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  • J. Randal Matheny 4:28 am on 2016-11-05 Permalink | Reply
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    The forever church relocated 

    Steve Preston wrote today on his BibleTalk email list: “The kingdom, the church, will last for ever. However, it will not always exist on the earth.”

    What a wonderful distinction! The people of God will participate in God’s eternity. But their passage on earth will be brief. They will be relocated to that place that Christ has prepared, Jn 14.1-4.

    The great blessing is that we know where he went, and we know how to get there. He calls us to follow him there.

    If you have not yet begun that journey, start now. If you have, call others to join with us.

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:51 am on 2016-09-02 Permalink | Reply
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    You – and by you I mean you – will go to Heaven 

    A huge spiritual question that some wrestle with is, “Will we know each other in Heaven?”

    There are two answers, but only one can be right for obvious reasons.

    Now each answer can create its own additional questions, but additional questions do not change the original question at hand and whether or not we can know its answer according to the scriptures.

    I for one believe that the Bible overwhelming teaches that… (More …)

     
  • J. Randal Matheny 8:15 am on 2016-07-12 Permalink | Reply
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    Love for the present age 

    Demas deserted Paul, “since he loved the present age” 2 Tim 4.10. In his commentary, Wm. Barclay engages in much speculation about what might have happened to Demas. Love for the present age or world comes in many forms. It is opposed to love of the God who rules for all the ages, who is eternal. He who loves the present age hates the age to come. Living in the present age prevents one from living for the next. Whatever form that love of the present age takes, it sucks out of the room all the oxygen of eternal ambition, it crowds out the search for things above, it dampens enthusiasm for spiritual things. Love for the present age puts man in the center and removes God from the throne. The flesh reigns, the spirit dies, and hope in the redemption of Christ becomes but a faint memory.

    #Demas #love #eternity #worldliness

     
  • Glenda Williams 8:09 am on 2015-02-01 Permalink | Reply
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    What does the Bible say about preparing for eternity? 

    From the desk of Douglas M. Williams, Sr.

    “Prepare to meet your God” (Amos 4:12).

    Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:1-3).

    “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

    The above verses with others, and the entire tenor of God’s word, tells us of the necessity of making preparation to meet the Lord in heaven, and to escape hell. God has made every provision necessary for the salvation of everyone through the gift of His Son. And, Jesus was willing to sacrifice in His dying upon that old rugged cross, that we might be forgiven of our sins.

    Even though God has provided the gift of salvation to everyone as the Bible states, “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,” (Titus 2:14), God requires our faith and obedience.

    Jesus stated the necessity of obedience when He said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). Jesus also encourages us to follow the narrow way that leads to life, because there are few that do so. But, He says there are many who travel the broad way that leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13-14).

    It is true that “heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people,” and that “not everyone talking about heaven will necessarily go there.”

    We must make preparation by obeying the Lord as the Bible teaches. Jesus tells us we must have faith in Him as the Son of God; that will lead us to repent of our sins; to confess that Jesus is the Son of God before men; and to be baptized into Jesus death to have our sins forgiven as they are washed away in His precious blood (John 8:24; Luke 13:3; Matthew 10:32-33; Romans 10:9-10; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Peter 3:21).

    Are you preparing for eternity?

     
  • Glenda Williams 10:09 pm on 2015-01-04 Permalink | Reply
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    Ready or not time is swiftly passing 

    2015 is here. It will take me a while to get accustomed to writing that date, but I will. Time marches on. It waits for no one. It reminds me of a game we played as children, when we yelled, “ready or not, here I come.” We often ask, “Where does the time go?” It’s moving along slowly but surely. Ready or not, it is coming if the Lord allows the world to stand.

    Are we ready? You might think, “Well, what difference does it make?” As time marches on each of us is growing older. We are one step closer to the grave, to eternity. That’s the difference it makes.

    When Hayes Funeral Home in Elba has a new body, they send me an announcement by email. I always feel a sense of dread in opening the email, afraid it might be someone I know. Often times it is someone I know. Death waits for no one. Friends and loved ones are going out into eternity, ready or not.

