Trumpet Call, Trusting In the LORD

Psalm 68 : 6-8 1/8/2019

Theme: 

Remembering God’s glory and power. Times and cultures change, but God is always majestically present as defender and provider.   

verse 1     Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.   

Focus points:     This psalm begins just like Moses’ cry in Numbers 10:35 – And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.  as the Israelites  followed the ark of the covenant. It undoubtedly bought to mind the time when David led a joyous procession that brought the ark from the house of Obed-Edom to Jerusalem (2Sam.6:11-58).

verses 3-8  But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.  A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God, In his holy habitation.But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. 

Focus points: With shouts of praise and the sound of trumpets, David and his people took the holy ark toward Mount Zion (2 Sam.6:15) It was a time to sing praises to the Lord, whose presence brings great joy. Only in God is there hope for the orphans widows, prisoners, and all other lonely people if you are lonely or disadvantaged. join David in praise and discover great joy from loving and praising God.

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, isGod in his holy habitation. God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

Focus points:   David praised God for his protection and provision. When we see God’s true majesty, our response should be to praise him. This was a song of faith because many of theses benefits had not yet come true in David’s time. It should also be our song of faith. We must continue to trust God because, in time, he will full-fill all his promises.

A Message for Today, Trusting In the LORD

Bible Study in Psalm 64.

Ps. 64:1

[[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.   

Ps.140:1>Let them vanish like water that flows away; when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.

Pa. 64:2>
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

P\s. 64:3
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Ps.58:7>Let them vanish like water that flows away; when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.

Pa. 64:4
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

Pa 64:5
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?  

Pa 64:6
They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. 

Pa 64:7
But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. 

Psa 64:8
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

Prov.18:7>The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.

Psa 64:9
And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

Psa 64:10
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory. 

Ps.32:11>Let them vanish like water that flows away; when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.

Focus Points:   Evil can come in the form of a secret conspiracy or an ambush because Satan wants to catch us unprepared. He tempts us in our weakest  areas when we least expect it. But God himself will strike down our enemies  (Ps.64:7), whether they are physical or spiritual or spiritual.  Wickedness is widespread and affects us in many ways, but the final victory already belongs to God and those who trust and believe in him. 

64:1,2  – We may believe that God wants to hear only certain requests from us. While it is true that we should offer praise, confession, and respectful petitions, it is true also that God is willing to listen to anything we want to tell him. David expressed himself honestly, knowing that God would hear his voice. God will always listen to us, and he will fully understand what we say.

verses 64:3-10  –  The words spoken against us are among the most painful attacks we may have to face. If we trust in God, these attacks will not hurt us. 

 

Psalms and Proverbs, Trusting In the LORD

Daily Reading and Bible Study 9/6/18

Psalms 6-36-66-96-126 

Theme: David complains, yet trumps over his enemies.    

Psalm 6:1-4,9> 

Psa. 6:1-  O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psa. 6:2 – Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

Psa. 6:3 – My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

Psa. 6:4 – Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

Psa.6:9 – The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

study and claim:

Proverbs 6:

3a- the LORD hath set apart him that is Godly for himself.

Ex.33:16>  How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

2Pet.2:9>if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.

4b – Prov.3:7> Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.

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

9d- The LORD hath heard my supplication Ps.3:4> I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.

Ps.31:22>In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help.

Ps.40:1-2> I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

Trusting In the LORD

Evening Reading Prov.30:8 Psa.38:21

June 13th — Evening Reading

To you, LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God. 

Focus points:

Having too much money can be dangerous, but so can having too little. Being poor can, in fact, be hazardous to spiritual as well as physical health. On the other hand, On the other hand, being rich is not the answer. As Jesus pointed out, rich people have trouble getting into God’s kingdom Matthew 19:23-24. Like Paul, we can learn how to live whether we have we have little or plenty (Philippians 4:12) But  our lives are more likely to be effective if we have”neither poverty nor riches.”

 

Daily Promise, Trusting In the LORD

Daily Promises (Romans 8:30)

Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 

Some believe these verses mean that before the beginning of the world, God chose certain people to receive his gift of salvation. They point to like Ephesians 1:11 that says we are “predestined according the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will. “Others believe that God foreknew those who would respond to him and upon those he set his mark (predestined). What is clear is that God’s purpose for people was not an afterthought; it was settled before the foundation of the world. People are to serve and honor God. If you have believed in Christ, you can rejoice in the fact that God has always known you. God’s love is eternal, His wisdom and power are supreme, He will guide and protect you until you one day stand in his presence.

Called means summoned or invited For more on justification and glorification,

study Romans chapter 3. 

Focus Point:
The Lord will glorify those whom He has already justified. The use of “glorified” here (in Greek, the proleptic aorist, edoxasen) presents the act of our glorification as being something complete and finished. Even though we cannot view it as a completed action from our human vantage point, God views it as already complete. A done deal.

 

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Daily Reading Monday May 28,2018

Psalms 28,

Theme: Prayer when surrounded by trouble or wickedness. God is our only source of safety. Prayer is our best help when trials come our way because it keep us in communion with God.

I have claimed this prayer of David

verse 1 A psalm of David.

I pray to you, O LORD, my rock.
Do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you are silent,
I might as well give up and die.

verse 2- Listen to my prayer for mercy
as I cry out to you for help,
as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary.

verse 3 – Do not drag me away with the wicked—
with those who do evil—
those who speak friendly words to their neighbors
while planning evil in their hearts.

verse 4 – Give them the punishment they so richly deserve!
Measure it out in proportion to their wickedness.
Pay them back for all their evil deeds!
Give them a taste of what they have done to others.

