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Title: Adapted from What the Bible Teaches about Mercy by Rex B. Andrews


1
Adapted from What the Bible Teaches about
Mercy by Rex B. Andrews
  • Part II Mercy in the Psalms

2
Chapter 3 Psalms 118
  • NKJ Psalm 1181 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for
    He is good! For His mercy hhesed endures
    forever.
  • 2 Let Israel now say, "His mercy hhesed endures
    forever.
  • 3 Let the house of Aaron now say, "His mercy
    hhesed endures forever.
  • 4 Let those who fear the LORD now say, "His mercy
    hhesed endures forever.

3
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • Psalms are ancient songs
  • They were chanted as a one part melody
  • O give thanks unto the Lord!
  • Why?
  • Because He is good!
  • In what way is He good?
  • His mercy is forever - endless!
  • Do what?
  • GIVE THANKS!
  • Who should?
  • All those that fear the Lord!

4
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • Again from Psalms 117, How should we give thanks
    to God for His mercy
  • With clear bright sounds of rejoicing, Praise the
    Eternal Being, all nations!
  • Glorify Him with all praises due Him all peoples!
  • Because mightily prevailing upon us is His mercy,
    and the unchanging faithfulness of His truth is
    for ever - endless!
  • Halelu Jah! - Praise Him who is Jehovah!

5
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • That kind of praise has to well up out of a full
    heart
  • What kind of heart is full?
  • A grateful heart - one that is purposed to bring
    unto God an acceptable offering
  • What is an acceptable offering?
  • Thanks - simply real, genuine thanks

6
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Matthew 1125 At that time Jesus answered and
    said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and
    earth, that You have hidden these things from the
    wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.
  • Jesus was the great giver of thanks
  • In His great mercy the Father in wisdom had
    hidden the things transpiring in the work of
    Christ Jesus from the worldly wise and unveiled
    them to the hearts of babes
  • For that Jesus gave thanks
  • The things done, which were so hidden and so
    revealed, were the MERCIES of God

7
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 11941 Let Your mercies come also to
    me, O LORD -- Your salvation according to Your
    word.
  • The name Jesus in Hebrew is - Yeshua
  • The word salvation in Hebrew, as in this Psalm,
    is - Yeshuah
  • Let thy mercies come unto me, O Lord, even thy
    Yeshuah (salvation) according to thy Word
  • The perfect thanks came from the Yeshua (Jesus)
    for the Yeshuah (salvation) revealed unto babes
    but hide from the wise-in-their-own-eyes and from
    the prudent of the world
  • For they glory in their own wisdom and
    forethought and strength, and do not know the
    Yeshuah (salvation) of God

8
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • In this final desperate last hour of the history
    of the Gentile world it will be a calamity to the
    soul of any one to fail to connect together the
    words of mercy and Yeshuah
  • For they are the fulfilling of Gods Will
    according to His Word
  • Outside of mercy there is nothing but wrath,
    corruption, and destruction
  • Inside of mercy there is Yeshuah (salvation)!
  • Jesus (Yeshua) is salvation!
  • Yeshua is Yeshuah! (Jesus is salvation)
  • Gods mercy is Jesus! Jesus is mercy Himself!

9
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 1185 I called on the LORD in distress
    The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.
  • The words and set me are supplied by the
    translators to fill out the English, but perhaps
    are just as well not used
  • The word distress means the distress of
    extremely straitened circumstances or troubles
    such as a siege in war, and of the distress
    resulting from a siege
  • A hopeless situation
  • Our expression tight spot is near this meaning
  • The word broad means wide, expanded

10
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • I called upon the Lord in a tight spot, in the
    distress of a siege!
  • He answered me!
  • In a broad, expanded place!
  • God came into the tight spot thus causing it to
    became very broad!
  • He came into the tight spot with the besieged
    one!
  • God is the answer!

11
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Mark 438 But He was in the stern, asleep on
    a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him,
    "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"
    39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said
    to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind
    ceased and there was a great calm.
  • The raging of the waves subsided into a calm - He
    was there!
  • God changes the tight, hopeless, besieged place
    from a destruction to an abundant freedom
  • That is MERCY
  • The remainder of Psalm 118 is around this central
    theme

12
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 1186 The LORD is on my side I will
    not fear. What can man do to me?
  • As long as we remain givers of thanks, and doers
    of mercy we are continually found of the Lord
  • His delivering presence makes a great certainty
    known - He is on my side
  • He is on my side is a Hebrew idiom which comes
    a little closer than just on my side
  • The Hebrew says, The LORD is TO me which simply
    means is mine
  • It is the sense of being possessed by Him that
    releases from all fear

13
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ 1 John 418 There is no fear in love but
    perfect love casts out fear, because fear
    involves torment. But he who fears has not been
    made perfect in love.
  • NKJ 1 John 48b for God is love.
  • NKJ Isaiah 5414 b You shall be far from
    oppression, for you shall not fear And from
    terror, for it shall not come near you.
  • The mercy-ing, thankful heart comes to know that
    Presence, that possession, that rest from fear,
    in the ceasing of works of self
  • NKJ Matthew 1128 "Come to Me, all you who labor
    and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest 29
    "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I
    am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find
    rest for your souls. 30 "For My yoke is easy and
    My burden is light.

