Hidden Treasures of the 119th Psalm. Oh, I just love digging around in this psalm.
I almost hope it's never over because it just seems like every day I get such amazing stuff that God provides that are down in this mine. Certainly in a rich vein with this letter huff and we are in the fourth verse of the letter huff today. So if you go wisdom is the salvation and understanding is the comfort and then counsel is to remember his word. And today we get to the might and the strength. And boy oh boy, I mean that just lines up perfectly with this verse for me because I can tell you that it's one of the hidden secrets of the car business or management in my experience.
When I understood this, it made all the difference in the world. And it may not sound like it at first, but believe me, it's very, very mighty verse. So verse 84 in English reads, How many are the days of thy servant? When will thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? So again, this is a letter huff has to do with the desire, a strong desire, a longing.
OK, and here we have him asking two questions. How many are the days? And he actually uses a wonderful Bible word there called Ma. It's a mem, which has all to do with Jesus, has to do with 40.
It has to do with water. It's we're going to get to that verse very soon here, and it's more than mind blowing. I mean, I mean, the verses on the men were going to get to that very soon, and that's more than mind blowing.
But here he uses that word Ma, which is like a test. So how many are the days of my servant? So he's asking how many? And then he's asking when? When will thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? And in his own way, I think he's saying your kingdom come, you know, because that's what's going to happen when he executes judgment on our enemies.
Specifically, Satan, obviously, that is going to be big time. And so the beautiful thing is this desire that we're talking about this hoof, which we've talked about this, you know, super intellect that that is above anything is desire. Or if our hands are open, like the sign of the hoof, then we're expecting a blessing. And so here he's expecting something. He has this expectation of how many and when.
And so there's a definite ask in here. Well, the best way I know to explain this is when I was in the car business, I worked for Royce Reynolds and Royce Reynolds own the crown organization, which was a whole chain of dealerships. And he was a huge, huge student of what's called predictive index. And that is a personality kind of test.
And in that personality test, he would measure, you know, somebody's ability to lead and he would measure their ability to influence other people, and he would measure their attention to detail. But the measurement that meant everything to Royce and would make all the difference if you're hiring either a salesman or a manager was what he called patience, which was your C is what the letter was that was aligned with it. And it had to do with compliance, but it had to do with how long did you expect time to go by before something would happen?
And in other words, how quickly did you expect results or what was your sense of urgency? And if somebody didn't have a low C, in other words, they had no what he would call patience or no sense of urgency. You could not hire them as a salesperson. You get fired if you hired them as a manager, you if or you move somebody that didn't have a low C in the management, you were in bad trouble with Royce Reynolds.
You would probably lose your job. I mean, he was he was a student of this and he studied it and studied it. And because of that, I became very aware of what he was talking about. He would say they need a fire in their belly.
OK, and this has everything to do with faith. And, you know, I guess the best way to know I know to explain it is in another way is through fishing. Like, you know, you could say that person's patient because they fish and they fish and they fish. And I've been around a lot of fishermen, but the ones that are truly effective fishermen, yeah, they're patient. But every moment they're holding on to that rod, they're expecting that lure is going to get that fish to bite. They have this expectation, this faith that something's going to happen. And see, underneath this faith and this expectation is not a sense of of of, you know, I'm OK if nothing happens for the next four hours.
It's a matter of I can hardly wait because this fish is fixing to bite. Or if you're selling a car, it's not that you're going to pressure the customer into buying the car, but it is that you feel like you have the gifts and talents to help them with the decision that would be in their best interest. Not manipulation, but actually helping them like I have the expectation and the faith that if I help somebody with truth broadcasting or help a radio host or something, that that's going to be effective. And so I do have the question, I have that longing when and I have that longing, how long? And so, you know, when you find those qualities in a person that that you watch, that they have this sense of urgency, it does not mean that they're not patient there. They understand that people are broken and it takes a long time for things to happen. What it means is they are expecting results and and and they're expecting things to happen as they wait.
It's that it's the way Jesus taught this was the the the people that had their lamps burning, waiting for him to come. They had this expectation that he's going to come. So, yes, there's patience involved because he obviously we don't know when he's coming, but the expectation is what that is. And if you look at this verse, that has all to do with might, because if you want to find a mighty car salesman or you want to find a mighty manager in the car business or better yet, if you want to find a mighty man for God, what is underneath that is this tremendous faith that God is going to come through. And of course, we in order to continue to grow that expected expectation of blessing, we hold our hand out like the hoof and we say when, Lord, when is your kingdom coming? We want it to come. We have this expectation. It's absolutely beautiful thing as we consider this today. Think about might when it comes to athletes. What made a Michael Jordan or what Roger Staubach or all these people, they wanted the ball when the game was on the line because they believed, right, that they had faith that they were going to be able to perform and they wanted to know when am I getting the ball? Here is the might of the letter hoof is we're expecting in faith that he is coming. It's powerful. Thanks for listening.
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