Friday, March 12, 2010


Psalm 71 is not attributed to anyone. You could say it was written by "Anonymous"! It could have been one of the temple musicians or any other believer of that day. A psalm like this CAN be written by YOU! One definition of the word translated psalm here is: a poem set to notes. This particular psalm has 4 parts. First he talks of trusting the Lord NOW, then he tells of the Lord helping him in the PAST, then he says that the Lord will help him in the FUTURE, then he talks of PRAISING the Lord! We'll look at these last verses today:

22I will also praise You with the harp, even Your truth and faithfulness, O my God; unto You will I sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

23My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises to You, and my inner being, which You have redeemed.

24My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long; for they are put to shame, for they are confounded, who seek and demand my hurt.

First he says he will "praise", the Hebrew word, "yadah", which means: to give thanks, to laud, to praise, to revere or worship with extended hands. Then he says he will sing! Then he says his lips will "shout for joy", the KJV says "greatly rejoice", which is the Hebrew word, ranan", which means: to give out a ringing cry of exaltation, to shout aloud, to emit a stridulous (shrill, piercing cry) sound. Then he says he "shall talk", the Hebrew word, "hagah", which means: to utter, to mutter, to meditate, to ponder, to study, to murmur in pleasure. You and I can do all of those things! Let's present our own personal psalm to Him. I KNOW He will be well pleased!

In Mark 15 we see the illegal trial and interrogation of Jesus of Nazareth. I used to be amazed at and question how so many people who had seen and heard all that Jesus did and said could possibly speak out against Him! After seeing how human beings operate and what amazingly stupid things they believe these days, just because the media or someone in "power" says it, I now have a greater understanding of just how brainwashed people can become! It is continually amazing to me that Jesus still went through with all that He did, knowing that at any moment He could have called for angels to assist and completely obliterated everyone involved! He could have! See Matthew 26:53-54:

53Do you suppose that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will immediately provide Me with more than twelve legions [more than 80,000] of angels?

54But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must come about this way?

But what did He say instead? See Luke 23:34:

34And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them.

Thank You, Jesus, for Your death, burial and resurrection that give ME New Life! Hallelujah! AMEN!

In Leviticus today we find out all about child birth, uncleanness and the disease of leprosy! I don't claim to even begin to understand all of the laws in the Old Testament! But one thing I do know. The One, True, Most High, Living, Almighty God of the Bible ALWAYS plans to bless His people and is only EVER motivated by His great love for them. He showed them how to live in health, wealth, peace and prosperity. As now, some listened and some did not, and BOTH got the results promised for their actions! You can learn a lot about walking in Divine Health by paying attention to some of the dietary laws of the Old Testament. Then add the knowledge of the Word of God to believers found in the New Testament, and you and I can and should walk in daily health, wealth and prosperity in every area of our lives! Our God is a GOOD God! AMEN!

Shalom in Him!