What is in a psalm

Psalms are songs and or poems to God. The entire book of Psalms is one giant book of Praise that contains prophecy and understanding of God because the songs and praises rise above time itself to celebrate the past actions of God, Present actions and Actions to be.  At least every day I will try to post a short Psalm or Proverb to share it and  reflect on it and even give a brief explanation on it.

Psalm 11 (KJV)

In the Lord I my trust

In the Lord I put my trust: how say ye to my soul flee as a bird to your mountain?

For lo the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do?

The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.

The lord trieth the righteous: but wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness his countenance doth behold the upright.

My study bible  notes on this psalm is

A vision of the Lord on His throne is all the righteous need for security in the face of the threat of the wicked.

While I agree with the text I feel the explanation fails to put in perspective what we are looking at and what the Psalm is celebrating about God.

It starts off like all of us do at one point in are life asking God what are we to do when the wicked seem to be prevailing over us.

Then like when God revealed himself in a whirlwind to Job the Lord shows us a taste of His glory and brief look at His awesome power as well as a glimpse at his plan for the world.

It tells us that the Lord is in heaven were the foundations can never be broken. That He judges over both the wicked and the righteous. For the wicked He will lay out snares for them as well as cast them into the lake of fire or the 2nd death.

For the righteous get the Lord’s love and will be with Him.

This psalm echos the plan God has for man to let us live on the earth and to Judge are actions. While the wicked may seem to prosper God is promising that He will reward them the lake of fire for their wicked ways and He confirms his Love for the righteous. Like the study bibles explanation this reassurance of what God intends to do should be enough for us as it should put away are doubts at seeing evil grow knowing that in the end it will be for nothing and we still always have the love of God.

Well if any reading wish to add, comment away.

Maranath!

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The Genesis the Creation of a new blog to talk about the Word.

Genesis ch 1 verse 1-2 KJV

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Well here we are at the beginning. Like the Spirit of God we are hovering over an earth that has yet to be given shape and life I, and what readers who have indulged my desire to write, stand on a blog with out shape or form.

Why am I here and what is this I am trying to do?

Well I am here because I want to read scripture in the bible and then talk about what it means and when I say scripture I mean all of it. I have no idea how long it will take but I pray it will be a good experience I encourage any who read to crack out a bible and look at the passages I talk about for themselves digest what I say and if interested have a conversation with me about it. My expectation of follower activity is low (As I don’t consider my self that important of a person.) so if it is just me talking to myself so be it.

Also as to why now I am doing this. Well I was listening to a man who did a bible study every week who recently stopped. Rather then despair over not getting to enjoy it for a time. I decided to try and grow trusting my learning of God to God and what He wrote and hopefully help a few people curious out who stumble on this blog as well. I have never done a blog before and I expect this to be very messy in the beginning I apologize to any one reading and beg you to bare with me as I grow.

Well now that the foundation has been laid I will try to work on my next Posting to be on topic with what I wish.

In closing I will share a Proverb for any who find this post to think on until I can bring a more substantive post.

Proverbs ch 16 verse 20

He that handleth a mater wisely shall find Good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. (kjv)

Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord (esv)

(Closing Note: I wanted to quote two version translations of this proverb verse because I wanted to show something interesting about the word of God. That is how even when two versions of the same verse seem completely deferent the meaning that is trying to be conveyed still ultimately means the same thing. Despite attempts to Modernize the truth and meaning. The Word of God will always pierce through the darkness. You just have to look and accept it.)