Archive for September, 2012

Stand Firm

September 30, 2012

Proverbs 10:25When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever{has an everlasting foundation}.

Isaiah 26:4Trust in the LORD forever, for in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.

Those whose hope is firmly planted in the Lord stand firm.
This hope is an anchor for the soul!
-Heb 6:17-20

Do not be afraid
Stand firm and you will see
The deliverance the LORD will bring you today
The LORD will fight for you
You need only to be still and hold your peace.
Exo 14:13-14

Hebrews 10:35-37 NLT …  So do not throw away this confident
trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay.

Hebrews 10:23Let us hold fast the confession of our hope{in Christ Jesus} without wavering, for He who promised is faithful!

Psalm 40:1-3I 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. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.

Stand firm on the Rock and praise!

Psalms 18:46The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Saviour!
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Related:
Stand Firm Sure Secure
We Shall Stand
Storms and Oaks
Eye of the Storm
Persist, Delay is not Denial
Be Still{prayer}

Everlasting Mercy

September 28, 2012


Psalm 36:7 NASB … How precious is Your lovingkindness[mercy], O God! Therefore the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

Psalm 36:7 NLT … How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 103:17 AMP … The mercy and lovingkindness of the Lord are from everlasting to everlasting upon those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him.

From: http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/treasury-of-david/psalms-103-17.html

Blessed! But, how vast the contrast between the fading flower and the everlasting God! How wonderful that His mercy should link our frailty with His eternity, and make us everlasting too!

Be merciful and gracious to me, O LORD, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge and trust. -Ps 57:1

Related:
Precious Mercy
Everlasting Mercy{Flowers Fade}
Everlasting Mercy{Prayer}

Everlasting Refuge

September 26, 2012

Psalm 46:1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Our God is
Our refuge and our unyielding strength
Our Rock in which to dwell
Our sheltering stronghold
Our fortress
Our strong tower
Our impenetrable shield
To which we may CONTINUALLY come …

Be to me a rock of refuge in which to dwell, and a sheltering stronghold to which I may continually resort, which You have appointed to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress. -Ps 71:3 AMP

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. -Prov 18:10

The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him. The Lord is their [unyielding] Strength, and He is the Stronghold of salvation to [me] His anointed. -Ps 28:7-8 AMP

Our EVER present help
Our everlasting Rock
Our everlasting strength
Our everlasting peace
Our everlasting comfort
Our everlasting joy!

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]. -Isa 26:3-4

I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you. -Jn 14:18

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. -Ps 16:11

The eternal God is our refuge and underneath are His everlasting arms!-Deut 33:27

Pondering this scripture really blessed and encouraged me! It was as if the Lord reminded me that He is my rock of refuge to which I can continually come and find what I need – strength, protection, peace comfort, joy. This is both for now and forever; His arms are an everlasting refuge!

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and gave us everlasting consolation and encouragement and well-founded hope through [His] grace (unmerited favor), comfort and encourage your hearts and strengthen them [make them steadfast and keep them unswerving] in every good work and word. -2Thess 2:16-17

🙂 Hope this final word study really puts a smile on your face!

From NetBible 2Thess 2:16

  • consolation[3874]paraklesis = come near for comfort, encouragement
    From [3870]parakaleo = come along side to strengthen by consolation, comfort, encouragement, teaching

From NetBible 2Thess 2:17

  • comfort[3870]parakaleo = come along side to strengthen by consolation, comfort, encouragement, teaching

Shine Bright

September 19, 2012

Clothed in white -Rev 3:15;Isa 1:18;Ps 51:7
My Bride, My delight
My lily, My dove
My joy displayed -Song 2:2
Shine bright.

