Fortunately my Bible had a footnote to Pslam Taste and see isn't literal. It means knowing the Lord "by experience. I kept waiting for the famous line: "As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death" because that is the only psalm I can quote. Thank you, Coolio and "Gangsta's Paradise"!
I didn't know the psalm number, but I kept waiting. Sadly, my Bible had a different translation: "Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil. Still, Psalm 23 begins with probably my favorite line in the whole book: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. I can see myself going back to the Psalms later and rereading them. It's the first time in my exercise where I didn't feel like one reading and done.
Genesis And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Job By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.
American Standard Version By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. Brenton Septuagint Translation By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. Good News Translation. Hebrew Names Version. Jubilee Bible King James Version. Lexham English Bible. The Message Bible. New American Standard Bible. New Century Version. New International Reader's Version.
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The Webster Bible. World English Bible. Young's Literal Translation. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. All are encouraged to pray by God's readiness to hear. Jeannie Myers. Robert Hampshire. Jason Soroski. All rights reserved. They got into the ark.
God warned those few still loyal to him about the coming destruction and told them to provide for themselves an ark that would save them. Once again God has warned us of coming destruction, and he himself has provided for us the ark that will save us. That ark is his Son, Jesus Christ.
To be saved from the coming destruction we must enter into that ark; we must be in Jesus. How do we become in Jesus? By faith, by trusting in what he has done for us on the cross and his resurrection to save us. This does not mean that we will necessarily be removed from all the frightening events that will soon take place upon this earth.
It does mean that we do not need to fear if we should find ourselves in that situation. For no matter how severe the physical environment, our souls are safe. For God has given us both a command and a promise.
The command is to preach the gospel, whether by actual preaching or by the example of our lives. If we do this, God will be faithful to his promise:.
That is why I am suffering as I am. Like Paul, we too may be called upon to suffer. But also like Paul, we should entrust our souls to safekeeping in the midst of that suffering.
With such a promise from One who cannot lie and who is faithful and will watch over our souls and protect us no matter how difficult and frightening may be the world around us, we can have peace. We have his Word on it. Thank you, Lord, for this promise of peace, as we see the beginnings of the collapse of this world. Grant that we may be faithful to you and be a witness to a dying world of the new life that can be found only in you.
May the peace that you give us be a powerful witness to those that so desperately need it. Praise the Lord! You must be logged in to post a comment. Hi my name is Michael Fackerell, founder of this site.Jan 27, · David is longing for the Lord Himself and nothing else. Let us work to make God our focus and nothing else all the days of our lives. II. David’s Prayer () A. Needs acceptance. In verse 7 the theme of the psalm changes as David begins his prayer to God.