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Day 211: Psalms 51-53; 2 Timothy 2
Day 212: Psalms 54-56; 2 Timothy 3
Day 213: Psalms 57-59; 2 Timothy 4
Day 214: Psalms 60-62; Titus 1
Day 215: Psalms 63-65; Titus 2
Day 216: Psalms 66-67; Titus 3
Day 217: Psalms 68-69; Philemon 1
Day 218: Psalms 70-71; Hebrews 1
Day 219: Psalms 72-73; Hebrews 2
Day 220: Psalms 74-76; Hebrews 3
Day 221: Psalms 77-78; Hebrews 4
Day 222: Psalms 79-80; Hebrews 5
Day 223: Psalms 81-83; Hebrews 6
Day 224: Psalms 84-86; Hebrews 7 (incomplete)
Day 225: Psalms 87-88; Hebrews 8
Day 226: Psalms 89-90; Hebrews 9
Day 227: Psalms 91-93; Hebrews 10
Day 228: Psalms 94-96; Hebrews 11
Day 229: Psalms 97-99; Hebrews 12 [*New Notes]
Day 230: Psalms 100-102; Hebrews 13 (2012 incomplete)
Day 231: Psalms 103-104; James 1 (2012 incomplete)
Day 232: Psalms 105-106; James 2 (2012 incomplete)
Day 233: Psalms 107-109; James 3 (2012 incomplete)
Day 234: Psalms 110-112; James 4 (2012 incomplete)
Day 235: Psalms 113-115; James 5
Day 236: Psalms 116-118; 1 Peter 1
Day 237: Psalms 119:1-88; 1 Peter 2
Day 238: Psalms 119:89-176; 1 Peter 3 (2012 incomplete)
Day 239: Psalms 120-122; 1 Peter 4 (2012)
Day 240: Psalms 123-125; 1 Peter 5 (2012)

Day 211: Psalms 51-53; 2 Timothy 2

.2 Timothy 2:2 | 2:15

.2 Timothy 2:3-4 | Just wanted to highlight this.

.2 Timothy 2:15 | This says "study to show thyself approved unto God." It doesn't say you need to do it to show yourself approved unto man. I'm glad to see you reading, studying, learning, and growing, but it's not my approval or any other man's approval that you are in need of when it comes to your studying. We should help each other and keep each other accountable, but as far as approval... it's God's approval we must strive for. | Perhaps I may find out later that my approval is important for some reason, but as far as I'm concerned right now, it's not. |||| "...a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." It's not enough that someone quote the Word of God or use it to make a point. People can wrongly divide the Word of truth to make it say almost anything they want, and that's wrong. God is not going to be in agreement with someone just because they use scripture, and just because they use scripture does not show that they are in agreement with God. Have you ever had someone twist your words around or quote half of what you're saying to make it sound like you said something other than what you said? For example, it'd be wrong for someone to tell you that Jesus said "commit adultery." He did say that, but to divide what He said like that is misleading and dishonest, and as good as lying on someone. What Jesus actually said (rightly divided) is "But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery:" That's an extreme example, but this type of error can and does happen. Sometimes it's done accidentally from the lack of studying, and sometimes people do it intentionally. Studying God's Word will help guard you from this error.

.2 Timothy 2:18 | This is likely speaking of what's mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:52. (Oct.15.2016)Also read Rev. 14:11.

.2 Timothy 2:20 | vessels of earth is probably a reference to clay, though it's all a metaphor anyway.

.2 Timothy 2:23 | 1 Timothy 1:4

.2 Timothy 2:25 | "...those that oppose themselves..." I thought that was interesting wording. Sometimes people need to be saved from themselves.
Day 212: Psalms 54-56; 2 Timothy 3

.2 Timothy 3:2 | "For men shall be lovers of their own selves..." sounds less like it's talking about homosexuality, and more like it's talking about that "mirror mirror on the wall" since it says "their own selves."

.2 Timothy 3:3 | "...despisers of those that are good..." certain names come to mind, like "Goody goody" or "Goody two-shoes" or the preacher who used to say "I know some of you have been good all your little lives..." Must it be so fashionable to have gotten into trouble? Even where I have gotten into trouble, I hate to say it because it feels like I'm saying it so that I can be appear to be more acceptable. People say, "do you do anything?" as if it's a shame not to run wild. Don't let them throw this reverse psychology on you, making you feel like listing your sins gives you some cool points. We've gotten to the point in society where people consider it an insult to call someone a virgin. How twisted is that?

.2 Timothy 3:5 | "...having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." loud and clear. Also we see this is not referring to those who want to have nothing to do with God; this is talking about those who have a form of godliness.

.2 Timothy 3:7 | Ephesians 4:13. I'd really just like to highlight this whole chapter of 2 Timothy 3.

.2 Timothy 3:15 | "...salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." Let's look at two possible understandings, both of which may be correct. I want to focus on the word "in." This could simply be saying you have salvation by having faith in Christ Jesus, such as trusting in Him. Or this could be speaking of a faith that is inside of Christ Jesus. To give you more of a visual of what I'm saying in the second explanation, having faith in Christ Jesus would be like having water in a glass. You can have water, but your water must be contained in something, it can't just be. You can have your water in a cup, in a glass, a bathtub, or a pool, but you can't just have it while it's just floating around in nothing. Likewise, you can have faith in Christ Jesus, or you can have it in someone or something else. | 2 Timothy 2:13; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8

.2 Timothy 3:16-17 | "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." | Also remember the scripture surrounding Ephesians 4:13. These are very important words.

.2 Timothy 3:17 | "perfect" usually seems to be a keyword referring to us, the body of Christ joined together (Ephesians 4:13). When he says, "the man of God" here, he may be speaking of the whole body of Christ, including Christ. Why would he say "man" (singular) if it was talking about more than one person? Because we, together are one, and members of the same body, just as Genesis 5:1-2 says about Adam and Eve, "God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them..."
Day 213: Psalms 57-59; 2 Timothy 4

.Psalms 59:7 | "swords are in their lips" speaking of the heathen (verse 5). In Revelation 13:10 John quotes God saying "he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword." When the Word of God (Jesus) returns (Revelation 19:15) it says that a sharp sword will go out of His mouth and smite the nations. So it appears that He will deal with them this way because this is the way they dealt with God's children.

.2 Timothy 4:3 | Philippians 2:21 ties in with this also, saying, "For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's."

.2 Timothy 4:4 | Read 1 Timothy 1:4 and 4:7, which tell us about not following fables. Titus 1:14 specifically speaks of Jewish fables.

.2 Timothy 4:5 | Matthew 13:21 speaks about those who can't endure tribulation or persecution. Willingly enduring affliction (including tribulation and persecution) is longsuffering, and fruit from having God's spirit within you (Galatians 5:17-21).

.2 Timothy 4:5 (Oct.15.2016) | Tim an Evangelist?

.2 Timothy 4:8 (Oct.15.2016) | Rom 5:17

.2 Timothy 4:14 | This may be the same Alexander in 1 Tim 1:20; I still haven't studied to find out yet.

