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Wings to Bloom

January 17, 2018

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Isaiah 61:10-11 AMPC … I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as [surely as] the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring forth, so [surely] the Lord God will cause rightness and justice and praise to spring forth before all the nations [through the self-fulfilling power of His word].

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As sure as the sun{SonPs 19:5
As sure as the dawn Hos 6:3
The King’s rain{reign} –Pro 16:15
Causes what is sown in His garden to spring forth
His righteousness, justice and praise
Fresh and new on display
Wings to bloom! –Is 35:1
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The wind gently blows  –Song 4:16
The wings{butterflies/new life} dance –2Co 5:17
His garden blooms  –Song 7:12
His sweet fragrance
Freed to spread. –
2Co 2:14-17
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No garden truly blooms until butterflies have danced upon it!
~K. D’Angelo
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Word Study
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From NetBible Is 35:1
The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom[06524] as the rose{lily}
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From NetBible Song 7:12
Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded[06524] And its blossoms have opened[06605], And whether the pomegranates have bloomed[05132]. There I will give you my love..

  • blossom[06524]parach = a primitive root; to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom; generally, to spread; specifically, to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively, to flourish:-X abroad, X abundantly, blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow, spread, spring (up).
  • opened[06605] =  to free, loose oneself
  • bloomed[05132] = to blossom (from
    the brilliancy of color), fly, flee

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From NetBible Song 4:16
Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow{breathe out} on my garden, that its fragrance may spread abroad. Let my lover come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
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From NetBible Isa 61:11
For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

  • * “righteousness,” here seems to emphasize deliverance and restoration
  • spring forth[06779] = sprout, bear{fruition}

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The Secret Place Thunders

January 15, 2018

Song of Solomon 2:14 KJV … O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

From NetBible Song 2:14

  • clefts[02288] = hiding place, place of concealment, safety, refuge
  • secret place[05643] = hiding place, shelter, cover
  • stairs[04095] = steep or inaccessible place, pathway

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O My dove
The apple of my eye –
Ps 17:8
In the cleft
In the secret place of the stairs
The secret place of the Most High  –
Ps 91:1

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Psalm 91:1 AMPC … 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].

From NetBible Ps 91:1

  • Most High[05945] = sovereign one, sovereign King, elevated above all
    *from [05927] = to go up, ascend, climb

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Ascend
Sing My dove, sing  –
Ps 68:4,8
Pour forth, pour forth
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Glory from the cleft –Ex 33:22
Sing, sing a new song to the Lord
Sing His praises in the assembly of the faithful  –Ps 149:1
A song taught by the Lord –
Ps 40:3
Before the throne
With the voice of many waters
Rev 14:1-3
From the secret place of thunderPs 81:7
The Lion of Judah roars –Joel 3:16
The dove sings
Living water flows –Ezek 47
The desert rose blooms –Is 35:1-2

 

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Peace In His Eyes

January 13, 2018

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Song 8:10 AMP … I was a wall, and my breasts were like the towers. Then I became in the king’s eyes as one [to be respected and allowed] to find peace.
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Draw near to the King
Beneath His wing –
Ps 91:1
Close enough to gaze into the King’s eyes –
Ps 32:8
His Dove
Beautiful one –
Song 1:15
Pure heart
Steadfast
The apple of His eye –
Ps 17:8
In the King’s eyes

Find perfect peace –
Is 26:3
Contentment
Rest
Favor …

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Isaiah 26:3 AMP … “You[Lord] will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].
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Psalm 17:8Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye; Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings
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Word Study
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From NetBible Song 8:10

  • * “peace.” An eloquent wordplay is created by the use of the noun שָׁלוֹם (shalom, “peace, contentment, favor”) in 8:10 and the name שְׁלֹמֹה (shÿlomoh, “Solomon” = peace) in 8:11. The Beloved found “favor” (שָׁלוֹם) in the eyes of Solomon (שְׁלֹמֹה). She won his heart because she was not only a beautiful young woman (“my breasts were like fortress towers”), but a virtuous woman (“I was a wall” = chaste).

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From NetBible Ps 17:8

  • * Keep me as the apple of your eye = Protect me like the pupil, a daughter of your eye.
    See Zec 2:8=> The pupil is one of the most vulnerable and valuable parts of the body, so to be considered the “pupil” of the Lord’s eye is to raise value to an incalculable price

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Related:
Kept as ‘The Apple of His Eye’{Article}

Lean

January 8, 2018


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Rely not on your own strength
Instead lean on Christ
Rely on Him
Jesus Christ is the FIRM strength of your heart
Your portion forever!

