Wednesday, October 6, 2021

SAVE ME O GOD! (Psalm 69:1a)

Today’s Reading: Psalm 69

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

 

My photographer son, David Reynold, placed his Bible on the stones on which Jesus stood in the Roman governor Pilate’s courtyard. Here they clothed Him in the old robe of royal purple and placed the crown of thorns on His head in order to mock His claim of being a King. Here Jesus was scourged with whips. The prophet Isaiah prophesied of this: “But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Through the centuries the city has been built up over the stone pavement, but these original stones can be seen in the lower area of the Sisters of Zion Convent.

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Key Verse: Psalm 69:21

They also gave me gall for my food,

And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

 

Prophetic statements are found in many places in the writings of King David. The words of our key verse actually happened to Jesus as He hung on the Cross. Check out Matthew 27:34-48. In Psalm 22 David writes the most obvious prophesies fulfilled in Jesus’ suffering and death. David is a prophet! Only Isaiah is more detailed in his prophecies of the coming Messiah! David wrote around 1000 B.C. and Isaiah around 500 B.C. What are the odds of such prophesies being minutely fulfilled? Obviously God revealed in advance the future events that happened when Jesus took the sins of the whole world upon Himself.

There are two streams which flow together in David’s poems. One is the expression of deep inner emotion. The other stream is an outpouring of confidence in the love and providence of God! We all have trying times because we live in a world which is out of tune with God; and at the same time we can experience an inner peace by being personally in tune with God!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for building such confidence in my heart and mind by revealing the future to Your prophets as You did to David and Isaiah! I pray that I will constantly remember that nothing takes You by surprise, and that You do all things after the counsel of Your will, and that also includes the events of my life! (read Ephesians 1:11&12). I pray this in the Name of the One “Who works all things according to the counsel of His will!” Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m often downtown in major cities. My ears are bombarded with out-of-tune sounds. This world is not in harmony with its Creator. The maple leaves across the street are beginning to die and are just beginning to protest their demise with a variety of colours. The life of the trees will be buried underground shortly, but I expect a resurrection this Spring. My Bible and my laptop computer are open before me. All is quiet and a beautifully harmonious orchestra begins to play in my heart and mind. Our divine Conductor is in charge. Every instrument is playing in tune. I sense the Presence of God who alone creates and gives us life, bringing us into harmony with Himself through the Person and work of Jesus Christ!

I’m probably reflecting my age here, but Norma-Jean and I almost always listen to 96.3, New Classical Radio, Toronto. Magnificent orchestral masterpieces are delightful for our ears to hear. Of course Norma-Jean and I differ, in that I also love the Nashville sound of country and western music. Norma-Jean, not so much. All of us here in the blogosphere, if we could put our feelings into music, might sound like the orchestra tuning up, but after a while the Conductor takes charge and we make beautiful music together! God carries the melody line in the score of life, and we make the harmonies on a wide variety of human instruments. Amen???

Yours for hearing clearly God’s melody line, reading the notes found in Scripture, and playing them well, 24/7,

David

5 thoughts on “Wednesday, October 6, 2021

  1. Thank You, Father, for Your Word. Open the great doors for Your church and Your Word to go out freely to all this world, so all will hear the Good News. As You called Samuel, Abraham, Moses, Peter, Paul, and Matthew, so You are calling people to come and find True Life in You. May many open their hearts to You today, Lord, we ask in Jesus’s name, amen

  2. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes, we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

    From The Guardian, October 6, 2021

    “God had also offered divine healing in case any part of our bodies becomes sick. The Bible said, by His stripes, we are healed (Isaiah 53:5). The words “we are healed” are in past tense and meaning that our healing Has been fully secured on the cross by Christ 2,000 years ago. It, therefore, means we are not praying for Christ to heal us but to receive healing, which Christ had already secured for us; we do not pray for victory but pray from victory to victory. Beloved, live with this understanding that your sickness whatever the name maybe is already healed by God and what remains is for you to claim your healing over that sickness.

    The price for your healing was paid in full by Jesus Christ on the cross. You don’t pay for a product twice. “By His Stripes We Are Healed” that Christ not only came to save us from sin but He came to make us whole.”

    By His Wounds – Glory Revealed (Lyrics), Brian Littrell, Mac Powell, Mark Hall, Steven Curtis Chapman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKqDbVUFjzU

  3. The prophet David was a truly amazing man, right from his youth. He laid himself bare before his Lord. He truly trusted Him. Blessings all today.

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