Daily Bible Study

@just4him (117005)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 2, 2016 9:25am CST
Day 105 Psalm 105 Psalm 105:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. 2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. 3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore. 5 Remember his marvelous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen. 7 He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth. 8 He hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; 10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: 11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: 12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it. 13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; 14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; 15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. 16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he broke the whole staff of bread. 17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: 18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: 19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him. 20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free. 21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance: 22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom. 23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. 24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies. 25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants. 26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen. 27 They showed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. 28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word. 29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish. 30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings. 31 He spoke, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts. 32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. 33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and broke the trees of their coasts. 34 He spoke, and the locusts came, and caterpillars, and that without number, 35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground. 36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength. 37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. 38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them. 39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night. 40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. 41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river. 42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant. 43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness: 44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labor of the people; 45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD. What has God done for you? How has he led you through your life? Can you look back and see his hand on your life? Can you see how God spared you from trouble and death? The psalmist praised God by telling all that God had done for his people to spare their lives during a famine and bring them out of bondage in Egypt. Israel suffered under the hand of Pharaoh, but God gave them favor when he brought them out of Egypt. God also fed them with quails, manna, and water from the rock. He provided everything they would need, and led them into the Promised Land, just as he promised he would do. As Christians, we can look back and see what God has done for us. We can see how he kept us safe when we should be dead. We can see his hand of protection and safety on our lives. If we can look back and see his faithfulness, we can also look ahead to our future, knowing God will keep us safe under his wings and will not allow anyone to harm us. Just as Israel was God’s anointed, so are all those who accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord. We have the same rights and privileges as his chosen people. Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (KJV) We are God’s chosen people because we accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord, and that makes us his children and a joint-heir with Jesus, his Son. Because we are, we have eternal protection from God the Father, and he will lead us through this life, and pour out his Holy Spirit so we are never alone. Just as God was with Israel in the pillar of cloud by day and fire by night, he is with us through his Word. He promised he would never leave us or forsake us. Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior and Lord? If so, he is always with you, leading you through this life. Let’s pray: Father, thank you for being with me every day of my life, leading me where I need to go and protecting me from the evils of this life. Help me to give you praise for all you have done for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 2 July 2016 by Valerie Jean Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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• Midland, Michigan
2 Jul 16
If more of us would praise God continually as much as possible, and be thankful for what He's provided us already, we'd probably do much better and be better equipped to handle what life throws at us.
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@Drosophila (16711)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
I totally agree, life doesn't have to be unnecessaily stressful
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Jul 16
@Drosophila God would rather us not be stressed out about any aspect of our lives at all, but we tend to allow that in our own lives and then wonder why we're sick or why things don't go the way that we planned. God gives us the tools to make the right choices, but he also gave us free will and it's up to us to switch gears, often mentally, to walk in his son's steps so the things in life don't affect us like they can.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jul 16
@MarshaMusselman Yes we would.
@LoriAMoore (4792)
• United States
2 Jul 16
God saved me when I didn't even know I needed to be saved.
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@Drosophila (16711)
• Ireland
4 Jul 16
No truer statement has been uttered
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jul 16
I think that's the way it always goes. I didn't know I needed saving because I had been in church all my life. I found out different.
@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
2 Jul 16
In addition to Jesus giving his life as a ransom, what else was Jesus sent to the earth to accomplish? John 18:37
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jul 16
He admitted to Pilate he was a King, and so he is, and one day he will reign as KING of Kings and LORD of Lords.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
@just4him Yes, Jesus will reign as KING. He also said at John 18:37 "for this causes came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth." So, Jesus gave a witness for the truth. He told many people about the kingdom and trained his apostles to go forth and preach about the kingdom and to make disciples. Matthew 28:19, 20
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