3-27-13 Do Not Trust Yourself Or Others


Are you trustworthy?

  1. Exodus 18:21
    Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

    Exodus 18:20-22 (in Context) Exodus 18 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  2. Psalm 93:5
    Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore.

    Psalm 93:4-5 (in Context) Psalm 93 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  3. Psalm 111:7
    The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy;

    Psalm 111:6-8 (in Context) Psalm 111 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  4. Proverbs 11:13
    Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

    Proverbs 11:12-14 (in Context) Proverbs 11 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  5. 1 Corinthians 7:25
    The Unmarried and the Widowed ] Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.

    1 Corinthians 7:24-26 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 7 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  6. 1 Timothy 1:15
    The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

    1 Timothy 1:14-16 (in Context) 1 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  7. 1 Timothy 3:1
    Qualifications for Overseers ] The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

    1 Timothy 3:1-3 (in Context) 1 Timothy 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  8. 1 Timothy 4:9
    The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance.

    1 Timothy 4:8-10 (in Context) 1 Timothy 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  9. 2 Timothy 2:11
    The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

    2 Timothy 2:10-12 (in Context) 2 Timothy 2 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

  10. Titus 1:9
    He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

    Titus 1:8-10 (in Context) Titus 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

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DO NOT TRUST YOURSELF OR OTHERS

Let US begin. Today, I want to discuss with you
about the problem with trusting in “self.” Being self-sufficient, selfreliant
and self-centered is an evil vice. It is promoted by the world
system and fostered by MY enemy.

Being self-reliant is nothing more than putting “self” before GOD. It
is walking in your own will apart from MY Will. Just like this 40-day
fast is MY Will, when people do what they choose without seeking
ME through an intimate relationship with ME, they run apart from
MY Will and they are living in sin – it is rebellion to ME. I want MY
children to walk in MY Will. Sometimes MY Will does not look right
according to the standards of the world. The world says chase
money, possessions, security, human love. MY Will doesn’t match
what the world calls normal. It looks different. But MY Will is correct.
I created humans and I also created them to trust ME and walk in

MY Will – to know MY Will you must lay down your life before ME in
humble submission and seek ME daily. Those who truly pursue ME
by devoting time to ME, intimate time with ME in the secret place
and reading MY Word will find ME and MY Will. This requires
choices. You must choose because worldly distractions can throw
you off MY straight and narrow path. O’ there are many other paths
to go on but all lead to destruction as the road to hell is a broad road
that many fall into. Few find this important narrow path to ME and
eternal life. Many think they walk the narrow path but they are
deceived. They listen to others who are also deceived.

Many of MY leaders are deceived and deceiving others because
they believe doing many works and staying busy in MY churches is
the way to eternal security but this is deception. It is only by
intimacy, truly knowing ME, spending time, devoting time to knowing
ME. This is the key to eternal safety and security.

Psalms 91:1. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the MOST
HIGH shall abide under the shadow of the ALMIGHTY.

The body is fed in the churches but this body cannot truly function correctly apart from nourishment which I give in the secret place and in the time spent getting to know ME in a deep way. This is where the body is truly built up. This is where I deliver MY Will and Words to MY sheep and sustain them to survive what the enemy tries to do to cause trouble. It is by intimacy with ME that you can sustain through the pitfalls and trials of life. If you go it alone you will struggle and ultimately fail. Because you do not know what I require apart from ME and I am the ultimate judge of all in the end.

How can you prepare to face ME in judgment if you have never
come close to ME and learned what I desire and require of you?
When you face ME without this intimacy you will be empty-handed
because you have relied on your own beliefs, own thinking, own will,
and you will fall greatly short. You will miss the mark.

Romans 14:12. So then every one of us shall give account of
himself to GOD.

Don’t be deceived. Many of MY so-called leaders never spend time
with ME, and they too do not operate in MY Will, and they are as if
the blind leading the blind down blind alleys of destruction. Many will
be surprised how misled they have been because they have trusted
in those who know ME not and they themselves are greatly
deceived.
You cannot trust in what looks right in the world. You must submit to
ME.
Surrender your all to ME and seek ME whole-heartedly. This is what
I require.