.2 Timothy 4:19 | Prisca is short for Priscilla. Priscilla and Aquila are also mentioned in Acts 18:18. Aquila was a Jew, born in Pontus, who lived in Italy with his wife Priscilla (Acts 18:2). They're also mentioned in Acts 18:26, Romans 16:3 and 1 Corinthians 16:19. They worked for the Lord. See, I know everything... just playin'. I checked
Day 214: Psalms 60-62; Titus 1

.Psalms 60:1 |

.Titus 1:1 | Paul is writing this

.Titus 1:4 | Writing to Titus

.Titus 1:5 | Paul appointed Titus to ordain elders

.Titus 1:6-16 | This is very similar to what's mentioned in 1 Timothy 3:2-7, regarding bishops, and 1 Tim 3:8-13, regarding deacons. When we look at verse 7 here in Titus 1, it appears that he's referring to these elders as bishops. However, the difference that we see here, versus what he said in 1 Timothy is that to Timothy he referred to the bishops and the deacons in regard to the role they played in taking care of the church. But here in Titus, he speaks more specifically about their ability to convince the gainsayers, those who preach for filthy money. They must be rebuked sharply so they can be sound in the faith, for their own good and the good of those they're preaching to. I'm thoroughly convinced that since many have not taken heed to these guidelines laid out in the these scriptures, these types of vain talkers and deceivers have crept into the church and caused this big mess we see today. It doesn't appear to me that we are currently doing much better than them in that time, so I don't see how we can feel like we have any extra liberty to sidestep the prerequisites given to Timothy and Titus, regarding who to ordain to these positions.

.Titus 1:14 | 2 Timothy 4:4; 1 Timothy 1:4 and 4:7 all speak about not following fables.
Day 215: Psalms 63-65; Titus 2

.Psalm 64:2-7 | I especially want to highlight verses 2-4, which speaks of the secret counsel of the wicked and the insurrection of the workers of iniquity, who wet their tongue like a sword and shoot arrows at the perfect. I won't get too deep into this right now in talking about the secret counsel of the wicked, but I will point out what insurrection is, since it's one of the keywords mentioned here. Insurrection is the defined by Webster's Dictionary (1975) as the act of rising in open resistance against established authority; a revolt; an incipient rebellion. Who's in authority? God is in authority. Those who are insurrects against God, also are against us who are in His Kingdom, who are truly in authority. For one to rebel against authority (insurrection) shows that they are under the authority they are rebelling against. This insurrection is what got Lucifer in the third of the angels cast down. This insurrection comes by the working of Satan within his members, as does envy, perversion, lying, stealing, killing and many other things done by those in Satan's kingdom. || Now about those arrows of the wicked, that may very well tie in with Ephesians 6:16 which speaks of the fiery darts of the wicked. (May.10.2014) I'd also like to mention that insurrection against insurrects is not truly insurrection.

.Titus 2:2 | This is a characteristics mentioned in Titus 1:8-9, and I believe also in Timothy, as I mentioned yesterday. Also read Ephesians 4:14 again about being sound in the faith (including the other verses surrounding that).

.Titus 2:8 | "Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you." | This would be part of your breastplate of righteousness, spoken of in Ephesians 6:14.

.Titus 2:11 | "...the grace of God that bringeth salvation..." I once heard it said that grace is when God gives you what you don't deserve, and mercy is when God doesn't give you what you do deserve. It makes sense to me.

.Titus 2:15 | It'd be a good idea to continue reading from here into the next chapter, instead of trying to pick up with the beginning of chapter 3 as if it's a fresh start. The beginning of chapter 3 is a continuing thought from the end of chapter two, so it'd make better sense to you to read them together. When Ch. 3 says "Put them in mind..." you need to know what "them" is.
Day 216: Psalms 66-67; Titus 3

.Psalm 66:12 | Not sure if the word "wealthy" here was used in the same way we use it today. Today, when people say "wealthy" they're specifically referring to money.

.Titus 3:7 | 1 Timothy 1:1 - Jesus Christ is our hope.
Day 217: Psalms 68-69; Philemon 1

.Psalm 69:21 | Matthew 27:48

.Psalm 69:25 | Matthew 27:8; Acts 1:19-20

.Psalm 69:28 | highlighted

.Philemon 1:2 | " the church in thy house..." | Notice how this is worded. The people are the church, not the house. This also is spoken of in Colossians 1:24 where it says that Christ's body, which is us, is the church.

.Philemon 1:6 | 1 Peter 3:15 tells to always give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. Remember from yesterday's notes how 1 Tim. 1:1 says Jesus is our hope and Titus 3:7 speaks of the hope of eternal life. People may ask you why you have hope for eternal life, and you should be ready to tell them about Jesus Christ. Notice how this in Philemon 1:6 says "every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus," indicating that that which is good within you is in Christ Jesus. Remember also that Jesus testified that there is none good but God, which includes Him.

.Philemon 1:9 | "...Paul the aged..." | Paul must have been... aged. Sorry, couldn't think of a better word!

.Philemon 1:11 | Note that this doesn't say that Onesimus was unprofitable, but unprofitable to Philemon. He may have been unprofitable to Philemon, but at the same time profitable to someone else. This goes for your life as well. There may be someone in your life (or maybe a group of people) who you are unprofitable to, but that doesn't mean you're unprofitable to others. Your whole worth can't be judged by your relationship to only one person or group of people. This also includes yourself, meaning that if you are not profitable to yourself, that doesn't mean you aren't profitable to others, so you also can't judge your own value based simply on how profitable you are to yourself. You could be broke, busted, and disgusted, but someone else who you may not even be aware of may be inspired simply by seeing that you're surviving or that you're living an honest life.
Day 218: Psalms 70-71; Hebrews 1

.Hebrews 1:2 | 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Genesis 1; John 1:3

.Hebrews 1:3 | Another reference to Jesus being the image of God as mentioned in Colossians 1:15 (also see Gen 1:26 and 5:2; 1 Tim 1:17). Satan, being the thief that he is, tries to steal God's idea and have his own image like God does (Revelation 13:14-15; 14:9).
Day 219: Psalms 72-73; Hebrews 2

.Hebrews 2:4 | This may be one of the few places mentioned in the Bible about God bearing witness. Looking at 1 John 5:7-8
Day 220: Psalms 74-76; Hebrews 3

.Hebrews 3:1 | Years ago, when I studied this scripture, I questioned "what's a High Priest, and what does Christ Jesus being a High Priest have to do with us?" This is when I learned the role of the high priests in the Old Testament in relation to tithes and offerings, which gave me the understanding of what Jesus dying on the cross was all about. Understand when I say tithes and offerings, I'm not talking about money (what we've currently been taught that tithes and offerings are), but what they were specifically defined as in the Bible, and their true meanings, purposes and occasions. At my time of studying the role of a High Priest, I wrote the beginning of my understanding out on paper. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to look for it right now. It all got pretty deep and I quickly ran out of room on my paper before I got too far into it at all, but it was very enlightening. If you haven't already, I'd recommend taking some time to study it. Grab a concordance or visit and look up all the scriptures that say "high priest" and think about how what you're reading relates to the role Jesus played. Here's a few New Testament scriptures you can check out too: Hebrews 4:14; 7:12; Ephesians 3:20
Day 221: Psalms 77-78; Hebrews 4

