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The Word: Episode 0713 Ephesians 5:15-21

“My Eyes Shed Streams of Water”

January 21, 2019

“My Eyes Shed Streams of Water”

Blessings folk!

The Psalmist continues with declaring the wonder of the Word…
  • Testimonies
  • Commandments
  • Precepts
  • Statutes
  • Law

Psa 119:129-136

Pe.
Your testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore my soul observes them.

The unfolding of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.

I opened my mouth wide and panted,
For I longed for Your commandments.

Turn to me and be gracious to me,
After Your manner with those who love Your name.

Establish my footsteps in Your word,
And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.

Redeem me from the oppression of man,
That I may keep Your precepts.

Make Your face shine upon Your servant,
And teach me Your statutes.

My eyes shed streams of water,
Because they do not keep Your law.

What do we learn about the Word?

  • Wonderful
  • Gives light

What did the Psalmist ask the Lord to do?
  • Give understanding
  • Turn to him
  • Be gracious to him
  • Establish his footsteps in His Word
  • Do not let iniquity have dominion over him
  • Redeem him from oppression
  • Make Your face shine upon Your servant
  • Teach me Your statutes

What was the Psalmist’s response?
  • He cried because he did not keep the law
  • He declared the Lord’s testimonies to be wonderful
  • He observes them
  • He longed for the Lord’s commandments
  • He kept the Lord’s precepts

Do we keep the Word of the Lord?
Does it break our hearts when we do not?

The Lord empowers believers to live holy before him.

We simply abide in Him to do so.

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The Word: Episode 0712 Ephesians 5:17-18

“It Is Time For The Lord to Act”

January 20, 2019

“It Is Time For The Lord to Act”

Blessings folk!

In the next stanza of Psalm 119 the Psalmist makes a bold statement.

Psa 119:121-28

Ayin.
I have done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.

Be surety for Your servant for good;
Do not let the arrogant oppress me.

My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation
And for Your righteous word.

Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness
And teach me Your statutes.

I am Your servant; give me understanding,
That I may know Your testimonies.

It is time for the LORD to act,
For they have broken Your law.

Therefore I love Your commandments
Above gold, yes, above fine gold.

Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything,
I hate every false way.

The statement?
“Is is time for the Lord to act”.
This is not some proclamation of soulish hubris on the part of the Psalmist.
It is an understanding that the Lord will only “wait so long” when it comes to sin.
The oppressors had broken the Law of the Lord.
They were living “every false way”.
The Lord would act.

The Psalmist states forthrightly that he has:

  • Done justice
  • Done righteousness
  • Longed for the Lord’s salvation
  • Served the Lord
  • Loved the Lord’s commandments above gold
  • Esteemed the Lord’s precepts as correct in all things
  • Hated every false way

Again we see the Word:
  • Statutes
  • Testimonies
  • Law
  • Commandments
  • Precepts

The Psalmist asked the Lord:
  • Do not let the arrogant oppress me
  • Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness
  • Teach me Your statutes
  • Give me understanding
  • Let me know Your testimonies

De we believe?
Do we live this way?
Do we trust this way?

Cry out to the Lord.
Trust the Lord.

It is time for the Lord to act.

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The Word: Episode 0711 Ephesians 5:11-17

“Uphold Me”

January 19, 2018

“Uphold Me”

Blessings folk!

Let us look a little closer at the “Samekh” stanza of Psalm 119…

Read again…

Psa 119:113-120

Samekh.
I hate those who are double-minded,
But I love Your law.

You are my hiding place and my shield;
I wait for Your word.

Depart from me, evildoers,
That I may observe the commandments of my God.

Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live;
And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.

Uphold me that I may be safe,
That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.

You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes,
For their deceitfulness is useless.

You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross;
Therefore I love Your testimonies.

My flesh trembles for fear of You,
And I am afraid of Your judgments.


Note what the Psalmist does/determines:

  • Hates the double-minded
  • Love the Lord’s Law
  • Hides in the Lord
  • Shielded by the Lord
  • Waits for the Word of the Lord
  • Demands evildoers to depart from him
  • Wants evildoers to depart so that he can observe the commandments of God
  • Asks the Lord to sustain him according to His Word, so as to live
  • Does not want to be ashamed of the hope he has in the Lord
  • Seeks the Lord to uphold him
  • Desires to regard the statutes of the Lord continually
  • Loves the testimonies of the Lord
  • Trembles for fear of the Lord
  • Is afraid of the Lord’s judgments

Note what the Lord does…
  • Hides us
  • Shields us
  • Sustains us
  • Is our Hope
  • Upholds us
  • Rejects those who wander from His statutes
  • Removed the wicked of the earth…interesting…that which is yet to come spoken as if it has already occurred…which it has…
  • Judges

The Lord reveals so much to us about Himself, His Word and the life we as Believers have in Him.

Do you believe?
Do you truly believe unto salvation?
Do you live according to His word?

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The Word: Episode 0710 Ephesians 5:7-10

“The Double-Minded”

January 18, 2019

“The Double-Minded”

Blessings folk!

What do you fear?
What do you hate?

We know that we are not to fear anything other than the Most High God…
We know that we are not to hate…

Read.
Watch the emotion of the Psalmist.
Watch what he requests.

Psa 119:113-120

Samekh.
I hate those who are double-minded,
But I love Your law.

You are my hiding place and my shield;
I wait for Your word.

Depart from me, evildoers,
That I may observe the commandments of my God.

Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live;
And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.

Uphold me that I may be safe,
That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.

You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes,
For their deceitfulness is useless.

You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross;
Therefore I love Your testimonies.

My flesh trembles for fear of You,
And I am afraid of Your judgments.

The Psalmist hated those who are double-minded.
Do we not all?
Especially when we encounter the double-minded in the mirror.
But, the juxtaposition.
I love Your law.

What is double-minded?
Saying one thing, doing another.

Professing belief/faith in God, living in the belief/faith of man.

Again we see the Word of the Lord described…

  • Law
  • Commandments
  • Statutes
  • Testimonies
  • Judgments

The Psalmist hid himself in the Lord.
Where do we “hide”?

The Psalmist declared the Lord to be his shield.
Who do we turn to for protection?

We have seen these truths reiterated in Psalm 119.
They are important.
They are foundational.
Do we live in them?

Believe.

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The Word: Episode 0709 Ephesians 4:5-6