Come Let Us Pursue The Knowledge Of The Lord
by Sharon McClean
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Hosea 6:3--Let us KNOW, let us PURSUE the KNOWLEDGE of the LORD. (Ps.94:9--He who planted the ear, shall He NOT hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see? (10) He who INSTRUCTS THE NATIONS, shall HE NOT CORRECT, He who TEACHES MAN KNOWLEDGE? (11) The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are FUTILE. (12) BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOM YOU INSTRUCT, O LORD, and TEACH OUT OF YOUR LAW. (Hosea 4:6--MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. Because you have REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I also will REJECT you from being PRIEST for Me: BECAUSE you have FORGOTTEN the LAW of your GOD, I ALSO WILL FORGET YOUR CHILDREN. (Ps.24:4--Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord: TEACH me YOUR PATHS. (5) Lead me in YOUR TRUTH and TEACH ME; for YOU are the God of my salvation. (5) GOOD and UPRIGHT is the Lord; Therefore HE TEACHES SINNERS IN THE WAY. (9) The HUMBLE HE GUIDES IN JUSTICE, and the HUMBLE HE TEACHES HIS WAY. (12) Who is the man that fears the Lord? HIM SHALL HE TEACH IN THE WAY HE CHOOSES, (13) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.
Ps.37:22--For those who are BLESSED by HIM shall INHERIT THE EARTH, but those who are CURSED by HIM shall be CUT OFF. (Ps.37:3--TRUST in the LORD, and do GOOD; DWELL IN THE LAND, and FEED ON HIS FAITHFULNESS. (Pro.2:21--For the UPRIGHT WILL DWELL IN THE LAND, and the BLAMELESS will REMAIN in it; (22) But the wicked will be CUT OFF from the EARTH, and the UNFAITHFUL will be UPROOTED FROM IT.) (Matt. 15:13--Every PLANT which My heavenly father has NOT PLANTED will be UPROOTED.) (Ps.144:8--Cause me to hear YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS in the morning, for IN YOU DO I TRUST; CAUSE ME TO KNOW THE WAY IN WHICH I SHOULD WALK, for I lift up my soul to You. (9) Deliver me from my enemies, in You I take SHELTER. (10) Teach me to do YOUR WILL, for YOU are MY GOD: Your spirit is GOOD. LEAD ME IN THE LAND OF UPRIGHTNESS.)
(Heb.10:7--Then I said, ‘Behold, I HAVE COME--in THE VOLUME of THE BOOK it is WRITTEN OF ME--TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.) (Ps.40:7--Then I said, “BEHOLD, I COME; in the SCROLL of THE BOOK it is WRITTEN of ME, I DELIGHT TO DO YOUR WILL, O MY GOD, and YOUR LAW IS WITHIN MY HEART, (9) I have proclaimed the GOOD NEWS of RIGHTEOUSNESS in the GREAT CONGREGATION. Indeed, I do NOT RESTRAIN MY LIPS, O Lord, You Yourself know.(10,b) I have NOT concealed YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS and YOUR TRUTH from THE GREAT CONGREGATION.
Ps.22:25--My PRAISE shall be of YOU in THE GREAT CONGREGATION; I WILL PAY MY VOWS before those who FEAR Him; (Ps.65:1--PRAISE is awaiting YOU, O GOD in ZION; and to YOU the VOW shall be performed. (2) O YOU who HEAR PRAYER, TO YOU ALL FLESH WILL COME. (5) By AWESOME deeds in RIGHTEOUSNESS YOU will ANSWER US, O God of our salvation. YOU WHO ARE THE CONFIDENCE OF ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (Ps.2:8--ASK of ME and I WILL GIVE YOU THE NATIONS FOR YOUR INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION. (Returning to Ps.22:27--ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD shall REMEMBER and TURN to THE LORD, and ALL the FAMILIES of THE NATIONS shall WORSHIP BEFORE YOU. (28) For THE KINGDOM IS THE LORD’S, and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS. (30) A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the NEXT GENERATION, (31) They will come and declare HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS to a PEOPLE WHO WILL BE BORN, that He has done this.) (Matt.6:33--But SEEK FIRST the KINGDOM of GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.) (Ps.14:5--For GOD IS WITH THE GENERATION of the RIGHTEOUS. (6) You shame the counsel of the poor, but THE LORD is his REFUGE. (7) Oh that the salvation of ISRAEL would come out of ZION! When the Lord brings back the CAPTIVITY of HIS PEOPLE, let JACOB rejoice and ISRAEL be glad.
