Psalm 136: God’s unchanging eternal love gives us reasons to be thankful.

God’s Faithful Love Is Eternal

Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords.
His faithful love endures forever.

He alone does great wonders.
His faithful love endures forever.
He made the heavens skillfully.
His faithful love endures forever.
He spread the land on the waters.
His faithful love endures forever.
He made the great lights:
His faithful love endures forever.
the sun to rule by day,
His faithful love endures forever.
the moon and stars to rule by night.
His faithful love endures forever.                 10 He struck the firstborn of the Egyptians
His faithful love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them His faithful love endures forever.
12 with a strong hand and outstretched arm. His faithful love endures forever.
13 He divided the Red Sea
His faithful love endures forever.
14 and led Israel through,
His faithful love endures forever.
15 but hurled Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea.
His faithful love endures forever.          
16 He led his people in the wilderness.
His faithful love endures forever.
17 He struck down great kings
His faithful love endures forever.         18 and slaughtered famous kings—
His faithful love endures forever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites
His faithful love endures forever.
20 and Og king of Bashan—
His faithful love endures forever.
21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
His faithful love endures forever.
22 an inheritance to Israel his servant.
His faithful love endures forever.23 He remembered us in our humiliation
His faithful love endures forever.
24 and rescued us from our foes.
His faithful love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every creature.
His faithful love endures forever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven!
His faithful love endures forever.

• vv. 1-3, 26 praise the Lord with thanksgiving.
• vv. 4-9 six notes of praise to the Creator.
• vv. 10-15 six notes of praise on deliverance from Egypt.
• vv. 16-22 seven praise notes on the wilderness journey and entrance into Canaan.
• vv. 23-24 personal gratitude for deliverance.
• v. 25 praise for the Lord’s common grace.
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  1.  I have many things to praise the Lord for because of His faithful eternal love and      humble myself under His mighty hand because of His presence in my life.
  2. The Lord is the Creator and sustainer of the universe. He alone is able to accomplish mighty things.
  3. He has delivered me from the penalty of my sin and has given me power to exercise dominion over my current temptations to sin. He has provided the way to victory in the life long war and its daily spiritual battles with my three enemies self, Satan and the World System.
  4. Since I have peace with God He will give me the peace of God as I surrender my life totally to Him and seek intimate relationships with triune God-the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  5. He has provided His Word–the Bible to reveal Himself and His plan of redemption to all who will study it continually and meditate on it day and night so they obey His commands. The Bible contains every thing required for life and holiness.
  6. O God help me to live in the moment today and rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy without worry for tomorrow. 7 …Jesus Christ; You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. [1 Peter 1:7-8]
  7. Scripture Memory: Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His faithful love endures forever.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Henry Luke 7/23/2017   For other posts on Psalm 136 click on “Psalm 136” in Tags below.
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Misogyny–hatred, dislike or mistrust of women that is being taught to our teenagers.

Click here for Article: Standing against a destructive misogyny threatening our children. By Denny Burk Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College–connected with Southern Seminary at Louisville, Kentucky.

This is a very important article for every Christian parent, grandparent and disciple-maker. Source

Henry Luke 7/22/2017

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God’s Word Is Powerful!

It has the power to:

  1. Cleanse My sin– Psalm 19:12 Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.

When we compare our daily lives, thoughts, motives and activities with God’s Word the Holy Spirit will reveal to us our hidden faults and errors. Reviewing the nine fruit of the Spirit and comparing to self is a good place to start. For each fruit–review, confess & repent.  The fruit of the Spirit defined for self-examination?

  1. Correct Us- It will Keep Me from Folly — Psalm 19:13 Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous G sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I will be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.  G- arrogant, proud, insolent, deliberate and willful.

Presumptuous sins result when we are self-centered instead of Jesus-centered.  David is asking God to keep him from this sin that can lead to greater sin. David committed such a sin when he sent his troops out to war, but he stayed in  Jerusalem. He was bored and sinned with Bathsheba, and then killed her husband to cover up his sin. This led to a cascading set of sins that hurt thousands of people. [2 Samuel 11:1-4] Consequences of David’s sin of staying in Jerusalem.

