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August 10, 2021 9:57 am
Digging into the 3rd verse - The Meek or The Iniquitous - that is the question, dive deep into the Hebrew of these words, (avon vs anav) and you will find the precept behind JFK's famous, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
The treasurers of the hundred and 19 so we are going on a treasure hunt and the gold we are seeking in this treasure hunt is actually the phrase of God like join us taking this deep dive mining with David in the hundred and 19 all and I hope and diverse, hugely significant. I want to make another point that I think is critical in understanding this all it is that some people in fact, Matthew Henry, when you look at his commentary seem to think that the verses were somewhat unrelated, although his commentaries beautiful. I would say that the verses are all very related. Again were making connections in this case in the first section of eight verses on the ally. From what the father on what this first letter at the Alice days is actually expressing about the father and so here we see this verse is so clearly verse three so clearly related diverse tube is also related to verse one and two to go back a minute.
Verse one starts out with the word Asher which means blessed which means happy. Anybody remember that one of Jacob's kids was named Asher. Well, that was because his mother was happy when he was born and so she named her Asher and that word Asher you're gonna find it in these passages that we talked about last week, or better said last episode about last week that we talked about in Deuteronomy chapter 6 in Exodus 15 in Genesis 26. Five.
You can find that word all those places is not necessary. Translated Asher the error or happy it's translated which or this so it's very interesting that David knew this word and this word blessed happy is is very connected to what were doing here and so when we get to this idea of blessed folks. It says they also do no iniquity, and they walk in his ways.
This is verse three that were moving into them at word iniquity is a amazing study all in itself. So, interestingly, to understand iniquity. It's really really fun that we can understand the letters that make it up are the exact same letters that make up the word and not of so when you say iniquity in Hebrew, you would say on the Avon.
Almost like Avon in the Avon lady, but if you say and not of same letters you just putting in a little different order so the word and not of is the word that means meek and so in in Isaiah 61 where Jesus is, preach the good news to the meek and the meek are going to inherit the earth. This is Jesus is in the sermon the Mount.
This word, and not of has to do with the letter IN which starts both words and the ideas that you're looking for something you're looking out for something and the second letter in a knob you can hear that and then the none sound.
That means a servant. So they're looking to serve in that fee would be essentially something coming down from heaven, so it's God the Jacob's ladder is the fob so when you look at that. What the anon of her doing is they're looking across the horizon, trying to find ways to serve God where the of von in other words, we change those letters and rather than looking to serve their looking for heaven to serve them and the results of that is this thing we hear in every childlike we've ever met where they say and it's not fair that's not fair I want ice cream cone or whatever the situation is.
That's not fair, or that measuring things to see how we measure up against other people is iniquity in this idea of things aren't equal.
So it's not fair and and and when were looking for God to serve us. You know what John Kennedy said in that famous speech right as not what you country can do for you but what you can do for your country well same kind of thing as not what God can do for you but what you can do for God. And when you go about life that way then you are the enough which is that very much the blessed people that were talking about here, but if you are looking for God to serve you, then you have this entitled mentality that is the Yvonne and so that the beautiful thing about what were learning about these blessed people as they do. None of this looking for God to serve them that that's beautiful in that I for I think is so helpful and it says they walk in his ways. Now that means they wear a WW JD bracelet essentially what would Jesus do, or maybe what would Jesus have me do. In other words, what would God's ways be in this particular situation.
And so when they are walking there walking in the same way that Jesus would long in any given situation.
There doing you know they are the enough of their looking to serve God and then they're looking to see how God would respond in this particular situation. And so when you put all those together and you see that here's the heart of the father to read these three verses together, which I think they very much along together is blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the Lord, and there also blessed because he keep his testimonies, and the words they the they know what he's done for them. They keep that close to their heart and they seek him with everything I got with a whole heart. They also are not the Yvonne. They are the anon of and they walk in. In other words, this is a whole picture of what every father would want his son to be right. Since this son that would walk in obedience is the son that would walk in service to others.
The summit would walk like Jesus. I mean it's an absolutely beautiful thing and so there very much connected in the first three verses. I hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have and I just tell you become to wet your appetite for what's the finish line gonna be, as we continued in this whole Asher -like blessed idea of what the father would have for us in this expression of fatherhood and I also felt like maybe you dig a little bit of the service last time when I talked about Exodus 15 you know there's more to it that you know we talked about the passage in in Genesis 26, five, and then in Exodus 15, but I wanted to give you the actual verse, where we begin to see you know what King David is making reference to the thing about Exodus 15.
As you may recall, is where Moses sings this song is like man a fixer awesome goddess deliver them from the Egyptians. I mean there on the absolute high, but still in chapter 15. Before you know it, they end up in Nara, which means which is actually where the name Mary comes from and the word Miriam. It comes from this whole idea of almost like the mirror mean almost like that of Boston looking for you to serve us because it says that they tested and there they were attempting God, so to speak and and that's where the whole marriage thing happens again in Exodus 15 and so in Exodus 1526 is actually the main verse I wanted to get to. So we have the whole thing with them in a women and in singing the songs and then we find him there.
Testing God and God says to them in verse 26 if thou will diligently hearken to my voice of the Lord by God and do what is right in his sight, and give ear to his commandments, commandments, and that subordinates was and keep all his statutes and met that is that word has lock that high heartlands of output.
None of these diseases on the Egyptians. None of these diseases on you that I plumb Egyptians in other words, once again, God is making reference to the things that David will make reference to throughout the hundred 19 Psalm I think is significant to note that this is the first time we see Moses bringing this in, we saw the 1st Pl. in Genesis where it came in for Isaac now or seen it here and again you see it in Deuteronomy 6 with the whole idea of what the Jews call Shama and and you know hero, Israel, the Lord's will and teach the children that that's the Deuteronomy 6 passage, the whole thing but in Exodus, I did want at least point out that there is a first condo that I wanted to highlight that I didn't mention quite as well as I would hope so. Thank you again for less than an tune in next time for more adventures in the hundred 19 Psalm