Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sat 091024 pm Isa 49-50

Isaiah 49
49.23 those who wait on Me shall no be put to shame. Lord give us the patient hope to wait for You.
49.26 Then... Everybody does not know now, but they will.

Isaiah 50
50.2 Is my hand shortened...
50.10 Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice from His Servant?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fri 091023 pm Heb 8-9

Hebrews 8
8.2 the true tent (tabernacle)... and 8.5 a copy and shadow of the heavenly things... This is a reminder that we are not just making this up as we go, but should be modeling our lives, etc... on the perfect pattern in heaven.

Hebrews 9
9.1 Now even... seems to imply that the current covenant would most certainly have regulations.
9.7 unintentional sins... You mean there are even more sins than the ones I know about? Uhg!! :o)
9.9 perfect the conscience...
9.10 the time of reformation...
9.12 once... It is finished.
9.23 Good comment in the Commentary of the NT use of the OT
9.28 those who are eagerly waiting for Him... That's the crowd I want to be in. It seems like the saints who are dieing now have a stronger sense of that than I do.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thurs 091022 pm Heb 3-7 Isa 44-48

Tues. - Thursday

Hebrews 3
3.1 Consider Jesus... Even apart from the context of Hebrews 3 this is a powerful thought.

3.5-6 Moses was a servant and Christ is a son.
3.12 Take care... We are not just floating down the stream, but must give attention and effort to.
6.7-8 & 3.15 & 4.7 Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. Repeated three times and still a good word for today.

Hebrews 4
4.6 So then there remains a Sabbath rest...

4.11 Let us therefore strive...

Hebrews 5
5.5 did not exalt Himself... No self interest.

5.7 and He was heard because of His reverence... First it is interesting that he was heard not because of being God or his important position, but His reverence. Second, He was heard, but the cup was still not passed from Him. Of course he probably prayed many other things that are not recorded that may have been answered yes.
5.13 unskilled in the Word...powers of discernment trained... Apparently you don't just plop down in from of a Bible with the Holy Spirit and be completely skilled right from the git go.

Hebrews 6
6.1 repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.
6.10 love - practically shown toward others
6.11 hope - earnestness to have... something to think about
6.12 faith and patience... Two things needed to inherit the promises.
6.19 anchor for the soul... Reminds me of a hymn I sang with the kids at Mingo.

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift or firm remain?

We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior's love.

It is safely moored, 'twill the storm withstand,
For 'tis well secured by the Savior's hand;
And the cables passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy the blast, through strength divine.

It will firmly hold in the straits of fear,
When the breakers have told the reef is near;
Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o'erflow.

It will surely hold in the floods of death,
When the waters cold chill our latest breath;
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While our hopes abide within the veil.

Background info here.

This mp3 plays it too slow. It should be sung at an upbeat rejoicing pace.

Hebrews 7
7.7 the inferior is blessed by the superior... Another reason to be blessing others :o)

7.25 He is able to save to the uttermost... Amen! Eternal, unchanging, always perfect in power, love, grace, and faithfulness.

Isaiah 44
44.6 King...Redeemer...Lord of Hosts... Eternal and the one and only.
44.8 Our confidence in God's Word should dispel fear.
44.19 no one considers... That is more true than ever. I know that I don't spend as much time just thinking as I should.
44.20 a deluded heart has led him astray... A sober thought.

Isaiah 45
45.1 His anointed...Cyrus... I'm not sure that anointing is something we often associate with pagans. That is an interesting thought to ponder. God can anoint whoever He wants to.
45.7 I make well-being and calamity... I wonder if it is a little sketchy to say that God does not allow all these calamities. I suspect that is said in the effort to make God look good to a "anything that hurts me is evil" world.

Isaiah 46
46.9-11 some of my favorite verses
46.12 The Hebrew parallelism matches stubborn of heart with one who is far from righteousness. That seems to be instructive.

Isaiah 47
47.6 angry with - profaned...
47.10 I am, and there is no one besides me. This is a recurring theme in Isaiah.

Isaiah 48

48.1 but not in truth... There are a number of things that come to mind that this could mean, but here it seems to talk about giving just lip service to God.
48.8 from before birth you were called... This speaks of the nation of Israel, but still reminds us that God know (and in some sense) causes all.
48.11 My glory I will not give to another... The interpretation is in reference to God not acting in any way that would not glorify himself. He had His reputation in view. There is also an application for us to know behave in a way the would 1. reflect poorly on God and 2. not reflect poorly on ourselves.
48.18 oh that you had paid attention to my commandments... This is a refrain thought and spoken by many parents of prodigal children.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Body in the Reformation
But now are they many members, yet but one body.
1 Corinthians 12.20

A group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; “the whole body filed out of the auditorium”
WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University

1 Corinthians 12
18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body,
as it hath pleased Him.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

Johann Gutenberg 1398-1399
Without his invention, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses could not have been widely distributed so quickly.

Guillaume Farel 1489-1565
A fiery French preacher who help establish the Reformation in French speaking Geneva, Switzerland and an exhorter and encourager who convinced the great theologian John Calvin
to stay and minister in the city.

Thomas Poyntz
Poyntz was the English business man who provided a way for William Tyndale to stay in an English merchant’s boarding house and do his important work.

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and other tracts were printed on an invention, the movable type printing press, invented by Johann Gutenberg.
John Calvin was encouraged to stay in Geneva by Guillenum Farrell.
William Tyndale was protected and given a place to stay while he was in hiding by Thomas Poyntz.

Are you part of Christ’s body?
What part will you be in the body?