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Daily Bible Study July 20, 2018

Proverbs 20:22

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

 Ref:

Deut. 32:35> It is mine to avenge; I will repay.   In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.”

Rom.12:17> Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

1 Pet.3:9> Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.   

Focus points:  These verses summarize the core of Christian living. If we love someone the way Christ loves us, we will be willing to forgive. If we have experienced God’s grace, we will want to pass it on to others. And remember, grace is undeserved favor. By giving an enemy a drink, we’re not excusing his or her misdeeds. We’re recognizing them, and loving them in spite of their sins – Just as Christ did for us.    In this day of constant lawsuits and incessant demands for legal rights Paul’s command sounds almost impossible. when someone hurts you deeply, instead of giving them what they deserves, Paul says to befriend them. Why does Paul tell us to forgive our enemies?

(1) Forgiveness may break a cycle of retaliation and lead to mutual reconciliation.

(2) It may make the enemy feel ashamed and change his or her ways.

(3) By contrast, repaying evil for evil hurts you just as much as it hurts your enemy. Even if your enemy never repents, forgiving him or her will free you of a heavy load of bitterness.

     Forgiveness involves both attitudes and actions. If you find it difficult to feel forgiving toward someone who has hurt you, try responding with kind actions. If appropriate, tell this person that you would like to heal your relationship. Lend a helping hand. Send him or her a gift. Smile at him or her. Many times you will discover that right actions lead to right feelings.

 

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Daily Bible Study 10-17-2018 Psalms 17,47,77,107,137 Proverbs 17:


[[A Prayer of David.]] Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

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

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

Psa 17:4
Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

Psa 17:5
Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

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

Psa 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.

Psa 17:8
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

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

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

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

Psa 17:12
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Psa 17:13
Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

Psa 17:14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

Psa 17:15
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Ref: Job 19:26-27>And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;

Col.1:15>The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Focus Points:

Job said “in my flesh I will see God.” Job’s situation, it seemed unlikely to him that he would, in his flesh, see God,  and he was confident that God’s  justice would trump, even if it would take a miracle like resurrection to accomplish this.  At the heart of the book of Job comes his ringing affirmation of confidence. ” I know my Redeemer lives. “In Ancient Israel a redeemer was a family member who bought a slave’s way to freedom or who took  care of a widow (Ruth 3:1 – notes) What tremendous faith Job had, especially in light of the fact that he was unaware of the conference between God and Satan, Job thought that God had brought all these disasters upon him! Faced with death and decay, Job still expected to see God – and he expected to do so in his body. When the book of Job was written, Israel did not have a well develop doctrine of the resurrection. Although Job struggled with the idea that God would be on his side, this belief was so strong that Job became one of  the first to talk about the resurrection of the body (see also Psalm 16:10; Isaiah 26:19;  Daniel 12:2,13).

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Psalm 49: 7,8,15. 12/19/18

No man can redeem life of another or give to God a ransom for him – the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough – But God will redeem my life from the grave, he will surely take me to himself.

Ref.Hos.13:14> ” I will ransom them from the power of the grave, I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave,is your desruction? ”  

Focus Points:

      In the slave market of the ancient world, a slave had to be redeemed or ransomed (someone had to pay the price) in oreder to go free.

In Mark 10:45> For even the Son of man did not come to be served, but to  serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Ephesians 1:7> In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

Hebrews 9:12> He did not enter by means of the blood of oats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redempton.

we learn that Jesus paid such a price so that we could be set free from slaverly to sin in order to begin a new life with him. There is no way for a person to buy eternal life with God. God alone can redeem a soul. Don’t count on wealth and physical comforts to make you happy because you will never have enough wealth to keep from dying.

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Daily Bible Study 10/9/18

Psalm 9:9-10

The LORD also will be a refuge for the appressed, a refuge in times of trouble. and they that know thy name will put their trust in thee,” for thou Lord hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

they that know thy name will put their trust in thee.

Ref: Ps.91:14>“Because he[fn] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

John 17:3>Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

2Cor.4:3>And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

Focus Point:   The gospel is open and revealed to everyone, except to those who refuse to believe. Satan is “the god of this age.” His work is to deceive, and he has blinded those who don’t believe in Christ.(2Cor.11:14-15). The allure of money, power, and pleasure blinds people to the light of Christ’s gospel. Those who reject Christ and prefer their own pursuits have unknowingly made Satan their god.