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Only then will you be ready for anything and everything!
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Psalm 73:26 AMPC … My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock and firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever.
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Philippians 4:13 AMP … I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
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Jesus Christ is the FIRM strength of your heart-To be ready for anything and everything=>Lean on His strength alone! 🙂
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 73:26

  • strength[06697] = rock, refuge, protector
  • portion[02506] = inheritance, award, reward

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From NetBible Phil 4:13

  • NKJV … I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
  • NLT … For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.
  • MSG … Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.

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Rise Up!

December 30, 2017

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Rise up to walk with your King!

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John 5:8 NKJV … Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed{sleeping pad} and walk!”

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 @Khollandsblog
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Rise up to walk with your King

=> place your feet in His footsteps!

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From Jn 5:8 Commentary:

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Jesus actually gives three commands here: rise, take, and walk. He demands that people take action and responsibility—to take a stand with Him. The more we follow Christ, the more we rise in spiritual character. Sin, on the other hand, causes people to decline, degenerate, and descend to the depths of despair and spiritual weakness. … Jesus also requires that the man “walk,” a testimony of the fullness of His healing power. The man is able to rise up, providing the first visible testimony of his healing to those around the pool. However, he does not just hobble away—he has strength to carry his bed and walk. Being able to walk gives the man opportunity both to show and tell many others of Christ’s miracle.

The excellence of His work is seen in all these commands. If a person reacts positively to his contact with Christ, it will manifest itself in his conduct. The most effective witnesses are from those who walk as Christ commands!

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Crowned with Favor

December 30, 2017


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Psalm 65:11 NLT … You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.
NASB … Your paths drip with fatness

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Psalm 5:11-12 But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. 12 For surely, O LORD, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favour as with a shield.

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Crowned with favor, blessing, fatness
… as with a shield
Those who follow in the Lord’s footsteps
His children
Even in the “hard” paths
Are anointed.
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The impossible made possible by His hand
Mk 9:23
Don’t be afraid=>JUST BELIEVE! –Mk 5:36
And get ready to be completely astonished!Mk 5:42
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Psalm 63:3-5 NASB … Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. 4 So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. 5 My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,  And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 65:11

  • crown[05849] = to surround, to encircle (for attack or protection), to grant honor
  • drip[07491] = to trickle, rain down
  • fatness[01880] = blessing, produce oil
    *from [01878] = anoint

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From NetBible Ps 5:12

  • surround[05849] = crown, to encircle (for attack or protection), to grant honor

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From NetBible Ps 63:5

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Grace and Glory Supply

December 28, 2017

Philippians 4:19-20 AMPC … And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever (through the endless eternities of the eternities). Amen (so be it).
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Empty vessels come to the Lord to be filled
The Lord Jesus Christ will supply all your need
He is able to make all grace abound to His children
2Cor 9:8
For “in” Him we live and move and have our being.Acts 17:28
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Taste and see that the Lord is good
The riches of His grace and glory
=> immeasurable and beyond compare
Eph 2:7
His children lack no good thing
The Lord bestows grace and glory
Ps 84:11
Seek the Lord and be filled!Ps 34:8-10
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Romans 8:32 AMPC … He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?

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Word Study
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From NetBible Phil 4:19

  • supply[4137] = to make full, to fill up, to cause to abound

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From BibleHub Phil 4:19

  • according to his riches—The measure of His supply to you will be the immeasurable “riches of His grace” (Eph 1:7).
  • in glory—These words belong to the whole sentence. “Glory” is the element in which His rich grace operates; and it will be the element IN which He will “supply fully all your need.”
  • by Christ Jesus—by virtue of your being “IN” (so Greek, not “by”) Christ Jesus, the Giver and Mediator of all spiritual blessings.