.Psalm 78:37-39 | First, we see in verse 37 that their heart was not right with God, but in verse 38 it says He forgave their iniquity and didn't destroy them, because He is full of compassion. Verse 39 says another reason why God had mercy on them; He remembered that they were flesh (temporary); a wind that passes away and doesn't come again. As He said in Genesis 6:3 "My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." From the wording here in verse 39, we get the idea that God realizes that these people are not going to remain with Him and would eventually be condemned (verse 59-67). It almost seems as if God was thinking, why punish them on earth when they're going to Hell anyway? (August.27.2017) But He doesn't actually say that. Concerning God's compassion in verse 38, notice that God does actually have a reputation of being merciful and compassionate, even in the Old Testament, despite the misleading claims of some people today, who try to paint God as being some sort of savage in the Old Testament. This also lines up with Jonah's testimony of God's reputation as being merciful and compassionate. And remember, Jonah was upset about God being so merciful and compassionate, which gives extra credibility to God's reputation, as told by Jonah since we know that Jonah's testimony of God's nature wasn't tainted by how Jonah might want God to be. Not only was God's mercy and compassion shown through his forgiveness of the people of Ninevah, it was also shown to Jonah, because Jonah got away with blatantly disobeying God. Did God rain down wrath on Jonah? No He didn't. He treated him like a loving patient parent treats their stubborn little brat of a child. Even the last verse of Jonah shows that God considers people's honest inability to tell right from wrong, and had compassion on those who truly didn't know any better.

.Psalm 78:41 | " the Holy One of Israel" | If "the Holy One of Israel" is referring to God, then obviously God can be limited; limited by man's stubborn will and rebelliousness. God wants us all to follow Him and love Him and His ways. Some have said, "Well if God wanted me to be a certain way, then He would have made me to be that way." So we are left with the question: If God wants man's heart to be right, why didn't He make them that way? My answer would be: God did make man good, very good as with everything else, as it says in Genesis 1:31. But fortunately (yet unfortunately), God made man with the ability to learn, and apparently man learned the wrong things. Speaking of stubbornness and rebelliousness, read 1 Samuel 15:23.

.Psalm 78:49 | God sent evil angels among them. We see an example of this in 1 Kings 22:22-23 (2 Chronicles 18:21-22) and 1 Samuel 16:14-15.

.Psalm 78:41,52-56 | In the beginning of verse 41 it says they turned back and tempted God, and also this other group who God called His own people also tempted and provoked God (verse 56). Verse 18 also mentions how they tempted God. James 1:13 says God can't be tempted with evil. From what we're reading here in Psalms, it seems not to be saying God can't be tempted by evil, but that He can't be tempted to do evil. They were not tempting God to do evil, but tempting Him to rain justice on them, which is part of His job description if He has one.

.Hebrews 4:7 | Yesterday you might have heard His voice and hardened your heart, and many times before then, but today is a new day. Today if you hear His voice, don't harden your heart.

.Hebrews 4:12 | Ephesians 6:17 says the Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. This/He is part of the full armour of God.

.Hebrews 4:14 | 3:1

.Hebrews 4:15 | This says that Jesus can be touched with the feeling of our infirmities (sicknesses), and also being that He was in the flesh, tempted as we are, yet He didn't sin. This should confirm that you too can go without sinning even if you get tempted, sick, or going through a rough time. Read 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Day 222: Psalms 79-80; Hebrews 5

.Hebrews 5:1 | This verse does an excellent job in giving an overview of the purpose of a high priest. This is what Jesus did as High Priest, except He Himself was the sacrifice He offered.

.Hebrews 5:5 | Jesus didn't campaign for this position or try to exalt Himself to this position, but the Father exalted Him. The Father (in Heaven) said these following words to the Son (Jesus Christ). (Note to self: )

.Hebrews 5:6,10 | 3:1; 7:17,21; Psalm 110:4

.Hebrews 5:8 | Jesus learned obedience

.Hebrews 5:12 | Some of us should be teaching others the principles of the oracles of God, but at the time now that we should be preaching, we need someone to come and teach us the basics again. Why would someone need to teach us again? I'd say we either forgot them, never understood them the first time we were taught, deviated from correct understanding, or didn't apply them to our lives. There's been some frustration in some of our church houses because many times the congregation is full of babies in Christ (though in physical age, they may be older), so the messages may seem watered down, oversimplified, or too basic for those who are trying to grow past that infancy stage in their walk with Christ.

.Hebrews 5:14 | "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." | What does it mean to have one's senses exercised? The same thing it means to have one's muscles exercised. The more you use them, the better they get. We should be using and developing our spiritual senses, not just waiting for them to just develop by themselves. You've gotta hit the weight room, not the wait room! I'd also like to point out that there is a difference between discerning between good and evil and just following a rule book. There are certain things Jesus didn't do and say with everybody because they were not all able to receive it. | other scriptures Galatians 5:16-18
Day 223: Psalms 81-83; Hebrews 6

.Psalm 81:4 | It was then a statute and a law for them in Israel to praise God.

.Psalm 81:12 | (August.9.2015) "So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels." | 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 says "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

.Psalm 81:16 | Underlined the first word "He" and also "I" (I have satisfied thee).

.Hebrews 6:1 | Eph. 4:13; Phil. 3:13-14

.Hebrews 6:20 | 3:1; 5:10; 7:17,21; Psalm 110:4
Day 224: Psalms 84-86; Hebrews 7

.Hebrews 7:2 | Genesis 14:20

.Hebrews 7:3 | speaking of Melchisedec

.Hebrews 7:4 | It's interesting to note as well, that it wasn't Abraham that paid tithes to Melchisedec, but Abram (before the name change). (Aug.14.2015) Read Genesis 14:17-21. Melchizedek was one of the kings that went out with the king of Sodom to meet him. The other kings mentioned in verses 14:2,8, were probably with the king of Sodom there too. Melchizedek was the king of Salem and the priest of the most high God. It's interesting to note that he is not mentioned in the previous verses, nor in previous scriptures. Verse 18 is the very first mention of him. It has been noted that "Salem" is said to mean "peace," and could be possible it wasn't a typical type of land, the same as was the others mentioned in verses 14:2,8. I say this because I'm looking at how God later commanded tithes to be paid to the Levites, who didn't have their own land, through which they could gain increase. They were set apart to do the Lord's work, and Melchizedek (a.k.a. Melchisedec) may have been in that same position. Some say Salem is what we later came to know as Jerusalem, and interestingly enough, Jerusalem has "Salem" in it's name. Looking at verse 21, we see that not only did Abram give that to Melchizedek, he gave all of the goods and people back to the king of Sodom, and didn't keep anything himself, not including the portion that his other men, Aner, Eschol, and Mamre kept for themselves (verse 24). So Abram gave everything away, not just what he tithed. Being that he gave everything back, also signifies that he didn't see any of it as his own to begin with, so when he did tithe, it was of no direct consequence to him, whether he tithed or not, because either way, he would have been without it, since he would have given it all back anyway. His main concern seemed to be saving his nephew ("brother") who was taken captive (Genesis 14:12-14). Some point out that it was Melchizedek that paid tithes to Abraham, because of the way Genesis 14: 20 reads, but from reading Hebrews 7, it is cleared up that "he" that gave tithes was Abram. Furthermore, 14:18 says Melchizedek brought forth bread and wine and blessed him, which is not tithes of all. And Melchizedek didn't possess all of that anyway. It was in Abram's possession.
In Genesis 17, God changes Abram's name to Abraham, when God makes His covenant with him, when he was 99 years old. After that, he has his son Isaac. A few verses before, Hagar bare Abram the son he named Ishmael. So Abram has Ishmael, and Abraham has Isaac. What does that mean for us today? I don't know, but why does everything have to be about us today?