(Ps.48:8--As we have heard, so we have seen in THE CITY of the Lord of hosts, in THE CITY of OUR GOD; GOD WILL ESTABLISH IT FOREVER. (9) We have thought, O God, on YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS, in the midst of YOUR TEMPLE. (10) So is YOUR PRAISE TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; YOUR RIGHT HAND IS FULL OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. (11)Let MOUNT ZION rejoice, let the daughters of JUDAH be glad, because of YOUR JUDGMENTS.(13)Walk about ZION, and go all around her. Count well her bulwarks: consider her palaces; that you may tell it to the generation following. (14) For THIS IS GOD, our GOD FOREVER and EVER; HE WILL BE OUT GUIDE even to death.) (Is.58:11--The Lord WILL GUIDE you CONTINUALLY, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; YOU SHALL BE LIKE A WATERED GARDEN, and like a SPRING of WATER, whose WATERS DO NOT FAIL. (12) Those from among you shall BUILD THE OLD WASTE PLACES; You shall RAISE UP THE FOUNDATIONS of MANY GENERATIONS; and you shall be called THE REPAIRER of THE BREACH, the RESTORER of STREETS to DWELL IN.
(Ps.103:19--The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and HIS KINGDOM RULES OVER ALL. (20) Bless the Lord, you HIS ANGELS, who EXCELL in STRENGTH, WHO DO HIS WORD, HEEDING THE VOICE of HIS WORD, (21) Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you ministers of His who do HIS PLEASURE.) (1 Chron.29:10--Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, Our Father, forever and ever. (11) YOURS, O LORD IS THE GREATNESS, The POWER and the GLORY, the VICTORY and the MAJESTY; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours. YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, O LORD and YOU ARE EXALTED over ALL. (12) Both RICHES and HONOR come from YOU, and you REIGN OVER ALL. In YOUR HAND is POWER and MIGHT; In YOUR HAND it is to make GREAT and to GIVE STRENGTH TO ALL.) (Ps.145:13--YOUR KINGDOM is an EVERLASTING KINGDOM, and YOUR DOMINION ENDURES THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS.) (Matt.4:23--Now JESUS went about all Galilee, TEACHING in their SYNAGOGUES, PREACHING THE GOSPEL of THE KINGDOM, and HEALING ALL KIND OF SICKNESSES and ALL KINDS of DISEASE among THE PEOPLE. (24) Then HIS FAME went throughout Syria, and they brought to Him ALL SICK PEOPLE who were AFFLICTED WITH VARIOUS DISEASES and TORMENTS, and those who were DEMON-POSSESSED, EPILEPTICS, and PARALYTICS; and HE HEALED THEM.)
Mal.4:2--But to you who FEAR My name THE SUN of RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL ARISE WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS; (4) REMEMBER the LAW of MOSES, My servant which I COMMANDED him in HOREB for ALL ISRAEL, with the STATUTES and JUDGMENTS. (Deut.5:2--The Lord our God made a COVENANT in HOREB. (3) The Lord DID NOT MAKE THIS COVENANT with your FATHERS, but WITH US, those who are ALIVE TODAY, ALL OF US WHO ARE ALIVE.) (Returning to Mal.4:5--Behold, I will send you ELIJAH the prophet BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT and DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD. (6) And He will TURN the hearts of the FATHERS to the CHILDREN, and the hearts of the CHILDREN to their FATHERS, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.) (Amos 5:18--Woe to you who DESIRE the DAY OF THE LORD! For WHAT GOOD is the day of the Lord to YOU? It will be DARKNESS and NOT LIGHT.) (Ps.127:3--Behold, CHILDREN are a HERITAGE from the Lord, THE FRUIT of THE WOMB IS HIS REWARD.) (Pro.13:22--A good man leaves AN INHERITANCE to his CHILDREN’S CHILDREN,
(Returning to Ps.37:4--DELIGHT yourselves also in the Lord, and HE SHALL GIVE YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.) (Pro.13:12--Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when THE DESIRE COMES IT IS A TREE of LIFE.
