The Lord’s Holy Habitation and Dwelling Place: Publicly Praise His Presence! — Psalm 26 #2

Psalm 26 NLT

A psalm of David.

Declare me innocent, O Lord,
    for I have acted with integrity;
    I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me.
    Test my motives and my heart.
For I am always aware of your unfailing love,
    and I have lived according to your truth.
I do not spend time with liars
    or go along with hypocrites.
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil,
    and I refuse to join in with the wicked.

I wash my hands to declare my innocence.
    I come to your altar, O Lord,
singing a song of thanksgiving
    and telling of all your wonders.
I love your sanctuary, Lord,
    the place where your glorious presence dwells.

Psalm 26:6-8

Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners.

    Don’t condemn me along with murderers.

10 Their hands are dirty with evil schemes,

    and they constantly take bribes.

11 But I am not like that; I live with integrity.

    So redeem me and show me mercy.

12 Now I stand on solid ground,

    and I will publicly praise the Lord.

references & reflections

[1] https://womenlivingwell.org/2018/07/good-morning-girls-resources-psalm-26-30/
[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YssTAErT7Lo

A Fair Day’s Work — Parable of the Vineyard Workers Mt 20 #5

Matthew 20 New Living Translation (NLT)

Parable of the Vineyard Workers

“For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 

Matthew 20:1

He agreed to pay the normal daily wage[a] and sent them out to work. “At nine o’clock in the morning he was passing through the marketplace and saw some people standing around doing nothing. So he hired them, telling them he would pay them whatever was right at the end of the day. So they went to work in the vineyard. At noon and again at three o’clock he did the same thing.

“At five o’clock that afternoon he was in town again and saw some more people standing around. He asked them, ‘Why haven’t you been working today?’

“They replied, ‘Because no one hired us.’

“The landowner told them, ‘Then go out and join the others in my vineyard.’

“That evening he told the foreman to call the workers in and pay them, beginning with the last workers first. When those hired at five o’clock were paid, each received a full day’s wage. 10 When those hired first came to get their pay, they assumed they would receive more. But they, too, were paid a day’s wage. 11 When they received their pay, they protested to the owner, 12 ‘Those people worked only one hour, and yet you’ve paid them just as much as you paid us who worked all day in the scorching heat.’

13 “He answered one of them, ‘Friend, I haven’t been unfair! Didn’t you agree to work all day for the usual wage? 14 Take your money and go. I wanted to pay this last worker the same as you. 15 Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be jealous because I am kind to others?’

Matthew 20:2-15

16 “So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last.”

Matthew 20:16

References & reflections

[1] https://www.jesusfilm.org/blog-and-stories/parable-vineyard-workers.html
[2] https://www.gotquestions.org/parable-laborers-vineyard.html
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Workers_in_the_Vineyard
[4] Vineyard costs, where are the lessons? Where is wisdom? https://vineyardandwinerysales.com/newsletter/napa-and-sonoma-county-real-estate-market-elements-vineyard-values-and-wine-grape-prices/

Restores Soul: Lord Our Shepherd — Psalm 23 #2

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Psalm 23 New Living Translation (NLT)

A PSALM OF DAVID.

The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.
Psalm 23:1-3

References & reflections

[1] https://www.psalmsquotes.com/psalm-23-1-3-image.htm

No Need! Lord Our Shepherd — Psalm 23 #1

Psalm 23 New Living Translation (NLT)

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.

Psalm 23:1-3

Fire of God — Burning Bush Miracle #1

15 God also told Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is how I am to be remembered in every generation.

Exodus 3:15
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life — John 3:16 Saving Souls means more than saving money!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life – John 3:16

Moses at the Burning Bush
(Acts 7:30-38)

1 Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro,a the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb,b the mountain of God. 2 There the angelc of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from within a bush. Moses saw the bush ablaze with fire, but it was not consumed3 So Moses thought, “I must go over and see this marvelous sight. Why is the bush not burning up?

