Posts Tagged ‘His way is perfect’

Jesus = The Perfect Way

February 27, 2016

Jesus
The truth – the life – the way –
Jn 14:6
The perfect way –Ps 139:24
Tried and true –Ps 18:30
Just and right –
Dt 32:4
No other rock –Is 44:8
No other way
Place you feet in His footsteps –
Ps 85:13
Trust His direction –
2Sam 22:33
To make your way straight –
Ps 5:8
He is your compass always! –
Jer 6:16

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Psalm 18:30-33 AMPC … As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried{proven}; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him.

From NetBible Ps 18:30

  • perfect[08549] = flawless, sound, complete and entirely in accord with truth
  • proven[06884] = tried, absolutely reliable -Ps 12:6
  • shield[04043] = protector, buckler

 

31 For who is God except the Lord? Or who is the Rock save our God, 32 The God who girds me with strength and makes my way perfect?
33 He makes my feet like hinds’ feet [able to stand firmly or make progress on the dangerous heights of testing and trouble]; He sets me securely upon my high places.

2 Samuel 22:31-33 AMPC … As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried. He is a Shield to all those who trust and take refuge in Him. 32 For who is God but the Lord? And who is a Rock except our God? 33 God is my strong Fortress; He guides the blameless in His way and sets him free.

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In His Footsteps

December 6, 2014

Psalm 16:11 AMP
11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

In His footsteps
The pathway to life
The sweet fragrance of Christ
-2Cor 2:14-15
Hope, faith, love and peace
Hearts made glad
Joy blossoms on display
-Is 61:10-11
When you follow Jesus
The truth, the life and the way.
-Jn 14:6

Proverbs 10:28 AMP
28 The hope of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) is gladness, but the expectation of the wicked (those who are out of harmony with God) comes to nothing.

HIs Footsteps = Our Pathway

August 10, 2014

Psalm 85:10-13 NKJV
10 Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12 Yes, the LORD will give what is good; And our land will yield its increase. 13 Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps our pathway.

From NetBible Ps 85:10-13

  • Righteousness{Deliverance} and peace greet each other with a kiss. The psalmist personifies these abstract qualities to emphasize that God’s loyal love and faithfulness{truth} will yield deliverance and peace for his people.
  • The psalmist already sees undeniable signs of God’s faithfulness{truth} and expects deliverance to arrive soon.
  • “and it prepares for a way his footsteps.” Some suggest emending וְיָשֵׂם(vÿyasem, “and prepares”) to וְשָׁלוֹם (vÿshalom, “and peace”) since “deliverance” and “peace” are closely related earlier in v. 10. This could be translated, “and peace [goes ahead, making] a pathway for his footsteps”

The Lord Jesus Christ goes before
His footsteps are our pathway.

Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ
He is faithful and true
To keep the one who follows close behind

Peace and deliverance are in His footsteps!

Psalm 63:8 NKJV
8 My soul follows close behind You{follows hard after You}; Your right hand upholds me.

Follow close{follow hard} behind the Lord Jesus Christ
Place your feet in His footsteps
And be upheld by His MIGHTY right hand!

Give me one pure and holy passion
Give me on magnificent obsession
Give me one glorious ambition for my life
To know and follow hard after You

To know and follow hard after you
To grow as your dicsiple in your truth
This world is empty, pale, and poor
Compared to knowing you, my Lord
Lead me on and I will run after you
Lead me on and I will run after you

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🙂
After I wrote the above I went to church and the bulletin had
“Walk by Faith” on the front…
with the image of footprints in the sand!

WalkByFaith

Related:
Established Steps

Trust in the Lord with ALL Your Heart!

February 13, 2014

Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP … Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 

I can trust the Lord for His way is perfect
==>flawless, sound, complete and entirely in accord with truth

His word is proven
==> tried, absolutely reliable!

When I trust in Him I have His protection; He is my shield.

6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

To acknowledge Him is to know and obey Him. This is a call for total commitment in trust for obedience in all things.

==>Proverbs 3:6 CEV … Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. 