MY Word speaks this Truth. Read it correctly and see for yourself.
MY leaders, too many like the world and its ways, so they change
the meaning of MY Words so they can feel good about mingling with
the world. The world is an enmity to ME. Read MY Word. This truth
is not hidden. You cannot love the world and ME both. I have bee

clear about this. O’ yes you are in the world, but you must follow ME
and MY Ways while you are in the world.

James 4:4. Ye adulterers and adulteresses know ye not that the
friendship of the world is enmity with GOD? Whosoever therefore
will be a friend of the world is an enemy of GOD.

There are distractions at every turn that will lead you away from
seeking intimacy with ME. You must desire to spend time with ME
more than the world’s distractions. You are settling for an inferior,
empty pursuit if you settle for the things of the world over a
relationship with the CREATOR of all life – your MAKER, MAKER of
the stars, and the heavens.

Hebrews 10:38-39. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man
draws back, MY soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not
of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to
the saving of the soul.

Do not trade down a glorious eternal walk with ME, the CREATOR
and SUSTAINER of all life for the cheap thrills offered by the world.

What you pursue in the world is empty satisfaction and ultimately
death. You choose your own destiny, you believe you create your
own path, you believe I bless your decisions. You have not come to
know ME intimately. If you did, you would learn differently. You are
deceived by the ways of the world and MY cunning enemy. He
would have you do what you believe best for yourself apart from
ME. This I cannot bless. Then MY children wonder why they run into
so many troubles. The worst deception of MY enemy is the belief
that all is well when you run apart from having an intimate
relationship with ME. This is the greatest deception of all. All seems
well, but when you face ME, I will tell you to depart ye workers of
iniquity, I never knew youP

Matthew 7:21. Not everyone that saith unto ME, LORD, LORD, shall
enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the Will of MY
FATHER which is in Heaven.

Many will say to ME in that day, LORD, LORD, have we not
prophesied in THY Name? And in THY Name have cast out devils?
And in THY Name done many wonderful works? And then will I
profess unto them, I never knew you. depart from ME, ye that work
iniquity.

Yes, this is MY Word. I did not create you to walk apart from ME
and for you to seek your own way without ever consulting ME. Yes,
you can do these things because you have free will, but you are not
in MY Will and so you are sinning against ME.

I give MY children free will and they can choose to seek ME in
intimacy and trust MY Guidance or they can run apart from ME.
When MY children run apart from ME, out of MY Will, seeking their
own plans, they work against MY Kingdom plans and this is evil.

They cause destruction they don’t even know about, because they
have selfishly believed they can live their life outside of MY Perfect
Will and Plans.
They bring trouble on themselves and others. They leave
themselves open the whims and traps of the enemy. Children apart
from ME, you are no match to the wiles and cunning of MY enemy.

Do not think yourself so wise. You are useless apart from ME.
Why do I talk so of those with childlike faith as the ones who will
inherit MY Kingdom? Because these children recognize their need
for ME at every turn just as a child turns to its parent at every
moment. The child knows apart from the parent he is in danger as

MY children recognize apart from ME, they too are in great danger,
and trust in MY Every Word. This is why I implore MY children to
spend time in MY Word, where much information is imparted. All
answers for living this life are given in MY Book. I gave this Book as
a guide for mankind.

MY SPIRIT reveals truth in the pages. Only through surrender and
receiving MY SPIRIT in full measure will you receive the
enlightenment that you need to truly understand MY Words. It is not
by the teachings of men, but by MY SPIRIT that the Words grow in

your heart. Only by MY SPIRIT can you receive the light-giving life
of MY Book.

Matthew 18:4. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this
little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

1 Corinthians 2:11-14. For what man knoweth the things of a man,
save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of GOD
knoweth no man, but the SPIRIT of GOD. Now we have received,
not the spirit of the world, but the SPIRIT which is of GOD; that we
might know the things that are freely given to us of GOD.

