Psalms one Review

Psalm 1

1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

IN THIS PSALM WE SEE A COMPARISON OF LIFE WITH GOD AND ONE WITHOUT GOD.

VERSES 1-3 TELL US THE BLESSINGS OF WALKING WITH GOD. 1/ WE DELIGHT IN GOD’S WORD. 2/  WE SHALL PRODUCE SPIRITUAL FRUIT . 3/ WE SHALL NEVER DIE IN SPIRIT AND OUR SPIRITUAL ENDEAVORS WILL PROSPER.

VERSES 4-6 WE SEE THE STATE OF THE MAN THAT WALKS WITHOUT GOD. 1/ THEY ARE NOT ROOTED IN SPIRITUAL THINGS. 2/ THEY WILL NOT STAND WITH THE RIGHTEOUS, GOD’S JUDGEMENT WILL BE UPON THEM. 3/THEY SHALL PERISH.

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The Giver!

The Giver: The Bible says, it is more blessed to give than receive! Down through the ages, there have been many great givers, the greatest of them is God Himself. He gave mankind all the wonderous gifts found in creation: the sun, the moon, the stars, the seas and all creatures great and small. In the beginning all was at peace in the garden; then came the devil, then came sin; then came death to all.But the love of God still was there! Because of sin, man was separated from his perfect fellowship with God. God still loved His creation so in order to save it, God, through His wonderful grace sent His Son Jesus, to live on earth, to die on earth and to resurrect from earth returning to God the Father, there interceding for man at this very moment. So from the start of time to the finish of time, God is and forever will be the greatest giver with the greatest gift! Dear soul why not except His greatest Gift of all? Eternal life through Jesus, His Son.

T’was the last of March,

the cloudy skies,

were beginning to clear,

My dog Snoopy,

who likes his walks,

took me by his leash,

to go look for deer.

We went on a trail,

I travelled,

when I was a lad,

picking blue berries,

with mum and dad.

There were more in my mouth,

than in the pail I had!

We walked up a hill,

and down over a knoll;

I was remembering ,

a lot about my childhood,

on this little stroll.

Refuge in our storms!

Mark 4: 35-41 we see 4 things we can do to help us survive the waves of our  storms

Mark 4:38-41

Amplified Bible (AMP)

38But He [Himself] was in the stern [of the boat], asleep on the [leather] cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, Master, do You not care that we are perishing?    39And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased ([a]sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was [immediately] a great calm ([b]a perfect peacefulness).

40He said to them, Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith (no [c]firmly relying trust)?

41And they were filled with great awe and [d]feared exceedingly and said one to another, Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey Him?

1/ Believe that God cares about you in your storm [v.38 ].

2/ Be not afraid of our storm [ v.v.38, 40 ]

3/ Have a growing faith in God and rely on His presence [ v.40 ]

4/ Totally depend upon God’s presence and protection in our storms [v.v. 39, 41b ]

Yes, God cares!

Sometimes in all our trials and storms of life, we forget that God is still near and wants to hear about our hurts and bruises of our spirit and wants us to ask Him to help guide us  to the haven of rest. Yes, God still cares! Let’s open our Bibles to Isaiah 40:27-31. Note in verse 27 that He see our every need.  27Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? NOTHING IS HID FROM GOD! [ Psalm 139 ]

I know He cares because he sends trials my way to mold me and allow me to grow in Christian character. [ To be more like Jesus each day until we see Him and we will be like Him ]

1Peter 1:

6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: [ Romans 5:2-5; James 1:2-4 ].

I know He cares because He made me!  Isa.40:28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.  Psalm 139:

13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Yes, God made me,He loves me and will take care of me and He does the same for you if we ask Him too! This reminds me of the great hymn, God will take care of you, through all the day,  o’re all the way, God will take care of you. This is stated in Isaiah 40:

28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Today is Saint Patrick’s day,

the moon is now setting,

and the sun is peaking over the eastern hill.

The landscape is now visible,

it is lying quiet and still,

the little birds are hungry,

their feeder I must fill.

This is the day,

I go to the city,

I must be nice and clean,

walking with my cane,

very slowly,

and wearing my green.