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

2Tim. 1:12>  That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.

1John 2:3-4>   We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.

Focus Point.   God will never forsake those who seek him. To forsake some is to abandon that person. God’s promise does not mean that if we trust in him we will escape loss or suffering; it means that God himself will never leave us no matter what we face.

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(Psalm 91:11) Daily Promises (Sept.12th)


For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 

(NIV)
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 

Focus Points:   One of the functions of angels is to watch over believers (Hebrews 1:14) There are examples of guardian angels in Scripture

(1Kings 19:5;

Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.”

Daniel 6:22;
My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”

Matthew 18:10;
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Luke 16:22;  Acts 12:13;  Acts 27:23-24) Angels are not visible, except on special occasions

(Numbers 22:31;
Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.)

Luke 2:9
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

verses 11 and 12 were quoted by Satan when he tempted Jesus 

(Matthew 4:6; “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone

Luke 4:10-11 For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’)

It is comforting to know that God watches over us even in times of great stress and fear.

Reflection
As we abide in the light of our Father, we are given protection beyond all comprehension. These heavenly angels are encamped all about us as they guard our every path throughout this life. Indeed, absolutely nothing shall ever prevail against us as we walk in the light! For He is our rock! He is our mighty fortress! 

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Psalms 70:1-5

Prayer against the wicked and for the godly.

Psa. 70:1

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.

Ps. 70:2a)
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

Psa.109:29> May my accusers be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.

Psa. 70:3
Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

Psa. 70:4b)
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.       

Isa.61:10> I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Hab.3:18>  yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Rom.5:2>  through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Phil. 3:1>
Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.

1Pet.2:2-9>  Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,”and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.  But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Psa. 70:5
But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

(c) Psa.40:17> But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.

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Psalms – 37 9/7/18

Psa. 37:1

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

Psa 37:2
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Psa 37:3
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Psa 37:4
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Job 27:10> Will they find delight in the Almighty? Will they call on God at all times?

Song 2:3> She: Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

Isa.58:14>She: Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

1Pet.1:8> Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,

Psa 37:5
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Psa 37:6
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Mic.7:9>

Psa 37:7-8
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Job 5:2>  Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.

Ps.73:3>  For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Prov.14:29>   Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Eph.4:26> “In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

James 1:9> Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.

Psa 37:8 – Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

 Psa 37:9 – 13
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.  For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.The wicked plotted against the just, and gnashes upon him with his teeth.The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

1Sam.26:10>As surely as the LORD lives,” he said, “the LORD himself will strike him, or his time will come and he will die, or he will go into battle and perish.

Psa 37:14
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Prov. 15:16> Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.

1Tim.6:6> But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Psa 37:17
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

Psa 37:18
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

Ps.1:6>For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Isa.60:21>Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor.

Psa 37:19
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Job 5:20>In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.

 Psa 37:21
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

Psa 37:22
For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

Psa 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Ps.121:3> He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;

Prov.16:9>In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.

Psa 37:24
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Mic.7:8>  Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.

2Chr.4:9>He made the courtyard of the priests, and the large court and the doors for the court, and overlaid the doors with bronze.

Psa 37:28
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Ps.11:7> For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.

Psa 37:33
The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

Ps.109:31> For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them.

Psa 37:37
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Job 1:1>In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.

Isa. 32:17> The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

Luke 2:25-30>Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

Acts 7:59-60>While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”Act 7:60
Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

1Thess.4:17> After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.Therefore encourage one another with these words.

2Tim.4:6-8> For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

2Pet.1:14> because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.

Psa 37:39 – But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

Ps.3:8> From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.

Isa.12:2> Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense[fn]; he has become my salvation.”

Jon 2:9> But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’ ”

Psa 37:40
And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

1Chr.5:20….They were helped in fighting them, and God delivered the Hagrites and all their allies into their hands, because they cried out to him during the battle. He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him.   

Focus Points: 1Chronicles 5:18-22; The armies of Rueben, Gad, and Manasseh succeeded in battle because they trusted God. Although they had instinct and skill as soldiers, they prayed and sought God’s direction. The natural and developed abilities God gives us are meant to be used for him, but they should never replace our dependence on him. When we trust in our own cleverness, skill, and strength rather than in God, we open the door for pride. When facing difficult situations, seek God’s purpose and ask for his Psalm 20:7 says,” Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”