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom
teacheth, but which the HOLY GHOST teacheth; comparing
Spiritual things with Spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the SPIRIT of GOD:
for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them,
because they are Spiritually discerned.

The world is full of deception now. Don’t be fooled by the evil
propagated by MY enemy. He would have you believe by the
messages you receive daily that you can trust the things of the
world. You trust in everything but ME, the GIVER of life. You trust in
money, education, worldly security, governments – it is false help
and security. This is high class deception and it leads MY children
away from ME. MY children then dabble in trusting ME.
They turn to ME a little and then rely on everything else. This is not
intimacy.

Yes, you are intimate with the world and your own desires, but not
with ME. You need to come to ME and lay everything down before
ME. You cannot truly know ME until you put aside your worldly
security and come to ME seeking an intimate relationship. Anything
else apart from this relationship is lukewarm and I will not honor a
lukewarm relationship. So many will be surprised when they face
ME and discover that dancing with the world and also spending a

little time with ME will keep them out of MY Kingdom. There will be
many surprised.

Revelation 3:16. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither
cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of MY Mouth.

What do I want and expect from MY children? I want their life. I want
it all in complete surrender. A dance with the world and a dance with
ME is evil. Read MY Word. O’ so many read MY Book and they take
from it what they want so they can placate themselves, so they can
enjoy the world and still feel that they can enter MY Kingdom when
their life ends. What a shock to those who discover that I only
receive those who have given ME their all – sacrificed their all. Their
pursuit of wealth, fame, possessions was all in vain and ultimately
keeps them outside MY Kingdom. Their own will and future planning
has led them on a path outside of MY Will and apart from MY True
Plans for their life – a life I created. The life I gave them and sustain.
O’ yes no one lives and breathes from day to day except I ordain it.

This is why MY children should not be so sure of their own selfish
planning apart from MY Will and true intensions for their life. I can
take any life I choose at Will. No one lives outside MY Decisions for
their life. I give, I take as I see fit, as I desire. This is why it is pure
foolishness when men create their own plans and make their own
way apart from MY Will for their life. It is the height of pride and
foolishness and it is evil. It is the way of MY enemy to lead MY
sheep astray down paths of destruction by what looks so normal
and right. It is the enemy’s deceptive plan to deceive many.

Job 12:10. In WHOSE Hand is the soul of every living thing, and the
breath of all mankind.

Psalms 104:29. THOU hidest THY Face, they are troubled: THOU
takest away their breath; they die, and return to their dust.

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“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1,26 NIV

Proverbs 2

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Moral Benefits of Wisdom

2 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.

Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths
to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
and who are devious in their ways.

16 Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman,
from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
17 who has left the partner of her youth
and ignored the covenant she made before God.[a]
18 Surely her house leads down to death
and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 None who go to her return
or attain the paths of life.

20 Thus you will walk in the ways of the good
and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will live in the land,
and the blameless will remain in it;
22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 2:17 Or covenant of her God

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Hatred

Forbidden.
Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
Colossians 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Is murder.
1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

A work of the flesh.
Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Often cloaked by deceit.
Proverbs 10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
Proverbs 26:26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.

Leads to deceit.
Proverbs 26:24-25 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Stirs up strife.
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Embitters life.
Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

INCONSISTENT WITH

The knowledge of God.
1 John 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

The love of God.
1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Liars prone to.
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

THE WICKED EXHIBIT,

Towards God.
Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Towards saints.
Psalms 25:19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

Towards each other.
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Christ experienced.
Psalms 35:19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
John 15:24-25 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

SAINTS SHOULD

Expect.
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
John 15:18-19 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Not marvel at.
1 John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

Return good for.
Exodus 23:5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Not rejoice in the calamities of those who exhibit.
Job 31:29-30 If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him: Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

Give no cause for.
Proverbs 25:17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

Punishment of.
Psalms 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
Psalms 44:7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.
Psalms 89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
Amos 1:11 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:

WE SHOULD EXHIBIT AGAINST

False ways.
Psalms 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
Psalms 119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

Lying.
Psalms 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

Evil.
Psalms 97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Backsliding.
Psalms 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Hatred and opposition to God.
Psalms 139:21-22 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

Exemplified.
Cain,
Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Genesis 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Esau,
Genesis 27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.

