Placing Your Doctrine On A Good Foundation
by Sharon McClean
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Matt.6:33-But seek FIRST the KINGDOM of GOD and His RIGHTEOUSNESS, and ALL THESE THINGS shall be added to you. Rom. 10:3—For they being ignorant of GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS, and seeking to establish THEIR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, have NOT submitted to THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD. (4) For Christ is the end of the law for RIGHTEOUSNESS to everyone who BELIEVES. (5) but THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH speaks in THIS way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ASCEND into HEAVEN? (7) Or who will DESCEND into the ABYSS? (8) But what DOES IT SAY? The word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart. (that is the word of FAITH which we preach) (Heb 11:1—now FAITH is the substance HOPED FOR, the evidence of things not seen.) (9) That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart THAT GOD HAS RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, you WILL BE SAVED. 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 RIGHEOUSNESS of FAITH. Acts 13:32—And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS—THAT PROMISE which was made to THE FATHERS, (33) GOD has FULFILLED this for US their CHILDREN, in that HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. As it is also written in the second Psalm: YOU are MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU.
Ps 2:6—Yet, I have set My king on my HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: 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. Deut. 30:11—For THIS commandment which I COMMAND you today, it is not too MYSTERIOUS for you, nor is it far off. It is NOT in HEAVEN, that you should say, who will ASCEND into HEAVEN for US and bring it down to us, that we may HEAR it and DO IT? (14) But THE WORD is very near you, in YOUR MOUTH and in YOUR HEART, that you may DO it. (15) See, I have set before you today LIFE and GOOD, DEATH and EVIL. Ps.37:9—For EVILDOERS shall be CUT OFF, but those who WAIT on the LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.)
(Pro.14:12—There is a way that SEEMS RIGHT to a man, but ITS END is the way of DEATH.)(19) I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSING and CURSING; therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that BOTH you and YOUR DESCENDANTS may LIVE. James 3:5—Even so the TONGUE is a little member and boasts great things, see how great a forest a little fire kindles! (6) And THE TONGE is A FIRE, A WORLD OF INIQUITY. The tongue is so set among our members that it DEFILES the WHOLE BODY, and SETS ON FIRE THE COURSE OF NATURE; and IT IS SET ON FIRE BY HELL. (8) But NO MAN can TAME the tongue. It is an UNRULY EVIL, full of DEADLY POISON. (9) With IT we BLESS our GOD and FATHER, and with IT we CURSE MEN, who have been made in THE SIMILITUDE of GOD. (10) out of the SAME MOUTH PROCEED BLESSING and CURSING. My brethren THESE THINGS OUGHT NOT TO BE SO. 1 Peter 3:9—NOT returning EVIL for EVIL or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary BLESSING, KNOWING THAT YOU WERE CALLED TO THIS, that you may INHERIT A BLESSING. Heb. 6:13—For when GOD made a PROMISE to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, (14) saying, “SURELY BLESSING I WILL BLESS YOU, and multiplying I will multiply you.
Luke 6:47—Whoever comes to Me, and HEARS MY SAYINGS and DOES THEM, I will show you whom he is like: (48) He is like a man BUILDING A HOUSE, who DUG DEEP and LAID THE FOUNDATION on THE ROCK, and when THE FLOOD arose, the stream beat vehemently AGAINST that HOUSE, and could not SHAKE IT, for it was FOUNDED on THE ROCK. (49) But he who HEARD and did NOTHING is like a man who built a house on the earth WITHOUT A FOUNDATON, against which the stream beat vehemently; and IMMEDIATELY it FELL, and the RUIN of that house was great. 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 hastily. 1 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. Eph.2:20—having been built on THE FOUNDATION of THE APOSTLES and PROPHETS, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF BEING the CHIEF CORNERSTONE, (21) in whom the whole building, being joined together, GROWS INTO A HOLY TEMPLE in the Lord, (22) in whom you also are being built together for A HABITATION of GOD IN THE SPIRIT.
