Theme: David complains, yet trumps over his enemies.
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:
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”