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Related:
Grace and Glory Supply{prayer}
His Grace Abounds{prayer}
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Birth in Bethlehem

December 20, 2017

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Micah 5:2 NASB
The Messiah’s Birth Prophesied to be in Bethlehem
2 But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.
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Luke 2:1-7 NASB
Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem
1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. 6 While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
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John 6:48,58 NASB
Jesus: The Bread of Life
48 I am the bread of life. …

58 This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate{manna} and died; he who eats this bread will live forever

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The prophesied Messiah
Jesus born in Bethlehem = The House of Bread
From the House of David in the City of David
Laid in a manger = a feeding trough
Jesus the Bread of Life
To be consumed/eaten for Eternal Life!
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Word Study
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From NetBible Lk 2:4

  • Bethlehem[965] = “house of bread”

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From NetBible Lk 2:7

  • manger[5336] = a crib
    *from from pateomai (to eat); a crib (for fodder):-manager, stall.

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From NetBible Jn 6:58

  • eat[5176] = to consume/chew as animals feeding

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The King’s Reign{Rain}

December 9, 2017

The King of Glory
The Lord Jesus Christ
Seek His Reign{Rain}
Sing{prophesy} for the rain{reign}  –Ps 68:4,8
The mere scent of His rain{reign} Job 14:9
Awakes the dawnPs 57:8

The trees planted in the court of the Lord
Clap their hands andIs 55:12-13
Flourish Ps 92:13
Joyful tree bloom
ADORE{A door}
Sing{prophesy} for the rain{reign}  –Ps 68:4,8
BREATHE{apples of gold} –Pro 25:11
Songs of Joy and victory
Ps 118:15
As sure as the sun{SonPs 19:5
As sure as the dawn Hos 6:3
The King in His glory
Comes!
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Psalm 24:9-10 NKJV … Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.
Selah

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SunDance
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Word Study
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Job 14:8-9 AMPC … Though its roots grow old in the earth and its stock dies in the ground, 9 Yet through the scent [and breathing] of water [the stump of the tree] will bud[flourish] and bring forth boughs[branches] like a young[new] plant.
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From NetBible Job 14:9

  • scent[07381] = savor, fragrance, odor (as if blown) => to perceive by breathing in – from [07306]

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From NetBible Job 14:9Pro 11:28, Pro 14:11, Ps 92:13

  • flourish[06524] = bloom,  to spread – to fly (as extending the wings)to bud, blossom, break forth (out), make fly, grow, spread, spring (up).

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Proverbs 11:28 NASB … He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like the green leaf
… KJV … the righteous shall flourish[06524] as a branch 

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From NetBible Branch Word Study

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Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown; But the tent[tabernacle] of the upright will flourish[06524] . => Psalm 118:15 … The voice of rejoicing[songs of joy&victory] and salvation is in the tents[tabernacles] of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
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Psalm 92:12-15 AMPC … The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish[06524] like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].
13 Planted in the house of the Lord, they shall flourish[06524] in the courts of our God.
14 [Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].
15 [They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

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From  Pro 25:11
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken at the right time.

  • apple[08598] = apple associated with fragrance
    *From [05301] = to breathe, cause to breathe out
    and [01054] = place of apples located in Judah[03063] = praise/He shall be praised (assigned to the tribe of Judah Josh 15 v53)
  • spoken[01696] = to declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, prophesy, sing

=>These apples of gold contain a fragrance that can be breathed in and out in the place of apples = praise!
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The Hand of Goodness

December 4, 2017

Ezra 8:22 AMPC … For I was ashamed to request of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy along the way, because we had told the king: the hand of our God is upon all them for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.

The hand of the goodness of the Lord is upon all who seek Him
All who seek Him wholeheartedlyJer 29:13;2Chron 16:9
Will see His goodness in the land of the living!Ps 27:13
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Take heart
Be of good courage
Lift up your eyes and SEE –Ps 34:8
Wait on{trust} the LORD!Ps 27:14
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Psalm 123:1-2 AMPC … Unto You do I lift up my eyes, O You Who are enthroned in heaven. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.
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The hand of the goodness is upon all who seek the Lord wholeheartedly-They will see His goodness in the land of the living! #TrustHim
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Wait on the Lord-BELIEVE and you will see His goodness in the land of the living! #TrustHim
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 123:1
To You I lift up my eyes

  • lift up[05375] = marry, desire, long for

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From NetBible Ps 123:2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, … so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us.

  • *Servants look to their master for food, shelter, and other basic needs.
  • *look to the Lord = wait upon the Lord

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From NetBible Ps 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of{blessed are} those who trust in Him!

  • taste[02938] = to perceive, know
  • see[07200] = look at, inspect, perceive, consider, behold gaze

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