(Is.49:14--But ZION said, “The Lord has FORSAKEN me, and my Lord has FORGOTTEN Me.” (15) Can a nursing woman forget her NURSING CHILD, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may FORGET, YET I WILL NOT FORGET YOU. (16) See, I have you INSCRIBED on the PALMS of MY HANDS; your walls are continually before Me. (17) Your sons shall make haste; your destroyers and those who laid you waste shall go away from you. (18) Lift up your eyes, look around and see; ALL THESE GATHER TOGETHER and COME TO YOU. AS I LIVE, says the Lord, “you shall surely clothe yourselves with them as an ORNAMENT, and BIND them on you as A BRIDE DOES. (20) The CHILDREN YOU WILL HAVE, after you have LOST the OTHERS will say again in your ears, this place is too small for me; give me a place where I may dwell. (21) Then you will say in your heart, WHO HAS BEGOTTEN THESE FOR ME, SINCE I HAVE LOST MY CHILDREN and am DESOLATE, a CAPTIVE wandering to and fro? (22) thus says the Lord God: ‘BEHOLD I WILL LIFT MY HAND IN AN OATH TO THE NATIONS, and SET UP MY STANDARD FOR THE PEOPLES; They shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders. (23) Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers; they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord, FOR THEY SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED WHO WAIT FOR ME. (25) But thus says the Lord: even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible be delivered; FOR I WILL CONTEND WITH HIM WHO CONTENDS WITH YOU, and I WILL SAVE YOUR CHILDREN.
(Is.62:11--Indeed the Lord has proclaimed TO THE END OF THE WORLD; say to the daughter of ZION, “SURELY your SALVATION IS COMING, behold HIS REWARD is WITH HIM, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM. (12) And they shall call them THE HOLY PEOPLE, the REDEEMED of THE LORD; and you shall be called SOUGHT OUT, a CITY NOT FORSAKEN. (Heb.12:22--But you have come to MOUNT ZION and to THE CITY of THE LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, to an innumerable company of angels. (23) to the general assembly and CHURCH of the FIRSTBORN who are registered in heaven, to GOD THE JUDGE of AL, to the spirits of just men made perfect. (24) to JESUS the MEDIATOR of THE NEW COVENANT, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of ABEL. (Abel sacrificed a lamb, Jesus was the Lamb that was sacrificed.)
Ps.119:1--BLESSED are the undefiled in the way, who walk in THE LAW of THE LORD! (2) BLESSED are those who keep His testimonies, WHO SEEK HIM with THE WHOLE HEART! Heb.11:6--But WITHOUT FAITH it is IMPOSSIBLE to PLEASE HIM, for HE WHO COMES TO GOD must BELIEVE that HE IS and THAT HE IS A REWARDER of THOSE who DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM. (James 1:5--If any of you LACK WISDOM, let him ASK of GOD, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it WILL BE GIVEN to him. (6) But LET HIM ASK IN FAITH, WITH NO DOUBTING, for he who DOUBTS is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. (7) for LET NOT THAT MAN SUPPOSE THAT HE WILL RECEIVE ANYTHING FROM THE LORD; (8) He is a DOUBLE-MINDED man, UNSTABLE in ALL his WAYS.) (Ps.51:6--Behold, you DESIRE TRUTH in the INWARD PARTS and in the HIDDEN PART YOU WILL MAKE ME TO KNOW WISDOM. (Skipping ahead to verse 18--Do GOOD in your GOOD PLEASURE to ZION; BUILD THE WALLS of JERUSALEM.)
Pro.1:20--WISDOM calls ALOUD! Outside she raises her voice in the open squares. (23) TURN AT MY REPROOF; SURELY I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON YOU; I WILL MAKE MY WORDS KNOWN TO YOU. (Pro.4:7--WISDOM is the PRINCIPAL THING; Therefore GET WISDOM. And in all your getting, get UNDESRSTANDING. (Pro.18:24--WISDOM in in the sight of him who has UNDERSTANDING, but the eyes of a fool are on the ENDS OF THE EARTH.) (Pro.10:30--The RIGHTEOUS will NEVER BE REMOVED, but the wicked will NOT INHABIT THE EARTH. (31) The MOUTH of the RIGHTEOUS brings forth WISDOM, but the perverse tongue will be cut out. (32) THE LIPS OF THE RIGHTEOUS KNOW WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE.)
