We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Personal Bible Notes: Psalms

Refer to my 9/25/18 post about the margin notes in my Bible, and why I decided to share them on this blog

4:4: Eph. 4:26

9:14 “Daughter Zion”: Jerusalem

17:14 “You fill their bellies”: Who is “their”? NIV and Tanakh say those who God cherishes.

19:1: Cosmological and teleological arguments 
19:3: Not audible but plain nevertheless

29:1 “heavenly beings”: Sons of gods

39:6: Vanity of life

40:1 “waited patiently”: literally, “waiting I waited”
40:1 “my cry”: literal my “scream”

41: 9: See John 13:18

Chapter 51: 2 Samuel 12:13 “fleshed out.”
51:7: IAW Lev. 14
51:16: Lev. 4 (for sins of the “high hand”)
51:17: The only sacrifice for sins of the “high hand” it put self at God’s mercy.

58:7b: May they be as arrows with the heads cut off—blunt and harmless.

60: 5-12: Same as 108: 6-13

77:19: The crossing through the Red Sea.

78:25: Manna is “bread of angels”

104:6-9: Refers to the Flood

105:15: See the context vs WOF claims

107:29-30: Reflects Jesus calming the storm

Chapters 113-116: Passover, sung before the meal.

115:16: No other planet inhabited by humans.

Chapters 117 and 118: Passover, sung after the meal.

118:14 “The Lord is my strength and my song”: Music is power.

139:1-6: God’s omniscience.
139:7-12: God’s omnipresence
139:13-16: God’s omnipotence; it is a child even in the womb.

147:19-20: Only Israel has the Law.

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