Morning Reading

At the Cross, just for me, He gave His life at the cross, just for me.

Psalm 136:1-9

 

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psa. 136:2
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psa. 136:3
O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psa. 136:4
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psa. 136:5
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psa. 136:6
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psa. 136:7
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endures for ever:

Psa. 136:8
The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endures for ever:

Psa. 136:9
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Daily Bible Study, Finding Faith through Bible Study, Morning Reading

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.”

Morning Reading, Trumpet Call

A Holiday Hymn Psalm 81:1 – 5

Feast of Trumpet:

81:1 – Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

81:2 – Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

81:3 – Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

81:4 – For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

81:5 – This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.   “Say to the Church” (Israel) On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.  Also at your times of rejoicing  – your appointed feasts and New Moon festivals – you are to sound the trumpet over your burnt offering and fellows offering, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the LORD your God.”   

Focus points:  The two silver trumpets were used to coordinate the tribes as they moved though the desert. To keep so many people in tight formation required clear communication and control. Trumpet blast also reminded Israel of God’s protection over them.

Morning Reading, My Voice:, Psalms and Proverbs, Working out My own salvation

Daily Bible Study Tues.Aug.7,2018

Psalms 7– Theme:  A request for justice against those who make slanderous comments. God is the perfect judge and will punish those who persecute the innocent.   instead of striking back, ask God to take your case, bring justice, and restore your reputation.

Prov.7:25-27

 

Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death. many strong men have been slain by her –

Neh.13:26>  Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women.   

Focus Points: Nehemiah used the example of Solomon’s mistakes to teach his people. If one of the greatest kings of Israel fell because of the influence of unbelievers others could too. Nehemiah saw the principle in Solomon’s example. Your gifts and strengths won’t be of much benefit if you fail to deal with your weaknesses. Although Solomon was a great king, his marriages to foreign women brought tragedy to the whole kingdom. A tendency to sin must be recognized and dealt with swiftly; otherwise, it may overpower you and bring you down. One of the strongest reasons for reading the Bible is to learn from the mistakes of God’s people. 

Her house is the way to hell, –

Prov.2:18> Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.

I Cor.6:9,10> Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Focus point: I will just say, in a permissive society it is easy for Christians to overlook or tolerate some immoral behaviors (greed, drunkenness, etc.) while remaining outraged at others (homosexuality, thievery). We must not participate in sin or condone it in any way, nor may we be selective about what we condemn or excuse. Staying away from more “acceptable” forms of sin is difficult, but it is ho harder for us than it was for the Corinthians. God expects his followers in any age to have high standards.


Heb.13:4> Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Focus point:

Real love for others produces tangible actions: (1) kindness to strangers (2) empathy for those who are in prison and those who have been mistreated (3) respect for your marriage vows and (4)contentment with what you have. Make sure that your love runs deep enough to affect your hospitality, empathy, fidelity, and contentment.

Rev.22:15> Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.       

Focus point: 

The emphasis is that nothing evil and no sinner will be in God’s presence to corrupt or harm any of the unfaithful. 

 

 

Morning Reading, Prayerful focus

Daily Bible Study Aug.1,2018

Psalm 1:

Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Gen.5:24> Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

Job 31:5> If I have walked with falsehood or my foot has hurried after deceit—

let God weigh me in honest scales and he will know that I am blameless—

Ps.81:12> So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

Prov.4:14>Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.

2.But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Focus Points: You can learn how to follow God by meditating on his word. Meditating means spending time reading thinking about what you have read. It means asking yourself how you should change so you’re living as God wants. Knowing and meditating on God’s Word are the first steps toward applying it to your everyday life. If you want to follow God more closely, you must know what he says.

3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Gen.39:3> When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did,

Focus points: verses 2 and 3 – There is simple wisdom in these two verses’-the more wwe delight in God;s presence, the more fruitful we are. On the other hand, the more we allow those who ridicule God to affect our thoughts and attitudes, the more we separate ourselves from our source of nourishment. We must have contact with unbelievers if we are to witness to them, but we must not join in or imitate their sinful behavior. If you want despair, spend time with mocking sinner; but if you want God’s happiness, make friends with those who love God and His Word. When Scriptures says “Whatever he does prospers, “It does not mean immunity from failure or difficulties. Nor is it a guarantee of health, wealth, and happiness. What the Bible means by prosperity is this: When we apply God’s wisdom, the fruit (results or byproducts) we bear will be good and receive God’s approval. Just as a tree soaks up water and bears luscious fruit, we also are to soak up God and his Word.

Ps’128:2> Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,

4.The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Focus points: Chaff is the outer shell (or husk)that must be removed to get at the valuable kernels of grain inside. Chaff was removed by a process called threshing and winnowing. After the plants were cut, they were crushed, and then the pieces were thrown into the air. Chaff is very light and is carried away by even the slightest wind.While the good grain fails back to the earth. Chaff is a symbol of a faithless life that drifts along without direction. Good grain is a symbol of a faithful life that can be used by God. Unlike grain,however, we can choose the direction we will take.

5,Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6.For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Nah.1:7> The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,

John 10:14> “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—

 

Christian Life style, Morning Reading

Daily Bible Study 7/19/2018

Psalms 19,49,79,109,139.

Ps.19:11 – Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.  Isa.44:6 – This is what the LORD says – Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.

Prov.19:11.

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger:and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.     James 1:19 – My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

Prov.25:21 – If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

Matt.5:44  – But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Rom.12:19  – Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord.

Eph.4:32 – Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

 

 

Christian Life style, Finding Faith through Bible Study, Morning Reading

Psalm 132:2-5

Veres 2 – 5> How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

RUTH 3:18>Then Naomi said, “Wait, my daughter, until you find out what happens. For the man will not rest until the matter is settled today.”   

Focus point:  Naomi implied that Boaz would follow through with his promise at once. He obviously had a reputation for keeping his word and would not rest until his task was completed. Such reliable people stand out in any age and culture. Do others regard you as one who will do what you say? Keeping your word and following though on assignments should be high on anyone’s priority list. Building a reputation for integrity, however, must be done one brick, one act, at a time.