Psalms Chapter 92 Discussion

  • Streetpreacher - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    I like to tell stories like Jesus did. There are many to choose from.

    1. Noah and the Ark

    2. The Tower of Babel. How the Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) confused the languages. What Nimrod did with the tower.

    3. Gideon. How he arose from being a coward and became a mighty general of God. His men lapped water like dogs and kept their armor on, and eyes looking for enemies. As in Don't get distracted.

    4. Ruth and Naomi and how Naomi brought her and Boaz together.

    5. How Queen Esther saved the nation of Israel. How she won and kept her husbands heart close to her. Defeated her enemies.

    6. King David's humble beginnings as a shepherd boy that played a musical instrument.

    7. Deborah who was a judge over Israel. Sometimes God uses a woman to lead a nation.

    I'd get a highlighter marker and mark those passages in a special color, so you can just flip through the Bible. I learned to follow Jesus by what other people in the Bible did. Clearly you can see what is right and what Is the wrong way.

    One day I was reading Ezekiel 37. The Holy Spirit nailed me in verse 3, concerning the messes and disasters in my life! I was gifted at it. He says can these bones live? Take a side trip to Ezekiel 12. Back to 37. He tells me to prophesy to the bones of my failures. I followed His leading and my dead hopes lived again.

    Your niece can learn, that mistakes and bad judgement don't have to be fatal__dried out sun-baked bones. :)

    I love of the story of the donkey that spoke.

    And Peter walking on water, then he sees the waves and starts to sink. Like us when we see problems mount up like tsunamis in our lives. Peace, be still_in Jesus Name.

    Just show her how we found deliverance and direction in the scriptures!

    Memorizing scriptures is ok; but it is stories we hear that grow fast roots.
  • Bj - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Proverbs is good and you can read a chapter every day than start again
  • GiGi - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Donna, that sounds like a good plan for your granddaughter. Perhaps right down her questions as you go along. some may be answered in subsequent chapters, but some you will just need to explain in your own words. We are given intelligence to do just that.-explain spiritual truths to those who inquire in age appropriate ways. Bless you for having this opportunity with your dear granddaughter. May you both be blessed as you discover more of Jesus together.
  • Richard H Priday - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    I'm not sure if you are planning Psalm 92 as a specific study. It contains impreccatory prayer and a statement on the eternal state of the lost.

    What I would think you would consider; is where she is at in seeking truth. Perhaps; she is trying to understand at this age what is going on approaching adolesdence or the age of accountability. Hopefully; she has parents (if they are raising her) which are not teaching her antithetical knowledge against scripture. Also; the conditioning of youth also is toward a self-destructive narcissistic atheistic (really Satanic) lifestyle. With that barrier covered; there hopefully can be a scientific viewpoint that is open to subjects like Job (and the creation); the book of Genesis; etc. There are Christians which have good arguments on that subject. The gospels and such certainly will provide a basis for teaching scripture; but if she isn't seeking the basic understanding of salvation (not sure where she is at with that); I certainly wouldn't be overly constraining as to what scriptures she goes to. Of course; we have the reality of the Resurrection and plan of salvation. There needs at some point to be an understanding (perhaps a good concordance or commentary) to put cross references together so the scripture (O.T. and N.T) are seen to be cohesive and inspired. There certainly is much wisdom in Proverbs and Psalms; and interesting historical narratives througout the Word.