    Let’s look at our spiritual growth during the past year. Let’s ask ourselves some serious questions:

    Did we grow spiritually last year?
    Are we closer to the Lord than we were a year ago?
    Did our knowledge of the Word of God increase?
    Did we devote more time to doing the Lord’s work this past year? Did we visit more? Did we talk to anyone about their soul? Did we help anyone in need? Did we give of our means as He would have us do? Did we attend the services of the church faithfully? Did we lead anyone to the Lord? Did we try?

    Dr. Phil McGraw will often say, “The best way to determine future behavior is to look at past behavior.” I hope that is not true with our spiritual life. I hope that each year we will resolve to grow spiritually by studying our Bibles, by praying, by faithfully attending the services of the church, and by serving our fellowman with the goal of leading them to Christ.

    When I was young, the Chuck Wagon Gang sang a song that I love. The chorus Is:

    “I want my Lord to be satisfied with me.
    I want my life to be what He’d have it be.
    And when I come to that great eternity,
    His smile will say He is satisfied with me.”

     
  • Ron Thomas 10:00 am on 2014-10-29 Permalink | Reply
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    What an atheist did answer, then me (8) 

    QUESTION: What happens when we die?

    ATHEIST: All bodily functions cease, and eventually our bodies decompose. (Ecclesiastes 3:19-21).

    CHRISTIAN: From a purely naturalistic perspective this would be true, but there is more to man that just the material substance. There is the mind, and the mind is not material. From where did it originate? An atheist has no answer, but a theist does (Ecclesiastes 3:11). The passage used (3:19-21) is strictly from a physical perspective, but the wise preacher of Ecclesiastes knew there was more than the physical/material. In this there is wisdom.

    QUESTION: What if your wrong? And there is a Heaven? And there is a HELL!

    ATHEIST: If I am wrong, then I will go to Hell. Under such a circumstance, our choices are limited: 1) Be eternally tortured. 2) Be terrorized into submission in hopes of being allowed to spend eternity with the very being who created this scenario which lead to being so terrorized in the first place. I find neither scenario appealing. (NOTE: The concept of Hell being an old Pagan myth; and the concept of Heaven being “pie in the sky” hopes of defying nature and thereby somehow reconnecting with dearly departed loved ones; neither concept renders itself either a realistic cause for concern or a viable source of consolation).

    CHRISTIAN: An atheist chooses to look upon the options as to only two, and he then chooses to value those options according to his own subjective standard. Yet, his standard is arbitrary, and not objective or transcendent. Thus, no reason to accept what he says about it; it can be summarily dismissed. The third option is to change one’s thinking in accordance with the evidence, but many atheists don’t do that since naturalism is a dogma that has to be held onto at all cost. Recently read an article where naturalism has to accept supernaturalism at the outset (see earlier reply). Interesting!

     
  • Ron Thomas 10:00 am on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply
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    What an atheist did answer, then me (2) 

    QUESTION: What’s your view of Dawkins, Hitchens and Harris?

    ATHEIST: I am not sure who Harris is. Dawkins and Hitchens are brilliant minds who have studied extensively and who present their concerns passionately.

    CHRISTIAN: Whatever capability these men have (or might have had) is thrown away because of a willful acceptance toward a naturalistic ideology. It can be said: there are no dead atheists. They went into the realm of death as an atheist, but on the other side of life they are not!

     
    • Godless Cranium 10:11 am on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

      Since you have no way of knowing what happens after you die, your argument is specious at best. You might find Zeus on the other side, and be thrown in the same place as an atheist for believing in the wrong God.

      You would like to ‘throw away’ their arguments merely because they’re atheists, but that doesn’t counter anything they’ve said and shows a complete lack of willingness to listen on your part.

      • I 53:5 Project 10:24 am on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

        Zeus? Come on.

        • Godless Cranium 1:09 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

          No less silly than an ancient Jewish Carpenter. Zeus was well subscribed to back in the day.