Ps. 87:1—His FOUNDATION is in the HOLY MOUNTAINS, (2) The Lord loves the gates of ZION more than all the dwellings of JACOB. (3) GLORIOUS THINGS are SPOKEN OF YOU O CITY of GOD. (5) And of ZION it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her; and THE MOST HIGH HIMSELF SHALL ESTABLISH HER. (6) The Lord will record, when HE REGISTERS the PEOPLES: THIS ONE was BORN THERE. Ps. 82:5—They DO NOT KNOW, nor do THEY UNDERSTAND; they walk about IN DARKNESS; ALL THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH ARE UNSTABLE. (6) I said, “You are gods, and ALL are the children of the Most High. (7) But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” (8) ARISE, O GOD, JUDGE THE EARTH; FOR YOU SHALL INHERIT ALL NATIONS. Is. 58:12—Those from among you shall build up 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. Pro. 10:25—When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but THE RIGHTEOUS has an everlasting FOUNDATION. (30) The RIGHTEOUS will NEVER be REMOVED, but the wicked will not INHABIT THE EARTH. Pro. 10:11—The mouth of THE RIGHTEOUS is A WELL OF LIFE, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Is. 6—Indeed He says, It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to RAISE UP THE TRIBES of JACOB, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT to THE GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD be MY SALVATON to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (7) kings shall see and arise, princes also will worship, because of the Lord who is faithful, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL; and HE HAS CHOSEN YOU. (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. (9) That You may say to the prisoners “Go forth, to those who are in DARKNESS, Show yourselves.
Is. 48:13—Indeed My hand has LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, and My right hand has stretched out the heavens; when I call to them, they STAND UP TOGETHER. (16) Come near to Me, HEAR THIS: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, I was there. AND NOW THE LORD GOD AND HIS SPIRIT HAVE SENT ME. (17) Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to PROFIT, who LEADS YOU BY THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO. (18) Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your PEACE would have been like a RIVER, and YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS like the waves of the sea. (19) Your descendants also would have been like the sand, and the offspring of your body like the grains of sand; HIS NAME WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CUT OFF NOR DESTROYED FROM BEFORE ME.
Matt. 13:35—I will open My mouth in parables; I WILL UTTER THINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN KEPT SECRET FROM THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE WORLD. (36) Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. (37) He answered and said to them: He who sows THE GOOD SEED is THE SON of MAN. (38) THE FIELD is THE WORLD, the GOOD SEEDS are the sons of THE KINGDOM, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. (39) The enemy who sowed them is the devil, (Is.14:12—How your are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are CUT DOWN to the ground YOU WHO WEAKENED THE NATIONS! (13) For You have said in your heart: I will ASCEND INTO HEAVEN, I will EXALT MY THRONE above the stars of GOD; I will ALSO SIT ON THE MOUNT OF THE CONGRGATION. On the farthest sides of the north; (14) I will ASCEND ABOVE THE HEIGHTS OF THE CLOUDS, I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH. (15) Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the pit.)
Returning to Matt. 13:39-- THE HARVEST IS THE END OF THE AGE, and THE REAPERS are THE ANGELS. (40) Therefore as the TARES ARE GATHERED and BURNED IN THE FIRE, so it will be AT THE END OF THE AGE. (41) The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they WILL GATHER OUT OF HIS KINGDOM ALL THINGS THAT OFFEND, and THOSE WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS, (42) and WILL CAST THEM INTO THE FURNACE OF FIRE. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (43) THEN THE RIGHTEOUS will SHINE FORTH as THE SUN IN THE KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! Pro. 4:18—But the path of the JUST is like THE SHINING SUN, that shines brighter unto the perfect day. (19) the way of the wicked is like DARKNESS; (Amos 5:20-Is not the day of the Lord DARKNESS, and NOT light?) they do not know what makes them stumble. (20) My son, GIVE ATTENTION to MY WORDS; incline your ear to my sayings. (21) DO NOT LET THEM DEPART FROM YOUR EYES; keep them in the midst of your heart; (22) FOR THEY ARE LIFE TO THOSE WHO FIND THEM and HEALTH TO THEIR FLESH. (23) Keep your heart with all diligence, FOR OUT OF IT SPRING THE ISSUES OF LIFE.
Mark 4:13—And He said to them, “Do you not understand THIS parable? How then will you understand ALL parables? (14) The sower sows THE WORD. (15) And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. And when they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away THE WORD that was sown in their hearts. (16) These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who when they hear THE WORD, immediately receive it with gladness; (17) and they have NO ROOT in THESELVES, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, WHEN TRIBULATION or PERSECUTION arises for THE WORD’S SAKE, immediately THEY STUMBLE. (18) Now THESE are the ones sown among THORNS; they are the ones who hear the word, (19) and the CARES OF THIS WORLD, the DECEITFULNESS of RICHES, and the DESIRES FOR OTHER THINGS entering in CHOKE THE WORD and it BECOMES UNFRUITFUL. (20) But THESE are the ones sown on GOOD GROUND, THOSE WHO HEAR THE WORD, ACCEPT IT, and BEAR FRUIT: some THIRTY FOLD, some SIXTY, and some A HUNDRED.