Joseph’s brethren,
Genesis 37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Men of Gilead,
Judges 11:7 And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, Did not ye hate me, and expel me out of my father’s house? and why are ye come unto me now when ye are in distress?

Saul,
1 Samuel 18:8-9 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom? And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.

Ahab,
1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Haman,
Esther 3:5-6 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath. And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.

Enemies of the Jews,
Esther 9:1 Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)
Esther 9:5 Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them.

Chaldeans,
Daniel 3:12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Enemies of Daniel,
Daniel 6:4-15 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever. All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. …

Herodias,
Matthew 14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.
Matthew 14:8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger.

The Jews,
Acts 23:12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
Acts 23:14 And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.

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Psalm 81:1-16


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Psalm 81

1Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

2Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

3Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

4For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

5This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

6I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

7Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

8Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

9There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

10I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

11But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

12So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

13Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

14I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

15The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

16He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

THE PSALMS:

A New Translation from the Hebrew

WITH THE

INTERNAL SENSE AND EXPOSITION

FROM THE WRITINGS OF THE

HON. EMANUEL SWEDENBORG,

Together with Observations,

BY THE LATE REV. J. CLOWES, M.A.

Rector of St. John’s Church, Manchester, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge;

AND

NOTES ON THE LITERAL SENSE,

By the Editors.

“And He said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.”

Luke xxiv. 44.

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Author: John Clowes
Preface

Psalm 9:1-20, Psalm 10:1-18


Teach me Thy Way, O Lord

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Psalm 9

1I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

2I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

3When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

5Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

6O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

15The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

16The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

19Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

20Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

Psalm 10

1Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

2The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

3For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

8He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

17LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Jesus said, ‘I did not come to judge the world. I came to save the world’. (John 12:47) (Judge here means say who is wrong.)

The stories of Psalms 9 and 10

David probably wrote Psalms 9 and 10 as one psalm. The Jews thought that he wrote it after he killed Goliath. The first part says that God beat the foreign enemy (Psalm 9). The second part says that wicked men in Israel are making the helpless into oppressed people. (Psalm 10)

The reasons for thinking that it was one psalm are:

·    Psalm 10 has no words at the top about David or music. This is not usual in a psalm by David.

·    Hebrew words that David did not often use are in Psalms 9 and 10.

·    Psalms 9 and 10 make one acrostic.

Acrostic psalms use the Hebrew alphabet. The first bit starts with the first letter. The second bit starts with the second letter. This happens until the alphabet finishes. Look at Psalm 9 below. Then you will understand. We have used English letters. These are not the same as Hebrew ones. After a time some of the letters became lost or mixed up! Also, the Jews decided to make them into 2 psalms. Some Christians have put them back together as one psalm, for example, some Roman Catholics.

It is difficult to write an acrostic psalm. The words sometimes go in a strange order. This makes them hard to understand. It may give you help if you change the order of the words. In verse 3 you could say “My enemies went back” instead of “Back my enemies went”. It means the same.

Psalm 9

       The leader (must use the music) ‘Death to the son’.
(This is) a song of David

v1     All my heart sings ‘thank you’ to the LORD.
I will tell (people) of all your wonderful work.

v2     I will be very happy with you, (LORD). I will rejoice in you.
I will sing praises to your name, Most High God.

v3     Back my enemies went,
they fell down. They died in front of you,

v4       because you judged that what I did was right .
You sat on your throne. You made a righteous judgment.

v5     Clearly you judged the nations and destroyed the wicked.
People will never remember their names.

v6      You caught the enemy. You killed them.
You knocked down their cities. People will just forget them.

v7     Evermore the LORD will rule.
He has built his throne. On it he will make his judgments.

v8      He will make righteous judgments for the world.
His government will give justice to the people.

v9      For the LORD is a place where the oppressed can hide.
He will be a fortress in times of trouble.

v10    Everyone that knows your name (LORD) will put their trust in you.
LORD, you will never turn away from anyone that looks for you.