(2 Corin. 6:1--We then as workers together with Him, also PLEAD with you NOT TO RECEIVE THE GRACE OF GOD IN VAIN, (2) 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 ACCETPTED time, behold, NOW is the DAY OF SALVATION.) (Is.49:8--Thus says the Lord: IN AN ACCEPTABLE TIME I HAVE HEARD YOU, and in THE DAY OF SALVATION I HAVE HELPED YOU; I WILL PRESERVE YOU and give YOU AS A COVENANT TO THE PEOPLE to RESTORE THE EARTH, to CAUSE THEM TO INHERIT the desolate HERITAGES.) (Ps.2:8--ASK of ME and I WILL GIVE YOU THE NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and the ENDS OF THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.) (Looking back at verse (6,b--I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.) (Acts 1:8--But you shall receive POWER when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witness TO Me in JERUSALEM, and in Judea and Samaria, and TO THE END OF THE EARTH.) (Acts 3:20--And that HE MAY SEND JESUS CHRIST, who WAS PREACHED TO YOU BEFORE, (21) whom heaven must receive UNTIL THE TIMES of RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS which GOD HAS SPOKEN before by the MOUTH of ALL HIS HOLY PROPHETS since the world begin.)
(2 Chron.20:20,b--Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of JERUSALEM: (Ps.135:21--Blessed be the LORD out of ZION, who DWELLS in JERUSALEM.) BELIEVE IN THE LORD YOUR GOD, and you shall be ESTABLISHED; BELIEVE IN HIS PROPHETS, and you shall PROSPER. (21) And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should PRAISE THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS, as they went out before the army and were saying: PRAISE THE LORD, FOR HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.
Matt.28:18--Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN Me in HEAVEN and on EARTH. (19) Go therefore and make disciples of ALL THE NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of THE FATHER and of THE SON and of the HOLY SPIRIT, (20) teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and LO I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN TO THE END OF THE AGE.) (KJV) Matt. 28:20--and lo, I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, even UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD.)
Eph.3:1--For THIS reason, I, PAUL, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you GENTILES--(2) if indeed you have heard of THE DISPENSATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD which was GIVEN ME for YOU. (3) how that BY REVELATION HE MADE KNOWN TO ME THE MYSTERY (4) by which when you read, you may understand my KNOWLEDGE in the MYSTERY of CHRIST. (5) which in other ages was not made KNOWN TO THE SONS OF MEN, as it has NOW BEEN REVEALED BY THE SPIRIT to His holy apostles and prophets: (6) that the GENTILES should be FELLOW HEIRS of the SAME BODY, and PARTAKERS of HIS PROMISE IN CHRIST THROUGH the GOSPEL. (Gal.3:4--And THE SCRIPTURE, foreseeing that God WOULD JUSTIFY the NATIONS by FAITH, preached THE GOSPEL to ABRAHAM BEFOREHAND, saying IN YOU ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED. (16) Now to ABRAHAM and to his SEED were the PROMISES made. He does NOT say, “And to seeds, as of many, but as of ONE, and to your SEED who is CHRIST. (29) And IF you are Christ’s THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) (Rom.4:13--For THE PROMISE that he would be the HEIR OF THE WORLD was NOT to ABRAHAM or to his SEED THROUGH THE LAW, but through the RIGHTEOUNESS of FAITH.)
(Returning to Eph.3:7--of which I became a minister according to the GRACE of GOD given to me by the EFFECTIVE working of HIS POWER. (Ps.111:4--He has made His WONDERFUL WORKS to be REMEMBERED; The Lord is GRACIOUS and FULL of COMPASSION. (6) He has DECLARED to HIS PEOPLE the POWER of HIS WORKS, in GIVING THEM the HEIRITAGE OF THE NATIONS.) (Ps.2:8--ASK of ME and I WILL GIVE YOU the NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and the ENDS OF THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.) (Returning to Eph.3:8--To me, who am less than the least of the saints, THIS GRACE was given, that I should PREACH among the GENTILES the UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST. (9) and to make ALL PEOPLE SEE what is the fellowship of the MYSTERY, which from the BEGINNING of the AGES has BEEN HIDDEN IN GOD who created all things through Jesus Christ.