14
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Isaiah 431 But now, thus says the LORD, who
    created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O
    Israel "Fear not, for I have redeemed you I
    have called you by your name You are Mine. 2
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with
    you And through the rivers, they shall not
    overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you
    shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch
    you. 3a For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One
    of Israel, your Savior
  • NKJ Hebrews 136 So we may boldly say "The LORD
    is my helper I will not fear. What can man do to
    me?"
  • NKJ John 1416 "And I will pray the Father, and
    He will give you another Helper, that He may
    abide with you forever -- 17a "the Spirit of
    truth
  • NKJ John 1426a ...the Helper, the Holy Spirit,

15
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 1187 The LORD is for me among those
    who help me Therefore I shall see my desire on
    those who hate me.
  • The words my desire were added by the
    translators and again are better not read
  • The thought is that I will see the same thing
    upon them that hate me
  • What same thing?
  • The effect of the Presence of the Lord!
  • We will see the Lord upon our haters - just
    Himself and whatever He desires to do

16
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • Thanks rendered for His mercy was given
  • He answered in the tight distressing condition
  • He proved that The LORD is mine
  • In thanks and dependence on His mercy I am His!
  • Therefore, I shall see the same on the haters -
    just Himself and whatever He desires to do
  • FOR I SEE HIM
  • The eventual and eternal position of the
    mercy-ing heart is to always see Him - even upon
    our haters
  • NKJ Matthew 58 Blessed are the pure in heart,
    For they shall see God.

17
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 1188 It is better to trust in the LORD
    Than to put confidence in man.
  • 9 It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put
    confidence in princes.
  • 10 All nations surrounded me, But in the name of
    the LORD I will destroy them.
  • 11 They surrounded me, Yes, they surrounded me
    But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
  • 12 They surrounded me like bees They were
    quenched like a fire of thorns For in the name
    of the LORD I will destroy them.
  • 13 You pushed me violently, that I might fall,
    But the LORD helped me.

18
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • Better is it to trust in the LORD than to put
    confidence in man, or rulers
  • NKJ Jeremiah 175 Thus says the LORD "Cursed is
    the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his
    strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD. 6
    For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And
    shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit
    the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt
    land which is not inhabited. 7 "Blessed is the
    man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the
    LORD. 8 For he shall be like a tree planted by
    the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the
    river, And will not fear when heat comes But its
    leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in
    the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding
    fruit.

19
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • Surrounded by all nations the enemies are cut off
    in the LORDs name
  • They encircled and they surrounded, but HALELU,
    the thanksgiving is in my heart, my enemies are
    cut off
  • They surrounded me like bees, but as a fire of
    thorns is quenched in a moment, so they are cut
    off
  • They are cut off from contact with the
    mercy-lover and thank-er BY the LORDs presence

20
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • For His name is a place to dwell
  • The giver of thanks according to thy Word comes
    to know that place by and by
  • How vicious was the thrusting stroke of evils
    aimed to tumble me over helpless
  • But the same One, the Known One, helped me
    through it all
  • NKJ Isaiah 5919 So shall they fear The name of
    the LORD from the west, And His glory from the
    rising of the sun When the enemy comes in like a
    flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a
    standard against him.
  • NKJ Isaiah 602 For behold, the darkness shall
    cover the earth, And deep darkness the people
    But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory
    will be seen upon you.

21
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 11814 The LORD is my strength and
    song, And He has become my salvation. 15 The
    voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents
    of the righteous The right hand of the LORD does
    valiantly. 16 The right hand of the LORD is
    exalted The right hand of the LORD does
    valiantly.
  • Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah!
  • The LORD is my strength!
  • The LORD is my song!
  • The LORD is become my salvation - Yeshuah!
  • Rejoicing is in the tents of the just
  • The LORDs own right hand, His power, does
    valiantly, does valiantly, does valiantly

22
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 11817 I shall not die, but live, And
    declare the works of the LORD 18 The LORD has
    chastened me severely, But He has not given me
    over to death. 19 Open to me the gates of
    righteousness I will go through them, And I will
    praise the LORD. 20 This is the gate of the
    LORD, Through which the righteous shall enter.
    21 I will praise You, For You have answered me,
    And have become my salvation.
  • Now arises the great conviction based on the
    certainty which the understanding of mercy gives
  • I will LIVE and not die and declare His works
  • What works? His mercy which is to always!
  • The Lord has chastened me sore but has not given
    me over to death

23
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • I live, I shall live!
  • It is the convection of life which
    mercy-in-the-doing imparts
  • Open to me the gates of righteousness
  • By them I will enter and praise the LORD
  • The word praise used here is the same Hebrew word
    rendered as give thanks in verses 1-29
  • The gate of righteousness is flung open wide for
    the givers-of-thanks!
  • This is the gate to the Lord - the Lords gate -
    the door to Him
  • NKJ Psalm 1004 Enter into His gates with
    thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be
    thankful to Him, and bless His name.

24
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 11822 The stone which the builders
    rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. 23
    This was the LORD's doing It is marvelous in our
    eyes. 24 This is the day the LORD has made We
    will rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save now, I
    pray, O LORD O LORD, I pray, send now
    prosperity. 26 Blessed is he who comes in the
    name of the LORD! We have blessed you from the
    house of the LORD. 27 God is the LORD, And He
    has given us light Bind the sacrifice with cords
    to the horns of the altar.
  • The balance of the Psalm tells of Jesus
  • In reality the whole Psalm is an opening of light
    into the inner-life of the Rejected Stone -
    Himself - Our Jesus
  • NKJ 1 Peter 24 Coming to Him as to a living
    stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God
    and precious,

25
Chapter 3 Psalms 118 (cont.)
  • We are in the days when the God of Heaven is
    readying the hearts of the remnant of Israel to
    say
  • Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord
  • The end of this time is described in the last two
    verses
  • NKJ Psalm 118 28 You are my God, and I will
    praise You You are my God, I will exalt You. 29
    Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For
    His mercy endures forever.
  • For His MERCY IS FOREVER!

