Posts Tagged ‘Feed on His faithfulness’

Rest in Jesus

January 14, 2019

Matthew 11:28-30Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
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Two kinds of rest

  1. Simply “Come” to Jesus
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    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Heb 4:14-16
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  2. Be “yoked”/walk and learn from Jesus
    * As we walk we, also walk together with others –Gal 6:2
    * Walk and live as children of the Light –Eph 5:6-11

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What “steals” rest?

  1. Fear, doubt => not trusting the Lord {Trust/rely on Him alone –Pro 3:5-7}
  2. Not dwelling/abiding feeding on the Lord’s faithfulness/truth {Abide in Jesus and His Word –Jn 15:4-7}
  3. Not delighting/surrendering all to the Lord {Surrender petitions with prayer and thanksgiving –Phil 4:4-9}
  4. Not totally committing our plans to the Lord {Don’t trust in your own strength –Zec 4:6;Ps 20:7}
  5. Not waiting patiently for the Lord {keep in step –Gal 5:25; Be still and know –Ps 46:10}
  6. Fretting because someone prospers in the world’s way {Friend of world = enemy of God –Jam 4:4}

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 37:3Trust/have faith in the Lord and do good/what is right; Dwell/abide in the land, and feed on/cultivate His faithfulness/truth/righteousness.

  • trust[0982] = have confidence, be bold, be secure
  • dwell[07931] = abide, tabernacle, reside
  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze, shepherd
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

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From NetBible Ps 37:4Delight/be soft/pliable/surrender yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing – answered prayer(v. 4).

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Psalm 37:5 AMP … Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

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From NetBible Ps 37:7Rest/be still in the LORD, and wait patiently/quietly/confidently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way …

  • rest[01826] = be still, quiet, hold peace

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Feed My Sheep

September 19, 2017

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John 21:15-17 AMPC
15 When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do—with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs.
16 Again He said to him the second time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Shepherd (tend) My sheep.
17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with a deep, instinctive, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend]? Peter was grieved (was saddened and hurt) that He should ask him the third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.

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Notice how this passage is about both lambs and sheep being fed. The word for feed[1006]bosko in v15 & 17 is the same, implying lambs(immature sheep) and sheep need to be fed similar food. The word for feed[4165]poimaino in v16 is a little different, adding the idea that sheep need to be governed by a shepherd. …

Interesting how preaching the kingdom, the whole counsel of God, the undistorted truth and feeding/shepherding the flock is related in Acts 20. …

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Acts 20:25-31Now I[Paul] know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again. 26 Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of any of you. 27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will(counsel) of God. 28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of/feed[4165]poimaino  the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.
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Trust in the LORD and do good(what is right)
Feed on His faithfulness = Truth
Ps 37:3
His word is TruthJn 17:17
Seed for the sower
Bread for the eater
Undistorted Truth = Protection from savage wolves
His word sent forth will not return void!

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Psalm 37:3 AMPC … Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
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Isaiah 55:10-11For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
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Trust in the LORD&Feed on His faithfulness=TRUTH-Seed for the sower-Bread for the eater-Undistorted TRUTH=Protection
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Preach the kingdom-The undistorted TRUTH-The word of God=>Food & protection for His flock-The sheep of His pasture!
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Word Study
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From NetBible Jn 21:15Jn 21:17

  • feed[1006]bosko = to pasture, graze, keep

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From NetBible Jn 21:16 & Acts 20:28

  • feed[4165]poimaino = to rule, govern, shepherd, keep

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From NetBible Ps 37:3

  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze, shepherd
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

Fret Not – He is Faithful!

June 11, 2014

Psalm 37:1-3 AMP
1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness (that which is not upright or in right standing with God).
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.

The cure for fretting = feed on His faithfulness!

From NetBible Ps 37:1

  • fret[02734] = be angry, burn, be displeased, grieve

From NetBible Ps 37:3

  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

Psalm 100:3,5 AMP
3 Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Psalm 91:1-4 AMP
1 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].
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

From NetBible Ps 91:4

  • faithfulness[0571] = truth, firmness, sureness, reliability, trustworthiness
  • buckler = protective wall

Psalm 100:4-5 AMP
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name!
5 For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

Related:
Fret Not!

Feed on His Faithfulness

January 27, 2012

Song:
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
What a wonder You are
Oh Jesus what a wonder You are

Faithful and true
Faithful and true
Faithful and true are You …

Oh Jesus what a wonder You are!

Feed on the Good Shepherd’s faithfulness. -Ps 37:3, 100:2-3

His faithfulness and truth
Your shield, your protective wall. -Ps 91:4

Worship in Spirit and Truth -Jn 4:23-24
Behold Him, the Word of God, Jesus
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
In wonder and awe
Love rejoices in truth!

Revelations 19:11,13,16I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. … He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. … On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

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Related:
Fret Not!
Faithful and True

Fret Not!

September 22, 2011

Psalm 37:8 … Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret–– it only causes harm.

Fret Not!

Feed on His faithfulness

He orders the steps of the righteous
He upholds them with His hand
His saints are preserved forever
He is their strength in times of trouble
Because they trust in Him.

Commit your way to the LORD
Rest{Be still} in the LORD and wait patiently for Him
Trust in the LORD, and do good!

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV … Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Father, when I start to ‘fret’ or become anxious help me to remember to feed on Your faithfulness. Thank You that as I come to You in prayer with thanksgiving, Your peace will guard my heart and mind thru Christ Jesus, Your son. Thanks be to God that this peace beyond understanding helps me to rest in Christ Jesus and wait patiently for Him!

Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. -Ps 37:3

Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it{act on your behalf}. -Ps37:5

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. -Ps 37:7

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand. -Ps 37:23-24

The LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. -Ps 37:28

The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.-Ps 37:39-40

Trust in the LORD

March 5, 2009

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Proverbs 3:5-6    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Psalm 37:3-6    Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

Trust in the LORD, with ALL your heart
Hold nothing back
Surrender your whole heart to Jesus
Commit your way to the LORD
Do nothing in your own strength or understanding.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  –Phil 4:13

Feed on His faithfulness, for He is good
In all your ways acknowledge Him
Trust in the LORD, wait for His lead
And He will direct your paths
HE WILL do it
He shall bring it to pass
He will act on your behalf.

 

Psalm 52:8-9    But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. I will praise You forever, because You have done it ; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.

Psalm 106:1    Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.