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Psalm 17:13-15 Focus Points

 

Rise up, LORD, confront them, bring them down; with your sword rescue me from the wicked.   By your hand save me from such people, LORD, from those of this world whose reward is in this life. May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies; may their children gorge themselves on it, and may there be leftovers for their little ones.   As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.   

Ref: 1John 3:2>   Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.    

Focus Points: We deceive ourselves when we measure our happiness or contentment in life by the amount of wealth we possess. When we put riches at the top of our value system, we let power, pleasure and financial security overshadow the eternal value of our relationship with God. We think we will be happy or content when we get riches, only to discover that they don’t  really satisfy, and the pleasures fade away. The true measurement of happiness or contentment is found in God’s love and in doing his will. You will find true happiness if you put your relationship with God above earthly riches.  verse 15 also focus on the word awake shows that David believed in resurrection was not widespread in Old Testament times. several verses show that it was partially understood. some of these are Job 19:25-27; Psalms 16:10; 49:15; 139:17,18; Isaiah 26:19 and Daniel 12:2,13.

 

 

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Daily Reading and Bible Study 9/14/2018

 Daily Promises (September 14th)

(Philippians 4:19)

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Reflection
God is all-powerful. He is able to provide for every need that meets a believer in his walk with Christ. As humans we often think of “needs” in the light of food, shelter, and physical amenities. However, our “real” needs are spiritual, for our spirit is eternal. Jesus has provided for all of our spiritual needs. As the Apostle Peter says in his second letter:
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

(2 Peter 1:3-4) 

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.


The Philippians trusted in God’s promises, and they gave to the Lord’s work out of what little they possessed. Praise God that we can trust in Him for our daily provision of all our needs!

Focus points:  

We can trust that God will always meet our needs. Whatever we need on earth he will always supply, even if it is the courage to face death as Paul did. Whatever we need in heaven he will supply. We must remember, however, the difference between our wants and our needs. Most people want to feel good and avoid discomfort or pain. we may not get all that we want. By trusting in Christ, our attitudes and appetites can change from wanting everything to accepting his provision and power to live for him.

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Daily Reading and Bible Study 9/14/2018

Theme:  Only the fool denies God. How foolish it must seem to God when people say there is no God.

Spa. 14:1
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Psa 14:2
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Psa.  14:3
They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.  

  Focus :

The true atheist is either foolish or wicked – foolish because he ignores the evidence that God exists or wicked because he refuses to live by God’s truths. We become atheists in practice  when we rely more on ourselves than on God. The fool  mentioned here Is someone who is aggressively perverse in his actions. To speak in direct defiance of God is utterly foolish according to the Bible. No one but God is perfect; all of us stand guiltily before him (see Romans 3:23) and need his forgiveness. No matter how well we perform or how much we achieve compared to others, none of us can boast of his or her goodness when compared to God’s standard. God not only expects us to obey his guidelines, but he wants us to love him with all our heart. No one except Jesus Christ has done that perfectly. Because we all fall short we must turn to Christ to save us (Romans 10: 9-11). Have you asked him to save you?

Psa.  14:4
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

Psa.  14:5
There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

Focus points:

If God is “in the company of the righteous,” then those who attack God’s followers may be attacking God. To attack God is utterly futile (see Ps.2:4-5,10-12). Thus, while we may feel we are losing the battle, there can absolutely no doubt that our ultimate victory is in God.

Psa.  14:6
Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

Psa.  14:7
Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

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Daily Bible Study Thur. Aug.30,2018

Readings: Psalms  30-60-90-120-150

Proverbs 30:

Prayer for today:    Heavenly Father, I see now how deeply You’re been working in me all along. Forgive my feeble response and open my eyes and ears to see and hear You at work. I do want to do Your will, as you make Yourself know to me. May my life be a channel for You to bless those around me Amen.

 

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Daily Promises (August 24th)

(James 1:5)

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

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A plea for justice in the face of false accusations and persecution. David urges us to realize the true goal of life – to see God one day.

PSALM 17

17 – 1) Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

17 – 2)Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.

17 – 3)(a) Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that (b)my mouth shall not transgress. 

(a) Job 23:10   But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

(b) James 3:2    We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

17 – 4) Concerning the works of men,(c) by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. (c) Rom.12:2  

17 – 5) Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.   

17 – 6) I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

17 – 7) Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. 

17 – 8d) Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

(d) Deut.32:10
In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye,

17 – 9) From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about. 

17 – 10) They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly. 

17 – 11e) They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;

(e) 1 Sam.23:26   Saul was going along one side of the mountain, and David and his men were on the other side, hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his forces were closing in on David and his men to capture them,

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Daily Bible Study John 8:31,32/2Corinthians

John 8:31,32> Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.   

Focus points:  

Jesus himself is the truth that sets us free. He is the source of truth, the percept standard of what is right. He frees us from the consequences of sin, from self-deception by Satan. He shows us clearly the way to eternal life with God. As we seek to serve God, Jesus perfect truth frees us to be all that God meant us to be.

Ps.119:45>  I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. 

Isa. 61:1>  The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

Rom.6:14> For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

Focus points:

If we’re no longer under the law but under grace, are we now free to sin and disregard the Ten commandments?  Paul says, “By no means”. When we were under the law, sin was our master the law does not  justify us or help us overcome sin. But now that we are bound to Christ, he is our Master, and he gives us power to do good rather than evil.

2Cor.3:17,18> Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Focus points:   Those who were trying to be saved by keeping the Old Testament law were soon tied up in rules and ceremonies. But now through the Holy Spirit, God provides freedom from sin and condemnation (Rom.8:1) When we trust Christ to save us, he removes our heavy burden of trying to please him and our guilt for failing to do so. By trusting Christ we are loved, accepted forgiven, and freed to live for him. “Where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.”

2Corinthians 10:4,5> And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.