  1. Correct Us- It Will Keep Me in Fellowship– Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

David is praying that his words and the attitude of his heart will be in agreement and acceptable in the sight of the Lord. He calls on the Lord as my Rock and my Redeemer. This reminds of Job’s prayer ” And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” [Job 19:25]                                                                                                                                     

Oh that I would recognize Jesus as my Redeemer and the foundation Rock of my life and that my words and heart would be acceptable to Him. As I have studied in Psalms the last few weeks I have been humbled by my All-Powerful and All-Caring God. He is so magnificent that I am at a loss for the right descriptive words and yet He lives within me and cares for me. This thought should keep me from sin and in fellowship with Jesus. All-Powerful & All-Caring Attributes Of God                          

Summary/application for Psalm 19:

  1. O God, may I worship the Creator with awe, love, humility and shouts of joy each day and continue until the throne of God where I will be worshipping the Creator in heaven in my resurrected body: “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” [Revelation 4:11]
  2. May my words and the attitude of my heart be in agreement and acceptable in the sight of the Lord my Rock and Redeemer.
  3. Help me to; “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you …succeed in all you do”. [Joshua 1: 8NLT]
  4. Thank you Lord that all I need can be found in the Word: His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge bof Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. [2 Peter 1:3 HCSB; a– holiness; b–Bible knowledge and relationship knowledge–by knowing intimately and experientially the power Source.]                          
  5. Scripture Memory Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

Henry Luke 7/22/2017

 

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Dr, Mac Brunson: Giving Thanks when life is tough.

Dr Brunson : Giving Thanks When Life is Tough (April 2, 2017 First Baptist Church Jacksonville, Florida) 

The sermon starts at 31 minutes into the video.

Henry Luke 7/21/2017

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God’s Words are desirable & convicting.

Psalm 19:10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

David uses bold language for the Word. The world system chases after wealth and the trappings that money can provide. In fact the western world has become so wealthy that the people do not need God. Even the church has turned away from the gospel to entertainment and programs. The Scripture is more desirable than all this wealth. It is sweeter than honey. It has the only answer when trouble comes. I cannot imagine how someone without Jesus can face death?

Consider death, the sweet time when the disciple will slip immediately into the presence of Jesus. Consider the saint who is in constant pain on strong pain medicine and has no where to turn every day but to Jesus and the gospel. Consider the caregiver who also turns to the gospel for the strength to live each day with grace and mercy even when the receiver seems to think every thing you do is wrong.

I begin each day with this prayer: “May Your glory be revealed in me today at my expense.” The Word gives all His disciples the faith and trust to live one day at a time sweet Jesus.

Psalm 19:11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward.

David said the disciple is warned when they sin and when the commandments are kept. John said His commandments are not burdensome; “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.” [1 John 5:3] and Jesus said; “… he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” [John 15:5] Every thing we do is a result of His grace and for the glory of God and not for our glory. Only then will we receive the reward promised.

Henry Luke 7/21/2017

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Worship with Psalm 136, Be Thankful for God’s eternal Love & Other Favorite Songs.

All the verses of  Psalm 136 end; His faithful love endures forever. Sometimes “love” is translated as “mercy” in the Psalm.

Psalm 136 as a song

Reading of Psalm 136 with music background

HOW GREAT THOU ART (With Lyrics) : Don Moen

I SURRENDER ALL (With Lyrics) : Don Moen

One Day at a Time Sweet Jesus : Lee Greenwood

One Day at a Time Sweet Jesus : Christy Lane

 Amazing Grace Original Version With Lyrics

 Amazing Grace – Best Version By Far!

Henry Luke 7/20/2017

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Psalm 19: God’s Word Changes People.

 Psalm 19:9 The fear E of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments F of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.                   

The Word of the Lord is clean [morally & ethically] and true. They endure forever. Every Word in the scripture is inspired and all together they are right and without error. The Word changes hearts.

The world system led by Satan has tried for nearly 2,000 years to discredit the Word and to declare that God is dead. It denies that Jesus is the Son of God who was crucified, buried and after the 3rd day arose. It denies the ascension of Jesus to heaven where He is at the right hand of God and will someday return on the clouds of heaven in great victory. It denies the Old Testament prophecies, its timeline and the 6 day creation of the universe about 6,000 years ago. YET, the Bible has sold billions of copies, has been translated into many languages and still stands as God’s Word today.

After being banished in 70 AD, Israel was recognized by the United Nations May 14, 1948. That means the next event on God’s timeline is the rapture of His saints. The time is unknown except to God the Father. But Peter said we are to live like the time is near, for the purpose of prayer, casting all our cares on Him.

Notes: [E- Reverence and respect; F- the decisions of God as Judge. 1 Peter 4:7; 5:5-7]

Henry Luke 7/20/2017

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