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August 11, 2021 10:13 am
Digging into the 4th verse - Robin Williams shares insights into precepts from the Movie "Dead Poets Society", and how does the word "Diligently" unlock Deut 6's command to Love with all our might.
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. I can't tell you how happy I am a bit once again I followed rated record this episode till this morning because last night I had a do it and I thought well let me just study this particular verse little bit more and I'm so glad that I did because God gave me just a phenomenal phenomenal understanding this morning. My goodness and I'm so excited to share with you like wow, how cool is this.
I don't think I'll ever look at this verse the same or a lot of things the same, so in the hundred 19 Psalm for some reason we get to the fourth verse in each of the eight sections on all the 22 letters. The fourth verse, it seems like in my study so far that King David is leveling up.
In other words, he's taking the concepts he taught. The first three entities going up one or even like your motorcycle in your shifting gears like you're in first, second and third. Now all the sudden, wow yet you're going to go to seventh gear like seminar and so this fourth verse. He definitely levels up in the it the language changes in a lot changes which really had me confused, like where is he going and so interestingly as I had studied the Deuteronomy 6 passage. I backed into the understanding I really been seeking ever since I started studying the Psalm on the very first questions I had for God. What does the word precept really mean as far as what the psalmist is intending in here and it just didn't seem to be what I heard about precept. All my life and so this question is been burning in my heart and I'm so glad it remained burning in Intel this morning when finally I think the Holy Spirit kinda guided me to how to get there so the actual verse reads thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. That's the way it reads in the King James version headset is like how did we go from this idea of blessed all the sudden thou has commanded us in this word command that's used in this verse is not a mitzvah type a command which we talked about her good deeds are not a miss but kind of which are judgments. This is actually something that someone would command you, tell you.
Okay, it's time to go take out the trash. This is a commitment.
This is a command and an and so when he's saying study and commandments and all these things throughout the Psalm.
Those are all the different kind of commandments we talked about that this command is like he's directing you to do something which has to be a critical piece of the puzzle when you're trying to back into what does the word precept mean so I know that here we had this word command in Hebrew, which was different than any of the other words the beat that uses about commandments the very specific like I told you to do this right and and then it says to keep my precepts diligently.
Which that is the Hebrew word me owed and so the word precepts in Hebrew is precluded and I still even when the first time, you'll find that word is in the Psalms in the book. Could that would be a single type of precept, but here uses a plural which is because of the money put that on him on the end of a word like that it's making it plural. So we talking about precepts, not just precept, and so I thought well this would be interesting. Let me see if I can find something that was commanded that was to be done diligently while interestingly gave you go back to Deuteronomy 6 which is actually where I was looking for something because I know so much of especially Balla verses based on Deuteronomy 6M and again what the father would want his son to teach his sons and so what I was told that was commanded to be done diligently that me owed word well the beautiful thing is, here's the commandment so that you'll know that this apparently is a precept or preclude him right in here it is. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might, is the way it's translated and can gain version that word might right there. That's the same word is diligently right and here finally unlocked for me. Okay you preclude him is something that's in the Bible that tells us how to do life and and actually the rabbi that displaying this word preclude him used it in the way he explained a preclude them are the things of life that make life worth living.
And he said that there was this rabbi very famous rabbi that was also a psychologist and all the stuff that went into Auschwitz and he noted that the people that died quickly, were the ones it didn't hang onto their faith in any way shape or form didn't hang onto God in any way shape or form that they didn't really have much living for the live for and so they immediately almost died and and so it was like he understood that these preclude them are the things that are worth living for. So all of a sudden this concept of love and so I got really could not say this any better than Robin Williams did and so as you listen to this clip from Robin Williams in the movie dead poets Society. I want you to recall what he say anything. He's explaining something about a preclude him and he's tell you what a preclude them is right in his own way. The beautiful thing is at the beginning of it. He says huddle up which, when you look at the word preclude which is the root word of the idea precepts here. It has to do with mustering coming together and it really has to do with the face of God.
Well, when you think about loving God yet.
You really have to go into a relationship with himself as we are going to as God has commanded us to love him diligently in this case, love him with all our might. The interesting thing about that command is it really really levels you up to listen to Robin Williams as he explains, is way better than I could hold more armies and academics going forward.
Measuring poetry, no class you will learn to think for South against you words and language matter what anybody tells you words and ideas can change the world.
Mr. Pitts, I 19th century literature has nothing to do with going to business school, medical school site you make greater than thinking as we should simply study on Mr. Prichard and learn our rhyme and meter and go quietly about the business of achieving other ambitions secretly left. We don't even write poetry because it's cute read and write poetry because we are members of the human race in the human race filled – medicine, law, business, engineering, and offices necessary to sustain life, poetry, unity, romance, love, he similarly scandalized for so now were given this understanding that the preclude him these particular type of commandments disease commanded him to love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and again that were diligently with all my might. I'm supposed to keep these preclude which is love. And so we then added these preclude him or all through the Bible right when when Paul was extracted explaining to husbands to love their wives right. This is a preclude him. This is a mustering together. This is something the make life worth living. Or when Jesus gave us the commandment hears is a commandment.
I believe you love one another. Right again this home mustering this whole this is what makes life worth living, or the commandment right. Don't forsake your gathering of yourself together. That's at the could mats this are the things that King David is saying here do this with all your might and then add to this when you think about it right. This is something that will that King David was saying this is of the father that fathers were to teach their sons and their sons were to to teach their sons, etc. can you imagine your own children right teaching their children to love with all their might. Right with diligence like with all you've got to give it to your marriage with all you've got to give it to your kid got give it to God. If you stuck the caravan, you will certainly right here shifted in this seven. By all means, as we come into this fourth verse in Psalms 119