v11    Go to the LORD with praises. His throne is in Zion.
Tell all the nations all that he has done.

v12    (God) will remember the people that somebody murdered.
He will not forget the oppressed people that cry to him.

v13    Have mercy on me, LORD.
See how my enemies make my life very difficult.
Make me safe from the gates of death.

v14    Then I will tell your praises in the gates of Jerusalem.
I will rejoice that I am safe with you.

v15    Into the hole that they dug the nations fell.
They caught their own feet in the net that they hid.

v16    You will recognise the LORD by his justice.
The enemies of God will catch themselves in their own nets.
HIGGAION   SELAH

v17    Just as the enemies of God go to Sheol,
so will all the nations that forget him.

v18    Know this: God will not always forget the poor.
The oppressed will not have to hope for evermore.

v19    LORD, stand up! Do not let men become too powerful.
Let the nations find justice before you.

v20    LORD, make them afraid.
Make the nations know that they are only human.
SELAH

Word list

evermore ~ another word for always

oppressed ~ helpless people that wicked people hurt

HIGGAION ~ a place for happy music

fatherless ~ someone that has no father, usually a child

Other Acrostic Psalms

The psalms are Hebrew poetry. Poetry is when people write the words in a special way. They sound very beautiful. The Jews had a lot of rules for writing poetry. One was to make the ends of the words sound like each other. We call this “rhyming”. Another rule was to make the ideas sound like each other. Look at Psalm 9: 8. The 2 parts of the verse mean the same. This often gives us help to understand and to translate a psalm.

Another way the Jews wrote poetry was to use an acrostic. This often made the words come in the wrong order, like Psalm 9: 3. Not many of the psalms are acrostics. The most famous one is Psalm 119. The others are 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, and 145. We do not usually translate them into English as acrostics, because there are 26 letters in the English alphabet. There are only 22 in the Hebrew alphabet. We have done it with psalms 9 and 10 because some of the letters are missing. This makes it easier for us!

Psalm 10

v1      LORD, why are you standing so far away?
Why do you hide when there is trouble?

v2      In his pride the wicked man tries to catch helpless people.
I hope that wicked people catch themselves with their bad plans!

v3      The wicked boasts about what he wants.
He says good things about those that want more than is fair.
He says very bad things about the LORD.

v4      In his pride, the wicked does not look for God.
He will not even think of God.

v5      Everything that the wicked does always works well.
He puts the rules of God far from him.
He laughs at the people that do not like him.

v6      He says to himself, “There will be no trouble for me.
Nothing bad will ever happen to me or to my children”.

v7      His mouth makes bad promises.
It is full of words that are not true.
He says that he will do very bad things to people.
There is evil on his tongue.

v8      He hides behind the bushes near the villages.
He watches in secret for people to hurt.
He jumps out and murders people that have done nothing wrong.

v9      He lies like a lion under the cover of a bush.
He waits to catch someone that is helpless.
He does catch him and takes him away in his net.

v10    He beats the helpless man.
The helpless man fails and falls under the stronger man.

v11    He says to himself, “God forgot.
He hid his face. He never saw what happened”.

v12    Rise up, O God! Lift up your hand.
Do not forget the helpless people.

v13    Why does the wicked man say such bad things about God?
Why does he think, ‘God will not do anything about it’?

v14    See it all, God, all the trouble,
all the oppressed people.
Decide what to do about it.
The helpless puts his trust in you.
You give help to the fatherless.

v15    The arm of the wicked and evil man . . . break it (LORD)!
Tell him to explain what he has done.
He thought that you would not discover it!

v16    The LORD will always be king.
The nations will not remain in his land for evermore.

v17    You hear, LORD, what oppressed people want.
You listen when they pray. You give them something to hope for.

v18    You care for the fatherless and the oppressed.
People from the earth will not frighten the poor again.

What Psalm 9 Means

Not all the letters of the acrostic are here! D is not here. Perhaps somebody changed some words into other words that meant the same.

If you find the acrostic difficult, here is some help.