 

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Word Study
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From NetBible Prov 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

  • Trust[0982] in the Lord = confidently rely/lean on the Lord
    *here the object of the secure trust is the Lord who is a reliable object of confidence.
  • with all your heart[03820] = inner man, mind, will, understanding, soul, whole being, wholheartedly
  • lean not[08172] = rely not, trust not
    *relying on one’s own understanding is compared to leaning on something that is unreliable for support
  • your own understanding[0998] = discernment, knowledge, wisdom
    *inherent human understanding functions in relative ignorance unless supplemented by divine wisdom (Job 28:12-28; 39:26).
    * It is dangerous for a person to rely upon mere human wisdom (Prov 14:12; 16:25).

From NetBible Prov 3:6
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. NKJV

  • Acknowledge[03045] = know him
    *includes mental awareness of who God is and the consequential submission to his lordship. To know him is to obey him. The sage is calling for a life of trust and obedience in which the disciple sees the Lord in every event and relies on him. To acknowledge the Lord in every event means trusting and obeying him for guidance in right conduct.
  • In all your ways[01870] = manner, habit, path
    *This is a call for total commitment in trust for obedience in all things.
  • direct your paths[03474] = to be made level, be laid smoothly out
    *This phrase means “to make the way free from obstacles,” that is, to make it successful. The straight, even road is the right road; God will make the way smooth for the believer.

From NetBible Ps 18:30
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; Heis a shield to all who trust in Him.

  • perfect[08549] = flawless, sound, complete and entirely in accord with truth
  • proven[06884] = tried, absolutely reliable -Ps 12:6
  • shield[04043] = protector, buckler

 

Related:
His Way is Perfect
Expectantly Look

God Will Make A Way

March 18, 2012

You may be enclosed in darkness right now
Unable to see a way forward.

Do not despair
BELIEVE
That you will see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living! -Ps 27:13

Take heart, don’t quit
Be brave and of good courage
And He will strengthen your heart
Wait, hope for and expect the Lord.
-Ps 27:14

God makes a way where there is no way!

Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear, revere, and worship You, goodness which You have wrought for those who trust and take refuge in You before the sons of men! -Ps 31:19 AMP

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
Let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your tabernacle.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And on the harp I will praise You,
O God, my God.

Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.
-Ps 43:3-5

Expectantly Look

November 18, 2011

When you don’t know what to do
Wait while I open the door for you to go thru
Trust Me ……………………………..-Prov 3:5
Expectantly look to Me …………..-Ps 123:2
I will direct your steps …………..-Prov 3:6
You will go forward with joy
And be led forth with peace! …..-Isa 55:11-12

Have you ever been in a situation where circumstances were pressing in on you to act? Pressing circumstances make you want to flee. This is where I was recently; the Lord encouraged me with the above words. In response I started praying and singing to the Lord.

I will wait for You Lord
I will wait on You
I will wait for You Lord
Expectantly wait for You …

My singing was interrupted by a voice saying “Is that you Karen?”. I was stunned and looked to see who was speaking. How could this woman hear me, I was singing so softly? I went over to her and we started talking. She did not hear my song. As we spoke we talked of the Lord. All of a sudden she said “Trust the Lord!”. I knew this was the Lord speaking to me. He knew I was having a had time waiting for Him to make a way for me where there was no way. I also knew it was from the verse the Lord often uses to encourage me when I’m unsure of which way to go.

Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP … Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 6In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

I shared this with the woman. We were both filled with joy! The woman was glad to know the Lord used her to encourage me. And my heart was lifted knowing that the Lord heard me and was near me; He was helping me!

Psalm 28:7 AMP … The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.

After this my heart greatly rejoiced and I praised the Lord with my song even more. My circumstances are not yet changed but the Lord is helping me to wait and  expectantly look for His hand to open the door before me.

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Word StudyFrom NetBible Prov 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

  • Trust[0982] in the Lord = confidently rely/lean on the Lord
    *here the object of the secure trust is the Lord who is a reliable object of confidence.
  • with all your heart[03820] = inner man, mind, will, understanding, soul, whole being, wholheartedly
  • lean not[08172] = rely not, trust not
    *relying on one’s own understanding is compared to leaning on something that is unreliable for support
  • your own understanding[0998] = discernment, knowledge, wisdom
    *inherent human understanding functions in relative ignorance unless supplemented by divine wisdom (Job 28:12-28; 39:26).
    * It is dangerous for a person to rely upon mere human wisdom (Prov 14:12; 16:25).

