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Psa.21:1-7 Praising God after victory In battle.

Psalm  21: 1-7>  The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.or thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head. e asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever. His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him. For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance. Praising God after victory in battle. When God answers our prayers for victory, we must quickly and openly thank him for his help.

Focus Points: David described all that he had as gifts from God, “the desire of his heart, ” rich blessings, a crown of pure gold, long life, splendor and majestly, eternal blessings gladness. We too must look upon all we have – position, family, wealth, talent – as gifts from God. Only then will we use them to give glory back to him.

Focus points for verse 7>  (for the king trusts in the LORD: through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.)   A good leader trusts the Lord and depends upon his unfailing love. Too often leaders trust in the own cleverness, popular support, or military power. But God is above all these “gods,” if you aspire to leadership, keep the Lord God at the center of your life and depend on him. His wisdom is the best strength you can have. Also because David trusted in God, God would not let him be shaken (removed from the throne). When we trust in God, we have permanence and stability. We may lose a great deal – families, jobs, material possessions – but we cannot be shaken from God’s favor. He will be our  foundation of solid rock. He will never leave or desert us.

I just came through a storm trusting The LORD GOD, believe me His Word is truth.

 

 

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Psalm 12: 9/13/2018

Theme: David’s confidence in God’s tried promise.  (1a) Help LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Isa.57:1>
The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.

5b) For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will is arise saith the LORD: I will set him in safety from him that prefetch at him.

Ex.3:7-8>
The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering

6c)

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified proven times.

2Sam.22:31> “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.

Prov.30:5>  “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

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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.”

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Daily Bible Study Psalm 29: 8/29/18

Psalm 29:

Theme: god reveals his great power in nature. We can trust God to give us both the peace and the strength to weather the storms  of life. 

verse 11—The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

  ref: Isa. 40:29>
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. He give power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases.

Focus point:   Even the strongest people get tried at times, but God’s power and strength never diminish. He is never too tired  or too busy to help and listen. His strength is our source of strength. When you feel all of life crushing you and cannot go another step, remember that you can call upon God to renew your strength.

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Daily Bible Study Aug.2,2018

Psalms 2:8> Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.   

Ref.

Dan.7:13,14> I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

John 17:4,5> I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Focus points:  This one like a son of man”is the Messiah, Jesus used this verse to refer to himself (Matt.26:64; Luke 1:27; John 1:51). The clouds heavenly  portray the Son of Man as divine, throughout the Bible clouds represent his majestly and awesome presence. God’s glory appeared in cloud in Exodus 16:10 and 19:9 at the giving of the law at Sinai.

     Before Jesus came to earth, he was one with God. At this point, when his Mission on earth was almost finished, Jesus was asking his Father to restore him to his orinial place of honor and authority: Jesus’ resurrection and ascension – and Stephen’s dying exclamation (Acts 7:56) – attest that Jesus did return to his exalted position at the right hand of God.

Proverbs 2:6,7

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. 

Ref:

Luke 21:15> For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

John 6:45> It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’[fn] Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me.

James 1:5> If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Psalm 84:11> For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. 

Focus points:

 God gives us wisdom and victory but not for drifting through life or acting irresponsibly with his gifts and resources. If we are faithful and keep our purpose in life clearly in mind, he will keep us from pride an greed.  Wisdom’s  starting point is God and his revealed Word, the source of “knowledge and understanding”. In that sense, wisdom is his gift to us. But he gives it only to those who earnestly seek it. But because God’s wisdom is hidden from the rebellious and foolish, it takes effort to find it, and use it. The pathway to wisdom is strenuious. When we are on the path, we discover that true wisdom is God’s and that he will guide us and reward our sincere and persistent search.

 

 

 

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Psalm 23 July 23,2018

God is seen as a caring shepherd and dependable guide. We must follow God and obey his commands. He is our only hope for eternal life and security.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

 

John 10:11> “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

1 Pet.2:25 > For “you were like sheep going astray,”[fn] but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

Ezek.34:14 > I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Ps.46:11>  The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Isa.8:10 >Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us.

Zech.8:23 >This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In those days ten people from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.’ 

Matt.1:23 > “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”(which means “God with us”).

Acts 18:9,10 > One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

2Cor.5:1> For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

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Heb.11:1 7/1718

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Romans 8:24> For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

Focus Points:

Do you remember how you felt when you were very young and your birthday approached? You were excited and anxious. You knew you would certainly receive gifts and other special treats. But some things would be a surprise, Birthdays combine assurance and anticipation, and so does faith! Faith is the conviction based on past experience that God’s new and fresh surprise will surely be ours. Two words describe faith: sure and certain; These two qualities need a secure beginning and ending point. The beginning point of faith is believing in God’s character – he is who he says. The end point is believing God’s promises – he will do what says. When we believe that God will fulfill his promises even through we don’t see those promises materializing yet, we demonstrate true faith. It is natural for children to trust their parents,through parents sometimes fail to keep their promises. Our heavenly  Father, however, never makes promises he won’t keep. Nevertheless, his plan may take more time than we expect. Rather than acting like impatient children as we wait for God’s will to unfold, we should place our confidence in God’s goodness and wisdom.

(John 20:24-31).   Now Thomas (also known as Didymu, one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.

So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.