Archive for April 2019

God’s Sanctuary

Psalm 114: 2, 3   Judah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion. The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back. This micro review of deliverance from Egypt and provision in the wilderness unveils an incredible prophetic view of the New Birth through faith in Christ.  As Judah (praise) was His sanctuary then, we are now…

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God’s Humility

Psalm 113:5, 6   Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high, Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth? The Creator of the universe “humbles Himself” by not merely knowing about mankind’s plight, but get involved their dust, ash heaps and barrenness.  He dusts us off,…

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The Blessing of Reverence & Obedience

Psalm 112:1   Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. Why fear the Lord and walk in obedience to His Word?  There are no less than 14 benefits/blessings given in eight verses (2 – 9) for any and all who will praise the Lord living a life of reverence and…

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The Work of the Lord

Psalm 111: 3   His work is honorable and glorious, And His righteousness endures forever. This Psalm is often recited or referenced in celebration of the Lord’s Table, Communion, and has been for centuries.  It celebrates the “work” of the Lord. We glean that the works of the Lord are great, honorable, glorious, just, created in truth…

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Jesus’ Present Day Ministry

Psalm 110: 4   The Lord has sworn And will not relent, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” This Messianic prophecy concerning the Lord Jesus Christ continues to this very day.  The primary function of the Melchizedek priesthood is that of gap standing, or intercession. We’re reminded that “He ever lives to make…

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Sitting on the Pity Pot

Psalm 109: 30  I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude. Have you ever been on the “pity pot”, rehearsing all the woes confronting you?  I have, too many times to count.  David renders one such occasion in this Psalm.  Perusing these words, David is really feeling…

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Be Valiant

Psalm 108:13   Through God we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies. There are times being valiant seems to be a misty dream, especially when confronted by attacks of all types and origins.  Yet the word declares when we are teamed with the Lord, He empowers us to do and be…

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The Means of Healing

Psalm 107: 20   He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. Whatever pit of destruction you may find yourself in, healing is available in the same manner as it was for Israel in the midst of captivity.  Whether the pit is affliction of health, distress of finances, broken relationships, a loss…

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The Thanks of His People

Psalm 107: 8, 15, 21, 31   Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! In view of reclaiming their beloved Land, Israel is exhorted to be thankful for His goodness as well as faithful in declaring them.   He had satisfied their longings, liberated them from…

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The Cry of His People

Psalm 107: 6, 13, 19, 28   Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He delivered (saved vss. 13, 19) them out of their distresses. This Psalm was written when Israel was returning to the Promised Land, after having been taken captive into Babylon.  As they are about to cross the threshold, returning…

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