LORD – Guide Me

September 16, 2019

Psalm 31:2-3 AMPC … Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily! Be my Rock of refuge, a strong Fortress to save me! 3 Yes, You are my Rock and my Fortress; therefore for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me.
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A Song:
LORD, Guide me
Lead me
Show me Your Way

Guide me
Lead me
Show me Your Way.Ps 25:4

LORD, Lead me
With Your eye upon me
Hold me close and
Ps 63:8
Teach me the Way to go!

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Psalm 32:7-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble;
You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance.
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8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.

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Psalm 25:4-5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
4 Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
5 Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.

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Psalm 63:7-8 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
7 For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice. 8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.
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Choose Wisely – The “Better” Part

September 15, 2019

Luke 10:38-42 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Martha and Mary
38 Now while they were on their way, Jesus entered a village [called Bethany], and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was continually listening to His teaching. 40 But Martha was very busy and distracted with all of her serving responsibilities; and she approached Him and said, “Lord, is it of no concern to You that my sister has left me to do the serving alone? Tell her to help me and do her part.” 41 But the Lord replied to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered and anxious about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good{better} part [that which is to her advantage], which will not be taken away from her.”
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Has anyone ever made statements like this to you?

  • I am serving all “alone”; you are only listening at Jesus feet
    => you are not helping!
  • You seem only to be worshipping, praying and listening for the Lord’s words => Why aren’t you “busy” serving?

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Another interesting thing was pointed out to me recently
=>Martha did welcome Jesus into her home, but was too “busy” serving to ask Jesus what He wanted her to do. She actually interrupts Jesus to tell Him what to do!
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Choose wisely – the better part!
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Word Study
From NetBible Luke 10:38-42

  • Bethany = where Martha, Mary & Lazarus lived Jn 11:1
    *Martha welcomed Jesus into her home as her guest
  • Mary took the initiative to sit at Jesus feet and listen to His words
  • Martha was distracted with much serving
    *Distracted means to be pulled away by something
  • Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things
    * double vocative Martha, Martha communicates emotion indicates urgency
  • But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.
    * good treated as a positive for comparative (“better”)
    part[3310] = distinct from the whole – an assigned portion, share

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Lord – You are my Help and my Praise!

September 12, 2019

Jeremiah 17:14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.

From NetBible Jer 17:14

  • save[03467] = deliver, to give victory, to help, preserve, rescue
  • praise[08416] = song or hymn, adoration, glory
    *from [01984] = to shine, boast, glory, celebrate

From BlueLetterBible

  • praise[08416] = person or thing in which one glories
    Jer 17:14 … Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, For You are my praise.
    Dt 10:21 … He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen.

A Song:
Heal me O Lord
And I will be healedJer 17:14
For You are my Help
And my Praise!Ps 30:1-2,9
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Jesus my strength my song -Ps22:3;Ex15:2;Is12:2;Ps118:14-15
You are my praise.
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Psalm 30:1-2,9 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
1 I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me. …

… 9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit (the grave)? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth and faithfulness to men?
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Exodus 15:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

From NetBible Ps 30:1 and Ex 15:2

  • extol/exalt[07311] = to lift up, set on high, magnify

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Related:
Lord – You are my Help and my Praise!{prayer}
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Psalm and Proverb Bible Plan

August 26, 2019
  1. Psalm 1;Proverb 1:29:33
    The Lord guards the way of the godly Ps 1:6
    They are like trees firmly planted by streams of water
    Which yield fruit in season
    And whose leaf does not wither
    Whatever they do prospers.
    Ps 1:3
    Whoever listens to Me{obeys My commands} will dwell safely
    And be secure without fear of evil.
    Ps 1:2;Pro 1:33
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    Not so with the wicked
    They are like wind-driven chaff.  Ps 1:4
    They will eat the fruit of their own way{counsel}
    And be filled to the full with their own fancies.Pro 1:31
  2. Psalm 2;Proverb 2
    My child
    Receive My words and treasure My instructions