    A major concern of those such as Akaiane who is one of the top 10 artists (once she was say 5 or 6 years old) but although she paints Christ clearly she is New Age in her viewpoints. I thought I should warn as that is endemic with youth; and the enemy will use that curiousity to try to seduce many away from the pure truth of the Word. Ephesians 6 I would HIGHLY implore you to go over. If the Lord wants her to be a spiritual warrior; there is no point beating around the bush. Agape; RIch Priday
  • Donna G. Warren on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    I am trying my best to come up with a plan for summer reading for my granddaughter who is 12 & is inquisitive ,very very intelligent , she can read anything I can read & have understanding of what she has read .My family has been blessed with intelligence :) . I still am learning. I thought do the gospels ,rest of new testament, psalms& proverbs. Sound like a plan ? Any suggestions ?Well not just reading but a more in depth study.
  • Free - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Hi dear "MoniqueJ", first of all: All the gifts of God are good. In Forgiveness, in the Lord's prayer, for example, we ask and leave our debtors. It is healing. And in the Light that has cast out all darkness, there is healing in it. Jesus Is the Light of the World. Imagine when the Apostles received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost: Acts 2:4, Ephesians 3:14-21 Then they all got a huge extra power. They all understood that. Jesus had said to them: Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. It is not so of the human heart, but of the Holy Spirit who moved in by faith in Jesus.

    Believe for your own sake, John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

    12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

    Imagine the grace we have experienced and begin to know the Lord here on Earth! It constantly overwhelms me
  • MoniqueJ on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    To god be the glory.. praise the most high...i would greatly appreciate it if i could get some verses sent to me ...on healing forgiveness repentance..reading on marriage
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    "Just a beginner at age 49"

    I think of Jesus saying " you must be born again" John 3:5-8, 1 Peter 1:21-23,

    Recently I realized for some of us, we had to learn to talk, walk, dress & behave differently. For me, I'm glad it was put into the "born again " perspective because it takes time & as we learn to be that "New" creation, 2 Corinthians 5:17, there is patience as with a newborn babe, maybe that's why we're referred to as children 1 John 3:1-7, keep reading.

    Hopefully these are encouraging, insightful & useful.
  • GiGi - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Blessings Joel, Welcome and may you grow up fully in Christ our Lord.
  • Joel David poulin on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Just a beginner at the young age of 49.
  • GiGi - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    You are in good company here!
  • Lou on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Oh, my most gracious Lord, I love your word.
  • Chris - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    That sounds like a great ministry Helen, putting up Scriptures with music on the Web. I would think that you would be quite safe to add those italicized words as well, as with words put into music, generally affords one much license, which no one should object to. May the Lord use your efforts & give you wisdom in bringing it all together.
  • Helen - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Thank you Adam,

    That is a great way of explaining it.

    I appreciate that - takes a load off of me! :)

    - Helen
  • Adam - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Hello, let me explain something important about translations. Let's say you're translating a phrase from Spanish to English: quiero burrito = I want a burrito. One has 2 words, the other 4 words and both mean the same thing. The equivalent italics here would be [I] and [a] as in [I] want [a] burrito, because those are used to complete the translation to make it grammatically correct, without it, it not a proper translation into that language.

    If I say "Want burrito" you might think that sounds strange and incorrect, because it is. So, someone accusing someone of 'adding' to the Bible is false and shows a lack of understanding as they are actually making the translation correct. The italics showing which words completed the translation is only a convenience to those using greek concordances and strongs, and things with literal word for word translations.
  • Helen - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Thanks Chris!

    I'm working on a website putting musical scriptures in it - and b/c I ran across KJV Bibles that

    did not have italics and then found this site - I was afraid to put the scriptures up until I had a better understanding.

    You make a great point about the italicized words offering more meaning.

    God bless you,

  • Chris - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Thanks for coming back, Helen. I would say that in almost all cases, taking the verse with those added words ("It is a" & "thing") should be quite acceptable for us. Why? Because it gives the sentence a meaning that is familiar to us. Of course, if we were proficient in Hebrew, as another brother Jesse who comes on here regularly, who is very learned in Greek & sheds much light to us on verses & Grecian thinking & expressions, then the whole language may well take on a different meaning & appreciation that we can sometimes miss out on.

