ANSWER WHEN I CALL

Psalms 4:4-8 –

I am in awe of the Lord as I meditate upon Him at night. You answer me when I call. I listen quietly as I can. My heart and lips give thanks. My voice raises in praise. I know I can trust in the LORD. Still others say is there any hope for us. Who will show us kindness they say. Lord let your countenance shine upon me.

You shed your grace upon my path. You put gladness in my heart. It is a more joyous occasion than the time of harvest. I rest in you Lord. You relieve my anxieties as you are the God of all comfort. I can lay down and sleep safely as your wings cover me. I have peace!

Do you have peace today? May the Shalom of God be upon you!

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HEAR MY CRY!

Psalms 4:1-3 –

Oh God you have heard my cry! You have opened my heart wide to receive from you. In my distress you care about me. You watch over me in hard times and tight places. You are there for me when the enemy oppresses. In every tribulation I can trust in you! Your mercies are like sweet honey to my soul.

When he says sons of men it refers to the great and noble men of Israel. He reviles them and poses the question – How long will you bring my glory into shame?

Their actions did not glorify God. Even their songs of worship were detestable to Him. They sang with their tongues of His glory but their hearts were far from him.

In their vanity they exalted themselves and their ways above God’s. They did things their way! This kind of thinking prevailed when Jesus was crucified. It is said they sought after leasing (lies). Not much has changed since Cain. They seek to destroy godly men. It was their choice to follow heresies and false doctrines. They were so much into themselves that they walked in error.

Let us prioritize and put God first always. All things we need shall be added to us! Make your worship real!

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MY CONFESSION OF FAITH

Psalm 3 –

There is no commentary here for I feel I can not say it better. This is my testimony! This is my confession as a child of the Most High God!

Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.”

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KISS THE SON!

Psalms 2:7-10 –

The decree has gone forth. The Lord declares today this is my Son. I have begotten you! I have chosen to bring you forth. Out of my loins the Deliverer is come. I have birthed my only begotten for Salvation has appeared to all mankind.

The Father says ask of me in honoring the Son. His intent not to show superiority or inferiority. This is His expression of love to the Son who knows He need but ask and it is His. What love, honor and respect between them. They are operating in such unison with each other.

He will give him the heathen, God’s elect among the dispersed nations of the world. He’s gonna rule them with a rod of iron and crush them like pottery. Oh that the kings of the earth this day would reverence Yahweh.

He speaks not only to the kings in David’s time but also those under the gospel dispensation. Oh that they would be wise to His instructions and serve Him with fear! Kiss the Son and show the respect to him that he is due.

Oh that we would honor both the Son and the Father. Holy Spirit we reverence you and we say welcome into our everyday life!

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THE SON BEING ESTABLISHED

Psalms 2:5,6 –

The Lord shall not sit silently but will speak in his wrath to those heathen who are in derision. He laughs at their efforts to discount him. God will not address them in love as He does for His children. Out of His divine providence chastisement is on its way.

He shall vex them as from the sore spot of His displeasure. John Gill states this act of wrath seems to happen after the destruction of Jerusalem. It is after the crucifixion, sufferings, death, and the ascension of Christ. It is after the pouring out of His Spirit and the word of God has taken root in the Gentile world.

Behold He has set His king up over Zion. He is enthroned upon the seat of his father David. And by this Zion, the church of God is implied. It is the place where divine worship begins and the ordinances are observed. His grace and beauty will be known as Christ is revealed. Safety and security, joy and comfort will be upon His people.

Please share your joy and peace with others. Let them know they can experience the same security in Christ that you have.

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THE HEATHENS RAGE!

Psalms 2:1-4 –

The author here addresses the heathen. He says why do they rage? So how do we define what the heathen is? They were non Hebrew classified as Gentiles or heathen. Webster’s defines them as uncivilized people who did not acknowledge the God of the Bible.

Why are they angry? It is because they do not love God or His followers. Their lives challenge their heathen ways of worshiping idols. They take counsel against them hoping to destroy them. The Hebrews were a despised people to them. They wanted to break their bands and cords causing disunity.

As believers in Christ we have a strong band called the Kingdom of God. We have the strong cord of fellowship. The heathen world rages against us. They try to make our good look evil in the sight of others. The LORD God of heaven will have them in derision.

Let your love for the Kingdom of God be foremost and your fellowship with believers be strong!

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TO BE UNGODLY

Psalms 1:4,5,6 –

What does it mean to be ungodly? In the Hebraic it is identified as many things. It is a person who is considered wicked, cruel, guilty, hostile to God and morally wrong.

They are guilty of crime towards God and man. Derision is their mindset putting down all that is godly. Good in their view is called evil and evil deemed as good.They are in derision of all that is truly good. Mockery against God is what they choose. They laugh to scorn those who love God. It is sad to think they know of God’s love yet refuse it.

They are like the chaff which resembles wheat. When the wind blows it threshes them loose. They can’t stand against the pressure. So they become so hateful and mean against the godly person. Arrogance is the order of the day. But, they will have no excuse when they stand before the judgment of God.

Sinners and transgressors of God’s ways are the same as them. The actions of the ungodly brings condemnation upon their own lives. And God knows His people walk in right paths. The ungodly cannot, they shall perish. It is sad!

I love the Lord Jesus and I am thankful for His mercy. I pray Holy Spirit lead us and guide us in paths of righteousness!

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FROM ROOT TO FRUIT 🍎🍊

Psalms 1:3 –

I shall not be, I shall not be moved! These words are penned in a hymn from years ago – I Shall Not Be Moved! My roots run deep. I am planted by rivers of waters. Life is being absorbed into me as my roots absorb the nutrients I need.

What does that mean to me and you? That river is a live stream, a channel, a canal. That says to me that I am to be open to the flow of the Holy Spirit. I will grow as He provides the sustenance I need. I will channel God’s love to others. I am a canal of useful resources to share.

In comparison I am a fruitful tree. I have bright green leaves. I have Life ebbing from me because of the water source as well as the sunshine (Sonshine). The evidence I follow Christ is my fruit appeals to others. God is my source and resource. He has an abundant supply never ending. I now have Abundant Life flowing in me!

I will be prosperous, one whose fruit will bless others. I am not here to just take, take, take! I am here to be a giver. I have been chosen to bring forth fruit and yet my fruit remains.

What a paradox that one can receive of my fruit and it does not deplete me! It is not a natural thing; but, my nature has been changed. It is a supernatural act of God’s love. I want to share it! Do you?

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BIBLE STUDY TERMS

Hope you find these helpful. This is BG saying have a great day!

Merriam-Webster’s definition of “chronological” [order]
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chronological

Merriam-Webster’s definition of “hermeneutic” [method]
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermeneutic

Merriam-Webster’s definition of “theology” ref theological [in relation to God]
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theology

Merriam-Webster’s definition of “exegesis” ref exegetical [critical interpretation]
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exegesis

Merriam-Webster’s definition of “eschatology” [final events]
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eschatology