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GOD’S WORDS BLESS!
God blesses those who believe—- Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Gal.3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
God gives blessings to those with their sins forgiven—- Psalms 32: Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Romans 4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
God gives righteousness without works —- Romans 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
God blesses those whom He chastises—- Job 5: 16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
God blesses those who suffer for Christ.—- Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
Those whose Lord is their God are blessed. Psalm 144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
[ prepared by Winston Staples ]
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Topic: The Blessed
I am sitting in my study thinking about blessing and who is blessed and now I am looking at Bible verses about the blessed, it may take a few writings to share most of them starting with this one.
a/ Here are a couple of verses about whom God chooses. Psalms 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. —- Eph. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: [KJV].
b/ The next verses are about whom God calls. Isa 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. —– Rev.19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
c/These next verses are about those who know Christ. —- Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
d/ Those who know the gospel will be blessed. —-Psalms 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
e/ Those who are not offended in Christ receive blessings. —- Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
[ to be con’t ] [ prepared by Winston Staples ]
I am sitting looking out my window at a beautiful July Summer day;
The weather has been nice and warm, a little humid,
but we should not complain because cold weather comes soon here.
When I was a lad I would lay and look at the clouds quickly pass over in the beautiful
Summer sky. This picture above brought back so many good memories, you might call them precious memories. I wish you all a beautiful Summer!
~ Winston Staples
TRUTH: Here is a good quote about truth. God offers to every mind it’s choice between and repose. Take what you please – you can never have both. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
BIBLE TEACHING: John 4:44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. Jesus went into his own village to teach truth and they did not want to hear the truth and He left before they could harm HIm. As His followers we today are rejected in many places because they do not want the truth.
TRUTH QUOTE: The trouble about man is two fold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; He forgets truths which are too simple. ~ Rebecca West
BIBLE TEACHING: Psa.25: 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
TRUTH QUOTE: Truth never hides; yet how hard to find! ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897
BIBLE TEACHING: Psa 33: 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
Psalms 117: 2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
[ prepared by Winston Staples ]
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 KJV
STEADFASTNESS CONTINUED a/ Saints are are to pray for steadfastness.
Psalms 17:5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
b/ Saints praise God for their being steadfast. Psalms 116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
c/ MINISTERS ARE 1/ EXHORTED TO BE STEADFAST 2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. TITUS 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
2/Ministers are to pray and rejoice for their people! 1Thess. 3:8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
This finishes our brief study on being steadfast; I trust it has been a blessing to you! ~ Winston Staples