Posts Tagged ‘Psalm 37:23-24’

Hand in Hand – Hold

June 15, 2017

When the Lord delights in our way{upright way}
Our steps are made firm{ordered, established} by the LORD
Though we stumble, we will not fall
=> for the LORD holds the upright by the hand.
Ps 37:23-24

Psalm 1:6 AMPC … For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought).

From NetBible Ps 1:6

  • * the LORD knows{guards, watches over, protect} the way of the righteous

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1John 1:5-10 … This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

Steady Steps

April 8, 2016

Psalm 37:23-24,31 AMPC … The steps of a [good] man are directed and established{ordered} by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step]. 24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand in support and upholds him. …
… 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide{slip}.

Is your foot slipping?
Are Your steps unsteady?

Hold ON!
To steady your steps.

Hold on to the Lord and His word
Your steps will be ordered
You will be upheld in His mercy –Ps 94:18
By the Lord’s mighty hand. –Is 41:10

Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart –Col 3:15

Follow in His footsteps
His footsteps are our pathway.Ps 85:13

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Lord, please order my steps in Your word. –Ps 119:133

Oh, that my ways were directed and established{ordered} to observe Your statutes [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]! -Ps 119:5 AMPC

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Related:
Order My Steps{prayer}

According to Your Mercy

September 29, 2011

Help me, O LORD my God! Oh, save me according to your mercy, that they may know that this is your hand–that you, LORD, have done it! –Ps 109:26-27

According to Your mercy
Your unfailing steadfast love
Your lovingkindness
According to Your goodness and great faithfulness

Beloved, fear not
Your steps are ordered, kept and established
For it’s not by might that one prevails –1Sam 2:9
I AM the One who sets your feet on the Rock
… making your footsteps firm –Ps 40:2
Tho you stumble, you will not fall
For I AM holding your hand –Ps 37:23-24
Trust Me
I AM faithful –1Thess 5:24
I AM good. –Ps 100:5

Psalm 100:4-5Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth[faithfulness] endures to all generations.

Established Steps

November 5, 2010

Psalm 40:2 NASB He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

Psalm 37:23-24 NIV If the LORD delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His hand.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 AMP But it is God Who confirms and makes us steadfast and establishes us [in joint fellowship] with you in Christ, and has consecrated and anointed us [enduing us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit];
22[He has also appropriated and acknowledged us as His by] putting His seal upon us and giving us His [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as the security deposit and guarantee [of the fulfillment of His promise].

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV 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 85:13 NKJV Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps our pathway.

Word Study

NetBible Ps 40:2
firm[03559]
to be stable, to be established
to be prepared, be arranged, be settled
to fix, make ready, prepare, provide, provide for, furnish
to confirm

NetBible Ps 37:23-24
Footnote:
1 tn Heb “from the Lord the steps of a man are established, and in his way he delights.” The second line qualifies the first. The man whose behavior is commendable in God’s sight is the one whose ways are established by God. Another option is that the second line refers to the godly man delighting in God’s “way,” namely the lifestyle which he prescribes for men. In this case one might translate, “The Lord grants success to the one who desires to obey his commands.”

NetBible 2 Cor 1:21-22
establish [950]
to make firm, establish, confirm, make sure
From [949]
stable, fast, firm
metaph. sure, trusty
From [939]
a stepping, walking, that with which one steps, the foot, pace

NetBible Prov 3:5-6
footnotes:
1 sn The word בְּטַח (bÿtakh, “trust”) is used in the OT in (1) literal physical sense: to physically lean upon something for support and (2) figurative sense: to rely upon someone or something for help or protection (BDB 105 s.v. I בְּטַח; HALOT 120 s.v. I בטח). The verb is often used with false securities, people trusting in things that prove to be worthless. But here the object of the secure trust is the Lord who is a reliable object of confidence.

1 tn Heb “know him.” The verb יָדַע (yadah, “to know”) 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.

NetBible Ps 85:13
footnote:
3 tn Heb “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. 13. This could be translated, “and peace [goes ahead, making] a pathway for his footsteps” (cf. NEB).

This is comforting to me —
His peace goes ahead and makes a way
Trust the Lord Jesus Christ
Lean on Him
Delight in His way
He will establish your steps
and uphold you.
He will not let your foot slip or … -Ps 121:3
Let go of your hand!

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it! -1 Thess 5:23-24

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Related:
Peace in His Footsteps{prayer}
His Footsteps = Our Pathway{blog}