    Cry out for discernment and understanding
    Search for them as you would for silver or hidden treasure
    Then you will understand the fear of the LORD
    And find the knowledge of God.
    Proverb 2:1-5
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    Serve/worship the LORD with reverent fear
    And rejoice with tremblingPs 2:11
    Kiss the Son
    Give sincere homage
    Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him! –Ps 2:12
    The LORD redeems the soul of His servants
    And none of those who take refuge/trust in Him
    Will be condemned.Ps 34:22
  3. Psalm 3;Proverbs 3
    You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory
    And the lifter of my head!
    Ps 3:3
    All Your words prove true
    You are shield to those who take
    Refuge/trust in You
     –Ps 18:30;Pro 30:5
    And to those who walk with integrity.Ps 84:11;Pro 2:7
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    Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    Lean not on your own understanding
    In all your ways acknowledge Him
    And He shall direct your paths 
    Pro 3:5-6
    Safeguard sound wisdom and discretion
    Then you will walk in safety
    And not stumble.
    Pro 3:21,23
    All the paths of Wisdom are peaceful. Pro 3:17
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    Victory comes from the LORD
    May His blessings rest on His people.
    Ps 3:8
  4. Psalm 4;Proverbs 4
    The Lord hears the godly – His loyal followers
    When they call.

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    Cry out to Him for mercyPs 4:3
    Cry out for His wisdom – do not let it go
    Guard it – for it is life
    Pro 4:13
    And healing to the entire body.Pro 4:22
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    Trust in the Lord and seePs 4:5
    His goodnessPs 34:8
    As He shines His face
    His smile – His favor – His answer
    Upon you!Ps 4:6
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    Heed instruction and be wise
    Do not neglect it
    Blessed is the one who listens to me
    Watching daily at my gates
    Waiting at my doorposts

    For whoever finds me{Wisdom} finds life
    And receives favor from the LORD.
    Proverb 8:33-35

Guide Me

August 24, 2019

Psalm 31:2-3 AMPC … Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily! Be my Rock of refuge, a strong Fortress to save me! 3 Yes, You are my Rock and my Fortress; therefore for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me[05095].

The strong’s for guide me caught my eye! See study below

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Look how the Rock of Refuge is related to being led to a “watering place”.
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Lord Jesus1Cor 10:4
Be my Rock of Refuge
My Rock of Strength
A great Rock of Safety!
Ps 31:2
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Guide me
Lead me gently with care
To a watering place
Ps 31:3
To the springs of water
Is 49:10
Beside still watersPs 23:2
Refresh me and give me rest
Restore my soul!
Ps 23:3
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1 Corinthians 10:4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
4 And they all drank the same spiritual (supernaturally given) drink. For they drank from a spiritual Rock which followed them [produced by the sole power of God Himself without natural instrumentality], and the Rock was Christ.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 31:2:
NASB … Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me.
NLT … Bend down and listen to me; rescue me quickly. Be for me a great rock of safety, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
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From NetBible Ps 31:3:
NET … For You are my high ridge and my stronghold; for the sake of Your own reputation{name} guide me.

  • high ridge = an inaccessible summit, where one would be able to find protection from enemies.
  • guide me[05095] = give rest, lead gently with care, guide to a watering place, refresh

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guide me[05095] = give rest, lead gently with care, guide to a watering place, refresh

  • Psalm 23:2He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me[05095] beside the still waters.
  • Isaiah 49:10They will not hunger or thirst, Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down; For He who has compassion on them will lead them and will guide them[05095] to the springs of water.

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Related:
Rock of Refuge{prayer}

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Renewed Like the Eagle

August 21, 2019

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Psalm 103:5 NET … who satisfies your life with good things, so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.

  • From Netbible Ps 103:5
    • NLT … He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
    • NRSV … who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
    • BBE … He makes your mouth full of good things, so that your strength is made new again like the eagle’s.
  • *fills mouth = your duration; your continuance = your life
  • *The expression your youth is renewed like an eagle’s may allude to the phenomenon of molting, whereby the eagle grows new feathers.

Psalm 103:5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
5 Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]!

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As you trust in the Lord Ps 34:8
He will carry you through this situation
Is 46:4
He will bear you up on eagle’s wings Dt 32:11
He will strengthen you
Your life will be filled with good things
Your youth – renewed as the eagle
=> strong, overcoming, soaring! Is 40:31
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Isaiah 40:31 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

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NOTE!
The place the Lord bears His children up on eagle’s wings is the same place that the beloved dwell between His shoulders=> a place of rest/renewal, a place of trust in the Lord.

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Deuteronomy 33:12Of Benjamin{“son of the right hand”} he said: “The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety{rest secure} by Him, Who shelters{covers} him all the day long; And he shall dwell between His shoulders.”