26
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121
  • NKJ Psalm 10743 Whoever is wise will observe
    these things, And they will understand the
    lovingkindness of the LORD.
  • The word lovingkindness is the same Hebrew word
    (hhesed) which is so frequently translated as
    mercy
  • The statement here is that Gods mercy shall be
    understood by certain people
  • Who are these certain people?
  • The wise
  • Why are they wise?
  • Because they observe the things that are set down
    in this Psalm

27
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • It is important to see clearly what the wisdom is
  • It results from observing
  • Whoever is wise will observe and understand
  • The term observe is an exceedingly interesting
    and beautiful expression
  • In the Hebrew it is the word shamor

28
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • The Hebrew word shamor (shaw-mar) means to
    guard, watch, keep, observe, beware
  • It has a large range of uses in the Old Covenant
    of the Bible derived from the primary
    significance of keeping watch or guarding
  • Covenant in the Bible means Gods proposal of
    blessing
  • Is it distinctly the shepherds word - the
    shepherd keeps watch-guard over his sheep

29
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • In the New Covenant Jesus describes Himself as
    the good shepherd who faithfully keeps watch,
    guards His sheep, and also gives His life for
    them
  • He is not a hireling, but the owner of the flock
  • We belong to Him
  • He is our Shomer (shO-mur) - our Keeper who
    shamors His sheep
  • This relationship of the watch-guarding shepherd
    is described superbly in the 23rd Psalm

30
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 231 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my
    shepherd I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie
    down in green pastures He leads me beside the
    still waters. 3 He restores my soul He leads me
    in the paths of righteousness For His name's
    sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of
    the shadow of death, I will fear no evil For You
    are with me Your rod and Your staff, they
    comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in
    the presence of my enemies You anoint my head
    with oil My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness
    and mercy shall follow me All the days of my
    life And I will dwell in the house of the LORD
    Forever.

31
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • Psalms 23 portrays the lovingkindness with which
    the shepherd leads and cares for His flock
  • It is the PICTURE of mercy - exactly what God the
    Father and Jesus the son are
  • And it is what He wants all of His children to
    be… mercy-ers not judgers
  • In the New Covenant John 10 portrays Jesus as our
    Good Shepherd

32
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ John 101 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he
    who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but
    climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and
    a robber. 2 "But he who enters by the door is
    the shepherd of the sheep. 3 "To him the
    doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice
    and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them
    out. 4 "And when he brings out his own sheep, he
    goes before them and the sheep follow him, for
    they know his voice. 5 "Yet they will by no
    means follow a stranger, but will flee from him,
    for they do not know the voice of strangers." 6
    Jesus used this illustration, but they did not
    understand the things which He spoke to them. 7
    Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I
    say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 "All
    who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers,
    but the sheep did not hear them. 9 "I am the
    door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved,
    and will go in and out and find pasture.

33
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ John 1010 "The thief does not come except to
    steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come
    that they may have life, and that they may have
    it more abundantly. 11 "I am the good shepherd.
    The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
    12 "But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd,
    one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf
    coming and leaves the sheep and flees and the
    wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13
    "The hireling flees because he is a hireling and
    does not care about the sheep. 14 "I am the good
    shepherd and I know My sheep, and am known by My
    own. 15 "As the Father knows Me, even so I know
    the Father and I lay down My life for the sheep.
    16 "And other sheep I have which are not of this
    fold them also I must bring, and they will hear
    My voice and there will be one flock and one
    shepherd. 17 "Therefore My Father loves Me,
    because I lay down My life that I may take it
    again.

34
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ John 1018 "No one takes it from Me, but I
    lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it
    down, and I have power to take it again. This
    command I have received from My Father." 19
    Therefore there was a division again among the
    Jews because of these sayings. 20 And many of
    them said, "He has a demon and is mad. Why do you
    listen to Him?" 21 Others said, "These are not
    the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon
    open the eyes of the blind?" 22 Now it was the
    Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was
    winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in
    Solomon's porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him
    and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in
    doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."
    25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do
    not believe. The works that I do in My Father's
    name, they bear witness of Me. 26 "But you do
    not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as
    I said to you.

35
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ John 1027 "My sheep hear My voice, and I
    know them, and they follow Me. 28 "And I give
    them eternal life, and they shall never perish
    neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
    29 "My Father, who has given them to Me, is
    greater than all and no one is able to snatch
    them out of My Father's hand. 30 "I and My
    Father are one."

36
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • Psalms 121 is such a beautiful study of the word
    observe that we will use it first before
    proceeding into Psalms 107
  • In Psalms 121 the words keep and preserve are
    the same identical Hebrew word as is observe
    (i.e., shamor) in Psalms 107
  • Keep is used three times and preserve is used
    three times
  • For that reason we will analyze the whole of
    Psalms 121

37
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 1211 A Song of Ascents. I will lift up
    my eyes to the hills -- From whence comes my
    help?
  • This was a song which the priests chanted as they
    ascended the steps in the temple
  • It was also a song of the pilgrims going UP to
    Jerusalem from the lower areas of the land
  • They chanted such Psalms as this on the way UP
  • In order to reach Jerusalem they must go up from
    the valleys even if their dwelling places were on
    other mountains

38
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • There at Jerusalem stood the temple
  • In it was the Holy of Holies
  • In the Holy of Holies was the Ark of the Covenant
  • The lid on the Ark was the Mercy-seat,
    overshadowed by the golden cherubim
  • From over the Mercy-seat issued the VOICE and
    WORD of GOD
  • That was His earthly dwelling and His Throne
  • The Mercy-seat was Gods representative THRONE on
    the earth
  • It was the place where SIN was covered by His
    Presence

39
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • All of the sacrifices had to do with that
    particular place
  • It was there that sin was COVERED
  • The mercy seat is where God -mercy Himself - was
    seated
  • The glory of God - mercy - rested there

40
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • The God-seeking worshipper going up to one of the
    three annual feasts literally lifted up his eyes
    unto the hills
  • He looked and looked until he could catch a
    glimpse of those hills from whence his help came
  • NKJ Psalm 121 2 My help comes from the LORD, Who
    made heaven and earth.
  • His help comes from the LORD, which made heaven
    and earth
  • The supreme help of all helps was the LORD whose
    resting place was in that temple located on the
    hilltops of Jerusalem

