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Savor the Flavor

January 17, 2020

Psalms 34:8-11 AMP
8 O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good; How blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who takes refuge in Him.
9 O [reverently] fear the Lord, you His saints (believers, holy ones);
For to those who fear Him there is no want.
10 The young lions lack [food] and grow hungry,
But they who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing.
11 Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you to fear the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worship Him with obedience].

Taste and See that the Lord is good!
Savor His goodness
Savor the flavor –Psalms 34:8
The sweetness of His words –Psalms 119:103,19:10
In the place of His feet –Isaiah 60:13
Seek His face –Psalms 34:10
Experience the glory of His goodness –Exodus 34:5-7
His favor/smile refreshes
Like the scent of rain –Proverbs 16:15,19:12;Job 14:9
Worship so sweet –John 12:3
A fragrant offering – a sweet savor –Ephesians 5:2
In the place of His feet!
Ephesians 5:1-2 AMP
1 Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]; 2 and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.
Isaiah 60:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 “The glory of Lebanon will come to you,
The cypress, the juniper, and the cedar together,
To beautify the place of My sanctuary;
And I will honor and make the place of My feet glorious.


Word Study
From NetBible Ps 34:8

  • * This verb{taste} is normally used of tasting or savoring food. The metaphor here appears to compare the Lord to a tasty meal.
  • tastes[02938]= eat, perceive, know

From NetBible Savor

  • * The primary meaning of the word is “taste,” “flavor” , but also it has the meaning of “smell,” “odor”, “fragrance”
  • * to taste or smell of, to partake of the quality of something, to perceive/discern

From NetBible Ps 34:10

  • seek[01875] = search for, seek with care, enquire, to follow
    – in prayer and worship

From NetBible Eph 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet–smelling aroma.

  • sweet–smelling aroma[3744] = fragrance, odor, offering, savor


Just Say The Word = Children’s Bread

January 16, 2020

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Just say the word
Filled with Spirit and life -John 6:63
Darkness must flee
Sickness must leave
Captives set free
For You alone are our praise –Jeremiah 17:14
Break every chain
At the feet of Jesus
Children’s bread –Matthew 15:26
Reach out and touch the hem!



Matthew 15:21-25 NASB … Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.” 23 But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us.” 24 But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” 26 And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at once.

From NetBible Mt 15:28

  • bow down[4352]proskuneo = to kiss the hand towards one (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand), in token of reverence, prostrate oneself(or kneel) in homage – worship, adoration
  • healed[2390] = cure, made whole

Face the Opposition

January 14, 2020

Don’t be afraid or discouraged
The LORD your God is with you wherever you go. –Joshua 1:9
Face the opposition
Trust in the Lord – The Everlasting God
Who gives strength to the weary
Face the wind
Expect, look for, hope in the Lord
And Soar! –Isaiah 40:28-31
Isaiah 40:28-31 Amplified Bible (AMP)
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become tired or grow weary;
There is no searching of His understanding.
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who has no might He increases power.
30 Even youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 But those who wait for the Lord
[who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.

From NetBible Isaiah 40:28-31
* v28 affirms that the Lord is not limited temporally or spatially nor is his power and wisdom restricted in any way. He can and will deliver his people, if they respond in hopeful faith (v31a)

When I am afraid – I Will Trust!

January 13, 2020

Decree: When I am afraid, Lord,
I will put my trust in You.
Psalms 56:3
I believe I will see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living!
Psalms 27:13

Psalm 56:3-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 When I am afraid,
I will put my trust and faith in You.
4 In God, whose word I praise;
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not fear.
What can mere man do to me?

Psalm 27:13-14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
13 [What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living!
14 Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.


I Will Not Be Shaken

January 13, 2020

Decree: I will put my trust in You alone and
I will not be shaken!
Psalms 16:8-9
I trust in You, O Lord! I declare, “You are my God!”
Psalms 31:14

From NetBible Psalms 16:8-9
I constantly trust in the Lord; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.

  • * Set the Lord continually, always before = constantly trust Him and His protection = I know the LORD is always with me.
  • shaken[04131] = slip, be moved, fall
  • * Rests secure = rests in safety = rests in hope
  • rest[07931] = settle down, abide, dwell, tabernacle, reside



Psalms 62:1-2My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I will never be shaken.

Refresh With Apples of Gold

January 11, 2020

Proverbs 25:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver
Is a word spoken at the right time.

Psalm 119:50 Amplified Bible (AMP)
50 This is my comfort in my affliction,
That Your word has revived me and given me life.

A Prayer:
Jesus – refresh my soul –Song 2:5
With apples of Gold –Proverbs 25:11
Breathe sweet fragrance of life –Job 33:4
Bring Your joy and light –Psalms 97:11
In the place of praise
The place of Your feet –Isaiah 60:13
An incense so sweet
Golden oil of joy –Psalms 119:103,19:10,119:130,119:50
Refresh my soul
With apples of Gold!


Job 33:4 AMPC … [It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me].

From NetBible  Job 33:4

  • spirit[07307] = breath, wind, to inspire prophetically
    *From [07306] = to smell, scent, perceive odor
  • breath[05397] = spirit, divine inspiration
  • gives life [02421] = revives, quickens, restores, refreshes
    • from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death

Psalms 23:3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness; For His name’s sake.

From NetBible Ps 23:3

  • restores[07725] = to bring back, to restore, refresh, repair
  • soul[05315] = life, person, mind, living being
    *from [05314] = to take breath, refresh oneself


The More You Know Him

January 8, 2020

Psalm 9:10 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
10 And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity].

From NetBible Ps 9:10
Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You.