.Hebrews 7:5 | This specifically says that they, who received the office of the priesthood, were commanded to take tithes according to the law.

.Hebrews 7:7 | Genesis 14:19

.Hebrews 7:8 ||

.Hebrews 7 notes incomplete
Day 225: Psalms 87-88; Hebrews 8

.Hebrews 8:1 | Wow! He gives us a summary? How convenient!

.Hebrews 8:3 | 5:1

.Hebrews 8:8-12 | This is quoted from Jeremiah 31:31-34

.Hebrews 8:10 | Romans 10:6-8; Deuteronomy 30:11-20; John 8:9
Day 226: Psalms 89-90; Hebrews 9

.Psalm 90:4 | 2 Peter 3:8-9 (1 day with the Lord / 1000 years)

.Hebrews 9:3 | Matthew 27:51

.Hebrews 9:4 | Numbers 17:8; Psalm 23:4?

.Hebrews 9:7 | 7:27; 9:25; Exodus 30:10; Leviticus 16:34;

.Hebrews 9:9 | 10:3

.Hebrews 9:11-14 | 13:11-12

.Hebrews 9:12 | Zechariah 13:1; John 19:34;

.Hebrews 9:14 | 7:12,27; Leviticus 6; Lev. 16

.Hebrews 9:15 | 12:24

.Hebrews 9:16 | This is the scripture that tells us that the new testament began when Jesus died. This is at least part of the significance of the vail being rent in twain (torn in two), and there being a second vail (9:3) as a second testament.

.Hebrews 9:17 | (continuing from 9:16 notes) Therefore Matthew 23:23, which speaks about them tithing, was still under the old testament since Jesus hadn't died yet.

.Hebrews 9:19 | John 19:30,34-35; water and blood; 1 John 5:8? (Jesus gave up the ghost and also water and blood. This may be significant since 1 John 5:8 says there's three that bear witness in earth: spirit, water, blood, and these three agree in one.);

.Hebrews 9:22,25 | 10:10

.Hebrews 9:27 | no reincarnation of Christ to continue dying and sacrificing Himself, or for us to do so either. As Hebrews 10:10 says, He did it once for all. I wouldn't bound this "all" to any time period either, and I'd even suspect that just as it counts for those of us who came after Jesus walked the earth, it may be also for those who walked the earth before Him. Also see Heb. 10:14
Day 227: Psalms 91-93; Hebrews 10

.Psalm 91:4 | Satan quoted this in Matthew 4:6. Yes, Satan quotes scripture too, so watch what you listen to. Satan will quote it out of context and for the wrong purpose though, and probably change a word or two. That's how you know. When Satan quoted scripture, Jesus quoted other scripture back (like a sword fight), as Ephesians 6 calls the Word of God the sword of the spirit.

.Hebrews 10:1 | 1 Samuel 1:3,7,21; Deuteronomy 14:22; Deut 25

.Hebrews 10:2 | 9:9

.Hebrews 10:3 | 8:7

.Hebrews 10:4 | 9:12

.Hebrews 10:10 | 9:25; 10:4

.Hebrews 10:14 | 9:25; 10:10; Ephesians 4:13; Galatians 2:21

.Hebrews 10:15-17 | Romans 10:6-8; Deuteronomy 30:11-20; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:10; Psalm 25:14

.Hebrews 10:20 | Matthew 27:51

.Hebrews 10:26 | highlighting this verse

.Hebrews 10:38 | This verse should be read through 11:1, not just stopping at 10:39 at the end of the chapter.
Day 228: Psalms 94-96; Hebrews 11

.Psalm 95:9 | (note to self)

.Hebrews 11:1 | It says things not seen. It doesn't say not yet seen.

.Hebrews 11:3 | God had faith that He (His Word) could do it, otherwise He wouldn't have spoken it. Genesis 1; John 1:1-3,14

.Hebrews 11:5 | There are a few people who didn't die (yep, you heard it right, never died). God just took them away from here. One of them was Enoch.

.Hebrews 11:8 | Romans 4:9

.Hebrews 11:16 | Exodus 3:6
Day 229: Psalms 97-99; Hebrews 12 [*New Notes]

.Hebrews 12:7-8 | If God doesn't spank and correct you for doing wrong, then you're not a child of God. So there may be people who can do wrong and still feel completely fine about what they're doing. They're not God's children.

.Hebrews 12:16 | Esau sold his birthright in Genesis 27. Here Paul calls Esau a profane person, which I'm still trying to figure out. If anyone has any insight on this, help me out. Why was Esau a profane person?

.Hebrews 12:19 | It seems the voice of God was too powerful for them to withstand, so they didn't want to hear it anymore. (May.13.2014) This is relates back to how the people among Moses were afraid to hear directly from God in Exodus 19 and 20, which they expressly said in in Exodus 20:19. So God spoke to them through Moses, instead of speaking directly to them.

.Hebrews 12:24 | Hebrews 9:15 also testifies that Jesus is the mediator of the new testament (or new covenant). Yes, He is the only mediator between man and God, but this seems like it's speaking of something else. At one time, there was only one covenant. Then, when Jesus died on the cross and the vail was torn in two, there became a new covenant (a new testament). Hebrews 9:16, and surrounding verses, speak more of this. This puts Jesus at the meeting point in between the two testaments. Him being the High Priest and offering Himself as the offering puts Him in control of the ceremony (his death, and the creation of the new testament), thereby He is the mediator of the new covenant.

.Hebrews 12:27 | Hebrews 7:12 speaks about the law being changed. This law, if it was not shakeable would have remained, but it couldn't remain.

Day 230: Psalms 100-102; Hebrews 13

.Psalms 100:3 | (June.24.2012) here it says "We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture" and in Hebrews 13:20 we see it plainly that Jesus is the shepherd of the sheep.

.Hebrews 13:2 | (June.24.2012) highlighted "entertain strangers" - Looking at Genesis 19:2-5, we see that some angels look like people. Angels may not all be made the same like humans and earthly species. Unlike earthly creatures, angels don't procreate, or at least the Bible never gives us any idea that they do. They are created by God, and being that they are created by God and not reproducing after themselves, they do not need to carry the same or similar genes of each other, and there are no genes passed down from one angel to another. This would leave possibilities open for how different one could look from another.

.Hebrews 13:3 | (June.24.2012) 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; Ephesians 4:4,25

.Hebrews 13:4 | (June.24.2012) Contrary to the excuse of some, whores are not free to fornicate. God will judge them also.