 (a) 2 Tim 4:14>Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm, but the Lord will judge him for what he has done.

verse 5 – They care nothing for what the LORD has done
or for what his hands have made.
So he will tear them down,
and they will never be rebuilt!

verse 6 – Praise the LORD!
For he has heard my cry for mercy.

verse 7 – The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

(b)Psa.18:2> The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.

verse 8 – The LORD gives his people strength.
He is a safe fortress for his anointed king.

verse 9 – Save your people!
Bless Israel, your special possession.
Lead them like a shepherd,
and carry them in your arms forever.

 

Psalms 58:

[[To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David.]]

verse1- Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

verse 2- Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

(a)Psa.94:20>Can unjust leaders claim that God is on their side—
leaders whose decrees permit injustice?

verse 3- The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

(b)Psa.51:5>For I was born a sinner—
yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.

verse 4- Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

(c)Psa.140:3>Their tongues sting like a snake;
the venom of a viper drips from their lips.

verse 5- Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.

verse 6- Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

(d) Job4:10>The lion roars and the wildcat snarls,but the teeth of strong lions will be broken.

verse 7- Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

verse 8- As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

verse 9- Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

(e) Prov.10:25>When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away,
but the godly have a lasting foundation.

verse 10- The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

(f)Deut.32:43>  “Rejoice with him, you heavens,and let all of God’s angels worship him.Rejoice with his people, you nations,and let all the angels be strengthened in him.For he will avenge the blood of his servants;
he will take revenge against his enemies.
He will repay those who hate him and cleanse the land for his people.”

Job 29:19> For I am like a tree whose roots reach the water,whose branches are refreshed with the dew.

Ps.18:47> He is the God who pays back those who harm me;
he subdues the nations under me

Prov.10:11>  The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain;
the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.

Rev.18:20>Rejoice over her fate, O heaven
and people of God and apostles and prophets!
For at last God has judged her
for your sakes.

verse 11- So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judges in the earth.

(g)Rom.2:6-11>He will judge everyone according to what they have done.He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness.There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile.But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile.For God does not show favoritism.

(h)>Job:34:11>  There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.

Eccl.5:8> Don’t be surprised if you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and if justice is being miscarried throughout the land. For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice get lost in red tape and bureaucracy.

Jer.32:19>  You have all wisdom and do great and mighty miracles. You see the conduct of all people, and you give them what they deserve.

Ezek.7:27>  The king and the prince will stand helpless,
weeping in despair,
and the people’s hands
will tremble with fear.
I will bring on them
the evil they have done to others,
and they will receive the punishment
they so richly deserve.
Then they will know that I am the LORD.”

Rom.14:12>Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God.

Rev.2:23>I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the thoughts and intentions of every person. And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve.

88, 118, 148.

Proverbs 28:1-5>The wicked run away when no one is chasing them,
but the godly are as bold as lions. When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily.
But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability. A poor person who oppresses the poor
is like a pounding rain that destroys the crops. To reject the law is to praise the wicked; to obey the law is to fight them.Evil people don’t understand justice,but those who follow the LORD understand completely.

(Better to be poor and honest
than to be dishonest and rich.)

 

Daily Readings, Trusting In the LORD

Daily Reading: Proverbs 27 and Psa.27

verse 1  Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

(a)Luke 12:19>And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”’

verse 2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

verse 3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.

(b) Esth 1:12>But when they conveyed the king’s order to Queen Vashti, she refused to come. This made the king furious, and he burned with anger.

verse 4  Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? 

(c) 1 John 3:12>We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been doing what was righteous.

verse 5  Open rebuke is better than secret love.

(d) Gal.2:14>When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?

verse 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

verse 7  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

verse 8  As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

(e) Job 39:14> She lays her eggs on top of the earth,
letting them be warmed in the dust.

verse 9  Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

verse 10 Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

verse 11  My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

(f) Psa.119:42>Then I can answer those who taunt me,
for I trust in your word.

verse 12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

(g) Isa.32:2>Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm,
like streams of water in the desert
and the shadow of a great rock in a parched land.

verse 13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

verse 14  He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. (h) Psa.12:2>Neighbors lie to each other,
speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.

verse 15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

verse 16  Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

verse 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

verse 18  Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured. 

(I) Deut.20:6>  And what man is he that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not yet eaten of it? let him also go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man eat of it.

1 Kings 11:8>  And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

Prov.12:24>  Work hard and become a leader;
be lazy and become a slave.

1 Cor.3:8>The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.

verse 19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

verse 20  Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

verse 21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

verse 22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

verse 23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

verse 24  For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

verse 25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

verse 26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

verse 27  And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

Thanks To Sis. T.Waller and Sis  T. Deskins, I respect your Godly counsel The Lord has confirm your guided counseling, from two different precepts.  

Psalms 27:1- The LORD is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?  focus Points: Fear is a dark shadow that envelops us and ultimately imprisons us within ourselves. Each of us has been a prisoner of fear at one time or another – fear of rejection, misunderstanding, uncertainty, sickness, or even death. But we can conquer fear by using the bright liberating light of the Lord who brings salvation. If we want to dispel the darkness of fear, let us remember with the psalmist that “the LORD is my light and my salvation.”