Archive for February 17th, 2020

Remember the Good and Don’t Give Up!

February 17, 2020

Galatians 6:9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
I choose to remember
The good God has done –Ps 77:12,103:2;Lam 3:21-23
Because it
Frames my perspective –Is 64:4;1Co 2:9
For why
I do not give up
As I wait for
What He will do.

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.
1Corinthians 2:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 but just as it is written [in Scripture],
“Things which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, who obey Him, and who gratefully recognize the benefits that He has bestowed].”


Hide and Abide

February 17, 2020

Psalm 17:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye; Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings.
Psalm 33:18 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
18 Behold, the Lord’s eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness
Hide and –Ps 17:8,32:7
Abide –Col 3:16-17;Jn 8:31-32
Safe and secure –Ps 61:4
Beneath His wings reside –Ps 91:1
Vitally connected
To the Vine –Jn 15:4
Kept as the apple of His eye!

Colossians 3:16-17 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
16 Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.
Psalm 91:1 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
Psalm 61:4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
4 I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever; let me find refuge and trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Word Study
John 8:31-32 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
31 So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.
32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free

John 15:4 AMPC … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me..

  • From NetBible  Jn 8:31, Jn 15:4
    • abide[3306] = remain, continue to be present, to last, endure, dwell

From NetBible Ps 61:4
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the cover of Your wings. Selah

  • abide[01481] = dwell, remain, inhabit
  • tabernacle[0168] = tent, home, habitation
  • trust[02620] = to confide in, have hope, make refuge, seek protection
  • cover[05643] = hiding place, shelter, secret place (Ps 32:7, Ps 91:1)