, right paths which suits the context better. Shadow of death is the reading of the scribes, but "deep darkness" is the better rendering; where the same Hebrew expression occurs. The LORD is compared to a gracious host. Dwell in house of the LORD means to worship in the temple. For ever, Hebrew "for length of days," meaning as long as I live.

Jesus is the Good Shepherd. At night, sheep were often gathered into a sheepfold to protect them from thieves, weather, or wild animals. The sheepfolds were caves, sheds, or open areas surrounded by walls made of stones or branches. The sheepfold often slept in the fold to protect the sheep. Just as a shepherd cares for his sheep, Jesus the Good Shepherd, cares for his flock (those who follow him). The prophet Ezekiel, in predicting the coming of the Messiah, called him a Shepherd (Ezekiel 34:23).

The life that Jesus gives is abundantly richer & fuller. It is eternal, yet is begins immediately. Life in him is lived on a higher plain because of his overflowing forgiveness, love, & guidance.

A hired man tends the sheep for money, while the shepherd does it for love. The shepherd owns the sheep & is committed to them. Jesus is not merely doing a job, he is committed to love us & even lay down his life for us. False teachers & false prophets do not have this commitment.

The "other sheep" were non-Jews. Jesus came to save Gentiles as well as Jews. This is an insight into his worldwide mission-to die for the sins of the whole world.

Reference summary used from The New Oxford Annotated Bible with The Apocrypha Expanded Edition RSV & The Life Application Bible KJV, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL

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

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, 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

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday - Praise the Lord! - Psalm/Tehillim 150 - 1/23/17

An exhortation to praise God with all kind of instruments.

Psalm 150:1 ... (Hallelujah.) PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary. praise him in the firmament of his power.


Psalm 150:2 ... (Reference scriptures: Psalm 145:5,6 & Deuteronomy 3:24)

(The psalmist praiseth God for his greatness.) I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, & of thy wondrous (things or words) works.

And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: & I will (declare it.) declare thy greatness.

(Moses prayer to enter into the land.) O LORD God, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, & thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, & according to thy might?


Psalm 150:3 ... (Reference scripture: Psalm 81:2 An exhortation to praise God.) Take a psalm, & bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.


Psalm 150:4 ... (Reference scriptures: Exodus 15:20 & Psalm 33:2

(Moses song.) And Mir'i-am the prophetess, the sister of Aa'ron, took a timbrel in her hand; & all the women went out after her with timbrels & with dances.

(An exhortation to praise God for his goodness,) Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery & an instrument of ten strings.


Psalm 150:5 ... (Reference scripture: I Chronicles 16:5) (David appointed a choir to sing the praises of God.) A'saph the chief, & next to him Zech-a-ri'ah, Je-i'el, & She-mir'a-moth, & Je-hi'el, & Mat-ti-thi'-ah, & El-li'ab, & Be-na'iah, & O'bed-e'dom: & Je-i'el (with instruments of psalteries & harps.) with psalteries & with harps; but A'saph made a sound with cymbals;


Psalm 150:6 ... Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friday - God Gives Humanity Its Dignity - Psalm/Tehillim 8 - 1/20/2107

God's glory manifested in his works, & in his goodness to man. To the chief musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. An exhortation to praise God.

Psalm 8:1 ... (Reference scriptures: Psalm 148:13 & Psalm 113:4.) Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is (exalted) excellent; his glory is above the earth & heaven.

(An exhortation to praise God for his excellency & his mercy.) The LORD is high above all nations, & his glory above the heavens.


Psalm 8:2 ...(Reference scriptures: I Corinthians 1:27 & Psalm 44:16) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; & God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

For the voice of him that reproacheth & blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy & avenger.


Psalm 8:3 ... (Reference scripture: Psalm 111:2 ... The psalmist exhortheth men to praise God for his wonderful works.) The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.


Psalm 8:4 ... (Reference scripture: Job 7:17) What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? & that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?


Psalm 8:5 ... For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, & hast crowned him with glory & honour.


Psalm 8:6 ... (Reference scriptures: Genesis 1:26,28 & Hebrews 2:8) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: & let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, & over the fowl of the air, & over the cattle, & over all the earth, & over every every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

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

Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.