.Hebrews 13:5 | (June.24.2012) "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." We've heard these words before (I'll never leave you) in 2 Kings 2:4,6,15, and Psalms 37:28. In 2 Kings, this was said by Elijah to Elisha. We see that he did physically leave, but his spirit remained with him (However that works). Psalm 37:28 speaks about the Lord not forsaking His saints.

.Hebrews 13:7 | (June.24.2012) With reading this verse, regard all that is said in verse 17 as well. This is not just a verse to say "obey your leaders," but pointing out that those people who are regarded as leaders are supposed to be obedient and faithful themselves to God. It says here that they "have spoken unto you the word of God:" and then says "Whose faith follow" - This is not just speaking of anybody who holds a title, but there are certain qualifiers mentioned here. Not everyone who calls themselves a leader or ruler speaks to you the word of God, and many of them do not have faith that follows that as well. Those who should be recognized as having rule over you should have actions that show their faith. As said in James 2:20, faith without works is dead. Being that this is speaking of rulers here, I don't see that those spoken of in Romans 13:3 are exempt from this.

.Hebrews 13:9 | (June.24.2012) Remember in Ephesians 4:14 Paul had also mentioned about not being carried about with every wind of doctrine. I also highlighted here that the heart should be established with "grace not with meats." (May.13.2014) It sounds a little strange to hear about the heart being established with meats. What does that even mean? Well, most of us have heard the saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Food and meats are for one's own temporary fulfillment or pleasure that lasts only a very brief moment. Grace, on the other hand, is for long-term or everlasting benefit of others. So apparently, we're being told here that the foundation on which our heart sits, should be that of grace, not temporary self-fulfillment. Fasting (denying oneself food for a specific time and purpose) is an image of this, as God says in Isaiah 58:6-7, "Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?" I think it is also important that this verse says "meats," instead of sin, or something like that, because meat (or at least food) is necessary. It is not bad in and of itself, but it should not control you, either. So it puts it in a different category; with things that are not necessarily bad for you, and often necessary, but should not be treated as your foundation either. Money and sex (in whatever form) can often be in this same category, depending on your age and in the right context, but one's heart should not be established by them, or founded upon them. And there are many people these days whose hearts are established by them, who define themselves by these things. It has become who they are. It has become their identity; so much so, that it can even prevent them from extending grace to others. And as we see with the rich man who trusted more in his riches in Matthew 19:18-22, and the people in Lot's day (Genesis 19), it can even prevent them from willingly receiving God's grace and salvation (Mark 4:19; 10:23-24).

.Hebrews 13:10 | (June.24.2012) If we read around the end of Exodus (around 40:33), we see the physical, inanimate altar of the old testament being mentioned.

.Hebrews 13:11-12 | (June.24.2012) This is why Jesus was beaten somewhere else then had to go to the place where He was crucified (hanged). He had to carry His blood in with Him as the high priest must do (Hebrews 9:7) when entering into the second tabernacle.

.Hebrews 13:11 | (June.24.2012) In Exodus 24:8, we see the blood of the covenant, and in Hebrews 9:7 we see the high priest going into the second tabernacle with blood. Leviticus 4:21 (burned without the camp)

.Hebrews 13:12 | (June.24.2012) Here, we see the work of Jesus being shown as the fulfilling of the practices that were already in place. Jesus bled outside of the gate, like the offerings in the Old Testament, but Jesus was both the offering and the High Priest. Some verses to look at are John 20:5 (high priests wore linen garments); Leviticus 6:10 (priest with linen garments); Zechariah 13:1; John 19:34 (His blood); Leviticus 4:21; and Deuteronomy 16:5 (outside the gates). (Golgotha?)

.Hebrews 13:16 | (June.24.2012) It is important to note that he didn't just stop at saying "do good" but also added "and to communicate." Just doing good alone is not sufficient without proper communication. And doing good is not a substitute for communication.

.Hebrews 13:17 | (June.24.2012) Highlighted "they watch for your souls" and verse 7, signifying that this is not referring to just anyone who may call themselves "minister," "pastor," "bishop" etc.

.Hebrews 13:20 | (June.24.2012) Exodus 24:8; Psalm 23:1 (the Lord is my shepherd); John 21:16 (the sheep of Jesus); Psalm 100:3 ("we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture."); Hebrews 10:29 (the blood of the everlasting covenant)

.Hebrews 13:23 | (June.24.2012) "Timothy is set at liberty" sounds like he is at liberty to go wherever whenever, if not by his own will, by God's direction leading. Everyone is not under the Hebrews 13:7,24 rule of man, though not an excuse to go astray. Timothy can be trusted, and is mature enough to be set at liberty. All cannot.
Day 231: Psalms 103-104; James 1

.Psalms 103:26 | (June.25.2012) The leviathan is a dinosaur or sea creature, or both. It is also mentioned in Job 41:1, Psalms 74:14, and Isaiah 27:1. We know from Job 41 (the whole chapter), he has terrible teeth round about, closely sealed scales that stick together, breathes flames of fire from his mouth, and his eyes may light up, literally has a hard heart, most weapons against him are too weak to affect him, he has sharp pointed stone-like things on his underside, and leaves some path to shine after him. Psalms 74:13-14 may be referring to it as a type of dragon. Isaiah 27:1 calls leviathan a serpent. I was teaching vacation Bible school one year and one of the little elementary age children asked me when were the dinosaurs here if Adam and Eve were the first people created (and we know they were created on the fifth day of the week the earth was created). The little girl was taught in public school, as were many of us, that dinosaurs walked the earth way before humans did and became extinct by some catastrophic event, and of course that theory doesn't match what the Bible teaches about Adam and Eve (humans) being at the beginning of creation. So upon searching, I found this and other animals in the Bible that fit the descriptions of dinosaurs, which existed during the same time that humans existed. It is, at first, confusing to children and adults alike, because there are many things that we are taught, which are only people's theories that have never been proven to be facts, yet we are taught them as if they are facts. Some other popular, but unproven theories that have been often taught as if they are facts are that the earth revolves around the sun (heliocentrism/heliocentricism), that the earth is billions years old, that the earth was created by a big bang, and that humans evolved from apes. These things are taught as if they are true facts, regardless of whether they contradict what the Bible teaches.

.James 1 | (June.25.2012) This is a very important chapter in the Bible. Read it all very closely and think about what's being said here. I need much more time to spend on this chapter, because I have a lot of notes here, but my time is too short today to cover them. I can only cover a small fraction.

.James 1:8 | (June.25.2012) highlighted

.James 1:13-15 | (June.25.2012) highlighted

.James 1:14 | (June.25.2012) "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed." Drawn away from where? Drawn away from God; drawn away from the straight and narrow path he's supposed to be walking on. Don't seek to be enticed.

.James 1:15 | (June.25.2012) Death is the grandchild of lust.