Is. 27:4-Fury is not in Me. Who would set briers and THORNS against Me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. (5) Or let him TAKE HOLD OF MY STRENGTH, THAT HE MAY MAKE PEACE WITH ME. And HE SHALL MAKE PEACE WITH ME. (6) Those who come He shall cause to TAKE ROOT IN JACOB: ISRAEL shall BLOSSOM and BUD, and FILL THE FACE OF THE WORLD WITH FRUIT. (James 5:7—Therefore be patient, brethren, UNTIL THE COMING OF THE LORD. See how the farmer waits for THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, waiting patiently for it until it receives the EARLY and LATTER RAIN.) Ps.21:1—The King shall have joy in YOUR STRENGTH, O Lord; and in YOUR SALVATION how greatly shall he rejoice! (2) You have given him his HEART’S DESIRE, and have not withheld the REQUEST of HIS LIPS. Pro. 13:12—Hope deferred makes THE HEART SICK, but when THE DESIRE COMES it is A TREE OF LIFE.)
Returning to Ps. 21:3--For You meet him with THE BLESSINGS of GOODNESS; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head. (4) He asked LIFE from You, and You GAVE it to HIM—length of days forever and ever. (5) HIS GLORY is GREAT in YOUR SALVATION; HONOR and MAJESTY You have placed upon Him. (6) For YOU have made him MOST BLESSED FOREVER. Ps. 51:1—The Lord reigns, HE IS CLOTHED with MAJESTY: HE HAS GIRDED HIMSELF WITH STRENGTH. SURELY the WORLD IS ESTABLISHED, SO THAT IT CANNOT BE MOVED.
Is. 55:10—for as the RAIN comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but WATER the EARTH, and make it bring forth and BUD, that it may give SEED to the SOWER and bread to the eater, (11) SO SHALL MY WORD BE THAT GOES FORTH FROM MY MOUTH; it SHALL NOT RETURN TO ME VOID, BUT IT SHALL ACCOMPLISH WHAT I PLEASE, and it SHALL PROSPER in THE THING for WHICH I SENT IT. (12) For you shall be led out with PEACE; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. (13) INSTEAD of THE THORN shall come up the cypress tree, instead of THE BRIAR shall come up the myrtle tree. AND IT SHALL BE TO THE LORD FOR A NAME, FOR AN EVERLASTING SIGN THAT SHALL NOT BE CUT OFF. Is. 61:10-I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; FOR HE HAS CLOTHED ME WITH THE GARMENTS of SALVATION, HE HAS COVERED ME WITH THE ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, AS A BRIDEGROOM DECKS HIMSELF WITH ORNAMENTS and AS A BRIDE ADORNS HERSELF with HER JEWELS. (11) For as the earth brings forth ITS BUD, as the garden causes the things that are SOWN in it to SPRING FORTH, SO THE LORD GOD WILL CAUSE RIGHTEOUSNESS and PRAISE TO SPRING FORTH BEFORE ALL THE NATIONS. (Is. 42:9—Behold the former things have come to pass, and NEW THINGS I DECLARE, BEFORE THEY SPRING FORTH I TELL YOU OF THEM. (10) Sing to the Lord a new song, and HIS PRAISE from THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
Is. 54:2—Enlarge the place of your tents, and let them stretch out the curtains of your habitations. Do not spare; LENGTHEN your CORDS, and STRENGTHEN your STAKES. (3) For you shall expand to the right and to the left, and YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL INHERIT THE NATIONS. And make THE DESOLATE CITIES INHABITED. (4) DO NOT FEAR, for you will not be ASHAMED; (Jere. 46:27-JACOB shall RETURN, have REST and be AT EASE; NO ONE shall make him AFRAID.) nor be DISGRACED, for you will NOT be put to SHAME; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. (5) For YOUR MAKER is YOUR HUSBAND, (Jere. 3:14—Return, O backsliding children, says the Lord; FOR I AM MARRIED to YOU. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION.) The Lord of hosts is His name; and YOUR REDEEMER is THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL; HE IS CALLED THE GOD OF THE WHOLE EARTH.