          • I 53:5 Project 1:13 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

            Silly? Are you aware that there is a substantial amount of evidence to back up my beliefs?

            http://thei535project.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/is-there-evidence-for-the-resurrection-of-christ/

            • Godless Cranium 1:19 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink

              Your evidence is the bible, which claims its true, and those claims must be believed because the bible says so.

              Not very convincing.

              Your article also has many factual errors, not uncommon within the Fundamentalist community.

              There were no witnesses. The bible claims there were witnesses. I could write that my brother rose from the dead and 500 people witnessed it. That doesn’t make it true nor likely.

              I often wonder if Christians read their own bible, since most of the events you mentioned in your article happen slightly different in the gospels. The gospels don’t even agree with one another.

              You have to do better than this if you want to convince someone your ancient Jewish carpenter is going to come back from the dead.

              And yes…I think it’s a silly belief. Just as silly as Zeus or any other God.

            • I 53:5 Project 1:31 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink

              The fact that I thought it would take you longer to read the rather lengthy article I linked to aside, your reply is exactly as substantive as I thought it would be.

              This leads me to believe that your rejection of faith is based more on presuppositions than it is on evidence and academics.

              Why is that?

            • Godless Cranium 1:37 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink

              No. I read it sir.

              I also notice you don’t bother to engage or refute anything I said. You merely try to insinuate that I didn’t read it or that I wasn’t ‘substantive’ enough.

              I read a lot. I’m quite fast at it, especially when it contains the same incorrect talking points I hear all the time.I can often read an entire novel in less than a day. I also type quickly and can write articles quickly.

              None of that has anything to do with the silly belief that an ancient Jewish carpenter is going to return once more. If it weren’t a societal norm, you’d probably think it as silly as belief in Zeus or any of the thousands of Gods that came before Jesus.

            • I 53:5 Project 1:43 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink

              I wasn’t insinuating anything, merely stating that there was a lot of evidence in that article and all you came back with was that you think Christianity is as silly as Zeus.

            • Godless Cranium 2:12 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink

              Then you failed to read my reply. There was more in it than Zeus. That was merely the ending.

            • I 53:5 Project 2:50 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink

              OK. Let’s talk about the ending.

              Do you really believe there is as much evidence for Zeus as there is for the Christian God?

              Keep in mind we both don’t believe in Zues for different reasons.

              I don’t believe in Zeus becuae there is only one true God, you don’t believe in Zues because you don’t believe in any Gods.

            • Godless Cranium 3:13 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink

              I just wanted to say thanks for the follow. I’ve Aldo followed your blog and look forward to further discussions.

              I think there is the same sparsity of evidence. The people who believed in Zeus or Allah or Vishnu are just as wrong as you and rely on the same type of evidence to uphold their claims.

            • I 53:5 Project 4:44 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink

              You’re welcome! I follow a few atheist bloggers and, for the most part, enjoy the discussions.

              I also value their opinion, and respect their worldview.

    • magnocrat 3:23 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

      These men were not willful they were just humans trying to come to terms with the world and make sense of it.

      • Tiffany 12:32 pm on 2015-03-03 Permalink | Reply

        From Wikipedia, quoting reviews of Christopher Hitchens’ God is not Great:
        David Bentley Hart, reviewing the book in the journal First Things, interpreted the book as a “rollicking burlesque, without so much as a pretense of logical order or scholarly rigor”.[David B. Hart (2010-04-20). “Believe It or Not”. First Things. Retrieved 2014-01-05.] In his review, Hart states that, “On matters of simple historical and textual fact, moreover, Hitchens’ book is so extraordinarily crowded with errors that one soon gives up counting them.” Hart notes that Hitchens conflates the histories of the 1st and 4th crusades, restates the long discredited assertion that the early church destroyed ancient pagan texts, and asserts that Myles Coverdale and John Wycliffe were burned alive when both men died of old age in addition to many others. [David B. Hart (2010-04-20). “Believe It or Not”. First Things. Retrieved 2014-01-05.]

