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Which best represents the problem with the comment?
I would call it more of a "declaratory" Psalm rather than "impreccatory" as it is more of a cause and effect statement of man's state of reaping what they sow. There seems to be no specific enemy of David that is being referred to here.
Verses 3 and 4 remind us of Psalm 23 where "in the presence of my enemies" a table is set before God ( Psalm 23:5). This verse is often lost; it seems in the theme of reassurance that people like to glean here (perhaps an uncomfortable verse for those who don't like to see this side of God's character).
Verses 5 and 6 remind us of Armageddon; as well as other verses such as Isaiah 14:17 on Antichrist. Verses 7 through 12 describe the justice of God's rule such as will be during the Millennium ( Isaiah 11:4). Verse 13 and 14 could also apply in some ways to Christ's suffering to death under His enemies and His return to the eastern gates ( Psalm 24:7); or perhaps the state David felt in constantly facing the threat (but never the actuality) of his enemies killing him.
Verses 15-17 are like many other cross references as well; with the first mention in Psalms of hell (v. 17). It is interesting to note that those nations who "forget God" are also included with the wicked unregenerate in particular. That indites places like the USA who have familiarity with the Gospel but not a "love of the truth." ( 2 Thess. 2:9-12).
The end (verse 18-20) once again show the nations fearing God and the needy "not always forgotten." That surely would indicate a state in the Millennium as even Christ said "the poor you always have with you." ( Matt. 26:11). Even in that verse; Christ takes precedence over all things; as He is the one to overcome and Lord of all. (see again Isaiah 11:4 and many other passages in that book for further insight).
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
For the needy shall not (always) be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
Thanks for getting me strait on the facts. I will use the correct name from now on.
Was this a certain Bible you saw the other name there? Thanks David.
Insignificant I know, but just wondering which apostle to ascribe the lack of knowledge to after so long a time with Jesus?
Like many others, I consider that my own current "mission" is to bring Yahvah back to our principality and to remove the overt demonic influences--or satan's current ownership of our governance in high places. This is not political in that both parties are sick to death with satanic illness.
Certainly, my overall mission is to know, love, and serve the Lord and to live His ways; but under this umbrella, I believe I must yell, "Fire!" in this burning building. OR...to avoid interrupting the metaphor, I might yell, "Incoming!" Because of my age, aspects of raising a family or earning a living don't interfere with my external mission against the darkness--improving my qualifications.
My old heart is surely in it.
God called us out of this chaotic world to bare light on it to bring as many as we can out, There is an enemy behind the scene, as Chris said we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Our job is to do what the Lord has called us to do, Not to say you don't speak up for what's right and wrong, YOU DO. ALWAYS.
But be careful not to abandon the Lord's mission to join a battle in the secular world where often the Devil is the general on both sides.
A soldier is required to obey every command no matter how difficult or unreasonable that might be. He has to be focused on the enemy, watching out for him, because his life & that of his platoon are at stake. Though his mind may wander back to the home, family & friends he left behind (& maybe to never see again), he brings himself back to the duty before him because it requires his full concentration. He is deprived of luxuries, of sufficient sleep & food, always at the ready at his superior's command. He thinks not of his own life, but of his company & the country for which he might one day lay down his life.
So when we look at the soldier, we can certainly see clear similarities to the warfare of a Christian. However, our warfare is "not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." ( Ephesians 6:12). So we must ask, 'what are things in this life that would side-track us from our mission?' One could say that anything that renders us weak in faith, deviate from our course, brings on doubt or fear, or engages our minds on worldly matters that do little or nothing to assist us in our battle. Each person would need to put in their own circumstances that have caused them to weaken in their battle. We can "embrace or enrol in the affairs of this life", but not to the point where those affairs are affecting our spiritual walk & warfare. And we could find examples in family, business, pursuit of pleasure, etc. The Christian must always be his own judge in these matters so that his battle may be won.
And verse 5 also speaks of the discipline & focus of the athlete at the (Grecian) games having a chance for the prize.
" 2 Timothy 2:4. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier."
Is this to say that because we are Yahvah's soldiers we should not embrace or "enroll" in affairs of this life?
If this is the correct interpretation, are there not times when we need to "flip over the tables" because there are those interfering with "God's business"?
If this isn't the correct interpretation...help?
As there are several list of the twelve apostles in the Bible there are a couple with different names used here to there.
Phillip and Nathaniel are not the same apostles. There are two that have a couple different names:
Bartholomew is Nathaniel
And Lebbaeus, Thaddaeus, more commonly known as Judas brother of James.
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the UNITY of the FAITH, and of THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD, unto a perfect man (of two to make one new man), unto the measure of the STATURE AND FULNESS OF CHRIST.
So, since I can't work I do some Art, and I started working leather. He hate putting something with his main car key but he often have difficulty to find it. So I though tabout making him something small, where I could insert a mini natural oil mix bottle for his sinus.
I am not sur what to inscribe on. I was thinking something along the line of health or something about communication. So here are some of my idea:
Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers all sins
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed;
Saved me, and I shall be saved,
For You are my praise.
For His anger is but for a moment,
His favors is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.
Be of courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the LORD.
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your GOD.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with MY righteneous right hand.
Cast your burden on the LORD
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
That's what I have come to right now. I would be delighted if anyone have a better suggestion, on has any comments or idea on which would be the best.
thank you very much
GOD be with you all.
Why has this become part of this discussion? Remember what Jesus told Nicodemus
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."
John 3:5-6 (KJV)
This might be a good time for prayer and guidance.
Here's you Holy nation. ( The church!! )
Matthew 21:43. Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
1 Peter 2:9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
According to scripture here's where the rest of the world stands.
Joel 3:2. I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
As Christians we should be trying to pull as many people we can out of this battle! Instead of joining in on a vain fight that's been going on in the world since the beginning. That's flesh seeking fleshly things, " ON BOTH SIDES "
2 Timothy 2:4. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
Be the light you was called to be.