(10) TO THE INTENT that NOW the MANIFOLD WISDOM of GOD MIGHT BE MADE KNOWN by THE CHURCH to THE PRINCIPALITES and POWERS in the HEAVENLY PLACES. (11) according to the ETERNAL PURPOSE which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.) (Eph.6:12--For we DO NOT WRESTLE AGAINST FLESH and BLOOD, but AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST the RULERS of the DARKNESS of THIS AGE, AGAINST SPIRITUAL HOSTS of WICKEDNESS in the HEAVENLY PLACES.)
(Amos 5:18--Woe to you who desire THE DAY of THE LORD! For what GOOD is the day of the Lord to you? It will be DARKNESS, and NOT LIGHT. (20) Is not the DAY OF THE LORD DARKNESS, and NOT LIGHT? Is it not very DARK, with NO BRIGHTNESS in it? (23) Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. (24) But let JUSTICE run down like WATER, and RIGHTEOUSNESS like a mighty STREAM.) (Is.42:1--Behold! My Servant whom I UPHOLD, My elect One in whom MY SOUL DELIGHTS! I HAVE PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM: HE WILL BRING FORTH JUSTICE to THE GENTILES. (4) He will NOT FAIL nor be DISCOURAGED, TILL HE HAS ESTABLISHED JUSTICE IN THE EARTH; And the coastlands shall wait for His law.) (Does this mean that San Francisco is not going to fall off into the ocean?)
Mal.4:4--REMEMBER the LAW of MOSES, My servant, which I COMMANDED HIM IN HOREB for ALL ISRAEL, with the STATUTES and JUDGMENTS. (5) Behold I will send you ELIJAH the PROPHET BEFORE THE COMING of THE GREAT and DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD. (6) And he will TURN the HEARTS OF the FATHERS to the CHILDREN, AND THE hearts of the CHILDREN to their FATHERS, LEST I COME AND STRIKE THE EARTH WITH A CURSE. (Ps.37:22--For those who are BLESSED BY HIM SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH, but those who are CURSED BY HIM SHALL BE CUT OFF. (30) The mouth of THE RIGHTEOUS speaks WISDOM, and his TONGUE talks of JUSTICE. (31) THE LAW OF HIS GOD IS IN HIS HEART; NONE OF HIS STEPS SHALL SLIDE. (34) WAIT ON THE LORD and KEEP HIS WAY, and HE SHALL EXALT you to INHERIT THE LAND: (37) MARK the BLAMELESS man, and observe the UPRIGHT; for the FUTURE of THAT MAN is PEACE. (38) But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the FUTURE of the WICKED shall be CUT OFF. ) (Ps/92:13--Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. (14) They shall still bear fruit in OLD AGE; They shall be fresh and flourishing, (15) to DECLARE THAT THE LORD IS UPRIGHT; HE IS MY ROCK, and there is NO UNRIGHTEOUSNES IN HIM.
Pro.2:21--For the UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND and the BLAMELESS WILL REMAIN IN IT; (22) But the WICKED will be CUT OFF FROM THE EARTH. And the UNFAITHFUL will be UPROOTED from it.) (Matt.15:13--EVERY PLANT WHICH MY HEAVENLY FATHER HAS NOT PLANTED WILL BE UPROOTED.) (Ps.101:6--My eyes shall be on the FAITHFUL of the land, that they may DWELL WITH ME. (Amos 9:15--I will PLANT them in their land (Promise land?) and NO longer shall they be PULLED UP from the land I have given them, says the Lord your God.) (Jere.32:38-THEY shall be MY PEOPLE, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD; (39) then I will give them ONE HEART and ONE WAY, that they may FEAR Me FOREVER, for THE GOOD of THEM and THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM. (40) And I will make an EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH THEM, THAT I WILL NOT TURN AWAY FROM DOING THEM GOOD, but I WILL PUT MY FEAR IN THEIR HEARTS SO THAT THEY WILL NOT DEPART FROM ME.) (Is.55:3--Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH YOU--
(Returning to Jere.32:41--Yes, I will REJOICE over them TO DO THEM GOOD, and I WILL ASSUREDLY PLANT THEM IN THE LAND, WITH A LL MY HEART and with ALL MY SOUL. (42) For thus says the Lord: Just as I have BROUGHT ALL THIS GREAT CALAMITY on this people, so I WILL BRING ON THEM ALL THE GOOD THAT I HAVE PROMISED THEM.)