Is. 49:7—THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL; and HE HAS CHOSEN YOU. (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. (6) I will also give YOU as A LIGHT to THE GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE FOR MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Acts 13:4—For so the Lord has commanded us: I HAVE SET YOU TO BE A LIGHT TO THE GENITLES, THAT YOU SHOULD be FOR MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
Ps. 37:18—The Lord knows the days of the UPRIGHT, (Pro.2:21-For the UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and the BLAMELESS will REMAIN in IT: but the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the unfaithful will be uprooted from it.) (Eccl.7:29—Truly, this ONLY I have FOUND: that GOD made man UPRIGHT, but they have sought out many schemes.) (Eccl.12:12:9-And moreover, because the PREACHER was WISE, he STILL TAUGHT the people KNOWLEDGE; yes, he pondered and sought out and set in order many proverbs. (10) The Preacher sought to find ACCEPTABLE WORDS; and what WAS WRITTEN WAS UPRIGHT—WORDS OF TRUTH. (Ps.92:12—The RIGHTEOUS shall flourish like a PALM tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. (15) To DECLARE that the LORD is UPRIGHT; He is my ROCK, and there is NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS in Him.) (Ps. 11:7—For the Lord is RIGHTEOUS, He LOVES RIGHTEOUSNESS; His countenance beholds THE UPRIGHT.) (Ps. 36:9—For with you IS THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE; IN YOUR LIGHT WE SEE LIGHT. (10) Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who KNOW YOU, and YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS to THE UPRIGHT in heart.) (Pro. 14:2—He who walks in his UPRIGHTNESS FEARS the LORD,) ( Ps.20:8—They have bowed down and fallen; but we have RISEN and stand UPRIGHT.) (Ps.114:1—Blessed is the man who FEARS the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. (2) HIS DESCENDANTS will be mighty on the earth; THE GENERATION OF THE UPRIGHT WILL BE BLESSED.
Returning to Ps. 37:18-And their inheritance SHALL BE FOREVER. (22) For those who are BLESSED by Him SHALL INHERIT the EARTH, but those who are CURSED by Him shall be cut off. (34) WAIT on the LORD, and KEEP HIS WAY, and HE shall EXALT you to INHERIT THE LAND; when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. Ps.18:30—As for God HIS WAY is PERFECT; THE WORD OF THE LORD IS PROVEN. He is a SHIELD to ALL who trust in Him. (32) It is God who ARMS ME WITH STRENGTH, and makes my WAY PERFECT. (35) You have also given me the SHIELD of YOUR SALVATION; Your RIGHT HAND has held me up. (43) YOU HAVE DELIVERED ME FROM THE STRIVING OF THE PEOPLE: YOU HAVE MADE ME THE HEAD OF THE NATIONS. Ps. 32:8—I will INSTRUCT you and TEACH you in THE WAY you SHOULD GO; I will GUIDE YOU WITH My EYE. Deut. 32:9—For the Lord’s portion is HIS PEOPLE; JACOB is THE PLACE of HIS INHERITANCE.(10) He found him in a desert land and in the WASTELAND, A HOWLING WILDERNESS; He encircled him, He instructed him, HE KEPT HIM AS THE APPLE OF HIS EYE. Is. 32:14—Because the palaces will be forsaken, the bustling city will be deserted. The forts and towers will become lairs forever, a joy of wild donkeys, A PASTURE OF FLOCKS—(15) UNTIL THE SPIRIT IS POURED UPON US FROM ON HIGH, and THE WILDERNESS BECOMES A FRUITFIL FIELD, and the fruitful field is counted as A FOREST. (16) Then JUSTICE will dwell in the WILDERNESS, and RIGHTEOUSNESS REMAIN in the fruitful field. (17) The WORK OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL BE PEACE, AND THE EFFECTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, QUIETNESS and ASSURANCE FOREVER Is. 33:5—The LORD IS EXALTED, for He dwells on high; HE HAS FILLED ZION with JUSTICE and RIGHTEOUSNESS. (6) WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE will be THE STABILITY of YOUR TIMES, and THE STRENGTH OF SALVATION; THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS HIS TREASURE.
Pro. 9:10—The FEAR of THE LORD is the beginning of WISDOM, and THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY ONE IS UNDERSTANDING. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you.
