Archive for August, 2019

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

    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.
    Pro 2:1-5
    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
    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
    ASK Jesus where the “Good Way” is
    And walk in it!Jere 6:16
    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.

    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
    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
    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.
    Pro 8:33-35
  5. Psalm 5;Proverbs 5
    My child
    Pay attention to My wisdom
    Listen carefully to My wise counsel
    Then you will preserve discretion
    And your lips will keep knowledge.Pro 5:1-2
    Do not depart from the words of My mouth. Pro 5:7
    For the commands of the LORD are pure
    Giving insight to life{enlightening the eyes}
    And rejoicing the heart
     –Ps 19:8
    In keeping them there is great reward!Ps 19:11
    May all who take refuge in You be glad
    Let them ever sing for joy
    And may You shelter them
    That those who love Your name may exult/be joyful in You!
    For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous
    With favor You will surround them as with a shield.Ps 5:11-12

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


Look how the Rock of Refuge is related to being led to a “watering place”.
Lord Jesus1Cor 10:4
Be my Rock of Refuge
My Rock of Strength
A great Rock of Safety!
Ps 31:2
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
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.


Word Study
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.
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


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.

Rock of Refuge{prayer}


Renewed Like the Eagle

August 21, 2019


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]!

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

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.


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.

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.”

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.


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.
It is good to hope and
Wait patiently on the Lord.
Lam 3:26
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

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}!

Day After Day Goodness{prayer}

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}.

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.
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
Oh Lord keep straight the path of my feet!Pro 4:26
Direct my steps by Your word!Ps 119:33


#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

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.

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!
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
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.



Word Study
From NetBible 1Thess 5:14

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

From NetBible 1Thess 5:15

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

From NetBible Ps 34:14

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


Kindness Bible Plan{prayers}

Holy Spirit Empowered Word

August 9, 2019

Holy Spirit empowered word
Spirit and TruthJn 4:24
Spirit and LifeJn 6:63
Sweeter than honey
Stronger than a lion Jdg 14:18
Out of the eater came something to eat
Out of the strong came something sweet
Jdg 14:14
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
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bonesPro 16:24
Strength for the battle
The Living WordHeb 4:12;Eph 6:14,17
Taste and SEE!Ps 34:8-10

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.


Word Study
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


Wisdom = Daily Wait at His Door Posts!

August 8, 2019

Proverbs 8:32-35 AMPC
32 Now therefore listen to me, O you sons; for blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse or neglect it. 34 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.
Be wise
Wait, watch listen daily at His doorpostsPro 8:34
The unfolding of the Lord’s Words gives lightPs 119:130
And imparts wisdom –Ps 19:7
Those who obey them receive a rich rewardPs 19:11
Joyful is the one who finds wisdom and understanding –Pro 3:13
For whoever finds wisdom finds life
And obtains favor from the LORD!
 –Pro 8:35

Psalm 119:130 AMP
130 The unfolding of Your [glorious] words give light;
Their unfolding gives understanding to the simple (childlike).



Word Study
From NetBible Pro 8:34
Blessed is the one who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts/doorway.

  • listens[08085] = to hear, listen to, obey, give heed
  • watching[08245] = awake, alert
  • waiting[08104] = to keep, guard, observe, give heed

From Biblehub Pro 8:35
For whoever finds me{wisdom} finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.

  • Whoso findeth me findeth life.—
    1John 5:12So whoever has God’s Son has life; whoever does not have his Son does not have life.
    John 8:51Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.
    Proverbs 3:18Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy/blessed are those who hold her tightly.

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

  • * simple = the one who is young and still in the process of learning right from wrong and distinguishing wisdom from folly.
  • unfolding[06608] = opening, entrance, doorway

From NetBible Pro 3:13
Happy/blessed is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding.

  • *Happy/blessed = This word reflects that inner joy and heavenly bliss which comes to the person who is pleasing to God, whose way is right before God.


Fret not-Fear not-Be not Dismayed

August 5, 2019

Isaiah 41:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 ‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you;
Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’

Joshua 1:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 It is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
A Song:
Fret not –Ps 37:1
Fear not
Be not Dismayed -Isa 41:10
For the Lord you God
He is with you –Mt 1:23
He is with you to stay. –Josh 1:9
He will never leave you
He will never fail –Dt 31:8
The Lord you God
He is with you
He is with you always –Mt 28:20
So trust Him
And don’t be afraid! –Ps 56:3


