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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 01:03:22 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post yes they are wonderful prophetic words the final fulfilment will be at the second coming of Christ in great power and glory and we can have great confidence what they will come to pass.
We know all the prophecies of his first coming have been fulfilled so we can with confidence believe the ones about his second coming he is the son of God who will rule the world with his bride the church his body.
He received all this from the Father not through force but through Love and obedience to the Fathers will all the temptations of the devil could not deter him.
There is a lesson here for us to do everything we can to do God's will.

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2019, 10:44:09 AM »
Psalm 2:10-12
(10) Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.

(11) Serve the LORD with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.

(12) Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.


Men of earthly rank and power should take note: their only hope is to repent (before it is too late) and submit to the King of kings! For when the time for judgement arrives, there will be no possibility of deliverance or escape.

But the King is gracious as well as terrible. If we honour and worship Jesus, we will find grace and joy and peace instead of judgement and destruction.
"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 #10 on: June 18, 2019, 02:16:52 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post.

Here God gives a warning to the rulers of the world the words he will rule them with a rod of iron come to mind when our Lord returns to us this time it will not be as a suffering servant but as a mighty King with great power.
It seams at the present time the rulers of the world are not taking heed to the warning  so when he comes and come he will he will remove them from power there will be only one ruling power Jesus Christ.
so let us make sure that we remain in him then we can be sure we are safe from the coming wrath.

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Dave

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2019, 01:59:39 PM »
Psalm 3

This is the first psalm connected to one of the events in David's life - the rebellion of his son Absalom (which seems to have inspired many of his psalms). Read about it in II Samuel 15...

David is suddenly confronted with treachery, not from some of his courtiers and subjects but from his very own son Absalom. The rebel faction is on the ascendant, and the tide of popular opinion is running in their favour. "LORD, how many are my foes!" (verse 1) David's enemies claim that God is on Absalom's side. And it must seem so to David also at this early stage. If it is true, then his cause is already lost.

"But You, LORD, are a shield around me..." (verse 3) David's crown might be wobbling - but it has been placed on his head by God, and it has been David's experience that God always answers his prayers (verse 4). Absalom has taken possession of Jerusalem and of the Ark (see II Samuel 15:24-29) - but he has not taken possession of David's God! And although David has been forced into temporary 'exile', his line of communication with God is unimpeded.

Even in such a stressful situation, David knows himself to be completely safe under God's protection. "I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me." (verse 5) He is able to rest and sleep, even though surrounded and outnumbered by his enemies, and in constant danger of ambush or assassination (see II Samuel 17:1-4). He is confident that God, if He chooses, can alter the situation in his favour (see II Samuel 15:25). And that is what will eventually happen (see II Samuel 17:5-14): the nation will be restored and re-united.
"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 #12 on: June 28, 2019, 01:42:57 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post an interesting psalm.

.  alms 3

 1  A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

 2  Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

 3  But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. note

 4  I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

 5  I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me       


As I see most of the psalms of David they have a further meaning about Christ and future events.
This psalm reminds me of the events leading up to the crucifixion Absalom represents Israel who have rejected Christ and seek his life
v2 they refuse to believe he is the son of God reminds of what was said at the crucifixion " if you are the son of God come down".
But Christ knew where his help and protection would come from from the father so he could lift up his head and face what was to come.
So he prayed to the Father and the Father heard him and so V 5
Is a reference to the resurrection.

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2019, 04:25:11 PM »
Psalm 4

Coping under stress


Even though we have a just and righteous God, bad things still happen to us, and believers often find themselves in difficult, even dangerous situations. How should we deal with them? "Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him..." (Acts 12:5) But what should we do when our prayers seem to go unanswered?

At such times, the temptation to seek help from false gods of various kinds is very strong. "How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?" (verse 2) But idolatry debases and corrupts us; it is senseless and pointless (Romans 1:23,24).  Whereas we know for certain that our God will - eventually - answer our prayers, because He is as committed to us as we are to Him. "The LORD hears when I call to Him." (verse 3)

Another common temptation in difficult situations is to get angry. Anger can be constructive, but all too often it is a knee-jerk response to provocation, leading to retaliation, or even mindless violence (James 1:19,20). So when faced with evil, we must not react in the wrong way, but examine our own consciences and - best of all - 'sleep on it' before taking any action. Especially we must be careful not to let anger fester in our hearts without being resolved. "Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry." (Ephesians 4:26) Instead, make the effort to respond in a way that is honouring to God.

The third common reaction is despair. Many people can maintain their faith in God only when things are going well. But David's faith is made of sterner stuff (verses 7,8). Are we interested only in material blessings - in things that can be seen and touched - or do we recognise that God's eternal favour is far more valuable?
"Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked." (Psalm 37:16)
To know God and experience His presence is real happiness, independent of outward circumstances. "The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains." (Acts 12:6) Even when awaiting execution in prison, with no immediate prospect of deliverance, the apostle Peter had an inner peace. Knowing that he was safe in God's hands, he slept soundly...
"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 #14 on: July 11, 2019, 06:08:29 PM »
Anger, denial, blame and despair are natural parts of any difficult situation.
How we react and deal with them is what counts.

Unfortunetly the 'Christian/Church tradition' is to paste a grin on ones face and pretend it is not happening while we are in church.

We need to be honest before God about our reaction and feelings. It is not as if we can hide them from the Spirit dwelling in us.

If we can be open with our friends at church it makes acceptance easier and generates understanding, intelligent support freom those friends.

It is strange that Christian men find it relatively easy to admit they are hopeless sinners, but oh so difficult to admit that they need help with a situation.

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2019, 02:57:28 PM »
Hi Deborah & John
Thank you for your posts interesting and helpful to those who read them.

Psalm 4 not a very long one but contains a lot for the believer Knowing that God hears our prayers is a great comfort in the hard times in life as our Lord found out when he faced his ordeal we always can be sure God has our best interests at Heart so let us trust him.

next we see our Lord and what he went through and it reminds us of our trials when we say we believe and people ridicule us as they did our Lord but let us not give way to them ask the Lord and he will strengthen us so we can stand against them for we know God hears those who belong to him.

  Be angry and do not sin much easier said than done  it is so easy to fall into sin when we loose our temper but we must do our best to control our feelings be silent do not respond go somewhere and calm down and find a better way to deal with the situation.Let us offer right sacrifices  which are.



Heb_13:15  Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.     

And may the the light of the world shine on us and guide us in the way we should go and we will have great joy and happiness all our days and at the end of our days we will sleep in the Lord in total safety as we wait for the Resurrection.

love and Peace
Dave 
 

 

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