·    Psalm 9:3 – my enemies went back

·    Psalm 9:5 – you judged the nations clearly

·    Psalm 9:7 – the LORD will rule evermore (or always)

·    Psalm 9:15 – the nations fell into the hole that they dug

Psalm 9: 1 – 6: David is very happy. He says, “thank you” to the LORD. Why? Because David beat his enemies. David knew that God gave him help. It was God that really beat the enemies, not David on his own! God judged that David was right and the enemies wrong. The enemies were probably the Philistines. Goliath was a Philistine.

Psalm 9: 7 – 10: God is always ruling the world. Sometimes it is hard to believe this, but it is true. Sometimes we must wait a long time for his righteous judgments. Righteous here means this: the judgments of God are the best judgments. While we wait for his judgments, what can we do? Psalm 9:9-10 tells us! We can:

·    look for the LORD: if we do this, the LORD will find us!

·    trust in the LORD: if we do this the LORD will give us help

·    hide in the LORD: if we do this, the LORD will make us safe

Psalm 9: 11 – 14: When God finds us, gives us help and makes us safe, that is not the end. We must:

·    always give praises to the LORD: on our own, and in Church

·    tell people about God: our family, our friends, those we work with

Many people will not like this! As they made life difficult for David, so they will for us. So we must pray, ‘Have mercy on me, LORD’. These are the words that some Churches still pray in Greek: KYRIE ELEISON. God’s mercy is when he is loving and kind to us, and not angry.

Psalm 9: 15 – 20: In Psalm 9:6 we read, ‘You killed them’. In Psalm 9:15-16 we read how God does this. Often, people kill themselves, or each other! The plan that they made to kill their enemies kills them. They go to Sheol. The Jews thought that Sheol was a dark place. It was under the ground. The psalm finishes by telling us 2 things:

·    God will remember the oppressed, even if they have to wait a long time

·    God will teach men and women that they are only human. It is only God that is really powerful

Something to do

When there is trouble in your country, pray to God about it. Your country may fight another country. Pray to God about it. Pray for your government and your soldiers. Some of them may be Christians. Pray for justice. It may not matter which country wins. What matters is that God still rules the world. When you pray, talk to God in your own words.

What Psalm 10 means

You can see that the acrostic is incomplete. “Incomplete” means that it is not all there. The psalm is all there, though. A few words became changed. They still mean the same thing.

Psalm 10: 1 – 7: In Psalm 9 we read about the enemy of God. He was also the enemy of David. The enemy was probably a foreign country. In Psalm 10 we read about the wicked man, or the wicked. They were people that lived in David’s country. Perhaps some of them were women. They wanted more that it was fair for them to have. They made plans to take things from people that were helpless. Some of these helpless people were people of God. Sometimes they felt that God did not care any more.

Psalm 10: 8 – 11: The wicked man is like a wild animal called a lion. They kill for what they can get. In Psalm 10:11 we do not know if “he” is the bad man or the helpless man. The Hebrew Bible just says “he” . Both people felt that God was not looking.

Psalm 10: 12 – 18: David prays that God will do something. In verses 16-18 David tells his people that God will do something. God will frighten the wicked away. (Frighten means make afraid). David knew that after fighting foreign countries (look in Psalm 9) there was unrest in his own kingdom. (“Unrest” means people in the same country fighting each other). King David tried to stop it, but he knew that only God would really stop it. (A kingdom is a country that has a king or a queen.)

Something to do

When there is trouble pray to God about it. There may be unrest in your own country. Pray to God about it. You may feel frightened. You may not feel safe. Pray to God about it. Then read Psalm 10:16-18. Believe that one day it will be true. That is the promise of God to you.

Psalms 9

TO THE CHIEF MUSICIAN, UPON MUTH-LABEN. A PSALM OF DAVID or TO HE WHO GRANTS VICTORY, IMMORTALITY FOR THE SON, A PSALM OF DAVID.