41
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 1213 He will not allow your foot to be
    moved He who keeps you will not slumber.
  • He that KEEPS (shamors) you - warm, familiar
    terms very dear to the pilgrims heart
  • Terms of his daily life transferred to the care
    of God over himself and his own
  • The God of Israel was his shomer, his shepherd,
    his watchman, keeper, preserver
  • He that shamors, keeps you, will not slumber
  • This was daily-life language for the worshipper
    that was himself a keeper of a flock or a herd

42
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • This Psalm brings God and His interest into the
    daily life of His people
  • Mercy, lovingkindness, is THE DAILY LIFE OF GOD
  • Again, the daily life of God Himself is MERCY
  • The understanding of that MERCY should become the
    daily life of His child

43
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • God Himself is our shomer - our keeper
  • He wants you to be the same, to watch, keep, and
    guard (shamor) what He teaches in the Word about
    MERCY
  • We learn to do it by seeing and loving Him and
    acting on the Word given to us
  • When we see what He IS, and love Him as He IS,
    then we want, and earnestly desire, to keep
    (shamor) His instructions
  • NKJ John 1415 " If you love Me, keep My
    commandments.

44
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • That is the root and foundation of seeking
  • Without that foundation the desire to seek Him
    fades away during the proving of the faith which
    works out patience
  • NKJ James 12 My brethren, count it all joy when
    you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the
    testing of your faith produces patience.
  • Patience is humble endurance
  • It is uncomplaining endurance - endurance in
    doing His words

45
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 1214 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall
    neither slumber nor sleep.
  • The word keeps is shamor
  • The pilgrim is singing, My watchman, who keeps
    guard over me, will not slumber when I am asleep
  • He will never be unconscious in slumber nor
    unaware in sleep - lovely!
  • What an intimate knowledge of God
  • Such language is very dear to a shepherds heart

46
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 1215 The LORD is your keeper The LORD
    is your shade at your right hand.
  • That shade on the right hand meant particularly
    one standing between the sheep and their enemies
    thus hiding them
  • It also meant the PATH in which the shepherd
    would lead the sheep into the cool and shady
    places from the fierce rays of the sun
  • The shepherd is, in fact, himself the path of his
    flock
  • The sheep literally watch his every move and
    follow him as he moves

47
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • The shepherd stands leaning on his staff or sits
    down watching his sheep
  • He takes a few steps - maybe speaks - instantly
    every head is raised and every sheeps eye is
    fastened directly upon him
  • Whatever way he moves in the path the sheep are
    going to follow
  • NKJ John 1027 "My sheep hear My voice, and I
    know them, and they follow Me.
  • NKJ John 146 Jesus said to him, "I am the way,
    the truth, and the life. No one comes to the
    Father except through Me.
  • NKJ Luke 923 Then He said to them all, "If
    anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny
    himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow
    Me.

48
Chapter 4 Psalms 107 with 121 (cont.)
  • NKJ Psalm 1216 The sun shall not strike you by
    day, Nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD shall
    preserve you from all evil He shall preserve
    your soul.
  • Preserve used twice in verse 7 is our Hebrew word
    shamor
  • Soul means ones own life, personal life, self
  • The Lord who dwelt in the temple, in the Holy of
    Holies, resting upon and over the
    Place-of-atonement and covering for sin - the
    mercy seat
  • He would keep watch-guard against all evil
  • He would watch to preserve the soul!
  • Oh how marvelous, oh how wonderful is my Saviors
    love for me!

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  • NKJ Psalm 1218 The LORD shall preserve your
    going out and your coming in From this time
    forth, and even forevermore.
  • The Hebrew word shamor - keep, preserve - has
    been used six times in various forms in this
    short Psalm
  • It is the same word observe in Psalms 10743
  • All of Psalms 121 is a description of mercy
  • The incredible detail here, in Psalms 23, and
    John 10 shows a faithfulness of God toward us
    which should become our own attitude and relation
    toward Him and His word
  • Jesus often said, He that keeps my words…

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  • NKJ Psalm 10743 Whoever is wise will observe
    these things, And they will understand the
    lovingkindness of the LORD.
  • The wise mentioned are those who observe the
    things found in this Psalm
  • If they keep these things, preserve them, attend
    to them, then they shall UNDERSTAND the
    lovingkindness of the LORD
  • It is wisdom to understand Gods
    mercy-lovingkindness
  • Jesus IS that mercy

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  • NKJ Philippians 310 that I may know Him and the
    power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of
    His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11
    if, by any means, I may attain to the
    resurrection from the dead.
  • If you pray, Cause me to know Jesus
  • It means that inevitably the Holy Spirit will
    seek to guide you into the understanding of mercy
  • Otherwise how are you going to fellowship with
    Jesus? Remember, Jesus is MERCY!
  • NKJ Proverbs 2211 He who loves purity of heart
    And has grace on his lips, The king will be his
    friend.
  • NKJ 2 Timothy 112 For this reason I also suffer
    these things nevertheless I am not ashamed, for
    I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that
    He is able to keep what I have committed to Him
    until that Day.