My love rejoices in the flowering of truth -1Co 13:6
Blossoms unfold
Joy unspeakable
Full of glory -1Pe1:8
Sweet fragrance of life
My light displayed for all to see.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. – Mt 5:14

I will be full of joy in the Lord, my soul will be glad in my God; for he has put on me the clothing of salvation, covering me with the robe of righteousness, as the husband puts on a fair head-dress, and the bride makes herself beautiful with jewels. For as the earth puts out buds, and as the garden gives growth to the seeds which are planted in it, so the Lord will make righteousness and praise to be flowering before all the nations. -Isa 61:10-11 BBE

The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. -Ps 119:130

Sweeter than Honey

September 16, 2012

Psalm 19:8-10 AMP … The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure and bright, enlightening the eyes. The [reverent] fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb.

Proverbs 16:24Pleasant-Kind-Gracious words are like a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

From NetBible Prov 16:24

*The metaphor of honey or the honeycomb is used elsewhere in scripture, notably Ps 19:10 [11]. Honey was used in Israel as a symbol of the delightful and healthy products of the land – “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Deut 6:3).

* Two predicates are added to qualify the metaphor: The pleasant words are “sweet” and “healing.” “Soul” includes in it the appetites, physical and spiritual; and so sweet to the “soul” would summarize all the ways pleasant words give pleasure. “Bones” is a metonymy of subject, the boney framework representing the whole person, body and soul. Pleasant words, like honey, will enliven and encourage the whole person. One might recall, in line with the imagery here, how Jonathan’s eyes brightened when he ate from the honeycomb (1 Sam 14:27).

Seek Jesus Christ as if looking for hidden treasure.

His words are sweeter than honey; More desired than much fine gold. -Col2:2-3; Ps19:10,119:103,119:72,119:127

They are sweet to the soul bringing joy to the heart, light to the eyes and healing to the bones.

If you have any word of exhortation or consolation or encouragement for the people, say it! -ACTS 13:15 AMP

Treasure

September 15, 2012

The greatest treasure we can find is Christ Himself.

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. -Col 2:2-3

In Christ are hidden all treasures of {divine}wisdom and {all the riches of spiritual}knowledge. -Col 2:2-3 AMP

Seek Jesus Christ as if looking for hidden treasure.

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. -Prov 2:1-5

His words are sweeter than honey;
More desired than much fine gold.
-Ps 19:10,119:103,119:72,119:127
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Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. -Mt 7:7 AMP

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me. -Rev 3:20 AMP

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Related:
Hidden Treasure

Savor!

September 12, 2012

Oh, taste the goodness of the Lord
And savor all that He has done;
Draw close and give your praise to Him–
The holy, sovereign, faithful One. -Our Daily Bread

From Thesaurus.com

Savor = to delight in, enjoy
Synonyms: appreciate, experience, feel, gloat, know, like, luxuriate in, partake, relish, revel in, sample, sip, smack, smell, taste

Delight in =     take pleasure from
Synonyms: admire, adore, amuse oneself, appreciate, be content, be pleased, cherish, dig*, eat up, enjoy, feast on, get a kick out of, get high on, get off on, glory in, groove on, indulge in, like, live a little, live it up, love, luxuriate in, relish, revel in, savor

Enjoy = take pleasure in, from something
Synonyms: adore, appreciate, be entertained, be fond of, be pleased, cotton to, delight in, dig*, dote on, drink in, eat up, fancy, flip over, freak out on, get a charge out of, get a kick out of, get high on, go, have a ball, have a good time, have fun, like, live a little, live it up, love, luxuriate in, mind, paint the town, rejoice in, relish, revel in, savor, take joy in, thrill to

Psalm 34:8,10O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the one who trusts in and takes refuge in Him! … those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Psalm 119:103 … How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

We can be sure that the Lord wants us to savor His goodness- the goodness of His presence and the sweetness of His word!