    But in my attempt to ensure that I'm not losing out on something important in a verse, I often refer to the original language & its lexicons or word translations, to see the different uses of the words in that verse & elsewhere. Or else, you can purchase an Interlinear Bible, or to a (free) Bible Study site, such as Bible Hub, & check out your verses at their Interlinear tab. But remember to read Hebrew texts (with their English counterparts below) from right to left.

    But if "italics are not included" as you ask, then you can take some sample verses & test them against the Hebrew/Greek languages at Bible Hub & see whether the translators have done a good job in faithfully communicating the words from the original, or if they snuck in a word or two, ask, has it made any difference to the intended meaning? Ideally, as I wrote before, to know the original languages ourselves, would be the best way to understand & fully test the veracity of Scriptures, but most of us have not that ability.
  • Helen - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Hello ChrIs,

    Thanks! I thought I remembered hearing that once.

    So what do you think when the italics are not included?

    Does it seem like people are adding to the Scripture unintentionally

    to you?
  • Helen - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Thanks Mishael!

    I use the KJV too. I have several - but was using it from the online King James Bible since I was putting

    scriptures on a website and wanted to make sure I did it accurately.

    Thanks for responding!
  • Mishael - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    I was hoping you'd drop in and tell us what that meant :)
  • Mishael - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    I checked my KJV Bible and it's not slanted at all.

    Could be the publisher did it that way, or this website. What is your Bible version that you use? My publisher is Thomas Nelson/Nashville
  • Chris - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    Yes Helen, "It is a" & "thing" are all italicized because those four words don't appear in Hebrew, from which the translation was made. If you read it in Hebrew, it would read, "The Sabbath good to give thanks Yahweh and to sing praises to Your name Most High". So, the translators needed to add those extra words, to give it sense in English.
  • Helen on Psalms 92 - 2 years ago
    In Psalm 92:1 it looks like "a" is italicized in "It is a good thing"

    Is that correct?

  • Michael homan - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 3 years ago
    Well said addition to your response n to all

    There is One reason Hell is filled to the brim

    and One reason Heaven has its occupants

    The Gift of Freewill

    But...its only a Gift,when used wisely.

    a curse when not.

    Everyone has the Freewill choice'

    A' is life

    B ' is deth

    If a person does not choose A or B

    then it defaults to B.

    simply because A was not chosen (thru Freewill)
  • Winner on Psalms 92 - 3 years ago
    amen and amen.
  • Victoria on Psalms 92 - 3 years ago
    Praise the lord!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kate on Psalms 92 - 3 years ago
    Amazing word.
  • Adam - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 3 years ago
    Dear Gihuka,

    Are you a parent? If not, imagine you have kids and you can either force them to say they love you, or give them the choice in what they say. If they chose to say that to you, would you feel that might seem more real, genuine, and better than forcing them into obedience? If you agree, then maybe you understand why God gives us free will. He could have created robots, but he didn't. He loves us enough to let us choose for ourselves, whether we will follow Him or not, whether we will choose good, or evil. Some choose good, but many choose evil. That is one of the realities of our world. Because there is freewill, we will see injustice, suffering, and consequences of people choosing sin. No one gets away with it though.

    We are all imperfect and struggle with this in our own sinful nature, but if we choose to follow Jesus and submit our lives to Him through obedience then our sins are washed clean by grace. God lets satan tempt people too, and our character is being tested while here on Earth. Jesus gave many parables saying how narrow is the way that leads to eternal life in heaven and wide is the gate leading to hell, where most people will go. Imagine if he led just everyone in heaven, then it probably wouldn't be heaven, and if God forced everyone to be robots, then that wouldn't seem authentic. God loves you enough to allow you to choose for yourself.
  • Gihuka - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 3 years ago
    Since God is soverign, omnipotent, omniscience, He can resist to let not sin enter into the world. He foreknow before anything begins. Then, why evil? Despite God can let everything was good.
  • Rick Mentzer - In Reply on Psalms 92 - 3 years ago
    Sin is disobedience to Gods word first occurrence Adam and eve perpetrator serpent better known as satan.

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