Friday, October 29, 2021

THE RIGHT HAND

Today’s¬†Reading: Psalms 110-113

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In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem candles are continuously being lit outside of the Edicule (small shrine chamber), where many believe that Jesus’ grave was located. When Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire in the fourth century after Christ, the vast wealth of the empire began to be poured into the construction¬†of magnificent church buildings. There is no tomb here hewn out of rock. It is claimed that during the second and third centuries, when Jerusalem was declared to be a pagan city, the rock in which the tomb was located was removed in an attempt to remove the memory of Jesus’ resurrection.

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Key Verses: Psalm 110:1

The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at My right hand,

Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”

 

The key to understanding the Bible is to let the Bible interpret the Bible. As we read, we do our best to compare Scripture with Scripture. Let’s do this by reading Matthew 22:41-46, where Jesus gives a commentary on Psalm 110. There are many New Testament Scriptures to which we could turn to help our understanding. Here’s one more example found in Hebrews 5:5-10. Psalm 110 is quoted by both Jesus and by the writer of Hebrews.

Psalms 111 & 112 are written as acrostics. In Hebrew they are beautiful poetry. All sentences begin with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The acrostic is a device which is created to help in memorization. The Scriptures were written to be studied by all people who love God and who take pleasure in learning more about God. We who do this daily blog are some of those people!

Psalm 113 quotes from the song of Hannah, the mother of Samuel, who praised God for healing her so that she was no longer childless (1 Samuel 2:1-10).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for communicating with me through prophets, kings, poets, musicians, priests, apostles, pastors, teachers, evangelists, but most of all through Your Son and my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I pray for more and more of the One that You promised would guide me into all truth…The Holy Spirit! Holy Spirit, I know that You live in me as a believer, according to the promise of Scripture. Now I pray that I, my total being, will live in You! I desire to be filled to overflowing with Your Person, Holy Spirit! I ask this in the Name of the One who was always filled with the Holy Spirit, the Lord Jesus! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

It was in 1968 when, as a young Pastor, I first visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I was filled with joy to be in a place where it was said that Jesus was buried and then arose from the dead. However, as I stepped inside the man-made structure, I was met by a priest who asked for money. I gave him something, and I know I should have been more gracious, but my disappointment was so great that I turned and walked out immediately. My parents, missionaries to Egypt, had travelled to Jerusalem in 1924 for their honeymoon, where mother took pictures of what is known as “The Garden Tomb,” which is in a different location. I was raised on those pictures. That Garden Tomb may not be the actual location of Jesus’ burial, but it sure looks like it (see photo below from 1968).

Yours for experiencing the presence of God, whether in Jerusalem or here at home,

David

Me at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem in 1968.

A side view of the Edicule built inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The candles symbolize the prayers offered here. God promises to hear the prayers of humble and sincere people of faith.

7 thoughts on “Friday, October 29, 2021

  1. From Psalm 113:5-7:
    “Who can be compared with the Lord our God,
    who is enthroned on high?
    He stoops to look down
    on heaven and on earth.
    He lifts the poor from the dust
    and the needy from the garbage dump.”

    Thank You, Lord God, for caring for the poor and the needy. Bless all the care-givers, especially those who give in Your name. Help every one of Your children to return to You, the source of Living Water, so they can be refreshed and reinvigorated for the work You have given them. In Jesus’s great name, amen

    • Thanks for posting this Rob, watching Huntley ST And also the news, they are talking about how the bread banks are coping with huge amounts of hungry people.
      Dear Lord, I pray that we all would be more mindful of this and do what we can to help. Even to just pick up a prepared bag when in the grocery store. In Jesus Name.
      Blessings to all Eleanor M.

  2. Wonderful Lord. Loving Father. I so appreciate You. Thank you family for carrying on this 100 Words blog. It is so helpful and enlightening. Blessings all today.

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