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January 19, 2022 11:24 am
Psalms 119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
In ancient days if you wanted a dove dinner you laid down a string with a slip knot big loop on the ground near some bird seed. The birds awkward toes are easily snared as they are meant to land and to perch. Just like we are not at home on the earth we are easily snared but how do you escape - run to Dad - Robby shares how Jesus did it and so can we.
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The first are the six verse in the nun section and so is going to cool the just consider what would the fear the Lord be when it comes to our souls and in the way that this verse reads is so cool in so many different ways verse 110 reads in English.
The wicked have laid a snare for me yet.
I erred not from my precepts I think is really cool to just think about Jesus in this situation right. The wicked laid all kinds of sneers for him and you might remember, the Pharisees came to him on several occasions one time. You know course, they said, should we pay taxes to Caesar or now or in the course, the ad, this wonderful unbelievable counsel that you pay taxes to Caesar, but what is God's gift to God, which is a big idea of this, he didn't air from my precepts right that when you have a snare around your foot. That's when you go to God and you slip right out of the snare and and again when you think about if you've ever seen a bird snare what they used in ancient times, the way that feet on birds. Are they just are kinda clunky, so if you just put a string down with the slipknot on it and there's some beautiful old Indian tricks that they were using would just put this wonderful slipknot on a piece of string and put it down where the birds normally eat and eventually their feet. They just dislike you would trip on a string. Well when their feet get in that snare and they walk the slip not traps them, and so your you think about it were kind of birds weren't were not meant for this world.
And so our whole lot better with our feet are kinda clumsy when they're on the ground there meant to lessor they're meant to. To purchase, but unfortunately when he does walk on flat ground.
They lay out flat and they are easily snared and so they thought they had Jesus in the snare, but of course if you go to God.
You see, with the precept of the idea of going to a meeting with God and immediately you're just your feet to slip out of this snare and a cook and it's cool I mean it's the idea of this snare course as you might guess, has to do with this idea of the nun how how in the world can your soul be trapped in a car seat and scuttles were two different ways. He wants to do this and course.
All you have to do is says here is air, not from my precepts and you walk right out of the trap in one of my favorites of the snares that they tried to put Jesus in.
You might remember when asking for a sign or a wonder right there hoping to trip him up that he unit wouldn't be able to make some kind of a miracle under their cases and answer what he told them is so brilliant it's unbelievable on so many different levels. He said in a couple different places your right knee might remember.
He said no sign will be given to you up. Other than the sign of the prophet Jonah man and one time he explains one of the signs of prophet Jonah obviously is your three days in the belly of the fish but there's other signs. When you think about the prophet Jonah because you think of the story of Jonah. Where was he supposed to go. You're supposed to go to Nineveh right which were the Gentiles and he was supposed to give them a message that would cause them to repent.
Well, he being the big brother writing. He was trying to judge the Ninevites and they were deserving of repentance right so he didn't want to go do it and and so what happened was in this particular case when you think about it he's telling the Pharisees that there there. Like Jonah, that they don't want to repent. They don't want to go to that there like the older brother they're judging rather than seeking what the father really wants and by seeking what the father wants your feet go right out of the slip melts that that Satan would snare you in your seat it. It's a beautiful thing and I get a can of the bigger my own life that one of the worst snares ever got myself in was when we lost our money in the dealership and and I owed so many different people, so many different things and all these predators were coming to me infected attorney.
My mother told the story before told me he does need to climb under a rock is everybody's coming after you. And so when you're trying to support your family and you just have so much money and everybody's is waiting on you. It's a beautiful thing to forsake not the precepts adapted to the point in time because I remember you know, just as been my custom before I lost everything and when I had lost everything.
I still went every morning to God in prayer and I still got his peace and transcended all understanding, and he just said keep coming to me told me what the pay window. He always provided for us. We never went hungry And he knows a lot of years of of having to run to him to keep her feet out of those flip-flops, but it's a beautiful thing you know that it really, really, is that if your feet begin to get snared again turn towards God walk towards him. You walk right out of not right and I'd love this. I love love love this verse because again it's it's telling us that the fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
What you do and you're in trouble, noted that I have this opportunity. Back when Chrysler was going bankrupt and General Motors were going bankrupt and I was being interviewed by this very what I was told liberal talk show host in Chicago and I remember praying God knew going in that unit will not be top and and so I remember praying before the interview, God got help me because I don't know what they're going to ask me in this situation and the idea was that I was can help them understand why General Motors was no embankment, bankrupt, and what might help General Motors to get out of bankruptcy was kind of the purpose of the interview and so unfortunately or fortunately really fortunately it's exactly what God had in mind the very first words out of this house mouthing in Chicago that day as I was on a big radio station Chicago is that hosted to meet so you're the Christian car guy. I don't suppose you give help to anybody but Christians and for whatever reason, God just gave me this I said no I said you know it's it's it's times like these. Right that I I think the my favorites call that I ever got from my son was when he drove his car into the ditch in the very first person he called was me. You know, it showed me that when he was in trouble.
He knew where to turn. Well, you know, in our situation right now. General Motors, it appears we driven our car into the ditch and it's time to call Dan and and therein lies this idea of the fear the Lord. We driven our car in the ditch. We got our feet in the snare, and it's time to call to have answered beautifully of what the psalmist is sharing here that our souls need out of slipknot pages is the wicked are no a trap for you but leave the if we error, not from our precepts. It's a beautiful thing to watch her foot right out from underneath it