(2 Tim.2:15--Be DILIGENT to PRESENT YOURSELF APPROVED to GOD, A WORKER who DOES NOT need to be ASHAMED, RIGHTILY DIVIDING the WORD OF TRUTH. (Ps.127:1--UNLESS the LORD BUILDS the HOUSE, they LABOR IN VAIN who BUILD it; (2 Peter 2:6--Therefore it is also contained in Scripture, Behold I lay in ZION a CHIEF CORNERSTONE, elect precious, and he who BELIEVES on HIM will by NO MEANS BE PUT TO SHAME. (7) Therefore, to you who BELIEVE, He is PRECIOUS; but to those who are disobedient, the STONE which THE BUILDERS REJECTED has become THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.)
(Is.28:16--Therefore thus says the Lord God: “BEHOLD I LAY in ZION a STONE for a FOUNDATION, a TRIED STONE, a precious CORNERSTONE a SURE FOUNDATION, whoever BELIEVES will NOT act HATILY..) (Returning to Ps.127:1--UNLESS the LORD GUARDS the CITY, the WATCHMAN stays awake in VAIN.) Is.62:6--I have set WATCHMEN on your walls, O JERUSALEM, (Ps.135:21--BLESSED be the LORD out of ZION, who DWELLS in JERUSALEM) who shall NEVER HOLD THEIR PEACE day or night. YOU WHO MAKE MENTION of THE LORD, do NOT KEEP SILENT, (7) and GIVE HIM NO REST TILL HE ESTABLISHES and TILL HE MAKES JERUSALEM a PRAISE IN THE EARTH.) (Ps.65:1--PRAISE is awaiting YOU, O GOD, in ZION; and TO YOU ALL FLESH WILL COME. (5) By AWESOME deed in RIGHTEOUSNESS You will ANSWER US, O God of OUR SALVATION, YOU who are THE CONFIDENCE of AL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.)
Ps.102:12--But You, O Lord, shall endure FOREVER, and the REMEMBRANCE of YOUR NAME TO ALL GENERATIONS. (13) you will ARISE and have MERCY on ZION; for the time to FAVOR her, yes, the SET TIME HAS COME. (14) For YOUR SERVANTS take pleasure in her STONES, and show FAVOR to he DUST. (15) So THE NATIONS SHALL FEAR THE NAME OF THE LORD, and all the kings of the earth YOUR GLORY. (16) for the LORD SHALL BUILD UP ZION; He shall APPEAR IN HIS GLORY. (17) He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall NOT DESPISE their PRAYER.) (Ps.148:11--The Lord takes PLEASURE in those who FEAR Him, in those who HOPE IN HIS MERCY. (12) PRAISE the Lord, O JERUSALEM! PRAISE your God, O ZION! (13) For He has strengthened the BARS of your GATES; HE HAS BLESSED YOUR CHILDREN WITHIN YOU. (Looking ahead to verse 19--He DECLARES HIS WORD to JACOB, HIS STATUTES and HIS JUDGMENTS to ISRAEL. (Jacob’s name, the one who seeks God, changed to Israel in Gen. 32:28--And He said, Your name shall no longer be called “JACOB”, but ISRAEL; for you have STRUGGLED WITH GOD and with MEN, and have PREVAILED.) (Have you never struggled with God over anything? I have struggled with him over and over about our unsaved children time and time again!)
