Friday, September 10, 2021

THE BLESSED PERSON

Today’s Reading: Psalms 1-3

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

In the northern Israel region where the tribe of Dan settled, cool streams come off snow-capped Mount Herman to join other streams and continue south as the Jordan River. Psalm 1:3 says that the blessed person will be “like a tree planted by the rivers of water…”

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Psalm 1:2, 2:7, 3:3

His delight…in His law he meditates day and night.

The Lord has said to me, You are My Son, today I have begotten You.

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.

 

First Psalm – the choice is ours to make! Either we will be like the well-watered fruit tree or like chaff, which the wind drives away. All who are faithful daily in meditating on God’s Word will be blessed people. Is that a sufficient reason for this blog?

Second Psalm – the Son of God is revealed. As the ancient Christian creed declares of Jesus, He is “Very God of Very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father.” There are those who teach that Jesus is a created being, an angel. False! They’ve probably knocked on your door at some time (Luke 1:34-38). Also, Hebrews chapter one (click here) expands on the prophetic words of Psalm 2.

Third Psalm – the shepherd boy who became king wrote these words and music for stringed instruments to accompany the singing of his words. David’s poems, for the most part, are most encouraging and have an optimistic outlook on life. His experience was that the Lord lifted up his head! Let us now look up, and away from the pessimists who say, “There is no help for him in God.” Amen!!! and Amen!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray with the shepherd king, “Arise, O Lord; save me O my God!” (Psalm 3). I pray that I will “serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling” (Psalm 2). I also pray that I will be like the tree beside the free-flowing waters, blossoming with Your beauty and then bearing good fruit! (Psalm 1). Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Recently Norma-Jean wrote out, in her beautiful handwriting, a statement which fits in with most of the Psalms. Here it is: “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of opportunities. An optimist makes opportunities of difficulties.”

Yours for an optimistic outlook, almost always expecting something good to happen!

David

11 thoughts on “Friday, September 10, 2021

  1. Ever thankful for the psalms. Also, I wanted to respond to Anne’s comment of my recent re-post of Rob. Yes, indeed, God has a calling for everyone at a certain time and in His way. However, that does not mean we cannot miss someone on the blog and pay hommage to them, which was my intent. Rob may not be continuing with us on 100words but I feel his spirit remains with us. Every now and then, I am going to re-post one of his prayers as they were always so beautifully and eloquently spoken. None compared to the prayers of Rob.❤️

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 NIV

    Goodness Of God (Lyrics) ~ Bethel Music
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f4MUUMWMV4

    • Thank you Beverlee for all of your beautiful prayers and also the wonderful music that you post… I am grateful for all of your posts and believe that you have a God-given ministry to so many on this blog!

      Rob’s prayers also felt God-inspired and the prayer that you reposted touched my spirit deeply!

      Also praying along with everyone for our election and for all of us who need a touch from our God.

      • Thank you Anne but I don’t believe I am any different than anyone else commenting here. We are all chosen by God to post for His glory. ❤️

  2. I miss Rob’s prayers also (& his comments). Thanks, Beverlee, for the great music. I had a long talk with my daughter in Alberta yesterday. She is suffering from overwork and lack of nurses in the ICU. She works in heart surgery & has to get patients up and walking after surgery. She has to do that alone without an assistive person for lack of staff. She has suffered from back injuries & sees a chiropractor. She is continually called for extra shifts but has to decline. One hospital in S Ontario has closed because of lack of nurses & patients are sent to Brantford. It is a difficult time for nurses and all healthcare providers/first responders. Election time is upon us. May God direct us and open the door for His plan. We want those who will uphold God’s teachings. Amen? Have a blessed day with the Lord. Oh, I must tell you that Judy is home from the hospital after her heart surgery. Praise God. Thank you for your prayers.

    • Grateful for Judy being home now Doreen but feeling the burden of your post for your daughter, all nurses and medical staff currently struggling, as they bear so much weight everyday. Thank You Lord for these hardworkers whose bodies and spirits hurt from their labour. Please bring them strength, healing and a comforting touch, especially for Doreen’s daughter. Have Your Hand upon them, Lord. Bring help to the healthcare system all across Canada, that has been weakened by covid. We know You are a God who cares and is in control. We lean on You for our strength. You are the rock and salvation we need. In Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen.

  3. Indeed, we really need the 100 words blog.
    Please do continue this blog.
    I love how Ron Mainse continue his father work, very refreshing, very entertaining n very enlightening.
    I enjoy and learn so much everyday as i watch n go over the Word with Ron Mainse.
    Thank you so much. God bless always😇

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