I have promised to rescue you from your oppression in Egypt. I will lead you to a land flowing with milk and honey—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites now live.

Exodus 3:17

References & Reflections

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/Israel-milk-honey.html

God Gives a King’s Heart: Eternal Life — Psalm 21 #2

Psalm 21

1 How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD!
He shouts with joy because you give him victory.
2 For you have given him his heart’s desire;
you have withheld nothing he requested.

He asked you to preserve his life,

and you granted his request.

The days of his life stretch on forever.

Psalm 21:4

References & Reflections

[1] https://mightywarrior-mightywarrior.blogspot.com/2015/01/psalm-21.html
[2] https://gracewalk.wordpress.com/2006/06/28/long-live-the-king-psalms-21
[3] https://www.cultivategenerosity.com/single-post/2019/11/25/In-It-to-Win-It
[4] https://www.womansday.com/life/inspirational-stories/g29814517/bible-quotes-about-life/

God Gives a King’s Heart: Gold Crown — Psalm 21 #1

Psalm 21

1 How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD!
He shouts with joy because you give him victory.
2 For you have given him his heart’s desire;
you have withheld nothing he requested.

3 You welcomed him back with success and prosperity.
You placed a crown of finest gold on his head.

Psalm 21:3

References & Reflections

[1] https://mightywarrior-mightywarrior.blogspot.com/2015/01/psalm-21.html
[2] https://gracewalk.wordpress.com/2006/06/28/long-live-the-king-psalms-21
[3] https://www.cultivategenerosity.com/single-post/2019/11/25/In-It-to-Win-It
[4] https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/22/crowns-hillsong-worship/
[5] https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/22/prize-of-wisdom-beautiful-crown-proverbs-4-3/
[6] https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/22/wreath-of-wisdom-crown-prize-proverbs-4-4/

Crumbs of Christ — Bread of Life #1

The Faith of the Canaanite Woman
(Mark 7:24-30)

Matthew 15:21-28

21Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22And a Canaanite woman from that region came to Him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is miserably possessed by a demon.”

23But Jesus did not answer a word. So His disciples came and urged Him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”

24He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

25The woman came and knelt before Him. “Lord, help me!” she said.

26But Jesus replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

27“Yes, Lord,” she said, “even the dogsf eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

28“O woman,” Jesus answered, “your faith is great! Let it be done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Questions About Breaking Breads?

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/bread-of-life.html
[2] https://www.gotquestions.org/daily-bread.html
[3] https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-eat-flesh-drink-blood.html
[4] https://www.gotquestions.org/breaking-of-bread.html
[5] https://www.gotquestions.org/bread-of-the-presence.html
[6] https://www.gotquestions.org/Canaanite-woman-dog.html

REFERENCES & REFLECTIONS

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_the_multitude
[2] https://www.missionariesofprayer.org/2016/05/multiplication-prayer-matthew-14-17-21-loaves-fishes/
[3] https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/22/kingdom-of-heaven-secret-seed-words-7/
[4] https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/22/kingdom-of-heaven-secret-seed-words-6/
[5] https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/22/kingdom-of-heaven-secret-seed-words-5/
[6] http://www.pottypadre.com/providing-for-our-need-not-our-greed/
[7] https://letterpile.com/creative-writing/Feeding-of-the-Four-Thousand-and-Feeding-of-the-Five-Thousand-Compared

Desire Mercy – Not Sacrifices Mt 12 #3

Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

12 How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out, and it was restored to full use, just like the other.

Matthew 12:12

Mercy, not Sacrifice

6 But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.

7 If only you had known the meaning of‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’you would not have condemned the innocent.

8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Matthew 12:6-8

Jesus says”I desire mercy, not sacrifice”

What is the meaning of mercy?

Don’t reject Jesus, God’s Gift and Mercy!

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[2] https://slideplayer.com/slide/16925265/

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