Posts Tagged ‘Steadfast heart’

Take Courage

June 7, 2018

Take courage
Stay steadfast
Fix your eyes on Jesus
Don’t be afraid
The King of kings is with you –
Dt 31:8;Is 41:10
He will strengthen your heart
As you follow His words and
Trust Him.

Rely on the Lord{wait and hope in Him}; Be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart –Ps 27:14

Let Jesus the author and finisher of your faith –He 12:2
Strengthen and build your faith
Refined faith = more precious than gold –
1Pe 1:7
Trust Him and His words!

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Faith
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Stand Firm – Look Up

May 5, 2017

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Isaiah 7:9 … If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand{endure} at all.
1 Corinthians 16:13Keep alert{be on guard}, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.

Stand FirmIs 7:9
Steadfast2Cor 1:21
Firmly fixedPs 112:1,7-8
Upon the RockPs 40:2
Trust in the LordPs 125:1
Look up
Lift up your eyes Ps 121:1;Ps 123:1
And SEE! – Ex 14:13-14

In the mount of the LORD it will be provided{SEEN}. –Gen 22:14
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Psalm 112:1,7-8 … Praise the LORD. Blessed is the one who fears the LORD,  who takes great delight in keeping His commands. …
… 7 They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firmly fixed{steadfast}, secure{trusting} in the LORD. 8 Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid; in the end they will SEE[07200] triumph over their foes.

 

Word Study
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From NetBible Isaiah 7:9
MSG … If you don’t take your stand in faith, you won’t have a leg to stand on.

  • believe[0539] = stand firm, trust, remain, endure
  • There is a wordplay in this verse: If you will not believe{stand firm}[0539] , Surely you shall not be established{you will not endure}[0539]* “Believe” (תַאֳמִינוּ, ta’aminu) is a Hiphil form of the verb אָמָן (’aman); “endure” (תֵאָמֵנוּ, te’amenu) is a Niphal form of this same verb.

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From NetBible 1 Corinthians 16:13

  • Be alert and on your guard = Be on watch
    watch[1127] = give strict attention to, be vigilant, keep awake
  • Stand firm = Stand fast, Stand true to what you believe

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From NetBible  Exodus 14:13-14
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will SEE the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still{hold your peace}.

  • salvation[03444] = deliverance, victory, health, welfare
  • stand still[03320] = stand firm without fleeing, station yourself
    -> fear not – stand firm that you may SEE[07200]

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From NetBible Genesis 22:14
And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided{SEEN}.

  • The–LORD–Will–Provide[03070] = Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”
    *from [03068] and [07200]; Jehovah will see (to it) => the Lord sees and provides for the necessities of His servants
    * a symbolical name for Mount Moriah => Here Solomon’s temple was built, on the spot that had been the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite (2 Sam. 24:24, 252 Chr. 3:1
    =>”Mount Moriah” of the Chronicles is identical with the “mountain” in “the land of Moriah” of Genesis, and that the spot on which Jehovah appeared to David, and on which the temple was built, was the very spot of the sacrifice of Isaac.
    => now covered by “Dome of the Rock”
  • provided[07200] = seen, looked at, perceived, have vision

The Lord Makes Us Steadfast!

May 28, 2016

It is the Lord who makes us steadfast, confirms and establishes us!

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 AMPC  … 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].

From NetBible 2Cor 1:21

  • establish[950]= to make firm, establish, confirm, make sure
    *from [949]= stable, fast, firm, sure, trusty
    *from [939]= a stepping, walking with the foot
Lord Jesus, teach me Your way.  Help me to walk in way that brings You delight.

Until Your Heart Sings

May 26, 2016

Psalm 27:13-14 AMPC …  [What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living! 14 Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

From NetBible Ps 27:13-14

v13 … I would have lost heart{despaired,given up hope, lost heart,fainted} [What, what would have become of me]  , unless I had believed that I would see{ experience} the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.

v14 … Wait and hope for and expect{rely on} the Lord; be brave{strong} and of good courage and let your heart be stout{strengthened} and enduring{firm}. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect{rely on} the Lord.

Wait, hope, expect, rely on the Lord
Wholeheartedly trust Him
Let your heart be steadfast
Fixed on Him
Be strengthened there
Held in His perfect peace, perfect rest –
Is 26:3
In the shadow of His wings –Ps 91:1
Be held there

Cling to Him –Ps 63:8
Until you are helped{experience His goodness} …

… Until your heart greatly rejoices and sings!Ps 63:7

Psalm 28:7 AMPC … 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.

Psalm 57:7-8 AMPC … My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody. 8 Awake, my glory (my inner self); awake, harp and lyre! I will awake right early [I will awaken the dawn]!