Savor, delight in, enjoy, adore.
appreciate anew the Lord’s goodness and His sweet word today,
your heart will rejoice!
-Ps 19:8-10

 

My Good

September 12, 2012

Every good and perfect gift is from above
Coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights
Who does not change like shifting shadows.
-Ja 1:17

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good
I have put my trust in and made the Sovereign LORD my refuge
That I may tell of all His works.
-Ps 73:28

O my soul, you have said to the Lord “You are my Lord”
I have no good apart, beside or beyond You.
-Ps 16:2

Make known to me the path of life, I pray
Make glad, bring joy to the soul of Your servant
Fill me with joy in Your presence
With eternal pleasures at Your right hand
For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
-Ps 16:11,86:4

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me
Bless His holy name!
-Ps 103:1

Oh, taste the goodness of the Lord
And savor all that He has done;
Draw close and give your praise to Him–
The holy, sovereign, faithful One. -Our Daily Bread

Psalm 34:8,10O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the one who trusts in and takes refuge in Him! … those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Stand Firm Sure Secure

September 10, 2012

Psalm 107:1-2,43Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His unfailing love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so — those whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy. … Whoever is wise, let him heed these things{take all this to heart} and consider the great love{and mercies} of the LORD.

His unfailing love and mercies ENDURE FOREVER!
They never come to an end or run out

From NetBible Ps 107:1

endures forever[05769] = unending, perpetual, permanent, age to age, for all time

Nothing can separate me from His unfailing love and mercies! -Rom 8:37-39

It’s only because of the LORD’s unfailing love and mercies that
we are not consumed and
we have a firm place to stand.
-Lam 3:21-23;Ps 40:1-3

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Stand Firm Sure Secure

Give thanks to the LORD for He is good
Forever His unfailing love and mercies endure

Faithful and True
Every morning new
We are not consumed

Stand firm, stand sure
Stand secure
Forever His mercies endure

Stand firm, stand sure
Stand secure
ENDURE!
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So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. -Heb 10:36-37 NLT


Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name. -Heb 13:15

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Related:
One Thing Remains
Stand Secure

One Thing Remains

September 8, 2012

Yesterday this phrase caught my eye: every new day He does not fail” look where pondering this leads! 🙂

Morning by morning He brings His justice to light AND
Every new day He appears without fail.
-Zeph 3:5

Through the LORD’S unfailing love and mercies
We are not consumed, because His compassions fail not
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases or runs out
His mercies never come to an end
They are new{fresh} every morning
Great is His faithfulness!
-Lam 3:22-23 NET

The LORD’S unfailing love and mercies continue
Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.
-Lam 3:22-23 GNT
Let us press on to know and acknowledge the LORD. -Hos 6:3

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good
For His unfailing love and mercies endure forever
His faithfulness continues through all generations
-Ps 100:5
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so! -Ps 107:1-2

His unfailing love and mercies ENDURE FOREVER!
Ponder what this means …

From http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/endure/

Endure Meaning and Definition
(v. t.) To harden; to toughen; to make hardy.
(v. t.) To bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to bear up under; to put up with; to tolerate.
(v. t.) To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and weather.
(v. i.) To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
(v. i.) To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.

Endure synonyms
Abide, Bear, Brave, Brook, Go, Last, Live, Persist, Prevail, Run, Stand, Stomach, Suffer, Support, Survive, Tolerate, Wear, Weather

From NetBible Ps 107:1

endures forever[05769] = unending, perpetual, permanent, age to age, for all time

Then today this song:

One Thing Remains by Jesus Culture

Higher than the mountains that I face
Stronger than the power of the grave
Constant through the trial and the change
One thing remains
One thing remains

Your love never fails
it never gives up
it never runs out on me

On and one and on and on it goes
It overwhelms and satisfies my soul
And I never ever have to be afraid
One thing remains

In death and in life
I’m confident and covered by the power
of your great love
My debt is paid
there’s nothing that can separate my heart
from your great love


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Related:
Stand Secure

************* added 9-9-2012

His unfailing love and mercies ENDURE FOREVER!
Ponder what this means …

Whoever is wise, let him heed these things{take all this to heart} and consider the great love{and mercies} of the LORD. -Ps107:43