Archive for March, 2016

Red The Scarlet Thread

March 25, 2016

RED
The color of blood
The blood of the Lamb
Christ our sinless, spotless –1Pe 1:19
Passover Lamb –1Cor 5:7
The perfect sacrifice
A life laid down
Poured out in a scarlet flow –Jn19:34;Is53:5,12; 1Pe1:18-19
Broken bread –Jn 6:51
Poured out wine –Is 53:12
No greater love than this –Jn 15:13

RED
The scarlet thread of love
A fragrant offering
The sweet aroma of Christ –Eph 5:2
That flows throughout eternity! –1Pe1:8;Ps 103:17-19

 

Seek the Lord and LIVE!

March 23, 2016

Psalm 20:7-8 AMPC … Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God. 8 They are bowed down and fallen, but we are risen and stand upright.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses
… A horse is a false hope for victory
… Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength. –
Ps 33:17
Those who trust in this type of strength will fall.

Trust in and depend on the Lord
Turn to Him
Wholeheartedly seek His face –
Jer 29:13
The eye of the Lord is on His loyal followers 
Ps 33:18
Your steps are ordered –
Ps 37:23
Rise up and stand by His hand.Ps 37:24

Seek the Lord and LIVE!

Trust Him and believe
Listen for His word –
Is 55:3
You will see His goodness in the land of the living! –
Ps 27:13

Wait patiently for the LORD
Be of good courage
He will strengthen your heart –
Ps 27:14
You will LIVE
To declare His goodness!

Psalm 118:15-17 NKJV … The voice of rejoicing and salvation{deliverance} is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord.

Psalm 116:8-9 NKJV … For You[LORD] have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

I Have Set the Lord Always Before

March 21, 2016

I have set the Lord always before

… as the eyes of servants
… look to the hand of their master
… so our eyes look to the LORD our God
… Until He has mercy on us. –Ps 123:2

I trust in His help and protection

… You who fear the LORD
… Trust in the LORD
… He is their help and their shield. –Ps 115:11

Therefore my heart is glad
My glory rejoices

… The righteous are glad in the LORD
… Trust in Him.
… And all the upright in heart glory. –Ps 64:10

My body rests secure
And dwells in safety.

… I will both lie down in peace, and sleep
… For You alone, O LORD,
… Make me dwell in safety. –Ps 4:8

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Psalm 16:8-11 AMPC … I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

From Netbible Ps 16:8

I have set the Lord always before
=> I trust in the Lord’s protection

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety, 10 For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the place of the dead), neither will You suffer Your holy one [Holy One] to see corruption. 11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

From Godvine Clark Ps 16:8

I have set the Lord always before me – This verse, and all to the end of Psalm 16:11, are applied by St. Peter to the death and resurreetion of Christ. Acts 2:25, etc.

In all that our Lord did, said, or suffered, he kept the glory of the Father and the accomplishment of his purpose constantly in view. He tells us that he did not come down from heaven to do his own will, but the will of the Father who had sent him. See John 17:4.

He is at my right hand – That is, I have his constant presence, approbation, and support. All this is spoken by Christ as man.

I shall not be moved – Nothing can swerve me from my purpose; nothing can prevent me from fulfilling the Divine counsel, in reference to the salvation of men.

He Has Filled Me With Gladness

March 20, 2016

He is crowned with glory and honor  –He 2:9
Joy, gladness and strength
… are in His presence.  –
Ps 16:11, 21:6;Neh 8:10;1 Chr 16:27

He has filled me with gladness 
He makes wine that gladdens my heart
… oil to make my face shine
… and bread that sustains. –
Ps 104:15

He has filled me with gladness
He has turned my mourning to dancing 

… turned my sorrow to joy –
Jer 31:13
… turned my ashes to a crown of beauty
… turned my despair to praise –
Is 61:3
… delivered me from all fear –
Ps 34:4
… turned my night into day. –
Ps 30:5

Psalm 68:3 … Let the upright be glad and rejoice{jump for joy} before the Lord; Let them exceedingly rejoice{display much joy}!
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Exceedingly Glad{prayer}

Radiant Joy

March 19, 2016

SunDance
Psalm 34:5 NLT … Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.