Quote:
Strange Scriptures That Perplex the Western Mind
By Barbara M. Bowen

This scripture refers to the Bible Land’s hammock or cradle, … It is a hammock … carried on the mother’s shoulders, with cords passing across her forehead. … How often we have seen a small hammock on the shoulders of a young mother, with a tiny face peeking out, or more often with a sleeping baby and a little foot or a small hand showing at the side of the hammock. When the mother carries the child, she will draw a part of her large white veil over the hammock as a protection against the hot sun, either partly or completely covering it. This is the common picture referred to in Deut. 33:12.

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Day After Day Goodness

August 19, 2019

Lamentations 3:25-26 … The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the one who seeks Him. 26 It is good to wait patiently for deliverance from the Lord.
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It is good to hope and
Wait patiently on the Lord.
Lam 3:26
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Day after day
The LORD is wonderfully good
… to those whose hope is in Him
… to those who wait for Him
… to those who diligently seek Him Heb 11:6
… to those who trust Him.Lam 3:25
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Psalm 31:16,19 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
16 Let Your face shine on Your servant; save me for Your mercy’s sake and in Your loving-kindness. …
… 19 Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear, revere, and worship You, goodness which You have wrought for those who trust and take refuge in You before the sons of men{humanity}!

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Related:
Day After Day Goodness{prayer}
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Order My Steps!

August 14, 2019

Psalm 37:23-24,31 AMPC … The steps of a [good] man are directed and established{ordered} by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step]. 24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand in support and upholds him. …
… 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide{slip}.

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Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV … Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
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Trust in the Lord and His Word
Acknowledge Him in ALL your ways
Pro 3:5-6
Step by step let your path unfold
In the light of His WordPs 119:105,130
Established by His mighty hand.Is 41:10
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Oh Lord keep straight the path of my feet!Pro 4:26
Direct my steps by Your word!Ps 119:33
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 @Khollandsblog
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Tweets:
#ScripturePrayer Oh Lord-Keep straight the path of my feet-Help me to follow Your lead-Direct and order my steps by Your Word! #TrustHim
Pro 4:26;Ps 119:105,130,133

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Related:
Order My Steps{prayer}
Gently God Guides Bible Plan{blog}

Be Kind and Do Good!

August 13, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
14 … be very patient with everybody [always keeping your temper].
15 See that none of you repays another with evil for evil, but always aim to show kindness and seek to do good to one another and to everybody.

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Psalm 34:14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
14 Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!
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Be kind 1Thess 5:15
Very Patient with all
1Thess 5:14
Eagerly desire to do good
Depart from evil
Crave peace and earnestly pursue it!
Ps 34:14
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Philippians 4:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near.

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Word Study
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From NetBible 1Thess 5:14

  • patient[3114] = to be mild and slow in avenging, longsuffering, slow to anger, slow to punish

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From NetBible 1Thess 5:15

  • seek[1377] = pursue eagerly, earnestly endeavour to acquire

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From NetBible Ps 34:14

  • seek[01245] = search out, require, desire, request
  • pursue[07291] = run after, chase, attend closely

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Related:
Kindness Bible Plan{prayers}
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Holy Spirit Empowered Word

August 9, 2019

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Holy Spirit empowered word
Spirit and TruthJn 4:24
Spirit and LifeJn 6:63
Sweeter than honey
Stronger than a lion Jdg 14:18
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Out of the eater came something to eat
Out of the strong came something sweet
Jdg 14:14
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Broken bread
Poured out wine Lk 22:19-20
Love divineJn 3:16;1Jn 4:10;Jn 15:10
Honey from the Rock
Golden oil Ps 81:16;Deut 32:13
Perfect foodMt 4:4
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Sweet to the soul and healing to the bonesPro 16:24
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Strength for the battle
The Living WordHeb 4:12;Eph 6:14,17
Taste and SEE!Ps 34:8-10
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Psalm 19:7-11 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure and bright, enlightening the eyes.
9 The [reverent] fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is Your servant warned (reminded, illuminated, and instructed); and in keeping them there is great reward. …
… 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer.

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Word Study
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Answer to Samson’s Riddle Judges 14:18:
“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”

The Lord’s words are sweeter than honey!
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! -Ps 119:103

The Spirit of the LORD’s empowerment is stronger than any lion
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him(Samson), and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. -Jdg 14:6

=> His Holy Spirit empowered word
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