.James 1:21 | (June.25.2012) Ephesians 5:3

.James 1:22 | (June.25.2012) Matthew 7:24; Deuteronomy 28:1; 29:9,29; Hebrews 4:2; Romans 2:3; Luke 8:21 and 6:46-47. The emphasis is clearly on doing God's Word, not just hearing it. It is not sufficient to "go to church" as they say, and listen to the preacher preach and say "amen." We are called to be doers. We are neither reduced to being venture capitalists who give money to church and then check off a box, thinking we've done our due diligence.

.James 1:26 | (June.25.2012) A person's religion is capable of being vain. And I would say that there are all sorts of things that people create religions out of.

.James 1:27 | (June.25.2012) I know that many people have their own ideas about what religion is, but hear what the Bible says about religion. It says "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." So the next time you mention the word "religion" or "religious" think about what religion is defined as in the Bible, and choose your words wisely.
Day 232: Psalms 105-106; James 2

.Psalms 106:28 | (June.26.2012) One of today's American equivalents to this would be eating Halloween candy, because it is essentially sacrifices to the dead. That's the meaning of it.

.James 2:2-3 | (June.26.2012) Looking at 2 Corinthians 8:9, you never know who you may be judging. And even after this is plainly written in the Bible, this is done today, probably more than when it was written.

.James 2:4 | (June.26.2012) How can you judge someone's thoughts? or judge with evil thoughts?

.James 2:6 | (June.26.2012) It's true. It's not the poor people who oppress you and take you to court. We should all read Proverbs 21:13 and think about how we treat the poor.

.James 2:7 | (June.26.2012) They were called Christians, being followers, and even members of the body of Christ.

.James 2:8 | (June.26.2012) As Christ says in Matthew 22:39, the second mentioned of the two greatest commandments in the law.

.James 2:9 | (June.26.2012) This having respect of persons here is different than what's mentioned in Romans 12:10, which speaks of preferring brethren in Christ.

.James 2:10 | (June.26.2012) However, Romans 8:1-4 points out that we are free from the law now, and Galatians 3:10 points out how we can find ourselves being guilty of all the law, and cursed, if we are trying to continue to live by it and fall short at one point.

.James 2:14 | (June.26.2012) highlighted the word "say," because saying you have faith is not sufficient. First of all, saying you have it is not proof that you actually do. Secondly, even if you do have it, if you don't have works, then your faith is dead anyway (verse 20) and it doesn't really matter. Having faith without works is not much better than not having faith. It's kind of like being homeless and hungry on the street with a million dollars sitting in your bank account. (I'll have to remember that one.)

.James 2:16 | (June.26.2012) Regard Luke 3:11 with this scripture.

.James 2:19 | (June.26.2012) highlighted "the devils also believe and tremble." How many people have you heard say "I believe in God," but they live nothing like it?

.James 2:20 | (June.26.2012) This verse is not saying that you must do works in order to have faith. Neither is it denying that a person has faith, if it's not shown by their works. It's saying that if there are no works, then the faith is dead (muerto). As it says in verse 26, it's like a dead body. Yes, it's still a body, but it's not going to do you any good.

.James 2:21-23 | (June.26.2012) Hebrews 11:17 speaks about one of Abraham's works.

.James 2:23 | (June.26.2012) Abraham is called the Friend of God.

.James 2:24 | (June.26.2012) Hebrews 11

.James 2:25 | (June.26.2012) Hebrews 11:31 speaks of Rahab, whose story was told originally around Joshua 6:17, where it speaks of her being justified.

.James 2:26 | (June.26.2012) In case, verse 20 alone doesn't make sense, he puts it in perspective here, likening dead faith to a dead body. Notice that he's not denying it's existence or that it was once alive, but it is not now alive.
Day 233: Psalms 107-109; James 3

.James 3:15 | Webster’s Encyclopedic Dictionary (1975) defines "sensual" as pertaining to the body and the physical senses as distinguished from those of the spirit; carnal; pertaining to excessive gratification of physical appetites.

.James 3:2-12 | (June.26.2012) highlighted. Read James 1:26 with this.

.James 3:3 | (June.26.2012) Proverbs 16:32 addresses this, and gives us wisdom on this issue as well.

.James 3:6 | (June.26.2012) "...the tongue is a fire..."

.James 3:10 | (June.26.2012) "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be."

.James 3:18 | Matthew 5:9
Day 234: Psalms 110-112; James 4

.Psalms 110:1 | (June.27.2012) This verse is quoted by Jesus in Luke 20:42-44 and in Matthew 22:43 in the same instance.

.Psalms 110:4 | (June.27.2012) This verse is also referenced and quoted in Hebrew 5:6 and specified to be Jesus in Hebrews 5:10. It is also mentioned twice more in Hebrews 7:17 and 7:21.

.Psalms 110:6 | (June.27.2012) This may come by what we call "natural disasters" or "acts of God." It is said here that God shall judge and do these things, so do not be amazed when you see them done, or offended when someone says that these occurrences may be God's judgement.

.Psalms 110:7 | (June.27.2012) notice here at the end of this verse it says "...shall he lift up the head." Yet, at verse 5, it just said that the Lord shall strike through kings. So we see that "the head" is not referring to kings. Remember from Ephesians 4:15 that Christ is the head, mentioned also in other scriptures.

.Psalms 111:9 | (June.27.2012) "holy and reverend is his name." Now this is speaking of God here, but I've heard of men being called Reverend and Most Reverend, and such, but when I look up the word "reverend" in the concordance, I only see this one instance of the word being used in the whole Bible, and it's not speaking of some minister of God; it's speaking about God himself. To see a man called "Reverend" or "Most Reverend"... I don't know who started it, but it appears to be unfitting, as it gives the notion that God, who's name is reverend is lowered or demoted to the level or man's greatness, or that man is exalted to the level of God's greatness and honor, which I must caution against doing. There are many instances of people reverencing people in the Bible, such as Ephesians 5:33, but there is only one instance of anyone being called reverend, and that is God here in chapter 111 in Psalms (the chapter number should make this easy to remember). The next verse (111:10) speaks of the fear of the Lord being the beginning of wisdom, and whether a man considers it a sin or not to call someone "Reverend" or "Most Reverend," it is permissible and understandable for the saints of God to choose not to call another that, aside from God.

.Psalms 111:10 | (June.27.2012) Fearing the Lord is first mentioned in Genesis 20:11, last mentioned in Revelation 19:5, and also mentioned in Proverbs 22:4, 2 Peter 2:17, and many other scriptures.
Day 235: Psalms 113-115; James 5

.Psalm 113:1 | Notice this not only says praise the Lord, but to praise the name of the Lord.

.Psalm 113:2 | Again, blessed be the name of the Lord...

.Psalm 113:3 | "...the Lord's name is to be praised." | In case we missed it in the first two verses, the Lord's name is being focused on here. Praise His name. We should also note that His name is focused on as well in Jesus' model prayer, which says "Hallowed be thy name" (Matthew 6:9). (note to self)

.Psalm 115:1 | 2 John 1:2 "for the truth's sake"

.Psalm 115:2 | Likewise, "Where was God?" is the big question they were all asking on September 11, 2001 (9/11).

