Psalm 139 (Part One: To be Searched, Known, and Loved)

“…Not all of our enemies are evil people; some are evil forces. David witnessed those forces at work on King Saul, and how the evil spirit would temporarily depart when he played on the harp for the king (1 Samuel 16:14-23)…”

Moore to Ponder

Originally posted on February 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Scripture References;

Psalm 139

The All-Knowing, Ever-Present God
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.

1 LORD, You have searched me and known me.

2 You know when I sit down and when I stand up;
You understand my thoughts from far away.

3 You observe my travels and my rest;
You are aware of all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue,
You know all about it, LORD.

5 You have encircled me;
You have placed Your hand on me.

6 [This] extraordinary knowledge is beyond me.
It is lofty; I am unable to [reach] it.

7 Where can I go to escape Your Spirit?
Where can I flee from Your presence?

8 If I go up to heaven, You are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.

9 If I live at…

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Restoration

“But the pious reader may want to know what is meant by the expression quoted above, namely, ‘God always keeps us up to the original terms’. Well, it simply means this, that when God calls us to any special position or path, and we fall short of it, or wander from it, He will recall us to it again and again. And further, when we set out under some special principle of action or standard of devotedness, and swerve from it, or fall below it, He will remind us of it, and bring us back to it. True, He bears with us patiently, and waits on us graciously; but ‘He always keeps us up to the original terms’.” C.H. Mackintosh

Moore to Ponder

Below are some great thoughts but they were not written by me, but by a man named C. H. Mackintosh. He lived in the 19th century. I hope they bless you.

But the pious reader may want to know what is meant by the expression quoted above, namely, “God always keeps us up to the original terms.” Well, it simply means this, that when God calls us to any special position or path, and we fall short of it, or wander from it, He will recall us to it again and again. And further, when we set out under some special principle of action or standard of devotedness, and swerve from it, or fall below it, He will remind us of it, and bring us back to it. True, He bears with us patiently, and waits on us graciously; but “He always keeps us up to the original terms.”
Christian…

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Reflections on the A-Z Blogging Challenge

This was my first time to take the A-Z Blogging Challenge, and I did it!

Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month was Blossoming Verses, where every day during the month of April except Sundays l shared a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.

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A-to-Z Reflection [2015] - Lg

This was my first time to take the A-Z Blogging Challenge, and I did it!

Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month was BlossomingVerses, where every day during the month of April except Sundays l shared a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.

I didn’t even learn about the challenge in the first place until just a few days before it was scheduled to begin. I guess you might say I was flying by the seat of my pants. There were a few times that I managed to write a post or two a few days before I shared it, but for the most part I was writing my posts the evening before each one was due. There were even some posts that I shared less than an hour before the day they were supposed to be shared expired…

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“Z” Is For Zinnia

“It is my prayer that the Lord would make me (and anyone else who professes to be a follower of Christ) become more like the zinnia, and allow the Lord to permeate our beings transforming us into the kind of people that would draw others to Jesus…”

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Zinnia elegans (Zinnia)
Image credit, pixabay.com

Scripture reference;

1Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him,

Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

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