        I would not state in any way, shape or form that Hitchens or Dawkins was a brilliant mind or offered anything other than derivative theories mixed with venting their spleen over Catholic traditions. Let’s be clear: both men grew up near the Catholic tradition; both have been influenced by the atheism pervading UK society; and both list all the evils of religion without once actually referencing a single real, Biblical truth. The abuses of priests? Nothing to do with the Bible. The hatred in racism? Nothing to do with the Bible. The poisonous Crusades & wars in the name of God? Well, nothing to do with the New Testament.

        The one thing they both hate: the Creation as outlined in Genesis. That is the beginning of the Bible for one reason: either you believe there’s an answer outside humanity (God), or you don’t. And if you do, then either He did or He didn’t inspire Scripture. And if He did inspire Scripture, then Creation is true. An atheist starts from the position in the negative (a – theism = not a theist, does not believe in God); therefore they will find whatever jigsaw puzzle pieces they can force together, push squares through round logic holes, and do whatever it takes to make sure there is no god in Creation. There may be nothing, then something (Big Bang)… but that’s not God. There may be some striking similarities in all animals (e.g., hearts pump blood – and they never are used for hearing, say; arms & legs are attached via joints of some fashion; eyes are used for sight and are placed on the ‘head’ of the animal)… but of course this is all coincidence, no Divine Architect in sight. They cry foul if anyone hints at ‘Intelligent Design’ in a scientific discussion of biology – yet if Evolution is a theory, surely other theories can be discussed, too?!

        Evolution is not fact. During my lifetime, most of what scientists told me about Evolution has changed: Darwin’s finches are adaptation, not evolution, by the way. And Darwin supposed there would be more and more diversity in the animal record as time progresses. Yet in modern times we are wailing about all these extinctions, pleading to protect endangered species. Funny, since the Evolutionist’s thought of Survival of the Fittest would say these endangered species are clearly not fit to survive. The idea of the Big Bang has come and gone; the chart of ape to human progression has been revised so many times – and yet no two biologists will agree on the sequence and timing till date. The notion that the human embryo mimics earlier species, e.g., gills & webbed feet before arms & lungs, has been entirely discredited. Dinosaurs got heavily revised thanks to computer modelling – and now they are not reptilian, they are avian in nature.

        But hey, this Evolution theory thingy, it can’t be questioned. Well… I’m questioning it. I find it way too riddled with discrepancies, errors and pure flights of fancy to be plausible. Besides, it is based entirely on human logic, which of course can be just as flawed as the next human standing. Why believe another human’s logic? There must be a higher power to sort out all the order and natural laws in place in this Earth. And guess what? God’s word has remained the same and unchanged for nearly 2000 years!

        Take that, Darwin, Dawkins & Hitchens. Will anyone remember you in 2000 years? I think not.

        • Ron Thomas 3:24 pm on 2015-03-03 Permalink | Reply

          Very good!

          On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:32 PM, The Fellowship Room wrote:

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    • Jack 6:38 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

      -Jesus Christ was, and is, a person , not a thing, not a doctrine, not a theory. Infidelity is not a person, not a thing, not a theory. There may be a theory of it, but it is not a theory. They cannot be philosophically, logically, rationally compared. They are neither logical nor literal contrasts. The infidel is but the incarnation of a negative idea, a mere negation. He stands to Christianity as darkness stands to light. Is blindness anything but the lack of sight? Is unbelief anything but the repudiation of empirical evidence?

      For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding of the understanding ones. Where [is the] wise? where scribe? where disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
      For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom has not known God, God has been pleased by the foolishness of the preaching to save those that believe.
      Since Jews indeed ask for signs, and Greeks seek wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and to nations foolishness; but to those that [are] called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ God’s power and God’s wisdom.
      Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
      [1 Corinthians 1:19-25] (Darby)

  • TFRStaff 2:04 pm on 2014-09-05 Permalink | Reply
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    Learning to please God: Eternal rewards (#13) 

    The death of a saint is precious in the Lord’s sight. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” (Psalms 116:15) The death of an unsaved person is a sorrow and grief to God. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8) (More …)

     
  • J. Randal Matheny 6:39 am on 2014-08-09 Permalink | Reply
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    He keeps a detailed record, makes history 

    notesIn his column today, my good friend Mike Brooks writes in “History” that he keeps a detailed record of his movements in Nepal and Bangladesh.