.James 5:1 | Isaiah 10:1-2

.James 5:2 | Matthew 6:19

.James 5:4 | Isaiah 10:2; Malachi 3:5

.James 5:12 | We are told not to swear at all. Let your yes be your yes, and your no be your no. This is specifically what Jesus taught in Matthew 5:33-37. This also means keep your word. You should not have to even swear if you are keeping your word. If you tell someone yes, that should mean yes, not maybe. If you mean maybe or probably, then say maybe or probably. If you are a truthful person, you shouldn't need to swear. If you need to swear in order for people to believe you, then something's wrong.

.James 5:17 | Luke 4:25

.James 5:19-20 | Luke 22:32 (Peter converted). These verses here in James give us the idea that yes it is possible to stray away from the truth, and if someone converts someone back from this error, that person is saving that sinner's soul from death. Some believe that once you truly receive the truth and get saved that it is impossible to stray from it and to go to Hell. That can be argued, I suppose, but I'd say that this passage of scripture disagrees with that thinking. Also read Deuteronomy 31:17-18. There are some other scriptures that tie in with this as well.
Day 236: Psalms 116-118; 1 Peter 1

.Psalm 118:22 | head stone of the corner / chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)

.1 Peter 1:10-12 | Prophets are able to prophesy by the Spirit of Christ being within them. People preach the prophecy by the enabling of the Holy Spirit (verse 12).

.1 Peter 1:15 | We are called to be holy.

.1 Peter 1:18 | Leviticus 27

.1 Peter 1:21 | "...hope..." | 1 Timothy 1:1
Day 237: Psalms 119:1-88; 1 Peter 2

.1 Peter 2:4 | speaking of Jesus Christ. Notice the reference in verse 6 about the chief corner stone, which before was identified as Christ.

.1 Peter 2:5 | 2:9

.1 Peter 2:11 | Galatians 5:17

.1 Peter 2:12 | Ephesians 6:14 (your breastplate of righteousness)

.1 Peter 2:15 | Ephesians 6:14 (your breastplate of righteousness)

.1 Peter 2:17 | "Honour all men." | We should remember this verse and treat people accordingly, but honoring someone doesn't mean you must honor what they do. You don't have to agree with them, follow them, or even respect what they believe. Some people believe that evil is good, and God does not tell us to respect evil or to let evil minister to us.

.1 Peter 2:20-21 | Living a life like Christ and following in His steps is likely to require some suffering to some extent or another. The word here does not require us to pout about it or say "The Devil is a liar" and expect everything to go our way. It says take it patiently.

.1 Peter 2:22 | How do we, who have sinned and gone astray, expect to receive better treatment than Him who never sinned?

.1 Peter 2:23 | He didn't even threaten them with going to Hell.

.1 Peter 2:25 | 5:4; Psalm 23:1;
Day 238: Psalms 119:89-176; 1 Peter 3

.Psalms 119:89 | (June.28.2012) He speaks of the word of God (John 1:1) being settled in heaven.

.Psalms 119:92 | (June.28.2012) He says here how the law was his delight, in accordance with what he says in verse 97.

.Psalms 119:97 | (June.28.2012) He says here how he loves the law, in accordance with what he says in verse 92.

.Psalms 119:98 | (June.28.2012) The Old Testament law wasn't a negative thing.

.Psalms 119:109 | (June.28.2012) "My soul is continually in my hand" appears to be a reference to his free will to choose to go the right way or the wrong way, and have the consequences or benefits of his choices to remember and keep God's law or to fail at doing so. Looking at the surrounding scriptures, we see that he not only says he's going to keep and remember God's law, but he does practical things, and exercises diligence, applying wisdom and understanding to make sure he keeps himself in the right frame of mind to walk the right path and avoid dangers to his soul.

.Psalms 119:119 | (June.28.2012) "Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross..." Dross is the refuse or the impurities that get separated from the metal. When the metal is melted, the impurities float to the top and this dross can then be skimmed off the top to leave nothing but the pure metal remaining beneath it.

.Psalms 119:132 | (June.28.2012) Instead of saying "usest to do" we now say "used to do" to say what we did in the past.

.Psalms 119:133 | (June.28.2012) "Order my steps in thy word" | Luke 1:79 says likewise, "guide our feet into the way of peace."

.Psalms 119:142 | (June.28.2012) The message of this verse coincides closely with verse 160.

.Psalms 119:145 | (June.28.2012) Here, he speaks of crying with is whole heart, which relates to verse 2, which says blessed are they who seek the Lord with their whole heart, as he says he does in verse 10, and determined to keep his law with his whole heart (verse 69).

.Psalms 119:160 | (June.28.2012) The message of this verse coincides closely with verse 142.

.Psalms 119:161 | (June.28.2012) Psalms 119:23.

.Psalms 119:163 | (June.28.2012) Psalms 119:29 and 120:2.

.1 Peter 3:12 | (June.28.2012) This verse and other passages suggest that the Lord does not hear or regard the prayers of the evil. (May.13.2014) One of those verses is 1 John 3:22; another is Proverbs 15:29; Isaiah 59:2.

.1 Peter 3:14 | (June.28.2012) 1 Peter 2:20 and 4:16.

.1 Peter 3:15 | (June.28.2012) This specifically says to "be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason for the hope that is in you..." It doesn't say you should answer any question that anybody asks you.

.1 Peter 3:16 | (June.28.2012) Ephesians 6:14 speaks about having on the breastplate of righteousness. A breastplate is something used to protect you from a strike that is intending to do harm to your body. Here in verse 16, he speaks of people who falsely accuse you. If you're not living righteously, that's like leaving your body unarmored, wide open for attack. If you are accused, you don't want to be correctly accused, but to force them to have to falsely accuse you, as did Jesus when they lied on Him in order to find reason to crucify Him. You may stand accused by them and guilty in the eyes of those who they deceive, but in God's eyes you will stand innocent and justified, and they will stand guilty for their false accusation and lying.

.1 Peter 3:18 | (June.28.2012) Christ suffered for us (1 Peter 2:21).
Day 239: Psalms 120-122; 1 Peter 4

.Psalms 120:2 | (July.16.2012) | Looking at what he says also in 119:23 and 119:163, it sounds like the princes are the ones that lied on him.

.Psalms 121:1-8 | (May.13.2014; written Sep.9.2013) | Important verses to remember. I am not my brother's keeper. We are not as qualified as God to keep Israel. Will God not do what He said He will do?

.Psalms 121:6 | (July.16.2012) | This may give us the notion that the sun and the moon are both moving. I know most of us have been taught in school that the sun is still and we are rotating and revolving around it, and so are many other planets, but that is still a theory that has not been proven. It's called the heliocentric theory or heliocentric model. There is a different belief, called geocentrism, or the geocentric model, which says that the earth is the center of the universe and all other objects orbit around it, which aligns more with many of the passages of the Bible. Unless the Bible is regarded as proof, neither have been proven or disproven (I am told that "disproven" is not a word, and that I must say "disproved." I hereby disagree, because although the word's validity may have, at one point, been disproved, it cannot not remain disproven if there is no such thing as "disproven"). There are probably other models aside from these two, but these appear to be the main two. This subject gets pretty deep, and can be very time consuming, so I can't get into too many specifics here, but at least wanted to inform you that much of what has been taught in public schools as if it's fact, is not proven fact. If you're interested in learning more about it, one place you can start is Genesis 1, which says that God created the heaven and the earth, and then He created light and put them (lesser and greater lights) in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth. This says the sun and moon (and stars) were made in order to give light on earth. It makes sense that the sun is made for the earth, and not the earth for the sun since it's clear what the sun does for the earth, but the earth does not appear to do anything for the sun. Some other scriptures include Job 26:7, and Isaiah 40:22, among other scriptures. Here in Psalms 121, it seems to be saying that the sun is moving, because otherwise, it wouldn't seem to make sense to need the Lord to keep it from smiting us in the day if it is not moving. To smite something means to hit it sharply or heavily, which requires the thing that is doing the smiting to be moving. If the sun were sitting still, there would be no chance of it ever smiting anything. Habakkuk 3:11 does mention a time when the sun and moon stood still.

