Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thurs 090924 pm Psa 139-146

Psalm 139 Anon.; 24 vrs.; --??
General and wide ranging praise.
139.6 too wonderful for me...
139.7-8 Questions that fit with verse 6 and are good affirmations of the infinity of God.14
139.14 fearfully and wonderfully made...
139.21 hate them who hate you...
139.23-24 Great prayer!

Psalm 140 David; 13 vrs.; 140.3--Romans 3.13
Prayer for deliverance from enemies.
140.11 Let evil hunt down the violent man... Be sure your sins will find you out.
140.12 execute justice for the needy... Justice for the needy is often a rare thing.

Psalm 141 Anon.; 10 vrs.; --??
A wise prayer.
141.3 Set a guard... This will be a good prayer to add to Job 40.3-5
141.4 let me not eat of their [the wicked] delicacies! The perks of running with the wrong crowd can be tempting.
141.5 let not my head refuse it... We are too quick to blow off wise counsel that hurts.

Psalm 142 David; 7 vrs.; --??
The Lord as our helper and deliverer.
142.3 When my spirit faints... It is good to know that when we are down, the Lord is with us.

Psalm 143 David; 12 vrs.; 143.2--Romans 3.20

143.2 This is a good verse for showing all are sinners.
143.10 Your good Spirit... The Spirit is usually described as holy, so this is an interesting title.

Psalm 144 David; 15 vrs.; --??

144.3 Who is man that you regard Him...

Psalm 145 David; 21 vrs.; --??

145.8 The Lord is...

Psalm 146 Anon.; 10 vrs.; 146.6--Acts 4.24; 14.15

146.3 Put not your trust in princes...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wed 090923 am 2Th 3 & Col 1-2

2 Thessalonians 3
3.2 For not all have faith. But without faith it is impossible to please God. This could be a good point to make against the error known as universalism.
3.10 not willing... I smile as I wonder how many profess willingness while feinting inability.

1.6 heard and knew... This reminds us of the difference between "head knowledge" or just hearing something said and taking it to heart in a experiential way.
1.16 I wonder why all the heaven, earth, visible, invisible, thrones, etc. instead of just "created everything."
1.22 in the body of His flesh... The time and space part of our redemption was important.

Divisions for chapter two
100103 2.1-3 Paul's Conflict
100110 2.4-7 Staying Rooted in Christ
100117 2.8-10 Being Aware and Being Complete
100124 2.11-15 Spiritual Circumcision and Christ's Work--two weeks
100131 Fifth Sunday Fellowhip
100207 2.11-15 second week
100214 2.16-19 Holding Fast to the Head
100228 2.20-23 Being dead to the World

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tues 090922 pm 2Th 2

2 Thessalonians 2

2.4 against every so-called god or object of worship... Not just against God, but every god. The guy is a mental case who is really stuck on himself.
2.10 to love the truth... It is one thing to know the truth or even embrace the truth, but here it says to love the truth. and so to be saved... An element of our salvation.
2.15 to the traditions that you were taught by us... I come from a church background that holds and prides itself in a high view of Scripture that submits the "traditions" of men to the standard of the Bible. So the word tradition strikes me as a weak word, but here it seems to reinforce the idea that Bible doctrine should be a part of our customs and practice much the way the cherished Christmas or other family traditions are. We love them, practice them, and value them.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mon 090921 pm Psa 136-138

Psalm 136 Anon.; 26 vrs.; --??
His steadfast love endures forever.
136.4-5 It seems different to pair His steadfast love with mighty acts and creation. Good food for thought.
136.1 & 38 The psalm begins and ends with the same phrase.

Psalm 137 Anon.; 9 vrs.; --??
Loyalty to Jerusalem and impecatory statements about enemies.

Psalm 138 David; 8 vrs.; --??
Praise and thanks to God for his faithfulness.
138.4 Again emphasizing that the Lord intends to have the gentiles worship the Lord.
138.6 Care for the poor makes God great.

Mon 090921 am 2 Thes 1

2 Thessalonians 1

1.3 faith grows ... love abounds... A good report.
1.5 If I understand this right, their suffering was evidence that they were worthy.
1.8 taking vengeance... God can take care of Himself and does not need his church to be involved in vengeance.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sun 090920 pm Psa 131-135

Psalm 131 Song of Ascents/David; 3 vrs.; --??
David; humble and quiet.

Psalm 132 Song of Ascents; 18 vrs.; 32.5--Acts 7:46; 132.11--Acts 2.30; 132.11--Luke 1.69
Promises to David.
132.1-5 & 11-18 speak of David in the third person.
132.9 clothed in righteousness...

Psalm 133 Song of Ascents; 3 vrs.;--??
Dwelling together in unity.
133.2 when brothers dwell together in unity...

Psalm 134 Song of Ascents; 3 vrs.;--??

Psalm 135 Anon; 21vrs; --??
135. 18 Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them!"