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The Lord on High = Mighty to Save!

July 19, 2017

Psalm 93:4 AMPC … The Lord on high is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea.

Mightier than the waves
The Lord on high
He is mighty to save  Zeph 3:17
The Lord an ever present help in trouble –Ps 46:1
Greater than any trial you face
Forever He reigns! –Ps 29:10

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Zephaniah 3:17 … The LORD your God is with you{in your midst}, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet{renew, refresh, bring into rest) you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

From NetBible Zeph 3:17

  • NET …  He renews you by His love
  • NIV … He will quiet you with His love
  • NLT …  With His love, He will calm all your fears
  • BBE … He will make His love new again

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The Lord on High is Mightier!

July 18, 2017

O Lord, the waves roar, the waves roar and crash! –Ps 93:3
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Who is mightier than the surging(roaring) waters?Ps 93:4
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Who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves and the turmoil of the nations? –Ps 65:7
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Whose voices thunders over the mighty sea?Ps 29:3
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Do not be afraid – The Lord is our refuge and strength
An ever present help in times of trouble!Ps 46:1-3
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Be still and know
The Lord of hosts is a mighty warrior
Ps 46:10-11
The Lord on high is mighty – above all! –Ps 93:4

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to His name
Worship the LORD in holy array, in the beauty of holiness!
Ps 29:2
The LORD sits as Sovereign King enthroned forever!Ps 29:10
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Word Study
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Psalm 93:3-4 AMPC
3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up the roaring of their waves. 4 The Lord on high is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea.

  • From NetBible Ps 93:4
    * The surging(roaring) waters here symbolizes the hostile enemies of God who seek to destroy the order he has established in the world. The Lord is depicted as elevated above and sovereign over these raging waters.

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Psalm 65:6-7 AMPC
6 Who by [Your] might have founded the mountains, being girded with power, 7 Who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples?

  • From NetBible Ps 65:7
    *The raging(roaring) seas=the commotion made by the nations. The raging seas symbolize the turbulent nations of the earth (see Ps 46:1-3,6; Is 17:12)

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Psalm 46:1-3,10-11 AMPC
1 God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas, 3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! …
… 10 Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth! 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

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Psalm 29:1-3,10-11 AMPC
1 Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Give to the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness or in holy array. 3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon many (great) waters. …
… 10 The Lord sat as King over the deluge(flood); the Lord [still] sits as King [and] forever! 11 The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.

  • From NetBible Ps 29:3
    *The psalm depicts the Lord in the role of a warrior-king, so the thunder is his battle cry. The Lord is depicted as elevated above and sovereign over the raging waters(his enemies).
  • From NetBible Ps 29:10
    *The psalmist views the threatening chaotic sea – surging(roaring) waters, as a contemporary manifestation of the destructive waters of old(the flood –Gen 6)

Good to be Near

July 15, 2017

Psalm 73:28But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord God my refuge …

Draw near
Draw nigh
Into the secret place –Ps 91:1
Safe beneath the shadow of His wings –Ps 91:4
The Lord your refuge
So good to be near and
Trust in the Lord –Ps 73:28
Beneath His wings –Ps 36:7-8,61:4,63:7
His glory, His presence a protective canopy  –Is 4:5
His banner over you is love!  –Song 2:4

Song 2:4 AMPC … He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love [for love waved as a protecting and comforting banner over my head when I was near Him].
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Isaiah 4:5-6 AMPC … And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defense of divine love and protection). And there shall be a pavilion[tabernacle] for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain.

From NetBible Isa 4:5-6

  • dwelling place[04349] = established place, habitation
  • canopy[02646] = divine protection, defense
  • pavilion[05521] =tabernacle, booth

Psalm 26:8 O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.

From NetBible Ps 26:8

  • where Your glory dwells = where your glory shines, your splendor revealed

The Good Shepherd’s Care

July 14, 2017


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Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are His. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture.Ps 100:3

Today let the Good Shepherd care for you
Let Him nourish you
Feed on His faithfulness 
Ps 37:3
Rest and
Be carried in His able arms
Close to His heart. 
Is 40:11

Blessed be the Lord, our Savior; He daily bears our burdens. Each day He carries us in His arms and loads us with benefits! Ps 68:19

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits! Ps 103:2
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Word Study

Psalm 28:9 AMPC … Save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them and carry them forever.

From NetBible Ps 28:9

  • NET … Deliver your people! Empower the nation that belongs to You! Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms at all times!
  • MSG … Save your people and bless your heritage. Care for them; carry them like a good shepherd.
  • shepherd[07462] = to pasture, tend, graze, feed, care for

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Human Wisdom and a Hard Heart

July 1, 2017

Mark 8:17-18 NASB … And Jesus, aware of this, *said to them, “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? 18 Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?

Symptoms of hard heart = unable to see(perceive), unable to understand, unable to hear, and unable to remember.

Interesting that these same symptoms are in the following passage about the vanity/meaninglessness/futility of relying on human/worldly wisdom.