  • Those who know[03045]= perceive, understand, recognize – ‘see’, declare
  • name[08034]= reputation, fame, glory, character
  • forsake[05800]= depart from, leave behind, abandon, neglect
  • seek[01875] = to seek with care in prayer & worship, to diligently inquire/follow
  • *in v8 “To know” the Lord’s “name” means to be his follower, recognizing his authority and maintaining loyalty to him.
  • Ps 91:14
    Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
    ** “knowing” the Lord’s “name” is associated with loving him.

Diligently seek to know the Lord Jesus Christ
At His feet in worship and prayer
With all your heart
With all your soul
With all your strength –Deut 4:29;Jere 29:13;Deut 6:5
In Spirit and Truth –John 4:23-24
Listen to and obey His words –John 14:23
Know His “name” –Exodus 34:5-7
The more you know Him
The more you will trust Him –Psalms 9:10
The more you will experience His mercy
– His lovingkindness –Psalms 63:3
The more you will know the love of Christ
– which surpasses knowledge –Ephesians 3:19
And His overflowing joy! –John 15:10-11

John 15:10-11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 If you keep My commandments and obey My teaching, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. 11 I have told you these things so that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy may be made full and complete and overflowing.
Ephesians 3:19-21
New Living Translation (NLT)
19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.


Grace and Glory – Every Good Gift

January 6, 2020

Psalms 84:11-12For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
How blessed are those who trust in You!


Grace and Glory
Sun and Shield –Psalms 84:11
Every good gift from the Father above –James 1:17
No good thing does He withhold
From His children of light –Ephesians 5:8
From those whose walk is upright –Micah 2:7;Psalms 34:8-10,84:11
Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord! –Psalms 84:12
Matthew 7:7-8,11Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. …
… If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

From NetBible Mt 7:7
seek[2212] = to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into, to crave
– to seek (literally or figuratively); specially,
(by Hebraism) to worship (God)
From NetBible Mt 7:11
* The provision of the good gifts is probably a reference to the wisdom and guidance supplied in response to repeated requests. The teaching as a whole stresses not that we get everything we want, but that God gives the good that we need.

Mary’s “One Thing”

January 2, 2020

Luke 10:40-42 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the best/good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

One thing is necessary
Choose the “best/good” part
At the feet of Jesus –Luke 10:39
Worship and bow down before Him –Psalms 95:6-7
With wholehearted devotion –Jeremiah 29:13
Behold Him! –Psalms 27:4
Jeremiah 29:13When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you search for me with all your heart and soul …
Psalms 95:6-7 AMP … O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and prayer]. For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if {only} you will hear{listen&obey} His voice …

Word Study
From NetBible Ps 27:4
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek[01245]
That I may dwell[03427] in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold[02372] the beauty of the Lord and to meditate[01239]in His temple.

  • seek[01245] = require, desire, exact, request
    -to search out (by any method, specifically
    in worship or prayer
  • dwell[03427] = abide, inhabit, marry, keep house
  • behold[02372] = to see (by experience), perceive, prophesy
    *Psalm 11:7The LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold[02372] His face.
    ** To “see” God’s “face” means to have access to his presence and to experience his favor
  • meditate[01239] = seek, inquire, consider, contemplate, examine

From NetBible Jere 29:13

  • seek[01245] = require, desire, exact, request
    -to search out (by any method, specifically
    in worship or prayer
  • search for[01875] = seek with care, enquire, to follow
    – in prayer and worship

From NetBible Ps 95:6

  • worship[07812] = to bow down, prostrate oneself before superior[God] in homage
  • bow down[03766] = kneel in reverence, prostrate
  • kneel[01288] = bless, to adore


One Thing – Nothing More Beautiful!

December 23, 2019

Psalm 27:4-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4 One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek[01245]
That I may dwell[03427] in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold[02372] the beauty of the Lord and to meditate[01239] in His temple.
5 For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.
6 And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me.
8 When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O Lord, I shall seek[01245].”

Your face, O Lord, I seek –Ps 27:8
My “One Thing” is to behold the Lord’s beauty –Ps 27:4
In the place where His “glory” dwells –Ps 26:8
Jesus – He is altogether lovely to behold –Song 5:16
The fairest of ten thousand to my soul –Song 5:10
Sing, sing, sing to the Lord
A new song of victory/deliverance –Ps 96:1
Sing to the Lamb who stands in the center of the throne –Rev 5:6
Midst the springs where living water flows –Rev 7:15-17
Sing and celebrate the King –Ps 63:7
Taste and see His goodness –Ps 34:8
Experience His power and glory in His sanctuary
Nothing more beautiful to behold! –Ps 63:2

Word Study
From NetBible Ps 27:4

  • dwell[03427] = abide, inhabit, marry, keep house
  • behold[02372] = to see (by experience), perceive, prophesy
    *Psalm 11:7 The LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold[02372] His face.
    ** To “see” God’s “face” means to have access to his presence and to experience his favor
  • meditate[01239] = seek, inquire, consider, contemplate, examine

From NetBible Ps 27:4, Ps 27:8

  • seek[01245] = require, desire, exact, request
    -to search out (by any method, specifically
    in worship or prayer

From NetBible Ps 96:1

  • * A new song is appropriate because the Lord is constantly intervening in the world as its just king in fresh and exciting ways.. See also Pss 33:3; 40:3; 98:1.
  • Psalm 118:15Songs of joy and victory/deliverance are sung in the camp{tent} of the godly. The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!

From NetBible Ps 63:7
For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.

  • sing for joy[07442] = rejoice aloud for triumph, celebrate

From NetBible Ps 63:2
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory

  • seen[02372] = to see (by experience), perceive, prophesy
    *same as behold in Ps 27:4
  • see[07200] = to cause to be seen/provided
    * same as Gen 22:14And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–See/Provide[07200]; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be seen/provided[07200]“.