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  • There is a fallacy about much hearing
  • It is that one may deceive himself that having
    heard, he knows
  • Knowledge comes by doing, experiencing what we
    hear
  • The Bible teaches in many places and many ways
    that lesson
  • The knowledge of God is found in His mercy -
    doing it, living it
  • For mercy, lovingkindness, is what Love DOES
  • NKJ James 122 But be doers of the word, and not
    hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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  • So far in these mercy studies we have largely
    emphasized two things Prayer and Thanksgiving
  • Psalms 119 emphasized prayer
  • Psalms 118 emphasized prayer and thanksgiving
  • Psalms 107 has an objective stated in the last
    verse - the UNDERSTANDING of the Lords MERCY

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  • NKJ Psalm 1071 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for
    He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
  • That is the spiritual door through which we may
    enter in to the Presence of the Lord - through
    which the righteous enter
  • NKJ Psalm 1072 Let the redeemed of the LORD say
    so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the
    enemy,
  • This is the message by the Holy Spirit to the
    redeemed
  • The rest of the Psalm describes that redeeming
    grace, mercy, and compassion
  • What is it by which they are redeemed out of the
    hand of the enemy?

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  • By that for which they are exhorted to give
    thanks!
  • What is that?
  • His MERCY which is to always
  • What are they to do about it?
  • SAY SO!
  • Suppose someone opposes, scorns, or just
    discounts Mercy as of little value, what then?
  • SAY SO, anyway!
  • What if someone accuses you of being out of
    balance with your emphasis on Mercy?
  • SAY SO, anyway!

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  • Throughout the Psalm is an unfolding description
    of what happens against the truth of mercy
  • Over and over it occurs - FAILURE TO REMEMBER the
    wonderful works of the Most High
  • All His works are mercy and truth
  • In Psalms 119 all His wonderful works are all
    MERCY
  • This 107th Psalm shows how they got stuck in the
    results of their own ways
  • The effects of their own ways are darkness and
    death, and affliction and iron

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  • They rebelled about this and they rebelled about
    that
  • Their hearts are brought down in difficulties
  • They fail and fall down
  • They find no help
  • Why?
  • Because they do not acknowledge the truth of
    Gods dealings and His delivering them repeatedly
    which is His MERCY - all MERCY
  • Even today, many of Gods children fail and fall
    because they do not understand His MERCY

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  • Seek to understand MERCY
  • If you do MERCY then you will understand MERCY
  • In Psalms 107 the Israelites did not remember His
    wonderful works nor His goodness
  • They forget because they fail to understand the
    MERCY of the Lord
  • This is un-wisdom or rather foolishness
  • Why do they forget?
  • Because they do not observe correctly the
    things which are described in such accurate
    detail, and which are so universally true

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  • They failed to shamor, keep watch-guard, of the
    truths which His wonderful works have taught
  • Whatever fills your need of God is MERCY
  • One great need which every one has is to SAY SO
    about the mercy of God
  • For after all REDEMPTION IS ONLY MERCY
  • Anything which will open your eyes to God, or
    turn you to God, is MERCY
  • All of what has just been said arises with the
    Psalm itself, or as a portrayal of the effects of
    not remembering Him

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  • We must not fail to get the lessons in this Psalm
    in order to live in peace
  • Peace is only found in the Mercy and Compassion
    of God

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  • NKJ Psalm 1073 And gathered out of the lands,
    From the east and from the west, From the north
    and from the south. 4 They wandered in the
    wilderness in a desolate way They found no city
    to dwell in. 5 Hungry and thirsty, Their soul
    fainted in them. 6 Then they cried out to the
    LORD in their trouble, And He delivered them out
    of their distresses. 7 And He led them forth by
    the right way, That they might go to a city for a
    dwelling place. 8 Oh, that men would give thanks
    to the LORD for His goodness MERCY, And for His
    wonderful works to the children of men!

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  • NKJ Psalm 1079 For He satisfies the longing
    soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. 10
    Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of
    death, Bound in affliction and irons -- 11
    Because they rebelled against the words of God,
    And despised the counsel of the Most High, 12
    Therefore He brought down their heart with labor
    They fell down, and there was none to help. 13
    Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
    And He saved them out of their distresses. 14 He
    brought them out of darkness and the shadow of
    death, And broke their chains in pieces. 15 Oh,
    that men would give thanks to the LORD for His
    goodness MERCY, And for His wonderful works to
    the children of men!

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  • NKJ Psalm 10716 For He has broken the gates of
    bronze, And cut the bars of iron in two. 17
    Fools, because of their transgression, And
    because of their iniquities, were afflicted. 18
    Their soul abhorred all manner of food, And they
    drew near to the gates of death. 19 Then they
    cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He
    saved them out of their distresses. 20 He sent
    His word and healed them, And delivered them from
    their destructions. 21 Oh, that men would give
    thanks to the LORD for His goodness MERCY, And
    for His wonderful works to the children of men!

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  • NKJ Psalm 10722 Let them sacrifice the
    sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works
    with rejoicing. 23 Those who go down to the sea
    in ships, Who do business on great waters, 24
    They see the works of the LORD, And His wonders
    in the deep. 25 For He commands and raises the
    stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
    26 They mount up to the heavens, They go down
    again to the depths Their soul melts because of
    trouble. 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger
    like a drunken man, And are at their wits' end.
    28 Then they cry out to the LORD in their
    trouble, And He brings them out of their
    distresses. 29 He calms the storm, So that its
    waves are still. 30 Then they are glad because
    they are quiet So He guides them to their
    desired haven. 31 Oh, that men would give thanks
    to the LORD for His goodness MERCY, And for His
    wonderful works to the children of men!

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  • NKJ Psalm 10732 Let them exalt Him also in the
    assembly of the people, And praise Him in the
    company of the elders. 33 He turns rivers into a
    wilderness, And the watersprings into dry ground
    34 A fruitful land into barrenness, For the
    wickedness of those who dwell in it. 35 He turns
    a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land
    into watersprings. 36 There He makes the hungry
    dwell, That they may establish a city for a
    dwelling place, 37 And sow fields and plant
    vineyards, That they may yield a fruitful
    harvest. 38 He also blesses them, and they
    multiply greatly And He does not let their
    cattle decrease. 39 When they are diminished and
    brought low Through oppression, affliction and
    sorrow, 40 He pours contempt on princes, And
    causes them to wander in the wilderness where
    there is no way 41 Yet He sets the poor on
    high, far from affliction, And makes their
    families like a flock. 42 The righteous see it
    and rejoice, And all iniquity stops its mouth.
    43 Whoever is wise will observe these things, And
    they will understand the lovingkindness MERCY
    of the LORD.

