8/23/18 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 119-121, Galatians 6, Proverbs 23
It is funny that yesterday was the shortest Psalm (117) and today is the longest (119)
Psalm 119:1-2 (NKJV)
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the LORD!
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!
The psalmist was persecuted by men of rank and authority, who ridiculed his beliefs, seeking to put him to shame and make him give up his faith. But he strengthened himself by meditating on the Word of the Lord, which to him was his comfort, his prized possession, his rule of life, and his resource for strength—all of which drove him to desire it even more.
This psalm is written in an acrostic (alphabetical) arrangement. In each paragraph (strophe) of eight verses each line begins with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet. (The 22 strophes correspond to the 22 letters of the alphabet.) So verses 1-8 each begin with the first Hebrew letter, verses 9-16 each begin with the second letter, and so on.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
Galatians 6:1-2 (NKJV)
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Great and Mighty Is He
You Are My Love & My Light
I’ll Sing Praises
Praise His Holy Name
1 Timothy 3:2
8/22/2018 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 116-118, Proverbs 22
Psalm 116:17-19 (NKJV)
I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the LORD.
I will pay my vows to the LORD Now in the presence of all His people,
In the courts of the LORD’S house, In the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!
Psalm 117:1-2 (ASV)
O praise Jehovah, all ye nations; Laud him, all ye peoples.
For his lovingkindness is great toward us; And the truth of Jehovah endureth for ever. Praise ye Jehovah.
Psalm 117 is an invitation to people everywhere to praise the Lord for His loyal love and faithfulness.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty
8/21/18 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 113-115, Galatians 5, Proverbs 21
Galatians 5:1 (NKJV)
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:16-18 (NKJV)
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
When I was in the US Navy I had a security clearance because of my job. When I left that job my clearance was terminated because I no longer needed secured access. I don’t understand why anyone who leaves government service needs their security clearance (most are Need to Know), so their clearance should be terminated. This isn’t politics. It’s National Security.
Now, why am I posting this here? I consider it reprehensible that the liberal left media and the holders of clearances that no longer need them are making this a big deal about President Trump shutting them up. I say President Trump out to launch an investigation into anyone who has access still using it against him and by extension committing treason while they are at it.
8/20/18 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 110-112, Galatians 4, Proverbs 20
Psalm 110:1-2 (AMP)
THE LORD (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool [Matt 26:64, Acts 2:34, 1 Cor 15:25, Col 3:1, Heb 12:2].
The Lord will send forth from Zion the scepter of Your strength; rule, then, in the midst of Your foes [Rom 11:26-27].
The words of this psalm are addressed to the psalmist’s “Lord.” The expressions are those of a prophet who had received a revelation from God. The king was also a priest, a fact that looks beyond the order of Aaron, which was not a royal order. This is one reason the psalm has been classified as a prophetic psalm. Jesus quoted Psalm 110:1 in Mark 12:36 (cf. Matt. 22:44; Luke 20:42) to demonstrate that He the Messiah was to be David’s Lord, not merely David’s Descendant (Mark 12:35, 37). By Jesus’ use of the passage one also notes that David wrote Psalm 110, that it was inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that it refers to the Messiah. Psalm 110:1 is also quoted in Acts 2:34-35 and Hebrews 1:13. Attempts to date Psalm 110 in the Maccabean times, when some priests held temporal power, are therefore futile. Those leaders were priests first and also had civil power but in Psalm 110 the King is a Priest.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
Galatians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
8/19/18 Sunday Service at ABF Guam
Adult/youth Sunday School 40
Rebuilding Desire for God
Pastor Robin Harry
2 Chronicles 7:14
Main service 56
It’s because of you
Blessed be the name of the Lord
What a beautiful name
We exalt thee
We fall down
Pastor Robert Prieto
The cross the center of our lives
1 Corinthians 1 :10-13,18
2 Samuel 6:14-16,20-22
1 Corinthians 1:18
8/18/18 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 107-109, Galatians 3, Proverbs 18
Psalm 108:3 (NKJV)
I will praise You, O LORD, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
Galatians 3:2-6 (NKJV)
This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain–if indeed it was in vain? Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?– just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.[Genesis 15:6]”
Religion or Relationship
I heard a message on the radio on my way to church and I had a hard time paying attention in service because this message was pounding on my head. Acts 9:1 – Saul is a devout Jew who believes that the people of “the Way” (we weren’t called Christians until later) should be killed for their belief. God strikes him blind on the road to Damascus and Saul says this telling phrase “who art thou Lord”. Jesus calls him to task and sets him on a mission. By Acts 9:22 this learned Jewish Scholar is expounding Jesus in the temple.
Do you have a relationship with Christ or are you stuck in a dead religion that does nothing for you but make you feel guilty with no recourse? Pick up your Bible and read the book of Acts today. Ask God to teach you to pray. Focus on Acts 2:38 – salvation in a nutshell. Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus and you shall receive the Holy Ghost.
Acts 9:1-22 (KJV)
1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?
22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
8/17/18 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 104-106, Galatians 2, Proverbs 17
Psalm 105:1-3 (NKJV)
Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing Psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
Galatians 2:2-5 (NKJV)
And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain.
Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),
to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.