    Anybody else do this? I’ve been hit and miss on doing something similar, but then I’m here all the time.

    Still, I could have done a better job. After all, nobody’s going to write my biography, so my records are going to be it. And when I’m in my retirement rocker, I may want to recall what happened.

    In this article, Mike has a great application of this habit in spiritual terms.

    I’ve known Mike since around 1980. Good brother. Ask God’s blessing on his work and family. And do read the article.

     
    • Michael Summers 9:50 am on 2014-08-09 Permalink | Reply

      I remember a Mike Brooks. For myself, I have gone through periods where I write in a journal regularly but then do not for a while. Fortunately for me, news articles have helped me keep some record during those periods. My observation is that historians sometimes find intriguing what the participants thought mundane.

      • Randal 6:51 am on 2014-08-10 Permalink | Reply

        Michael, I’m very hit and miss. Online stuff has been helpful, too, but it’s very scattered across the internet.

  • Eugene Adkins 9:35 am on 2014-07-17 Permalink | Reply
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    Only one person's death can change you eternally 

    Be it a family member or friend or even a stranger, the death of an individual has the power to change people.

    It can cause us to better appreciate the little things. It can cause us to become more patient. It can cause us to let go of burdens from our past. It can cause us to strive to be a better person.

    But only the death of one man has the power to change us eternally!

    For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)

     
  • TFRStaff 7:35 am on 2014-04-24 Permalink | Reply
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    Quaking mountains, swaying hills 

    The Scripture for today, April 24, is Jeremiah 4:24 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:

    “I looked at the mountains and they were quaking, all the hills were swaying.”

    We have expressions that something is “as eternal as the mountains” or “as old as the hills”. Perhaps earthquakes are a good reminder to us that nothing on earth is eternal. That also includes things, people, power, position, belongings. Eventually they quake and sway and are gone. Only that which is spiritual is forever.

    Mum Katheryn Haddad

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/godfind/info

     
  • TFRStaff 6:33 am on 2013-12-04 Permalink | Reply
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    Transience of the world 

    Show us, O Lord, the transience of the world in the light of heaven, the shortness of time in the light of eternity and the meaning of death in the light of resurrection; through the merits of Christ the Lord. Amen.

    Richard Challoner (1691-1781), Prayer of the Day

     
  • Eugene Adkins 7:00 am on 2013-08-13 Permalink | Reply
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    Answering Jehovah’s False “Witnesses” on What Happens to Us When We Die? 

    I found a pamphlet in my door the other day left by a neighboring religious group in my county. I’ve had a few conversations with them in the past, and I suppose I will do so again in the future if the opportunity arises, but this time I wasn’t home so the “paper work” got left behind.

    The pamphlet addresses several spiritually natured questions inside. The title is actually labeled “Would You Like to Know the Truth?” So that at least lets me know what they intend for me to learn from its pages, and on the front page they do reference the right source for finding the truth (the word of God, the Bible – John 17:17) so I’ll give them that much – but one thing that the pamphlet does not give is the truth concerning the answers to the questions that it addresses.

    For example, one question that it asks and answers is “What Happens to Us When We Die?” Here’s the excerpt from the pamphlet that deals with that issue:

    WHY THE QUESTION ARISES: Most of the world’s religions teach that something inside a person continues living after death. Some hold that the dead can harm the living or that God punishes the wicked by condemning them to eternal torment in a fiery hell.

    WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES: At death, humans cease to exist. “The dead . . . are conscious of nothing at all,” states Ecclesiastes 9:5. Since the dead cannot know, feel, or experience anything, they cannot harm-or help-the living. – Psalm 146:3,4.

    see also Genesis 3:19 and Ecclesiastes 9:6,10

    There is one statement/sentiment in this quote that I take no issue with. Although I strongly believe in life after death, I don’t believe in “ghosts” in the way most of the world believes in them so with I’ll agree with them on that topic for the most part. Although I do wonder how they deal with Acts 19:13-16. But anyways, that’s where the no issue and the big issues begin and end.

