Bible Study – Getting To Know God’s Will Chap 16 Part 1 of 4 24 March 2017

Getting To Know Gods Will

 Chap 16  Part 1 of 4


Book Of Psalms

Chap 1,27,37


Psalms Introduction


Psalm 95:1-3; 1    O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2    Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3    For   the LORD is a great God, and a great       King above all gods.”


Psalm 29:2; 2    Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.”


The faith of Israel set to music – that is what we find in Psalms, the hymnbook of the Bible. The 150 hymns provide a source of praise, prayer, and worship. They sound the notes of both celebration and lament. They allow God’s people to speak to Him in every mood of life. Written over many centuries, the Psalms are a treasury of devotion, both personal and national. They were not written to be analyzed, but to be read, recited, and sung in the worship of God.


Psalm 7:17; 17    I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.”


The Psalms mirror life and have as their central theme God Himself. Each psalm presents a new setting in which the faithful bring a special moment of life with all its hopes, needs, and frustrations before the Lord of life. The Psalms provide a way for the human creature to meet and converse with the Creator either in private devotion or in public worship.


Psalm 37:3-5; 3    Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4    Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5    Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”


Psalms Teaching


The list of teachings we gain from Psalms has no end. Its 150 songs call us to pray, to praise, to confess, and to testify. The prayer path to God is open at all times for all people in all situations. At all times we should take our feelings to God. He hears and accepts us. In His own way He answers. He brings salvation to our lives. Sin plagues each of us. We rebel against God’s way. God waits for us to confess our sins. He does not give us our deserts. He forgives, redeems, and renews our life. We may not be able to sing. We can praise God. We need to be aware of the great acts He is accomplishing in our lives and the great things He has accomplished for us in creation and in His saving actions through Jesus Christ. Knowing His acts for us, we can rejoice and praise Him at all times. We have no monopoly on God. He has chosen us to help all nations praise Him. We must daily testify to others what God has done for us.


Book Of Psalms

Psalms 1:1-6;


Blessed Is The Man


1    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.


Whose Delight Is In the Law Of The Lord


2    But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.


And Whatever He Does Shall Prosper


3    And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.


The Ungodly Are Not So


4    The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.


5    Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.


The Way Of The Ungodly Shall Perish


6    For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”


Book Of Psalms

Psalms 27:1-14;


The Lord Is My Light

Whom Shall I Fear


1    The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?


2    When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.


Think On This

And Be Comforted


3    Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this willbe confident.


4    One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.


5    For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.


Sing Praises Unto The LOrd


6    And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.


7    Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.


Say It In Your Heart

“Thy Face, Lord, Will I Seek


8    When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.


9    Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.


10    When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.


Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord


11    Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.


12    Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.


13    I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.


In All Tjings

Wait On The Lord


14    Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”


Book Of Psalms

Psalms 37:1-40;


1    Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.


2    For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.


Trust In The Lord And Do Good


3    Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.


Delight Thyself In The Lord


4    Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.


Commit Thy Way Unto The Lord

Trust Also In Him


5    Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.


6    And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.


Rest In The Lord

And Wait Patiently For Him


7    Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.


Cease From All Anger

Do No Evil


8    Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.


9    For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.


10    For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.


The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth


11    But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.


12    The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.


13    The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.


14    The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.


15    Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.


16    A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.


17    For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.


The Lord Knoweth The Days Of The Upright


18    The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.


19    They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.


20    But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.


21    The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous showeth mercy, and giveth.


22    For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.


23    The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.


24    Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.


25    I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.


26    He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.


Depart From Evil And Do Good


27    Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.


28    For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.


29    The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.


30    The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.


31    The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.


32    The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.


33    The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.


Wait On The Lord And Keep HIs Way

And He Shall Exalt Thee


34    Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.


35    I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.


36    Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.


37    Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.


38    But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.


39    But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.


The Lord Shall Deliver The Righteous

From The Wicked And Save Them


40    And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.”

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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