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Steadfast Heart

August 22, 2015

Psalm 128:1 AMP
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who fears, reveres, and worships the Lord, who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments.

Psalm 112:1, 7-8 AMP
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who fears (reveres and worships) the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. …
… 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting (leaning on and being confident) in the Lord.
8 His heart is established and steady, he will not be afraid while he waits to see his desire established upon his adversaries.

A Steadfast Heart

A steadfast heart
Firmly fixed
Immovable 
Secure
Anchored in the fear of the Lord
Delights to walk in His ways

Held in perfect peace
Trusting

Unafraid
Wise –Ps 111:10
Triumphant
Blessed!

Isaiah 26:3 AMP
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

1 Corinthians 15:58 AMP
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].
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Word Study

From NetBible Ps 112:7

  • firmly fixed[03559]= stable, established, secure

From NetBible Ps 112:8

  • steady[05564]= to lean,lay, rest upon, to stand fast, steadfast
  • * see his desire established upon his adversaries =  looks in triumph on his enemies.

From NetBible Isa 26:3

  • keep[05341]= guard with fidelity, watch over, protect
  • perfect peace[07965] = complete peace, safety
    with God especially in covenant relationship – entering into a relationship of wholeness/ unity
  • stayed on[05564]= to lean,lay, rest upon, to stand fast, steadfast
  • trust[0982] = to be confident, secure, sure
    to hide for refuge

From NetBible 1 Cor 15:58

  • firm[1476]= steadfast
  • immovable[277]= firmly persistent to be unmoved

No Nobodies!

June 25, 2014

1 Corinthians 12:20-22 AMP
20 And now there are [certainly] many limbs and organs, but a single body.
21 And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 But instead, there is [absolute] necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak.

From Our Daily Bread: No Nobodies

God can take a lowly vessel,
Shape it with His mighty hand,
Fill it with a matchless treasure,
Make it serve a purpose grand. —Bosch

There is no such thing as insignificant service for Christ.

No part of the body of Christ is insignificant.
All parts are equally important and needed => no nobodies!

1 Corinthians 12:20-22 AMP
23 And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are [the very parts] which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum),
24 Which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack [apparent importance],

1 Corinthians 15:57-58 AMP
57 But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].