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  • Five times in this Psalm is a clarion call to the
    praise of the LORD for His mercy, goodness, and
    wonderful works (verses 1, 8, 15, 21, and 31)
  • The sixth time (verse 43) we are given the key to
    understanding MERCY - DOING IT
  • Five common conditions of men were given in this
    Psalm
  • Wandering
  • Rebellion
  • Fools
  • Wits End
  • Wilderness desolation
  • In each of these conditions the deliverance named
    is MERCY!

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Prayer
  • Blessed Father, we want to KNOW Thee. Give us
    light to see these things as You see them. And
    open our eyes to see Jesus as He is everywhere in
    Thy Word. In His Precious name. Amen

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Prayer
  • Blessed Father, teach us the meaning of Thy Words
    so that we may do them that we may be truly wise
    in the understanding of Thy Mercy, Thy
    Lovingkindness. For the glory of Jesus. Amen

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  • NKJ Psalm 1031 A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD,
    O my soul And all that is within me, bless His
    holy name!
  • It is hardly possible to know such depths of an
    experiencing of God apart from the understanding
    of mercy
  • We want to see what the Bible teaches about it
    and not merely gain some facts of human
    information
  • We want to know these things within us as a
    continual experience
  • We begin eternal life here, and it is the purpose
    of God that we understand the principles of that
    life eternal

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  • The Holy Spirit will lead us, as we pray or sing
    this Psalm, into the sight of some of those
    beauties of God which are made ours in Christ
    Jesus
  • When all that is within us is controlled by The
    Spirit of Blessing, then we are dwelling in
    blessedness indeed

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  • NKJ Psalm 1032 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And
    forget not all His benefits
  • The benefits here described are all of them good
    things offered to us freely through the grace of
    our Lord Jesus
  • They reveal to us the truth of HIS merits
  • GRACE is His smiling face turned to us in favor
  • That favor is unmerited for it is what-God-IS
  • It is the glory of God in the face of Jesus
    Christ
  • The knowledge of that glory comes to us through
    Jesus who is our brother-man, and whose
    life-dwelling is in the glory of God

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  • Grace may be called the FACE of Gods love
  • Mercy the WORKING of that love
  • Compassion is being moved in the FELLOWSHIP of
    that love
  • That is blessedness
  • The blessing call is directly to your soul,
    Bless the Lord, O my soul
  • Own soul is self your own personal life as
    distinct from all others
  • O self, O me, let all I am, and have, and know
    - all that constitutes what I call myself, me -
    bless the precious and Holy Name of the LORD

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  • Lord distinctly means head
  • The BEING who is the head
  • He is the LORD of Heaven and Earth
  • The LORD is returning soon in glory to be just
    that - the Day is upon us!
  • We have listed here seven benefits, or goods,
    which we should not forget
  • It is indeed an amazing cluster of wonderful
    benefits

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  • NKJ Psalm 1033a Who forgives all your
    iniquities,
  • This is Grace doing Mercy in Compassion
  • What a benefit it is to KNOW that He will forgive
    all
  • NKJ Micah 719 He will again have compassion on
    us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast
    all our sins Into the depths of the sea.
  • NKJ Isaiah 118 " Come now, and let us reason
    together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are
    like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow
    Though they are red like crimson, They shall be
    as wool.
  • NKJ 1 John 19 If we confess our sins, He is
    faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to
    cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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  • NKJ Psalm 1033b Who heals all your diseases,
  • This is Grace doing Mercy in Compassion
  • There is a very definite connection between
    giving thanks for His endless mercy, and
    remembering that He heals all your diseases
  • In the gospels it appears in its supreme power
    and beauty Jesus healed ALL who came to Him
  • NKJ Matthew 816 When evening had come, they
    brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And
    He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed
    all who were sick, 17 that it might be fulfilled
    which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying
    "He Himself took our infirmities And bore our
    sicknesses. (see Isaiah 535)

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  • NKJ 1 Peter 224 who Himself bore our sins in His
    own body on the tree, that we, having died to
    sins, might live for righteousness -- by whose
    stripes you were healed.
  • Jesus conquered sin and sickness at the cross of
    Calvary freeing us from being a slave to both
  • It is not Gods perfect will that we sin or be
    sick
  • However, we do sin and we do get sick
  • Nevertheless, we must learn to seek the Lord in
    sickness
  • We must pray for our healing not because we want
    to feel better, but rather because our healing
    will honor the completed work of conquering sin,
    sickness, and death by our Lord Jesus Christ!

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  • NKJ 2 Chronicles 1612 And in the thirty-ninth
    year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his
    feet, and his malady was severe yet in his
    disease he did not seek the LORD, but the
    physicians. 13 So Asa rested with his fathers he
    died in the forty-first year of his reign.
  • Nothing wrong with going to the Doctor as the
    Lord may choose to work through them - when we go
    to Him first!
  • Never stop taking medicine or stop going to
    Doctors trying to impress God with your faith
  • If God has supernaturally healed you then you
    will know when you do not need the medicine or
    the Doctor

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  • NKJ 1 Corinthians 1123 For I received from the
    Lord that which I also delivered to you that the
    Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was
    betrayed took bread 4 and when He had given
    thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat this is
    My body which is broken for you do this in
    remembrance of Me." 25 In the same manner He
    also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup
    is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as
    often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." 26
    For as often as you eat this bread and drink this
    cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.
    27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks
    this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will
    be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28
    But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat
    of the bread and drink of the cup.

