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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2020, 01:10:14 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post great to see you posting again I have missed you.

Although this psalm is written by David to his Lord I keep seeing it As Christ speaking to his Lord our heavenly Father especially in the last part of the psalm.

.  2  O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee     

How do you read the last part of this verse seems a little strange don't you think if it does concern Christ can it mean that his goodness as a man was not good enough although he lived a good life was it only after his resurrection he became perfect as a man and we as his body will take on his perfection so we can enter into the presence of our heavenly Father after the millennium.

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2020, 03:09:57 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post great to see you posting again I have missed you.

Although this psalm is written by David to his Lord I keep seeing it As Christ speaking to his Lord our heavenly Father especially in the last part of the psalm.

.  2  O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee     

How do you read the last part of this verse seems a little strange don't you think if it does concern Christ can it mean that his goodness as a man was not good enough although he lived a good life was it only after his resurrection he became perfect as a man and we as his body will take on his perfection so we can enter into the presence of our heavenly Father after the millennium.

Love and Peace
Dave

Hi Dave
The Hebrew says (literally) "my goodness is not apart from you".
I presume you're using the KJV. My approach is, if the KJV doesn't make sense then look at a modern version. The NIV translates: "apart from you I have no good thing." Which means that, as I said, "he relies on God alone for security, and looks nowhere else for happiness."

It's all very well taking the psalm as being about Christ, but be careful. It is about Christ - but some bits more so than others. If you forget that it was originally written by David about himself, then you'll have trouble squeezing Christ into every single phrase.
"Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble." (Proverbs 28:14)

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2020, 11:18:03 AM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your reply and good advice I will do my best to remember it in the future please continue.

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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2020, 08:10:13 PM »
Psalm 16:7-11

The path that we choose must not only guide us through our present life; it must also take us to the right destination. David has complete confidence in the God whom he knows as his Teacher, Guide and Protector, to support him in any stressful situation:
"I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
With Him at my right hand, I shall not be shaken."
(verse 8 )
This is why he is able to rejoice and sing even in times of adversity. Not even the threat of death can shake him!
"You will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will You let Your faithful one see decay."
(verse 10)

Was David going a bit 'over the top' here? Was his confidence misplaced? "I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day." (Acts 2:29) So this has to be a prophetic statement: "seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah." (Acts 2:31)

And yet, because of Jesus' resurrection, our future really is assured. The 'path of life' that we walk is a life lived in the presence of God, leading without a break into eternity - the path walked by Enoch (Genesis 5:24). This is our ultimate inheritance, where sorrow and pain shall have no place (Revelation 21:3,4).
"Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble." (Proverbs 28:14)

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2020, 11:20:34 AM »
Great posts Deborah. They are an inspiration.

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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2020, 06:42:50 PM »
Hi Deborah
I agree with Christianna great posts a blessing to those who read them.

Yes let us always keep the Lord always before us let's follow David's excellent advice  and keep our Lord always at the centre of our lives like a beacon on a hill giving light and direction to our lives.

Verse 10 takes us forward to the resurrection of Christ which makes it possible to have Jesus always before us because he lives for ever so let lead us home.
He is the light of the world.

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2020, 11:46:37 AM »
Looking at nature (Psalm 19:1-6)

The pagan worships created things; the atheist sees only the products of random chance. But for us, the universe confronts us with the wisdom, power and majesty of the One who made it.
"The heavens declare the glory of God..." (verse 1)
Here we find immensity, beauty, and mathematical order. And if the universe dwarfs and amazes us, how much more so does its Maker? The more we find out about His work, the more we should stand in awe of Him.

But perhaps the strangest thing about the universe is right here on Earth - the existence of intelligent life. We have a planet with just the right conditions for the development of carbon-based life, a home 'ready-made' for us. Is that a fortunate accident - or evidence of the beneficence of God? Our answer to this question will determine our attitude towards the world we live in.

For the Christian, science is the springboard to worship. The sun (verses 4-6) is not just a star that we happen to orbit around, the earth's source of light and heat, but - for those with the eyes to see - glorious evidence of God's goodness towards what He has made (Matthew 5:45). So we will give thanks to the God who "gives you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; He provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy." (Acts 14:17)
"Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble." (Proverbs 28:14)

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2020, 02:46:20 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post yes to think about the things created by the hand of God the wonder of it leaves one speechless.
we can thank science for telling us how God has done it pity they don't give him the credit to say everything has created itself with no outside help is silly.

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