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Showing posts with label holy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holy. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Lord's Words Become Actions ... Psalm 33:1-9

Because David was an accomplished harpist, he frequently spoke about musical instruments throughout his Psalms. He undoubtedly composed music for many of the Psalms, and he commissioned music for Temple Worship.

A Person's words are measured by the quality of his or her character. If you trust what God says, it is because you trust him to be the God he claims to be. If you doubt his words, you doubt the integrity of God himself. If you believe God is truly God, then believe what he says!

All God's words are true and trustworthy. The Bible is reliable because, unlike people, God does not lie, forget, change his words, or leave promises unfulfilled. We can trust the Bible because, it contains the words of a holy, trustworthy and unchangeable God.

This is a poetic summary of the first chapter of Genesis. He is the Lord of creation, the almighty God. Because he is all powerful, we should reverence him in all we do.

Reference summary used from The Message Bible and The Life Application Bible, KJV, Tyndale Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wednesday - Grace Abounded through Jesus Christ - Romans 5:18-21 - 4/19/17

Acquittal and life for all followed upon Christ's perfect obedience. Law ... to increase the trespass, this is explained in 7:7-13.


Romans 7:7-13: The law & sin. Though the law is holy ... and good, it not only makes man conscious of sin (Galatians 3:19), but also incites to sin (coveteousness; compare Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21). Probably a reminiscence of a thoughtless, carefree boyhood brought to an end (death) by the dawning sense of moral obligation & guilt. The real enemy is sin, which uses even what is good (the law) to make a man more sinful than he would otherwise be.

Reference summary used from The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha Expanded Edition, An Ecumenical Study Bible, RSV

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sunday - The Source of All Love - I John 4:7-19 - 3/5/17

In reality, love is a choice & an action. God is the source of our love: he loved is enough to sacrifice his son for us. Jesus is our example of what it means to love; everything he did in life & death was supremely loving. The Holy Spirit gives us power to love; he lives in our hearts & makes more & more like Jesus. God's love always involves a choice & an action, & our love should be like his.


The world thinks love is what make you feel good, & it is willing to sacrifice moral principles & others' rights in order to obtain such "love." Our definition of love must come from God who is holy, just, & perfect. At the same time, if we truly know God, we must learn to love as he does.


"Only begotten" means God's unique Son.


Love explains (1) why God creates; (2) why God cares; (3) whey we are free to choose; (4) why Christ died; & (5) why we receive eternal life.


Nothing sinful or evil can exist in God's presence. He cannot overlook, condone, or excuse sin as if it never happened. We can be acquitted (Romans 5:18) by his atoning sacrifice ("propitiation").


Jesus is the complete expression of God in human form & he has revealed God to us. When we love one another, the invisible God reveals himself to others through us, & his love is made complete ("perfect").


John isn't telling us how many people to love, but how much to love the people we already know. Our job is to faithfully love the people God has given us to love, whether there are two or two hundred of them. If God sees we are ready to love others, he will bring them to us. God provides us the strength to do what he asks.


When we become Christians, we receive the Holy Spirit. God's presence in our lives is a proof that we really belong to him & gives us the power to love. If you lack assurance of your salvation, listen to the Holy Spirit within you (Romans 8:16).


The day of judgment is that final day when we will appear before Christ & be held accountable for our actions. We can look forward to the judgment, because it will mean the end of sin & the beginning of a face-to-face relationship with Jesus Christ.


If we ever begin to dear eternity, heaven, or God's judgment, we can remind ourselves of God's love. We can be confident of what lies ahead if in this life we have determined to be more like Jesus.


God's love is the source of all human love, & it spreads like fire. In turn, they love others, who are warmed by God's love through them.

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

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


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3 of 3 - Sunday - God Promises a Saviour - Luke 1:35-38 - 12/4/16

Verse 35 ... And the angel answered & said unto her, ... The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, & the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called ...

Matthew 1:20 ... (An angel removeth the doubt of Joseph) But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream saying, Jo'seph, thou son of Da'vid, fear not to take unto thee Ma'ry thy wife: for that which is (begotten) cinceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.


Luke 1:35 ... the Son of God.

Mark 1:1 ... THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;


Luke 1:36 ... For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Genesis 18:14 ... Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, & Sa'rah shall have a son.


Luke 1:38 .. And Ma'ry said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.


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


Monday, November 14, 2016

Tuesday - Healing River Flows from the Temple - Ezekiel 47:1,2,12 - 11/15/16

The vision of the holy waters.

Verse 1 ... AFTERWARD he brought me again unto the door of the house; & behold, ... waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, & the waters came down from under, from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.

Revelation 22:1 ... And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God & of the Lamb.


Ezekiel 47:2 ... Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, & led me about the way without unto the outer gate by the way that looketh eastward; &, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.


Ezekiel 47:12 ... And ...by the river up on the bank thereof, on this side & on that side,

Ezekiel 47:7 ... Now when I had returned, behold, at the at the bank (lip) of the river were many trees on the one side & on the other.

Ezekiel 47:12 ... shall (shall come up) grow all trees for meat, ... whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new (principal) according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: & the fruit thereof shall be for meat, ...

Psalm 1:3 ... But thou, O LORD, art a shield (about) for me; my glory, & he lifter up of mine head.


Ezekiel 47:12 ... & the leaf thereof (for bruises & sores) for medicine.


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