Is. 49:7—THE HOLY ONE of ISRAEL: and He has CHOSEN YOU. (8) I WILL PRESERVE YOU and GIVE YOU as A COVENANT TO THE PEOPLE, to RESTORE THE EARTH. 10:20—And it shall come to pass in that day that THE REMNANT of ISRAEL, and such as have escaped of the HOUSE OF JACOB, will NEVER AGAIN depend on him who DEFEATED them, but will depend on the Lord, THE HOLY ONE of ISRAEL in TRUTH. (21) For though your people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea, yet A REMNANT WILL RETURN; THE DESTRUCTION DECREED shall OVERFLOW with RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Joel 1:15—Alas for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand; it shall come as DESTRUCTION from the Almighty.)
Is. 11:1—There shall come forth a ROD from the STEM of JESSE, and a BRANCH shall grow out of his roots. (2) THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SHALL REST UPON HIM, (Is. 61:1—THE SPIRIT of the LORD GOD is UPON ME. Because the Lord has anointed Me to preach GOOD TIDINGS to the poor; He has sent Me to HEAL the BROKENHEARTED, to proclaim LIBERTY to THE CAPTIVES, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; (2) To proclaim the ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD (3) To console those who mourn in ZION, to give them BEAUTY for ASHES, the OIL of JOY for MOURNING, the GARMENT of PRAISE for the SPIRIT of HEAVINESS; that they may be called TREES of RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE PLANTING OF THE LORD, that HE MAY BE GLORIFIED.
Returning to Is. 11:2—The Spirit of WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING. (Pro. 9:10—THE FEAR of the LORD is the beginning OF WISDOM, and THE KNOWLEDGE of THE HOLY ONE is UNDERSTANDING.) The Spirit of COUNSEL and MIGHT, (Is. 46:9—Remember the former things of old, For I am God and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, (10) DECLARING the END from the BEGINNING, and from ANCIENT TIMES things THAT ARE NOT YET DONE, saying, MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND. Is. 45:21—Tell and bring forth your case; yes, let them TAKE COUNSEL together. Who has declared this from ANCIENT TIME? Have not I, the Lord? And there is NO other GOD besides Me. (22) Look to Me and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God, and there is NO other.)
Returning to Is 11:2—The Spirit of counsel and MIGHT. Zech.4:6—So he answered and said to me: This is the word of ZERUBBABEL: not by MIGHT nor by POWER, but BY MY SPIRIT, says the Lord of hosts. (7) Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the CAPSTONE with shouts of GRACE, grace to it. Jere. 51:25—Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, WHO DESTROYS ALL THE EARTH, says the Lord, and I will stretch out my hand against you, roll you down from the rocks, and make you a burnt mountain. (26) They shall NOT TAKE FROM YOU A STONE for a CORNER nor a STONE FOR A FOUNDATION.)
Returning to Is. 11:2—The Spirit of KNOWLEDGE and of THE FEAR OF THE LORD. Pro.2:3—Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for UNDERSTANDING; (4) If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; (5) Then you will UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD, and find THE KNOWLEDGE of GOD. Pro. 23:20—Have I not written to you EXCELLENT things of COUNSELS, and KNOWLEDGE, (21) That I may make you know the certainty of THE WORDS of TRUTH, that you may ANSWER WORDS of TRUTH to those who send to you.) (Pro.4:5—MY PEOPLE are DESTROYED for LACK of KNOWLEDGE,) (Hosea:6:5—Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets. I HAVE SLAIN THEM by THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH. (6) For I DESIRE MERCY and NOT sacrifice, and THE KNOWLEDGE of GOD more than burnt offerings. Rom. 10:2—For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to KNOWLEDGE. Pro. 1:29—Because they hated KNOWLEDGE and DID NOT CHOOSE THE FEAR OF THE LORD. (30) They would have NONE of MY COUNSEL and DESPISED ALL MY REPROOF, (31) Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own fancies. (32) For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; (33) But whoever listens to me will dwell safely and will be secure without fear. Rom.11:33—Oh, the depth of the riches both of THE WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE of GOD!
Pro. 9:10—THE FEAR of the LORD is the beginning of WISDOM, and THE KNOWLEDGE of THE HOLY ONE IS UNDERSTANDING. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years of like will be added to you.(Pro. 14:27—THE FEAR of the LORD is a FOUNTAIN OF LIFE. To avoid the snares of DEATH. Pro.14:2—He who walks in HIS UPRIGHTNESS FEARS THE LORD.) Pro. 2:21—For THE UPRIGHT will dwell in THE LAND, and THE BLAMELESS will remain in it:) (Ps. 22:23—You WHO FEAR the Lord, PRAISE HIM! All you DESCENDANTS of JACOB, GLORIFY HIM! and FEAR HIM, all you offspring of ISRAEL! (24) For He has not despised nor abhorred the AFFLICTION of the AFFLICTED; nor has He hidden HIS FACE from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard. (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.