(Ps.127:3--Behold CHILDREN are a HERITAGE from the LORD, the FRUIT OF THE WOMB is HIS REWARD. (4) like arrows in the hand of a WARRIOR, so are THE CHILDREN of ONE’S YOUTH. (5) HAPPY is the man who has his quiver FULL OF THEM; they shall NOT BE ASHAMED, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
(Ps.128:1--BLESSED is EVERYONE who FEARS the LORD, who WALKS IN HIS WAYS. (Ps.24:4--Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord, TEACH me YOUR PATHS. (5) Lead me in YOUR TRUTH and TEACH me, for YOU ARE THE GOD OF my SALVATION, on YOU I WAIT ALL THE DAY. (Looking ahead to verse 12--Who is the man that FEARS the LORD? Him shall HE TEACH IN THE WAY HE CHOOSES. (13) He himself shall dwell in PROSPERITY, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. (14) The SECRET of the LORD is with those who FEAR Him, and He will show them HIS COVENANT.)
(Returning to Ps.128:2--When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be HAPPY, and it shall #be WELL with YOU. (3) Your wife shall be like a FRUITFUL VINE in the very heart of your house, YOUR CHILDREN LIKE OLIVE PLANTS all around your table. (4) Behold, thus shall the man be BLESSED who FEARS the LORD. (5) The Lord BLESS you OUT of ZION, and may you see the GOOD of JERUSALEM all the days of your life. (6) YES, may you see YOUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN.) (Ps.2:6--Yet I have SET My king on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the DECREE: (The law) (Is.2:3--MANY PEOPLE shall come and say, COME, and let us go up to the MOUNTAIN of the LORD, to THE HOUSE of THE GOD of JACOB;) (Ps.24:6--THIS is JACOB, the generation of those who SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) (Returning to Is.2:3--HE WILL TEACH US HIS WAYS, and WE SHALL WALK IN HIS PATHS, for OUT of ZION shall GO FORTH THE LAW, and the WORD of THE LORD from JERUSALEM. (Returning to Ps.2:7--I will DECLARE the DECREE: (The law)The Lord has said to Me. YOU ARE MY SON TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) ASK of ME and I WILL GIVE YOU the NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and THE ENDS of the EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.
(Ps.134:4--For the Lord has CHOSEN ZION; He has desired it for HIS HABITATION; (14) THIS IS MY RESTING PLACE FOREVER; HERE I WILL DWELL, for I HAVE DESIRED IT.) (Heb.4:1--Since A PROMISE REMAINS of ENTERING HIS REST, LET US FEAR LEST ANY of US COME SHORT OF IT.) (returning to Ps.134:17--There I will make the HORN of DAVID GROW; I will PREPARE A LAMP for MY ANOINTED. (18) His enemies I will clothe with SHAME, but upon Himself HIS CROWN shall FLOURISH.) (Luke 1:31--And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. (32) HE WILL BE GREAT, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God WILL GIVE HIM THE THRONE of HIS FATHER DAVID. (33) And HE WILL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER, and of HIS KINGDOM THERE WILL BE NO END. (Ps.24:6--THIS is JACOB the generation of those who SEEK HIM, who seek YOUR FACE.)
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Hi Sharon, the ministry of the Word God's has given you has always fascinated me. I was notified this week of your having written it although I am not subscribed to you and jst check every now and then to see what you have written. Here's my first attempt to really better look at the article by listing those books from which you are quoting. Hosea, Song, Hebrews, Song, Song, Song. Malachi, Song, Isaiah, Isaiah, Song, Wisdom. 2 Cor, 2 Chron, Matthew, Ephesians, Ephesians, Amos, Malicah, Wisdom. Jeremiah, 2 Timothy, Isaiah, Song, Song, Song, Song. What an unusual expression of gifting! Have emailed. God Bless!
"But to those that fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings." Oh, let us all take knowledge of the Lord, for He is good, and worthy of all praise! A wonderful reminder you have given us, Sharon, that we must never leave off our pursuit of the Lord. We must love Him, worship Him, praise Him and continue to learn of Him! Thank you. Dennis
Sharon, once again you have inspired us to ‘know the Lord’! To those who open themselves to Him, all wisdom will be given, to all who seek forgiveness it will be given through Jesus Christ and to all who walk humbly before the Lord, they will be taught and their paths will be directed by Him and they will inherit His great blessings of (true) LIFE. Then, through the power of the Holy Spirit within us, we need to witness to the world about the Lord and bring salvation to all people. AMEN to your message that was so full of God's wisdom! With love, always. Peggy