    Here’s what I want you to get from the point that the pamphlet was trying to make. When a person has to lean heavily on the book of Ecclesiastes to support their doctrine concerning life after death and the condition of the soul that should be an indicator. I’m not putting down the inspiration of Ecclesiastes at all. I’m just saying that Christianity is a religion that is based upon a certain individual who died and then rose from the dead to die no more! You would think that this person’s point of view and teaching on the subject would carry a little more weight in this pamphlet. And I suppose it would if it weren’t for the fact that the words of Jesus would be too much weight for their answer to support.

    Jesus himself drew a clear line in the sand when he boldly said, “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28 – NKJV) Sounds like this one verse knocks out both claims: 1) something does in deed live on after death, and 2) there is a place of punishment for the wicked called hell.

    But now you may be quick to point out that the pamphlet never denied that we will eventually live again after death, or that the pamphlet didn’t deny the existence of Hell, it only addressed the duration of it. Fair enough point, so let’s keep listening to what Jesus said concerning those two issues.

    (More …)

     
    • doc 10:13 am on 2013-08-16 Permalink | Reply

      We are studying this on Wednesday night. Great article. I will share.

      • Eugene Adkins 5:04 pm on 2013-08-16 Permalink | Reply

        Good deal. Glad you found it useful.

        Look forward to seeing you comment more often around here, Doc.

  • John T. Polk II 4:01 am on 2013-05-07 Permalink | Reply
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    Psalm 146 What Has God Done For Me, Lately? 

    These last 5 Psalms are called “Hallelujah Psalms” because they begin and end with that expression: “Praise – Jehovah,” or “Hallelujah.” The author, date, and setting of each Psalm is undetermined, but their acceptance is unquestioned.

    Verses 1-4 urge when God should be praised;

    Verses 5-10 explain why God should be praised.

    Verses 1-4: Praise should be given to God “while I live.” Duh! This is a statement of the obvious. The Word of God nowhere encourages anyone to not praise God until after death. Trust should not be transferred from God to “princes” (government leaders) or “a son of man” (humans in general), for deliverance. The middle verse of the entire Word of God says this: “It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man” (Psalm 118:8). Humans die when the spirit goes back to God and the body is left on earth (Ecclesiastes 12:7), so that “in that very day his plans perish.”

    Verses 5-10: “Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, because He:

    1. Is The God over History (verse 5), Jacob’s name was changed to “Israel” (Genesis 32:24-30), and God watched over those people (Isaiah 48) through the coming of Jesus Christ in the New Testament (Galatians 3:5-29);

    2. Is The God over Creation (verse 6), which shows absolute, total wisdom in its very existence and orderliness (Proverbs 8:12, 22-31). All scientific factual discoveries, whether in Physics, Biology, or Chemistry are simply the uncovering of God’s Wisdom behind this World’s constitution;

    3. Is The God over Justice (verse 7), evening the suppression or oppression of the hungry and imprisoned (Luke 4:16-41);

    4. Is The God over Perfecting the Needy (verse 8), with physical healing through Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:30; Luke 13:11-13), then spiritually through His Word (Acts 26:12-19). God loves the righteous, those who do His will (1 Peter 3:8-12);

    5. Is The God over Benevolence (verse 9), for He has always made rules for His people to help strangers, orphans, and widows (Exodus 22:21; Hebrews 13:2; Psalm 68:4-5; James 1:27);

    6. Is The God over Eternity (verse 10, a quotation of Exodus 15:18), Who is timeless (Isaiah 57:15; Acts 15:18).  

    “Praise the LORD.”   

    All Scriptures and comments are based upon the New King James Version,  unless otherwise noted.

     
  • TFRStaff 11:08 am on 2013-03-01 Permalink | Reply
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