From NetBible Prov 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

  • fear of the Lord[03374] = respect, reverence, honor, awe, worship
  • knowledge[01847] = discernment, understanding, wisdom
    from to know[03045] = acknowledge him
  • understanding[0998] = discernment, knowledge, wisdom

From NetBible Ps 123:2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, … so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us.

  • *Servants look to their master for food, shelter, and other basic needs.
  • *look to the Lord = wait upon the Lord

From NetBible Ps 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.

  • wait[06960] = look eagerly for, hope, expect patiently
  • my soul waits = I rely on him with my whole being, my whole heart
  • His word[01697] = speech, utterance, command
  • hope[03176] = wait in anticipation, wait for his assuring, expect, trust

From NetBible Prov 3:6
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. NKJV

Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. CEV

  • Acknowledge[03045] = know him
    *includes mental awareness of who God is and the consequential submission to his lordship. To know him is to obey him. The sage is calling for a life of trust and obedience in which the disciple sees the Lord in every event and relies on him. To acknowledge the Lord in every event means trusting and obeying him for guidance in right conduct.
  • In all your ways[01870] = manner, habit, path
    *This is a call for total commitment in trust for obedience in all things.
  • direct your paths[03474] = to be made level, be laid smoothly out
    *This phrase means “to make the way free from obstacles,” that is, to make it successful. The straight, even road is the right road; God will make the way smooth for the believer.

From NetBible Isa 55:11-12
My word … will not return to Me void …
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace …

  • word[01697] = speech, utterance, command
  • void[07387] = empty, in vain, without effect
  • *God’s plans are realized and his deeds accomplish something positive producing fruit.
  • go out[03318] in joy[08057] = {proceed, go forward, led out} in {mirth, gladness, rejoicing}
  • led forth[02986] in peace[07965] = {carried, borne} in {safety, contentment, rest}

No Other Way

February 27, 2010

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way,

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. -Jn 10:9

For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. -Eph 2:18

the truth,

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. -Jn 1:14

and the life.

For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. -Ps 36:9

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. -Jn 1:4

No one comes to the Father except through Me.

If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. -Lk 9:23

He who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. -Mt 10:38

No Other Way
Karen Holland … 3-6-2010

No other way
Is there no other way?
No other Rock?

“This is what the LORD says—
… Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty:
… I am the first and I am the last;
… apart from me there is no God.

Do not tremble
… Do not be afraid[in the coming violent upheavals]
… Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago?
… You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me?
… No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.” -Isa 44:6,8

No other way except the cross?

Can you not bear the furnace heat?

Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
… I have called you by your name;
… YOU ARE MINE.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
… and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
… When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
… nor shall the flame scorch you. -Isa 43:1-2

I bore the cross, I know its weight
I AM with you in the fire
Follow closely in my steps, follow my lead
Fix your eyes, follow hard and lean on me. -Heb 12:2; Ps 63:8

My feet have closely followed His steps;
… I have kept to His way without turning aside.
I have not departed from the commands of His lips;
… I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.

He knows the way that I take;
… When He has tested me,
… I will come forth as gold. -Job 23:11-12, 10

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
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Related:
Chosen in the Furnace

His Way is Perfect

February 19, 2010

Psalms 18:30
As for God, His way is perfect;

His way is flawless without blemish, blameless
Complete and entirely in accord with truth
His way is good.

He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He. -Deut 32:4

The LORD is righteous in all His ways and kind{loving} in all His deeds. -Ps 145:17

The word of the LORD is proven;

The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times. -Ps 12:6

I bow before Your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to Your name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness, because Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your name. -Ps 138:2

He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

How great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which You bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in You. You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence … -Ps 31:19-20

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;

I can trust the Lord for His way is perfect AND His word is proven! When I trust in Him I have His protection; He is my shield.

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

To acknowledge Him is to know and obey Him. This is a call for total commitment in trust for obedience in all things.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. -Heb 12:2

Psalm 18:32
It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

As I trust in the Lord whose way is perfect, He directs may way, gives me strength to go His way and makes my way perfect!

I love you, O LORD, my strength. -Ps 18:1
You are the LORD, in whom I will trust. -Ps 18:2
You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory,
And the One who lifts my head.
-Ps 3:3
You are worthy to be praised. -Ps 18:3
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be God my Saviour!
-Ps 18:46

Let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. For surely, O LORD, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favour as with a shield. -Ps 5:11-12