Purposeful Pause Bible Plan

August 2, 2019


  1. Isaiah 30:15-26
    In repentance and rest is your salvation
    In quietness and trust is your strength  –Isa 30:15
    The LORD longs to be gracious to you
    To show His love and compassion
    Blessed are all who wait for{long for} the LORD!
    Isa 30:18
  2. Psalm 27:7-14
    Hear me, O Lord, when I cry out
    Have mercy on me and answer me! –Ps 27:7
    You are my deliverer, my help
    O God my Savior who vindicates me –Ps 27:9
    I will rely on You Lord –Ps 27:14
    And be confident/trust
    That I will see Your goodness! –Ps 27:13
  3. Psalm 130:1-8
  4. Acts 1:1-8
  5. Micah 7:1-7
    But as for me
    I watch in expectant hope for the LORD
    I am not giving up
    I wait for God my Savior to help
    My God will certainly hear me. Mic 7:7
    I would have lost heart , unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. –Ps 27:13
    Tho I fall, I will rise again
    For the LORD will be my light!
    Mic 7:8
  6. Psalm 37:1-7
    Do not fret –Ps 37:1
    Trust in the LORD
    Do good

    Feed on His faithfulness –Ps 37:3
    Commit your way to Him
    Rest in quiet confident trust before Him –Isa 30:15
    He will act on you behalf  –Ps 37:5
    Wait patiently – expectantly for Him! –Ps 37:7
  7. Galatians 5:1-6
  8. Proverbs 8:23-36
  9. Titus 2:11-15
  10. Jude 1:20-25
  11. Isaiah 26:4-9
    Trust in the Lord from this time forward
    He is an everlasting Rock Isa 26:4
    The path of the righteous He makes straight.  –Isa 26:7
    The upright show their trust
    By obeying His laws
    They expectantly wait on Him
    And desire to glorify His Holy name!Isa 26:8
  12. Isaiah 33:1-6
    Lord we wait expectantly for You
    Be gracious to us
    Be Your servant’s arm of Firm Strength every morning
    Our help in the time of trouble
    We #PRAISE You God our Rock
    And Portion forever!
     –Ps 73:26;Is 33:2
    You are our constant source of stability
    A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge
    =>The fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure!
    Is 33:6
  13. Lamentations 3:25-33
    The LORD is wonderfully good to those who
    Wait for/Hope in/Trust Him
    And seek Him. 
    Lam 3:25
    Now without faith it is impossible to please Him, for the one who approaches God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. –Heb 11:6
    It is good to hope and wait patiently
    For deliverance from the Lord.
    Lam 3:26
  14. Hosea 12:1-6
    You, by the help of your God, must return
    Hold fast to love and justice
    Wait on your God always
    Live in confident dependence on the Lord your God!
     –Hos 12:6
  15. Romans 8:19-27
  16. Psalm 25:1-5
  17. Psalm 25:6-12
  18. Psalm 25:13-18
  19. Psalm 25:19-22
  20. Psalm 31:17-24
  21. Psalm 52:5-9
    I continually trust in the Lord’s
    Unfailing steadfast love
      –Ps 52:8
    I will give Him thanks forever
    For what He has done
    In His name I will hope and wait
    For it is good
    Ps 52:9
    Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD! Ps 113:1
    Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God. –Ps 92:13
  22. Psalm 62:1-6
    Find rest{Patiently wait}, O my soul, in God alone
    For my hope{confident trust} is from Him. –Ps 62:5
    He alone is my rock and my salvation –Ps 62:2
  23. Psalm 59:1-5
  24. Psalm 59:6-10
  25. Psalm 59:11-17
  26. James 1:13-18
  27. Isaiah 64:1-8
    Isaiah 64:4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    4 For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him.

    The Spirit of revelation unveils to us[those who love Him]
    The things that no eye has seen, nor ear has heard.
    For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things
    [far beyond human understanding] of God. –1Cor 2:9-10
  28. Psalm 69:1-6
  29. Psalm 69:7-13
    Psalm 69:13 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable and opportune time, O God, in the multitude of Your mercy and the abundance of Your loving-kindness hear me, and in the truth and faithfulness of Your salvation answer me.
  30. Psalm 69:29-36
    Lord may Your deliverance protect me Ps 69:29
    Set me securely on high upon the Rock 
    Ps 27:5
    I will sing and magnify the Lord with thanksgivingPs 69:30
    I will offer sacrifices of joyPs 27:6
    Pleasing the LordPs 69:31
    The humble shall see it and be glad; you who seek God, inquiring for and requiring Him [as your first need], let your hearts revive and live! –Ps 69:32
    I will bless the LORD at all times
    His praise shall continually be in my mouth
    The humble will hear it and rejoice
    O magnify the LORD with me
    And let us exalt His name together!
    Ps 34:1-3
  31. Ecclesiastes 3:1-11