"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." -Psalm 119:105
Psalms and Wisdom Literature: Psalm 12
The Faithful Have Vanished
This is a psalm of David that crying unto the Lord for help. Then the Lord aswered:
“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
It must be noted as well that the description of the Word of God as pure is found here, being purified in an eternal sense (seven in Jewish culture means "unending").
"The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times." -Psalm 12:6
Pentateuch and History of Israel: Genesis 13:2–18
Abram and Lot Separate
This is part where Abram and Lot part ways. Lot chose the location near Sodom (for he saw that the land was good). This is also the passage where God made the promise again to Abram:
“Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.”
Chronicles and Prophets: 1 Chronicles 13
The Ark Brought from Kiriath-Jearim
It must be noticed that it is only at this time that the Ark of the Covenant be brought back, as requested by David. During the reign of Saul, the Ark was not sought at all. This must be true in every leadership. The Lord must be sought first in every plan. and in every aspect of his kingdom. David really must be the "man after God's own heart"!
Uzzah and the Ark
Uzzah was smitten by God for touching the Ark. This must be because of proud presumption and irreverence in Uzzah's heart. Everyone knows that the Ark must not be touched, but only by the designated persons and after certain preparations (cleansing, etc.). God really sees the heart and even the deepest motives and desires. May our worship be acceptable to Him!
Gospels and Epistles: Luke 8:4–21
The Parable of the Sower
This was pertaining to the Kingdom of God. The seed is the Word of God. The good soil are the one who hear the Lord's Word and obey it. He is also compared to a lamp put on a stand. And he is also accepted by Jesus as a member of his family. But it must be noted that being part of God's Kingdom is only by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
© 2014 Erickson Ibana
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