Relying on human/worldly wisdom results in a hard heart that is unable to see, hear, understand or remember things of the Lord!
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Ecclesiastes 1:8-11 AMPC … All things are weary with toil and all words are feeble; man cannot utter it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 9 The thing that has been—it is what will be again, and that which has been done is that which will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun. 10 Is there a thing of which it may be said, See, this is new? It has already been, in the vast ages of time [recorded or unrecorded] which were before us. 11 There is no remembrance of former happenings or men, neither will there be any remembrance of happenings of generations that are to come by those who are to come after them.
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Human/Wordly Wisdom Godly Wisdom
All is vanity/meaninglessness/futility
Ecc 1:2
Is like a tree of life – a blessing
Pro 3:18
All is full of weariness
Ecc 1:8
Learn from Me to find rest
Mt 11:28-30
Eyes not satisfied with seeing
Ears not filled with hearing
Ecc 1:8
The Spirit opens
eyes, ears, minds to perceive
what God has prepared
for those who love(obey) Him
1Cor 2:9-10;Is 64:3-4
There is no new thing under the sun
Ecc 1:9
In Christ = made new
2Cor 5:17;Rev 21:5
Eyes can not SEE the new
Ecc 1:10
None can SEE the kingdom of God
Unless born again
(made new in Christ)
Jn 3:3;2 Cor 5:17
All works are vanity/meaningless
Like chasing the wind
Ecc 1:14
None can enter the kingdom of God
Unless born of water & Spirit(wind)
Jn 3:5:Acts 2:1-4
What is crooked(wrong)
Can not be made straight(right)
=>There is no straight way
Ecc 1:15
Christ is the only “straight” way
To the Father in heaven
Lk 3:4-6;Jn 14:6
Knowing wisdom is to know madness
Like chasing the wind(to catch it)
Ecc 1:17
God has given His children
A Spirit of power, love & sound mind
2Tim 1:7
Much wisdom brings much
Grief & sorrow
Ecc 1:18
Walk and abide in the Spirit
To bear fruit – joy, love, peace …
Gal 5:22-25;Jn 15:4

Psalm 22-23-24=> Past-Present-Future

June 20, 2017

From: http://www.holyhelps.com/documents/textSermons/Psalms/Psalm_23.pdf
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In Psalm 22 we have the Good Shepherd laying down His life for the sheep(Jn 10:11-18); in Psalm 23, the Great Shepherd in resurrection life is guiding His people through the wilderness of this world(He 13:20-21), and in Psalm 24, the Chief Shepherd is coming again in power and glory to bring in everlasting blessing(1Pe 5:1-4).
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PSALM 22 PSALM 23 PSALM 24
GOOD SHEPHERD GREAT SHEPHERD CHIEF SHEPHERD
Cross Crook Crown
Spear Staff Scepter
Substitute Shepherd Sovereign
Crucifixion Consolation Coronation
Yesterday Today Forever
Grace Guidance Glory
Past Ministry Present Ministry Future Ministry

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Hand in Hand – Hold

June 15, 2017

When the Lord delights in our way{upright way}
Our steps are made firm{ordered, established} by the LORD
Though we stumble, we will not fall
=> for the LORD holds the upright by the hand.
Ps 37:23-24

Psalm 1:6 AMPC … For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought).

From NetBible Ps 1:6

  • * the LORD knows{guards, watches over, protect} the way of the righteous

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1John 1:5-10 … This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

Keep Moving Forward

June 9, 2017

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Proverbs 4:25-27 AMPC … Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. 26 Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright. 27 Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.

Job 17:9The righteous will move onward and forward{will hold to their ways}, and those with pure hearts{clean hands} will become stronger and stronger.

Keep your eyes open and focussed
Keep your hearts pure and your hands clean Ps 24:4
Don’t give up

Rely on the Lord{wait and hope in Him}; Be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart –Ps 27:14

Keep moving forward
In His strength. Phil 4:13

Proverbs 10:29The way of the LORD is strength for the upright …


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Remember and Hope!

June 6, 2017

Psalm 77:9-13Has God forgotten to be gracious, Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion?
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10 And I said, “This is my anguish{the thought that the sovereign One might become inactive}; But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.” 11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. 12 I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds. 13 Your ways, O God, are holy{your deeds are extraordinary}. What god is so great as our God?

Need hope?
Remember the Lord your Rock and Redeemer –
Ps 78:35
Remember the Lord Most High
Remember His saving right hand –
Is 41:10,13
Remember His mighty deeds
– His unfailing love {mercy& loving-kindness}
– His faithfulness …

Great is the Lord!
Do not forget His mighty deeds
Put your confidence and hope in Him! –Ps
78:7

Psalm 117:2 … Great is His love towards us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!

Lamentations 3:21-24 AMPC … But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation: 22 It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. 24 The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.
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The Armor of Light

June 3, 2017

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But since we belong to the day{ live in the light}, let us be self-controlled{sober}, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. –1Thess 5:8

To be sober and stand firm against the enemy –1Pe 5:8
Gird your loins with truth{ready for service} and –
Lk 12:35
Put on the breastplate of righteousness –
Eph 6:14
Put on the breastplate of faith and love and
… the hope of salvation as a helmet –
1Thess 5:8;Eph 6:17
To protect your heart. –He 4:12

Being sober and alert is of no avail unless armed by faith, hope, love and truth! Put on the armor of light! Put on the Lord Jesus Christ! –Ro 13:12-14

1 Thessalonians 1:3 AMPC … Recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith and service motivated by love and unwavering hope in [the return of] our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

From NetBible 1Thess 1:3

  • * These phrases denote Christian virtues in action: the work produced by faith, labor motivated by love, and endurance that stems from hope in Christ.

Colossians 1:5 NET … Your faith and love have arisen because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel.

From NetBible Col 1:5

  • * This hope endures and motivates believers to trust in Christ and to love one another.

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