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  • NKJ 1 Corinthians 1129 For he who eats and
    drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks
    judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's
    body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick
    among you, and many sleep die.
  • Many sicknesses and early deaths amongst
    Christians are the result of not living in
    accordance with the Word of God
  • For example, we live in unforgiveness and then
    drink of the wine (grape juice) which represents
    the ultimate forgiveness!
  • The forgiveness by God of our infinite debt of
    the sin of rebellion against Him given out of His
    grace, mercy, and compassion!

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  • NKJ Matthew 1832 "Then his master, after he had
    called him, said to him, 'You wicked servant! I
    forgave you all that debt because you begged me.
    33 'Should you not also have had compassion on
    your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?'
    34 "And his master was angry, and delivered him
    to the torturers until he should pay all that was
    due to him. 35 "So My heavenly Father also will
    do to you if each of you, from his heart, does
    not forgive his brother his trespasses.
  • NKJ 1 Corinthians 1131 For if we would judge
    ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But when
    we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that
    we may not be condemned with the world.

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  • We eat of the bread that represents Jesus body
    broken for us
  • Broken for us in the bearing away of our sickness
    and disease that entered the world because of sin
  • However, we do not trust God for our healing but
    at the first sign of a pain turn to medicine or
    man
  • Again, nothing wrong with medicine or doctors as
    long as we seek God for His plan first
  • You can walk with the Lord, in constant
    communion, so as to know what to do when sickness
    and disease attack
  • This is His best - praying without ceasing!

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  • NKJ Hebrews 129 Furthermore, we have had human
    fathers who corrected us, and we paid them
    respect. Shall we not much more readily be in
    subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10
    For they indeed for a few days chastened us as
    seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that
    we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no
    chastening seems to be joyful for the present,
    but painful nevertheless, afterward it yields
    the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who
    have been trained by it. 12 Therefore strengthen
    the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,
    13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that
    what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be
    healed.

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  • NKJ Psalm 1034a Who redeems your life from
    destruction,
  • This is the central theme in the whole revealed
    Word of God redemption of the image of God from
    destruction
  • It is Grace doing Mercy in Compassion
  • NKJ John 1010 "The thief does not come except to
    steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come
    that they may have life, and that they may have
    it more abundantly.
  • NKJ Luke 418 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,
    Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel
    to the poor He has sent Me to heal the
    brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the
    captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To
    set at liberty those who are oppressed

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  • NKJ Psalm 1034b Who crowns you with
    lovingkindness mercy and tender mercies
    compassions,
  • In the original Hebrew
  • lovingkindness is hhesed our mercy word
  • tender mercies is rahhamim that is equivalent
    in power to our English word compassions
  • This is Grace placing upon your head the insignia
    of anointing of one of Gods kings
  • What IS this crown, this kingly anointing, this
    authority and power to rule?
  • Hhesed and rahhamim! Lovingkindness and tender
    mercies!
  • Mercy and Compassion!

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  • Think of it!
  • Gods Crown, Gods Grace gift!
  • This is truth of almost fathomless depth
  • What kind of a crown do you have in mind when
    you think of wearing a crown in the New
    Jerusalem?
  • It is the hope of this Mercy series of studies
    will bring you into the crown-fitting
  • NKJ 1 Peter 54 and when the Chief Shepherd
    appears, you will receive the crown of glory that
    does not fade away
  • The GLORY of God is His MERCY

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  • NKJ Psalm 1035 Who satisfies your mouth with
    good things, So that your youth is renewed like
    the eagle's.
  • The enjoyment of all good brings one into the
    joy of divine youthfulness
  • He satisfies our mouth with what? With Good!
  • What a wonderful thing it is to have your mouth
    satisfied - fully satisfied - with GOOD!
  • What a freedom and release to be separated from
    the peculiar craving for things which coming out
    of the mouth defile one
  • It is Gods goodness alone that satisfies the
    craving and hunger of your heart
  • Grace doing Mercy in Compassion!

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  • NKJ Proverbs 237a For as he thinks in his heart,
    so is he.
  • What you are thinking about is what goes into and
    grows in your spiritual heart
  • NKJ Philippians 48 Finally, brethren, whatever
    things are true, whatever things are noble,
    whatever things are just, whatever things are
    pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things
    are of good report, if there is any virtue and if
    there is anything praiseworthy -- meditate on
    these things.
  • NKJ Hebrews 65a and have tasted the good word of
    God
  • God wants us to fill our minds and spiritual
    hearts with the Word of God - the only GOOD
    words!
  • We do this by saying (tasting) the Word of God

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  • NKJ Luke 645 "A good man out of the good
    treasure of his heart brings forth good and an
    evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart
    brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of
    the heart his mouth speaks.
  • What is predominant in your spiritual heart is
    what you talk about - especially in times of
    stress
  • NKJ Ephesians 429 Let no corrupt word proceed
    out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary
    edification, that it may impart grace to the
    hearers.
  • NKJ Colossians 46 Let your speech always be with
    grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how
    you ought to answer each one.
  • NKJ Proverbs 2211 He who loves purity of heart
    And has grace on his lips, The king will be his
    friend.
  • Jesus is the King of Kings! (Revelation 1714)

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  • NKJ Mark 413 And He said to them, "Do you not
    understand this parable? How then will you
    understand all the parables?
  • Jesus told the parable of the sower and then
    stated that understanding this parable was the
    key to understanding all parables
  • This parable illustrates the principle of what we
    hear and think about goes into our spiritual
    heart
  • Within our spiritual heart the thoughts become
    intentions waiting for an opportunity to act
  • For example, if we think about adultery then we
    set ourselves up to commit adultery
  • If we think about being a failure we fail