From NetBible Ps 57:8

  • * “Dawn” is used metaphorically for the time of deliverance and vindication the psalmist anticipates. When salvation “dawns,” the psalmist will “wake up” in praise.
    =>I will awake the dawn = I will see the deliverance/vindication{goodness} of the Lord

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Related:
Steadfast Heart{prayer}

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

Good Soil = Good Heart = Good Fruit

August 20, 2015

Luke 8:15 AMP
But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just (noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience.

Good soil = A good heart

=>To bear good fruit
Plant God’s word in your heart
Persevere and
Keep it with steadfast patience.

Abide vitally united to the “Vine”.

John 15:4-5 AMP
4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.

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Word Study
From NetBible Lk 8:15

  • hold it fast[2722] = keep it, cling to it, retain it
    * There is a tenacity that is a part of spiritual fruitfulness.
    * Bearing fruit takes time (steadfast endurance), just as it does for the farmer. See Ja 5:7.
  • a just (noble, virtuous)[2570] and worthy[18] heart = a honest and good heart
  • patience[5281] = steadfastness, constancy, endurance, perseverance
    * from [5278]  = to preserve under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ
    => to endure, bear bravely and calmly: ill treatments

 

Related:
Steadfast Heart{prayer}

Firmly Fixed

March 12, 2015

Psalm 112:7 AMP
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting (leaning on and being confident) in the Lord.

Prayer:
Thank You Lord Jesus that when our hearts are firmly fixed, trusting in You – we will not be afraid! Keep our hearts fixed on You – Jesus Christ our Rock. Amen.

Isaiah 26:3-4 AMP
3 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.
4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

From: Treasury of David

Verse 7.
“He shall not be afraid,” etc.: peaceful.
“His heart is fixed”: restful.
“Trusting in the Lord”: trustful; the cause of the former.

Verse 7.
The waves: “evil tidings.”
The steady ship: “he shall not be afraid.”
The anchor: “his heart is fixed, trusting.”
The anchorage: “in the Lord.”

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Related:
Steadfast Heart{prayer}

Held in Perfect Peace

August 31, 2011

Peace, perfect peace
Held in perfect peace ……………………………..-Isa 26:3
The apple of My eye ………………………… ….. -Ps 17:8
My beautiful one with eyes like doves ..;;;;;;… -Song 1:15,2:10;Mt 6:22
Eyes ‘married’ to I AM ………………………….. -Ps 123:1-2,Ps 32:8
O how I love your undivided heart ……………. -Ps 86:11
Know you are Mine ……………………………… -Song 7:10
My precious jewel, My treasured possession  . -Mal 3:17
Be still AND know ……………………………….. -Ps 46:10
You are Mine …………………………………. ….. -Isa 43:1-2
Held close to My heart in perfect peace
My beautiful one.

Song 7:10I am my beloved’s, and His desire is for me.

Psalm 57:7-8My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

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Word Study

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
  • steadfast[05564]= to lean,lay, rest upon, to stand fast
  • trust[0982] = to be confident, secure, sure
    to hide for refuge

From NetBible Ps 17:8

  • Keep/protect me as the apple of Your eye
    *From Zech 2:8

    • the apple (pupil) of the eye[0892] = gate
      The pupil is one of the most vulnerable and valuable parts of the body, so for Judah to be considered the “pupil” of the Lord’s eye is to raise her value to an incalculable price (cf. NLT “my most precious possession”).

From NetBible Song 1:15, 5:12, 4:1

  • eyes like doves
    * The comparison has to do with gentleness and purity, as well as longing and simplicity

    * like doves[03123]
    (apparently from the warmth of their mating – like the warmth/effervesce from wine)* this may be a comparison of sense, usually suggesting that the dove is a symbol for purity and that the eyes of a person are the windows of their soul or character, that is, the bride has a pure character as can be seen through her eyes.

From NetBible Mt 6:22
If you eye is single

  • single[573]= sound, whole, clear, pure, true

your whole body will be full of light.

  • full of light[5460] = of a bright character, lustrous
    *full of truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity associated with it

From NetBible Ps 123:1

To You I lift up my eyes

  • lift up[05375] = marry, desire, long for

From NetBible Ps 86:11

give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.

  • undivided heart[03161] = heart joined, united, married
    to fear the Lord’s name
  • fear[03372] = to stand in awe of, reverence, honour, respect

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Related:
Look Up Beautiful One{blog}
Lift Up Your Eyes{article}
Steadfast Heart{prayer}
Doves Eyes and an Undivided Heart{prayer}