Psalm 8:7 ... (Flocks & oxen all of them.) All sheep & oxen, yea & the beasts of the field;


Psalm 8:8 ... The fowl of the air, & the fish of the sea, & whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.


Psalm 8:9 ... (Reference scripture: Psalm 8:1) O LORD our LORD, how excellence is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

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

Sunday - All Creation Overflows with Praise - Psalm/Tehillim 96:1-6, 10-13 - 1/8/17

An exhortation to praise God, for his goodness, & for the establishment of his kingdom in the world.

Verse 1 ... O SING unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

I Chronicles 16:23-33 ... (The psalm of thanksgiving.)


Psalm 96:2 ... Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.


Psalm 96:3 ... Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.


Psalm 96:4 ... For the LORD is great, &

Psalm 145:3 ... (The psalmist praiseth God for his greatness,) Great is the LORD, & greatly to be praised, (and of his greatness there is no search.) & his greatness is unsearchable.


Psalm 96:4 ... greatly to be praised:

Psalm 18:3 ... (The psalmist praiseth God for wonderful deliverances.) I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.


Psalm 96:4 ... he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 95:3 ... (An exhortation to praise God for his greatness,) For the LORD is a great God, & a great King above all gods.


Psalm 96:5 ... For all the gods of the nations are idols.

Jeremiah 10:11,12 ... (The people warned not to learn the way of the heathen.)


Psalm 96:6 ... Honour & majesty are before him: strength & ... beauty are in his sanctuary.

Psalm 29:2 ... Give unto the LORD (the honour of his name.) the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD (in his glorious sanctuary.) in the beauty of holiness.


Psalm 96:10 ... Say among the heathen that ... the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved:

Psalm 97:1 ... (The majesty & power of God.) THE LORD reigneth; let the (many, or great isles) multitude of isles be glad thereof.


Psalm 96:10 ... Let the heavens rejoice, & let the earth be glad; ...

Psalm 69:34 ... (The psalmist praiseth God with thanksgiving. A Psalm of David.) Let the heaven & earth praise him, the seas, & every thing that (creepeth) moveth therein.


Psalm 96:11 ... let the sea roar, & the fulness thereof.

Psalm 98:7 ... (An exhortation to praise God for his salvation. A Psalm)


Psalm 96:12 ... Let the field be joyful, & all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice.


Psalm 96:13 ... Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: ... he shall judge the world with righteousness, & the people with his truth.


Psalm 19:11 ... (The Word of God with his armies.) And I saw heaven opened, & behold a white horse; & he that sat upon him was called Faithful & True, & in righteousness he doth judge & make war.

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

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sunday - Praising God the Creator - Psalm/Tehillim 33:1-9 - 1/1/17

An exhortation to praise God for his goodness, his power,

Verse 1 ... REJOICE ... in the LORD, O ye righteous:

Psalm 97:12 ... (An exhortation to hate evil & to rejoice in the Lord.) Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; & give thanks (to the memorial) at the remembrance of his holiness.


Psalm 33:1 ... praise is comely for the upright.

Psalm 147:1 ... (The psalmist exhorted to praise God for his care of the church, his power, his goodness, his mercy;) PRAISE ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; & praise is comely.


Psalm 33:2 ... Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery ... and an instrument of ten strings.

Psalm 144:9 ... (The psalmist prayeth for grace & deliverance from enemies.) I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery & an instrument to ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.


Psalm 33:3 ... Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.

Psalm 96:1 ... (An exhortation to praise God) O SING unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.


Psalm 33:4 ... For the word of the LORD is right; & all his works are done in truth.


Psalm 33:5 ... He loveth righteous & judgment : ...

Psalm 11:7 ... (The psalmist's reply to those who advised him to flee for safety. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.


Psalm 33:5 ... the earth is full of the (mercy) goodness of the LORD.

Psalm 119:64 (The psalmist sheweth the excellence of God's word, & prayeth for grace to profit by it.) The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statues.


Psalm 33:6 ... By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; &

Genesis 1:6,7 ... 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.

And God made the firmament, & divide the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: & it was so.


