Posts Tagged ‘All we’ve seen of God’s provision’

God’s Provision

February 7, 2014

Hebrews 11:1 NKJV … Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Trust in the Lord’s provision
Lift up your eyes and look expectantly for it.

Psalm 145:15-16 NKJV … The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 145:15 AMP … The eyes of all wait for You [looking, watching, and expecting] and You give them their food in due season.

Psalm 145:16 NLT … When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.

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Trust in the Lord
The Lord’s hand opens to those who expectantly wait on Him
And they are filled/satisfied with good things.

Psalm 104:27-28 AMP … These all wait and are dependent upon You, that You may give them their food in due season. 28 When You give it to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, and they are filled with good things.

Psalm 104:28 NIV … When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.

Forget not all His benefits

Psalm 103:1-5 AMP
1 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits—
3 Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;
5 Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]!

Trust in the Lord
Wait on, expect, look for and hope in Him
His hand will open
And you will be filled/satisfied with good things
So that your strength will be renewed
Like the eagles – strong, overcoming, soaring!

Isaiah 40:31 AMP … But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

O satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days! -Ps 90:14

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 145:16, 104:28, 103:5, 90:14

  • satisfy[07646] = to be filled, enriched

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From NetBible Ps 103:5

  • *The expression your youth is renewed like an eagle’s may allude to the phenomenon of molting, whereby the eagle grows new feathers.

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From NetBible Ps 90:14

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Related:
Faith for Things Unseen

Faith For Things Unseen

November 28, 2013

Hebrews 11:1 AMP … Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Hebrews 11:1 NKJV … Now faith is the *substance[5287] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Faith is the firm foundation of our hope
All we’ve seen of God’s provision
Teaches us to trust Him and have faith for things unseen!

The Son is the exact nature/substance of God
Faith in Jesus Christ is the substance/firm foundation of our hope!

Hebrews 11:6 AMP … But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

Hebrews 3:14 … For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance{substance[5287]} firm until the end …

Hebrews 10:22-25 AMP
22 Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith (by that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), having our hearts sprinkled and purified from a guilty (evil) conscience and our bodies cleansed with pure water.

23 So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.

24 And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities,

25 Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.

Hold fast the substance of our faith in Jesus Christ until the end!

Word Study.

From Netbibe: Heb 11:1

  • substance[5287] = a setting or placing under, firm foundation, confidence, firm trust, assurance
    *from a compound of [5259] = place under
    and [2476] = make to stand, firm, fixed, established on sound foundation

From Vine’s Expository Dictionary

  • [5287] is translated “substance”
    (a) in Hebrews 1:3, of Christ as “the very image” of God’s “substance;” here the word has the meaning of the real nature of that to which reference is made in contrast to the outward manifestation (See the preceding clause); it speaks of the Divine essence of God existent and expressed in the revelation of His Son. The AV, “person” is an anachronism; the word was not so rendered till the 4th cent. Most of the earlier Eng. versions have “substance;”
    (b) in Hebrews 11:1 it has the meaning of “confidence, assurance” (RV), marg., “the giving substance to,” AV, “substance,” something that could not equally be expressed by elpis, “hope.”

From Netbibe: Heb 1:3
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature{substance[5287]}, and upholds all things by the word of His power. …

  • The Son, Jesus Christ is the exact nature/substance of God

From Netbibe: Heb 3:14
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance{substance[5287]} firm until the end …

  • Hold fast the substance of our faith until the end

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Faith – Hold Fast!
Faith – Keep Walking!
All the Facts

Trust in the Lord’s Faithfulness

November 13, 2013

All we’ve seen of God’s provision

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 29 So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. -Mt 6:28-31 NKJV

Teaches us that the Lord is faithful
His faithfulness is an essential part of who He is at all times!

O Lord God of hosts, who is a mighty one like unto You, O Lord? And Your faithfulness is round about You [an essential part of You at all times]. -Ps89:8 AMP

He is UTTERLY trustworthy to keep{care for, guard} you and me!

And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

24Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]. -1Thess5:23-24 AMP

Trust in the Lord’s Faithfulness
His eye is on the sparrow
He cares for you and me

Know you are held and treasured in His sight. -Isa 43:4, 49:16

Word StudyFrom NetBible 1Th 5:24

  • *The object of v24 is “keeping” from v23
  • From NetBible 1Th 5:23
    • kept[5083] = to attend to – watch carefully, take care of, guard
    • sanctify[37] = hallow, to dedicate to God

From NetBible Isa 43:4

  • precious[03365] = to be prized, valuable, treasured

Related:
He is Utterly Trustworthy!
The Lord My Keeper
Worry Not!
His eye is on the sparrow
Trust in the Lord’s Faithfulness{prayer}

Worry Not!

July 20, 2012

Lilies neither toil nor spin -Lk 12:27
Lilies do not worry!

Do not be anxious -Mt 6:28; Phil 4:6
“Peace! Be still!” -Mk 4:39

Know you are held
Treasured in His sight.
-Isa 43:4, 49:16

Word StudyFrom NetBible
Do not worry[3309] = do not be anxious/ troubled

Why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin -Mt 6:28

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. -Phil 4:6-7


Related:
Consider the Lilies
Day After Day

Consider the Lilies

March 2, 2011

Matthew 6:28-30 Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

Have faith, trust in the Lord
Wait on Him.

Consider the lilies
They belong to Him
He cares for them
They neither toil nor spin
Yet none is dressed in more splendor than them.

Worry not
Each lily is held and treasured by His mighty hand.

My beloved is mine, and I am his. He feeds his flock among the lilies. -Song 2:16

Quote Thomas Merton:

“What is the use of praying if at the very moment of prayer, we have so little confidence in God that we are busy planning our own kind of answer to our prayer?”

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]! -Isa 30:18 AMP