From NetBible Ps 34:5

  • radiant[05102] = to shine, beam, light, burn
    -to flow, stream(together)
    -to sparkle(the sheen of a running stream)

Radiant faces beaming with joy
The rising Son dancing on flowing streams
River of delight –
Ps 36:8
Fountain of life –
Ps 36:9
Shine bright
The joy of the Lord  –
Ps 97:11
Jesus my strength – my song –
Isa 12:2
His favor – His smile –
Num 6:25
An everlasting crown! Isa 35:10

Psalm 5:11-12 AMPC … But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits. 12 For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

From NetBible Ps 5:12

  • surround[05849] = to encircle, to crown

Sparrow Ever Praising

March 18, 2016

Psalm 84:3-5 AMPC … Yes, the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young—even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. 4 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 

5 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

The sparrow ever praising
Has found a home
Before the throne of God
Anointed with the oil of joy –
Isa 61:3
Ever praising
Ever strong –
Neh 8:10
Blessed with an everlasting song
Singing to awake the dawn
Joy an everlasting crown! –
Isa 35:10

Psalm 57:7-11 AMPC … 7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody.
8 Awake, my glory (my inner self); awake, harp and lyre! I will awake right early [I will awaken the dawn]!
9 I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
10 For Your mercy and loving-kindness are great, reaching to the heavens, and Your truth and faithfulness to the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth.
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Sparrow’s Song

March 16, 2016

Matthew 10:29-31 NIV … Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

In the Father’s care
Held
In His hand
In His gaze
Ever before His face
His eye is on the sparrow
Upheld in His mercy and grace.

In the Father’s care
The sparrow never fears and
Always has a song …

Psalm 84:3-5 AMPC … Yes, the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young—even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. 4 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

5 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
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Run to Win the Prize

March 15, 2016

Hebrews 12:1-2 NLT … … Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus …

Run straight the race
That before you lies
On Jesus fix your eyes
Press on with endurance
Towards the finish line
Thru His grace finish strong
Christ the way, the truth, the life
Christ the prize.

RunToWin
Image from 365 Promises

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 AMPC … Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours.
25 Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither.
26 Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.
27 But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit].

Running the race to finish strong and win the prize of Christ requires:

Determinationv24
Disciplinev25
Directionv26
Denialv27

Keep looking up!

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Sweet Rest in the Lord

March 14, 2016

The one the LORD loves rests between His shoulders=>
May the beloved of the LORD dwell in safety{rest secure} by Him,
Who shelters{covers} His own all the day long!
-Deuteronomy 33:12
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Deuteronomy 33:12 AMP
Of Benjamin he said, “May the beloved of the Lord dwell in safety by Him; He shields and covers him all the day long,
And he dwells between His shoulders.”

From Biblegateway Dt 33:12

* The temple in Jerusalem was located almost between the ridges of the territory of Benjamin, suggesting “between his shoulders” (see also Josh 15:8). Moses saw it as a symbol of the Lord’s presence covering Benjamin continually.

From 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.

Psalm 4:8 AMPC … In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

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Who Will Show Us Good?

March 11, 2016

Psalm 4:6-7 NASB … Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?”
Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord! 7 You have put gladness in my heart, more than when their grain and new wine abound.

Who will show us any good?

Lord, You are good and kind and do good
Teach me Your statutes. -Ps 119:68 AMPC

That I may do right in Your sight. –Dt 6:18

Lord, experiencing Your loyal love
Your faithfulness
Your kindness
Your mercy
Your goodness
Your smile
=>Is better than life! –
Ps 63:3

Therefore I lift up my hands in Your name{Jesus}
And bless You. –
Ps 63:4

Quote Treasury of David: Psalm 4 :
Christ in the heart is better than corn in the barn, or wine in the vat. Corn and wine are but fruits of the world, but the light of God’s countenance is the ripe fruit of heaven. … I am yet full of blessings if Jesus Christ smiles upon me; but if I have all the world, I am poor without Him.

Numbers 6:24-26 AMPC … The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; 26 The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).

From NetBible Num 6:24-26

  • The verb “to keep” concerns the divine protection of the people; its basic meaning is “to exercise great care over,” “to guard,” or “to give attention to”. No doubt the priestly blessing informed the prayer and promise that makes up Ps 121, for the verb occurs six times in the eight verses. So in addition to the divine provision (“bless” basically means “enrich” in a number of ways) there is the assurance of divine protection.
  • To be gracious/ show favor = The picture of divine favor – the beaming face of a parent for his beloved.
  • For God to lift up his face is for God to give peace. The idea of the fallen face is one of anger (see Gen 4:6,7); and the idea of the hidden face is that of withholding support, favor, or peace (see Deut 31:18Ps 30:8Ps 44:25). If God lifts his face toward his people, it means he has given them peace – peace, prosperity, completeness, health, safety, general well-being, and the like.

From NetBible Ps 4:3
the Lord shows the godly special favor{blessing}

From NetBible Ps 4:6

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