<>: in Hebrew “al -mut laben”. We have translated
this phrase according to S. R. Hirsch but the translation is technically
difficult and somewhat forced.
The Psalm speaks in the name of all Israel. In the Bible the chosen king
(e.g. Solomon) is referred to by the Almighty as His “son” (2-Samuel 7:14,
cf Psalm 80:17). The people of Israel as a collective entity are also
referred to as the “son” of God, e.g. <ISRAEL IS MY
SON, EVEN MY FIRSTBORN>> [Exodus 4:22].

[Psalms 9:1] I WILL PRAISE THEE, O LORD,  WITH MY WHOLE HEART;  I WILL SHEW
FORTH ALL THY  MARVELLOUS WORKS.

<>:  In Hebrew “Odeh” meaning acknowledge.

[Psalms 9:2] I WILL BE GLAD AND REJOICE IN THEE:  I WILL SING PRAISE TO THY
NAME, O THOU MOST HIGH.

[Psalms 9:3] WHEN MINE ENEMIES ARE TURNED BACK, THEY SHALL FALL  AND PERISH
AT THY  PRESENCE.

[Psalms 9:4] FOR THOU HAST MAINTAINED MY RIGHT AND MY CAUSE; THOU SATEST IN
THE THRONE  JUDGING RIGHT.

[Psalms 9:5] THOU HAST REBUKED THE HEATHEN, THOU HAST DESTROYED THE
WICKED,  THOU HAST  PUT OUT THEIR NAME FOR EVER AND EVER.

This Psalm was written by David. It has some pertienence to the time of
David though it also is describing  what will happen after the Messiah son
of  David appears.   Some Commentators say the Psalm is seaking on behalf
of ALL ISRAEL in a collective sense.

[Psalms 9:6] O THOU ENEMY,  DESTRUCTIONS ARE COME TO A PERPETUAL END: AND
THOU HAST DESTROYED CITIES;  THEIR MEMORIAL IS PERISHED WITH THEM.

[Psalms 9:7] BUT THE LORD SHALL ENDURE FOR EVER:  HE HATH PREPARED HIS
THRONE FOR  JUDGMENT.

[Psalms 9:8] AND HE SHALL JUDGE THE WORLD IN RIGHTEOUSNESS,  HE SHALL
MINISTER JUDGMENT TO THE PEOPLE IN UPRIGHTNESS.

[Psalms 9:9] THE LORD ALSO WILL BE A REFUGE FOR THE OPPRESSED,  A REFUGE IN
TIMES OF  TROUBLE.

When you are in trouble and you pray to the Almighty He will help you.
Sometimes it is difficulty to pray for psychological reasons. In such cases
even reading the Bible or efficacious works can help the point is to
somehow direct oneself towards the Almighty.

[Psalms 9:10] AND THEY THAT KNOW THY NAME WILL PUT THEIR TRUST IN THEE: FOR
THOU, LORD, HAST NOT FORSAKEN THEM THAT SEEK THEE.

If you search you will find and be helped and be of help to others.

[Psalms 9:11] SING PRAISES TO THE LORD,  WHICH DWELLETH IN ZION:  DECLARE
AMONG THE  PEOPLE HIS DOINGS.

      <DWELLETH IN ZION>>: God makes His presence apparent though
Jerusalem and Israel.    The God of Israel is the Almighty Himself. There
is no other. Only through the God of Israel can salvation be found. All the
nations MUST acknowledge the God of Israel. Israel MUST be made aware of
their own Israelite ancestral sources. We have an obligation beyond
ourselves and our own survival and that of our family.

[Psalms 9:12] WHEN HE MAKETH INQUISITION FOR BLOOD,  HE REMEMBERETH THEM:
HE FORGETTETH  NOT THE CRY OF THE HUMBLE.

[Psalms 9:13] HAVE MERCY UPON ME, O LORD; CONSIDER MY TROUBLE WHICH I
SUFFER OF  THEM THAT HATE ME,  THOU THAT LIFTEST ME UP FROM THE GATES OF
DEATH:

<>: in Hebrew “Chanani” which (S.R. Hirsch) can mean,
“give me the means”. Help me overcome if necessary by way of nature but
through your enabling me to realise my own potential.   The people of
Israel are capable of solving their own problems and also those of the
entire world but first they must turn their hearts back to the
Almighty.  They must be made aware of where they came from and the
corresponding duties laid upon them.
David was persecuted and in danger of his life several times.  So
too,  the future Messiah may initially suffer such tribulations. Also
Israel as  an historic entity has been indanger saeveral times and still
is. The Jews (Judah) have also survuived numerous and continuous attempts
to eliminate them by every means possible.  The enemy of Judah is the enemy
of  Israel and the enemy of Israel is the enemy of  Judah.  The enemy of
Judah and Israel is the enemy of the Almighty.