Psalm 33:6 ... all the host of them

Genesis 2:1 ... (The first Sabbath.) THUS the heavens & the earth were finished, & all the host of them.


Psalm 33:6 ... by the breath of his mouth
Job 26:13 ... By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.


Psalm 33:7 ... HE gathered the waters of the sea together as a heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Job 26:10 ... He hath compassed the waters with bounds, (until the end of light with darkness.) until the day & night come to an end.


Psalm 33:8 ... Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of world stand in awe of him.


Psalm 33:9 ... For he spake, & it was done; he commanded, & it stood fast.

Psalm 148:5 ... Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, & they were created.

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 - The Limits of National Power - Psalm/Tehillim 33:10-17 - 12/28/16

An exhortation to praise God for his power, & for his providence.

Verse 10 ... The LORD ...

Isaiah 8:10 ... Take counsel together, & it shall come to nought; speak the word, & it shall not stand: for God is with us.


Psalm 33:10 ... (maketh frustrate) bringeth the counsel of heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.


Psalm 33:11 ... The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart ...

Proverbs 19:21 ... There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.


Psalm 33:11 ... (to generation & generation) to all generations.


Psalm 33:12 ... Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; & the people whom he hath ...

Psalm 65:4 ... (The blessedness of God's chosen people. To the chief Musician, A Psalm & Song of David.) Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, & causeth to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.


Psalm 33:12 ... chosen for his own inheritance.

Exodus 19:5 ... (God's message by Moses unto the people from mount Sinai.) Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, & keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:


Psalm 33:13 ... The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

Psalm 11:4 ... (The psalmist's reply to those who advised him to flee for safety. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.


Psalm 33:14 ... From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitations of the earth.


Psalm 33:15 ... He fashioneth their hearts alike; ... he considereth all their works

Job 34:21 ... For his eyes are upon the ways of man, & he seeth all his goings.


Psalm 33:16 ... There is no king saved by the multitude of a host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

Psalm 44:6 ... (The people of God remember his former mercies;) For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sward save me.


Psalm 33:17 ... A horse is a vain thing for safety: ... neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

Psalm 20:7 ... (Confidence in God's protection. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) Some trust in chariots, & some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

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


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday - Birth of John the Baptist Foretold - Luke 1:8-20 - 12/18/16

The angel Gabriel foretelleth to Zacharias the birth & office of John;

Verse 8 ... And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priest's office before God ... in the of his course,

I Chronicles 24:19 ... These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aa'ron their father, as the LORD God of Is'ra-el had commanded him.


Luke 1:9 ... According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was ... to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

I Samuel 2:28 ... And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Is'ra-el to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? & did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Is'ra-el?


Luke 1:10 ... And, the whole multitude of the people were playing without at the time of incense.

Leviticus 18:17 ... (Unlawful marriages.) Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman & her daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswoman: it is wickedness.


Luke 1:11 ... And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of ... the altar of incense.

Exodus 30:1 ... (The altar of incense.) AND thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.


Luke 1:12 ... And when Zach-a-ri'as saw him, he was troubled, & fear fell upon him.

Acts 10:4 ... (The vision of Cornelius.) And when he looked on him, he was afraid, & said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers & thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.


Luke 1:13 ... But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zach-a-ri'as: for thy prayer is heard; & thy wife E-lis'a-beth shall bear thee a son, & ... thou shalt called his name John.

Luke 1:60,68 ... And his mother answered & said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

Blessed be the Lord God of Is'ra-el; for he hath visited & redeemed his people.


Luke 1:14 ... And thou shalt have joy & gladness; & ... many shall rejoice at his birth.

Luke 1:58 ... And her neighbors & her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; & they rejoiced with her.


Luke 1:15 ... For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, & ... shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; & he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, ...

Numbers 6:3 ... He shall separate himself from wine & strong drink, & shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.


Luke 1:15 ... even from his mother's womb.

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

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


Luke 1:16 ... And many of the children of Is'ra-el shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Malachi 4:5,6 ... (The coming of Elijah the prophet.) Behold, I will send you E-li'jah the prophet beore the coming of the great & dreadful day of the LORD:

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, & the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come & smite the earth with a curse.