.Psalms 122:3 | (July.16.2012) | This means that it is not rural. This being "compact together" sounds like what is mentioned in Ephesians 4 about the body of Christ where it says "compacted by that which every joint supplieth."

.Psalms 122:8 | (July.16.2012) | We often hear the term "brethren" mentioned in the New Testament in regard to those who are family, being one in Jesus Christ. When we hear the term "brethren" being spoken in the Old Testament it is likely always referring to one's biological family.

.1 Peter 4:1 | (July.16.2012) | highlighted "arm yourselves" and "with the same mind"

.1 Peter 4:2 | (July.16.2012) | Ephesians 4

.1 Peter 4:3 | (July.16.2012) | Romans 7

.1 Peter 4:10 | (July.16.2012) | 1 Corinthians 3:5

.1 Peter 4:11 | (July.16.2012) | This is a very important scripture. Many people attribute the ability to minister to many different things, but it is said here to be a God-given ability, so that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ. There are many people who point to letters and degrees from educational institutions to show they have the necessary credentials to minister, and many of those institutions receive themselves the glory that they enabled the minister to minister. There are people who are denied the opportunity to minister in certain aspects because they do not have one of these degrees or certificates. Perhaps they have missed this verse, forgotten it, or have never understood this here which says, "if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth-" This is in accord with 2 Corinthians 3:6 and Ephesians 3:7. Remember Matthew 24:14.

.1 Peter 4:12 | (July.16.2012) | read also 4:16 and 5:10. Read 2:20-21 again and remember that it's not strange.

.1 Peter 4:16 | (July.16.2012) | Read 1 Peter 3:14, 2:20, 4:12, and 5:10.

.1 Peter 4:18 | (July.16.2012) | highlighted.
Day 240: Psalms 123-125; 1 Peter 5

.Psalms 123:2 | (July.17.2012) | This word "mistress" has a different meaning today than how it's used here.

.Psalms 124:8 | (July.17.2012) | highlighted "the name." It doesn't just say our help is in the Lord, but in His name.

.1 Peter 5:1 | (July.17.2012) | As in 1 Corinthians 9:1, when Paul says here that he is "a witness of the sufferings of Christ" he is perhaps referring to the time when Jesus said to him, "why persecutest thou me." He witnessed himself causing Christ to suffer, by persecuting Christ's body, by persecuting the members of Christ (the Christians).
Paul mentions himself as an elder, and personally exhorts the other elders.

.1 Peter 5:3 | (July.17.2012) | Notice here that Peter says "the flock," instead of "your flocks." That's because the flock belongs to Jesus. There are many people today who want to be Lords over God's heritage, but that's not their position, because they don't have their own flock. Look more closely as what Jesus said to Peter in John 21:15-17. He said "Feed my lambs... feed my sheep... feed my sheep." He didn't say "feed your sheep" and "your lambs," He said "MY" (His) sheep/lambs. This is one of the last things Jesus said before he ascended up to heaven. In John 10:27-28, Jesus says "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, bishops, deacons, etc. we don't each have our own flocks. Get this. Saints, recognize that you belong to Jesus. You are His. Jesus Christ is the one who gives you eternal life. In John 10:11, Jesus says "I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep." In John 10:16, He says there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Read John 10. It's also interesting to note that there is no other shepherds mentioned in the New Testament. Psalms 23:1 starts "The Lord is my Shepherd..." Ezekiel 34 speaks about those shepherds of Israel in the Old Testament, and expounds on some of what is said in Psalms 23.

.1 Peter 5:4 | (July.17.2012) | highlighted "the chief Shepherd"
It speaks about a crown of glory here. This may have some relation to the "crown of life" spoken of in James 1:12.

.1 Peter 5:5 | (July.17.2012) | This "younger" and "elder" could possibly be speaking of spiritual age, not only fleshly age. Remember, in Christ we are born again. We have to consider this, because it happens frequently, for example, that you have a thirty year old who was born again ten or twenty years ago, who is in the company of a fifty year old who was just born again two or three years ago, or maybe even two or three months ago. I won't be the one to tell you that the thirty year old must submit to the fifty year old, because of his biological age. But not only this, read on in verse five and you'll also see that it says "Yea, all of you be subject one to another..." So the fifty year old and the thirty year old are still subject one to another. If a child who is six years old, but a brother in Christ, comes to me and says "you told a lie; that's wrong." I can't say "be quiet. I'm older than you. Respect your elders." And yes, I have met them that young, and even younger. And yes they will speak out, and should not be discouraged from doing so in a respectful manner.

.1 Peter 5:8 | (July.17.2012) | Notice this says that the devil walks about "as" a roaring lion. It doesn't say he actually is a roaring lion. And contrary to how some have taught Malachi 3:11, this says he's seeking "whom" he may devour, not "what" he may devour. He's not seeking to devour things, but people, although he may try to devour things as a means to devour people.

.1 Peter 5:10 | (July.17.2012) | Read 4:12 and 4:16 about suffering as a Christian. Revelation 6:9 speaks about the souls slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. They were not just slain because they were called Christians. The Devil doesn't appear to care too much about you calling yourself a Christian, but when you start living by and following the word of God, and you have a testimony that you will even share, then that's when you start to see some sharp opposition and become a target. When you actually become a doer of God's word, not just a hearer, that's when the devil sees you as a threat. I remember the scene in a particular war movie when a foreign enemy walked past an American soldier holding a large gun, looked the soldier in the eye, and kept walking right past him even turning his back to him as he went on his way to attempt to kill that soldier's comrades. He looked in the soldiers eyes and knew that the soldier was scared to death and was too afraid to do anything, and that he was not a threat to him. That's how the devil looks at some of us. We're holding this Word of God, and we know how to use it, we've been trained (some of us) how to use it and apply it, but he knows you're too afraid to use it, so he just walks right by you, and then walks into the next room and proceeds to attack your brothers and sisters in Christ. If God allows him, he succeeds, and then he casually walks back past you as you apologizingly shuffle out of his way. I know it's tempting to show yourself to be no threat, so that you don't lose anything for Christ, but there are many souls in jeopardy of being lost eternally for that choice.

.1 Peter 5:13 | (July.17.2012) | Peter's biological son?
The church took residence in Babylon. That would be an example of being in the world, but not of the world.

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