[Psalms 9:14] THAT I MAY SHEW FORTH ALL THY PRAISE IN THE GATES OF THE
DAUGHTER OF ZION:  I  WILL REJOICE IN THY SALVATION.

[Psalms 9:15] THE HEATHEN ARE SUNK DOWN IN THE PIT THAT THEY MADE: IN THE
NET WHICH THEY  HID IS THEIR OWN FOOT TAKEN.
Our enemies will fall in their own traps.

[Psalms 9:16] THE LORD IS KNOWN BY THE JUDGMENT WHICH HE EXECUTETH: THE
WICKED IS   SNARED IN THE WORK OF HIS OWN HANDS. HIGGAION.  SELAH.

<>: From the Hebrew “hegeh” meaning thought, contemplation.  The
English word “though” (Old English, “thoht”) is derived from the same
Hebrew root.
S.R. Hirsch explains “Higaion” to mean: “the truth that becomes
apparent”;  “the truth that reveals the hand of God in history”

[Psalms 9:17] THE WICKED SHALL BE TURNED INTO HELL, AND ALL THE NATIONS
THAT FORGET GOD.

<>:  In Hebrew “Sheolah”, i.e. to the grave,  to down below, to
destruction. “Sheolah” is from “Sheol” (grave, underworld) and perhaps
connected to the root “She-al”  to borrow. This coukld indicate either a
state of limbo or of eternal perdition.  The natural destiny of man
is  eternal life but through sin this can be forfeited.

[Psalms 9:18] FOR THE NEEDY SHALL NOT ALWAY BE FORGOTTEN:  THE EXPECTATION
OF THE POOR  SHALL NOT PERISH FOR EVER.

Everything has a purpose and reason. God hears you and looks after you. He
wants you to be with Him in both this world and the next.

[Psalms 9:19] ARISE, O LORD; LET NOT MAN PREVAIL: LET THE HEATHEN BE JUDGED IN THY SIGHT.

[Psalms 9:20] PUT THEM IN FEAR, O LORD: THAT THE NATIONS MAY KNOW
THEMSELVES TO BE  BUT MEN.  SELAH.

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Psalms:

A collection of 150 psalms, whose Hebrew name is “The Book of Praise.” Authors of individual psalms include David, Solomon, Moses, Asaph, and others who are anonymous. The variety and unity of Psalms have given this book a unique place in the devotional life of the individual and the Church. Almost every aspect of man’s relation to God is depicted in these poems, simple trust, the sense of sin, appeal to a higher power in time of trouble, and the conviction that the world is in the hands of a loving God.

Psalm 2:1-12


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1-Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2-The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take council together, against the lord, and against his anointed, saying,

3-Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4-He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

5-Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6-Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zi’on.

7-I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8-Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9-Thou shalt break them with a rod  in of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

10-Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11-Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12-Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Be wise of vain people. Be wise of rulers that go against the Lord. Stay with the Lord. Fear the Lord, as this is a sign of faith. God will cast out our enemies. Ask of the Lord, and it will be given.  The Son will kindle against the non-believers. Trust in the Lord. Proverbs28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Psalms 25:2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Psalms:

A collection of 150 psalms, whose Hebrew name is “The Book of Praise.” Authors of individual psalms include David, Solomon, Moses, Asaph, and others who are anonymous. The variety and unity of Psalms have given this book a unique place in the devotional life of the individual and the Church. Almost every aspect of man’s relation to God is depicted in these poems: simple trust, the sense of sin, appeal to a higher power in time of trouble, and the conviction that the world is in the hands of a  loving God.

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