Luke 1:17 ... And he shall go before him in the Spirit & power of E-li'as, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, & the disobedient ... (by) to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Mark 9:12 ... And he answered & told them, E-li'as verily cometh first, & restoreth all things; & how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, & be set at nought.


Luke 1:18 ... And Zach-a-ri'as said unto the angel, ... Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, & my wife well stricken in years.

Genesis 17:17 ... (Issac is promised.) Then A'bra-ham fell upon his face, & laughed, & said in his heart, shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? & shall Sa'rah, that is ninety years old, bear?


Luke 1:19 ... And the angel answering said unto him, I am ... Ga'bri-el, that stand in the presence of God; & am sent to speak unto thee, & to shew thee these glad tidings.

Hebrews 1:14 ... Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?


Luke 1:20 ... And behold ... thou shalt be dumb, & not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou be dumb, & not able to speak, unto the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

Ezekiel 3:26 ... And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt not be to them ... (a man reproving) a reprover: ... for they are a rebellious house.

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Part III - Aaron & Sons, a Perpetual Priesthood - Exodus 40:19-25 - 12/12/16

Verse 19 ... And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, & put the covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD commanded Mo'ses.


Verse 20 ... And he took the & put ... the testimony into the ark, set the staves on the ark, & put the mercy seat upon the ark:

Exodus 25:16 ... (The form of the ark.) And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.


Exodus 40:21 ... And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, & ... set up the veil of the covered the ark of the testimony: as the LORD commanded Mo'ses.

Exodus 35:12 ... (The free gifts for the tabernacle.) The ark, & the staves thereof, with the mercy seat, & the veil of the covering;


Exodus 40:22 ... And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, ... upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the veil.

Exodus 26:35 ... (The veil for the ark.) And thou shalt set the table without the veil, & the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: & thou shalt put the table on the north side.


Exodus 40:23 ... And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Mo'ses.

Exodus 40:4 ... (Moses is commanded to set up the tabernacle.) And thou shalt bring in the table, & set in order (the order thereof) the things that are to be set in order upon it; & thou shalt bring in the candlestick, & light the lamps thereof.


Exodus 40:24 ... And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.


Exodus 40:25 ... And he lighted the lamps before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Mo'ses.

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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

12/8/16 - 12/9/16 - The Escape to Egypt & Journey from Nazreth to Bethlehem

Sunday School Lesson Daily Reading - Thursday & Friday - Matthew 2:13-15 & Luke 1:1-4

Verse 13 ... And when they departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Jo'seph in a dream, saying, Arise, & take the young child & his mother & flee into E'gypt, & be thou there until I bring thee word: for Her'od will seek the young child to destroy him.


Verse 14 ... When he arose, he took the young child & his mother by night, & departed into E'gypt:


Verse 15 ... And was there until the death of Her'od: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, ... Out of E'gypt have I called my son.

Hosea 11:1 ... (God's goodness To Is'ra-el, & their ingratitude) WHEN Is'ra-el was a child, then I loved him, & called my son out of E'gypt.


Luke 2:1-4 ... (The taxation)

Verse 1 ... AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Ce'sar Au-gus'tus, that all the world should be (enrolled) taxed.


Verse 2 ... (And this taxing was first made when Cy-re'ni-us was governor of Syr'i-a.)

Acts 5:37 ... (Gamaliel's advice) After this man rose up Ju'das of Gal'i-lee in the days of the taxing, & drew aaway much people after him: he also perished; & all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.


Luke 2:3 ... And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.


Luke 2:4 ... And Jo'seph also went up from Gal'i-lee, out of the city of Naz'a-reth, into Ju-de'a, unto ... the city of Da'vid, which is called Beth'le-hem ...

John 7:42 ... Hath not the Scriptures said, That Christ cometh of the seed of Da'vid, & out of the town of Beth'le-hem, where Da'vid was.


Luke 2:4 ... (because he was of the house & lineage of Da'vid,)

Matthew 1:16 ... (The genealogy of Jesus Christ) And Ja'cob begat Jo'seph the husband of Ma'ry of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

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