Returning to Is. 11:3—His delight is in THE FEAR OF THE LORD. (4) But with RIGHTEOUSNESS He shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the MEEK of THE EARTH. (Ps. 37:11—But THE MEEK shall INHERIT the EARTH, and shall delight themselves in THE ABUNDANCE OF PEACE. (Matt. 5:5—Blessed are THE MEEK, for the SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.
Returning to Is.11:4—HE SHALL STRIKE THE EARTH WITH THE ROD of HIS MOUTH. And with the breath of HIS LIPS He shall slay the wicked. (5) RIGHTEOUSNESS shall be the belt of His loins, and FAITHFULNESS the belt of His waist. (9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FULL OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA. (1) And in THAT DAY there shall be A ROOT OF JESSE, WHO SHALL STAND AS A BANNER TO THE PEOPE; FOR THE GENTILES SHALL SEEK HIM, and HIS RESTING PLACE SHALL BE GLORIOUS. (Ps. 132:13—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.) (11) It shall come to pass in that day THAT THE LORD SHALL SET HIS HAND AGAIN THE SECOND TIME TO RECOVER THE REMNANT of HIS PEOPLE WHO ARE LEFT.
Is. 59:15—So TRUTH fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the Lord saw it, and it DISPLEASED Him that THERE WAS NO JUSTICE. (16) He saw that there was NO MAN, and wondered that there was NO INTERCESSOR; therefore HIS OWN ARM BROUGHT SALVATION FOR HIM; and HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, it SUSTAINED HIM. (17) For HE PUT ON RIGHTEOUSNESS AS A BREASTPLATE, and a HELMET of SALVATION ON HIS HEAD; (19) So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and HIS GLORY from the RISING of THE SUN; When the enemy comes in like a flood, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD will LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM. (20) The REDEEMER WILL COME TO ZION, and to those WHO TURN FROM TRANSGRESSION IN JACOB, says the Lord.(21) As for Me, says the Lord, “this is MY COVENANT with THEM: MY SPIRIT WHO IS UPON YOU, and MY WORDS which I have PUT IN YOUR MOUTH, shall NOT DEPART from YOUR MOUTH, NOR from the mouths of YOUR DESCENDANTS, NOR from the mouth of YOUR DESCENDANTS’ DESCENDANTS, says the Lord, from this time and FOREVERMORE.
Acts 3:19—Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the PRESENCE of THE LORD, (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 by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the word began. Hebrews 9:28—So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME APART FROM SIN FOR SALVATION
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...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
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Dear Sharon-I feel this article reflects exactly what God wants us to hear from Him today: 'Today I set before you...choose'. There are many things we can do today, but we have the choice: to honor and obey Him; to live for Him; to seek Him and His will; to choose life rather than death, and good over evil. All these things, as your article portrays, God has set out before us for us to make a choice. Excellent work. Thank you for this diligent reminder to actively choose, then follow on. Dennis
Dearest Sharon... This study wraps so many Truths together for us. You return to your focus on God as our cornerstone and strong foundation - He is our ROCK! With Him, our 'houses' (souls) will not be destroyed or shaken! He is our LIGHT whom we follow to receive His wisdom and TRUTH. For that wisdom leads to understanding, which is another 'building block' upon our strong foundation! Then, we see that God is our shield and will protect those who fear (respect) Him from our enemies - both internal and the enemies in the world. As His children, we look to His Second Coming with expectation and hope! Until that day, we seek Him with all our hearts and receive all that He has promised us with Thanksgiving and praise! Thank you, dear Sharon, for steering us even closer to our Savior and for sharing the Scripture passages to guide our journey! With my love, always, Peggy
Thank you for presenting the Word which never returns void.
Fabulous study! This was put together perfectly! Thank you for your obedience! YSICJ, Jounda
God's Word is truth reviving the soul. Sis, your obedience in putting them perfectly together for us, readers, and be reminded of the truth made God smile. May He continue to shower you with His unconditional love and abundant blessings! In Christ's love, Gloria