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  • NKJ Luke 811 " Now the parable is this The seed
    is the word of God. 12 "Those by the wayside are
    the ones who hear then the devil comes and takes
    away the word out of their hearts, lest they
    should believe and be saved.
  • Satan uses lies and deception to cause a person
    to forget the Word of God heard
  • For example, a lost person hears the gospel but
    Satan immediately brings up reasons not to
    believe that it is true
  • 13 "But the ones on the rock are those who, when
    they hear, receive the word with joy and these
    have no root, who believe for a while and in time
    of temptation fall away.
  • Satan uses tribulation and persecution (failure)
    to tempt us into not believing the Word of God

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  • 14 "Now the ones that fell among thorns are those
    who, when they have heard, go out and are choked
    with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and
    bring no fruit to maturity.
  • If we persist in holding onto the Word of God
    through failure then Satan tries to get us so
    busy with success that we neglect the Word of God
  • 15 "But the ones that fell on the good ground are
    those who, having heard the word with a noble and
    good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.
  • However, if we consistently listen and think on
    the Word of God then it will ultimately change
    the way we talk and thus the way we live
  • Realize, our tongues can either heal or kill

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  • NKJ Proverbs 154 A wholesome tongue is a tree of
    life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
  • NKJ Proverbs 1821 Death and life are in the
    power of the tongue, And those who love it will
    eat its fruit.
  • NLT James 36 And the tongue is a flame of fire.
    It is full of wickedness that can ruin your whole
    life. It can turn the entire course of your life
    into a blazing flame of destruction, for it is
    set on fire by hell itself.
  • NKJ 1 Peter 38 Finally, all of you be of one
    mind, having compassion for one another love as
    brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous 9 not
    returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling,
    but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you
    were called to this, that you may inherit a
    blessing. 10 For "He who would love life And see
    good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil,
    And his lips from speaking deceit.

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  • NKJ Psalm 1036 The LORD executes righteousness
    And justice for all who are oppressed.
  • GRACE, freely doing MERCY in COMPASSION
  • This portrays a glorious future for us and for
    the whole world
  • What a benefit it is, and will be, as God causes
    oppression to die at its root and fade away
  • NKJ Isaiah 5414 In righteousness you shall be
    established You shall be far from oppression,
    for you shall not fear And from terror, for it
    shall not come near you.
  • NKJ 1 John 418 There is no fear in love but
    perfect love casts out fear, because fear
    involves torment. But he who fears has not been
    made perfect in love.
  • NKJ 1 John 416 b God is love, and he who abides
    in love abides in God, and God in him.

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  • NKJ Luke 418 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,
    Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel
    to the poor He has sent Me to heal the
    brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the
    captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To
    set at liberty those who are oppressed 19 To
    proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." 20
    Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the
    attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who
    were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And
    He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is
    fulfilled in your hearing.
  • NKJ 2 Corinthians 62 For He says "In an
    acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day
    of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is
    the accepted time behold, now is the day of
    salvation.

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  • NKJ Hebrews 21 Therefore we must give the more
    earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we
    drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through
    angels proved steadfast, and every transgression
    and disobedience received a just reward, 3 how
    shall we escape if we neglect so great a
    salvation, which at the first began to be spoken
    by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who
    heard Him,
  • Heavenly Father, please flood with mercies the
    one reading these words thus meeting all of their
    needs so that Jesus Christ might be honored!
  • I thank you Lord for you are good and your mercy
    is forever!

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  • NKJ Psalm 1037 He made known His ways to Moses,
    His acts to the children of Israel.
  • God makes known His ways and His works
  • He reveals Himself to man
  • However, the stubborn, rebellious, and unmerciful
    Israelites only knew of His works (i.e., His
    signs, wonders, and miracles) - all acts of
    MERCY!
  • NKJ Psalm 1067 Our fathers in Egypt did not
    understand Your wonders They did not remember
    the multitude of Your mercies, But rebelled by
    the sea -- the Red Sea.
  • NKJ Psalm 787 That they may set their hope in
    God, And not forget the works of God, But keep
    His commandments 8 And may not be like their
    fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A
    generation that did not set its heart aright, And
    whose spirit was not faithful to God.

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  • NKJ Psalm 10643 Many times He delivered them
    But they rebelled in their counsel, And were
    brought low for their iniquity. 44 Nevertheless
    He regarded their affliction, When He heard their
    cry 45 And for their sake He remembered His
    covenant, And relented according to the multitude
    of His mercies.
  • The faithful, humble, and merciful Moses not only
    knew Gods works, but also His ways
  • NKJ Exodus 3311a So the LORD spoke to Moses face
    to face, as a man speaks to his friend.
  • NKJ Proverbs 2211 He who loves purity of heart
    And has grace on his lips, The king will be his
    friend.

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  • NKJ Numbers 126 Then He said, "Hear now My
    words If there is a prophet among you, I, the
    LORD, make Myself known to him in a vision I
    speak to him in a dream. 7 Not so with My servant
    Moses He is faithful in all My house. 8a I
    speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and
    not in dark sayings And he sees the form of the
    LORD.
  • NKJ Numbers 123 (Now the man Moses was very
    humble, more than all men who were on the face of
    the earth.)
  • Furthermore, God wants us His children to know
    His ways today
  • NKJ John 1515 "No longer do I call you servants,
    for a servant does not know what his master is
    doing but I have called you friends, for all
    things that I heard from My Father I have made
    known to you.

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  • NKJ Isaiah 558 " For My thoughts are not your
    thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the
    LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the
    earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And
    My thoughts than your thoughts.
  • God thinks and does things differently than we
    think and do. However, we are commanded to learn
    to think as God thinks and learn to understand
    His ways.
  • NKJ Romans 122 And do not be conformed to this
    world, but be transformed by the renewing of your
    mind, that you may prove what is that good and
    acceptable and perfect will of God.

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  • God has given us the Helper the Holy Spirit in
    order to learn Gods thoug
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