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August 13, 2021 9:40 am
While digging on this verse we hit a chimney that propels us to the top of the Mountain, seeing what Peter saw, when the Lord restored him from shame to feeding the Sheep.
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 my fellow miners morning because when we're digging in today. I think you agree with me you hit one of our shafts. A gorse to mix my metaphors. Harold, you can picture with me that were to hit the shaft that is more like a chimney and when you enter at the gas pushes you right straight up to the top of the mountain and when you're up there. I don't know if you've ever seen the movie the third man on the mountain was an old Disney movie from the 60s where there was a mountain climber out there and he says I just I feel sorry for those people never climb the mountain to never see this and they were showing a scene where you know when you sometimes on the top of the mountain and the clouds are below you. You have this view of the earth for home 10,000 feet, which is just absolutely amazing that the sky is clear and whatever.
So I think it would've though shaft today so I'm so grateful that you're off this mining expedition with me as you. I hope you'll see what I'm saying that King David was digging, digging, and then all of a sudden he he hit this shaft and were gonna go straight to the top of the mountain so the whole thing is building it really is. These verses as we talked about your to get to see the face of God in every single verse in this particular one. I think you're going agree with me is just almost a spectacular view. When you get a look at it so you might remember the last episode we talked about. He said oh that my ways would be directed to keep thy statutes and that idea is all that I was in the way or oh that I was in the narrow straight. The narrow gate to see Jesus right and then that statues we talked about are the super holy commandments that it's even hard to know what they are and so as I was praying about that this morning because it leads into the next verse. So clearly I was like oh God, that you know what are these things that are so holy that they scare me any route be brought back to my mind the time that I was praying, praying, praying, and all of a sudden he showed up and it just scared me because of the holiness of you've experienced that at some point in time that the that there is a sense of the fear of God that that happened that my conversion but is also happen a few other times in my life. We got the sense of how holy this is like your statement on holy ground, and all my goodness, and you get this site so when King David is saying this all that I was in the way that I would perceive this holiness to the point that I was just terrified, but at the same time in all of God. Then comes the next verse, which he says then I would not be ashamed, when I had behold or when I saw into, or when I had respect for all by mitzvot are all thy commandments and Morgan to dig and all that. Not hopefully on the minute you get in the shaft with me and we'll all be rocketed up, here we go so ease had a chance to see this holiness and then you know it and I actually I feel so sorry for the Jews because they have no way of seeing, but these are these high holy commandments and it's so connected right the first before we talked about when he saw him with a whole heart. We talked about how King David was all about the whole heart Linda's first. He said when then I will not be ashamed, and that word has to do with nakedness okay to be naked. Then I'm not good to be a poser and just like me. How often in my machine.
How often in my exposed for not being who I think I am right in here. King David is saying, then I would not be ashamed okay will work with me here minute and the good news is we have the New Testament to see what this looks like because what's the one story in the New Testament that points to shape him tremendously, is when Peter denied Christ right and he was totally ashamed is his cloak and been pulled off and he got a chance to see that night when the cockroach three times exactly what he really was versus what he thought he was so what David is saying he he wants this idea to go from this point of shame to a point of being aptly able to see Jesus through these kind of mitts for these these commandments and this is so clearly picture this this verse, his I'm sure you're with me that you know I think most people that love the Bible love the section where Jesus is restoring Peter at the end of John and he asked him Peter do you love me yes, and three times Peter do you love me. Landry asked him if he loves him, which is really get this whole idea and you let me with your whole heart like David is saying here then do a mitzvah do this, feed my sheep right do you love me if I was not ashamed. And here's a picture okay so Peter was ashamed he was totally ashamed and totally naked. And now Jesus is restoring him because he's seen some holiness that he he got a chance to look at himself and got a chance to look it in here God is restoring him. He is not ashamed. In this right then I would not be ashamed, when I could, behold, when I could see all and that the word that David uses here is that same call word that same meaning of whole. I could see your whole mitzvah I can see your whole commandment was how can we see the whole commitment because if you look at his word mitzvah again to get back to that. It is a mammal which means the Messiah or the king and then is that it which means righteousness of the means and coming from heaven expressed well it's clearly Jesus, but if you think about what he saying here. Let's just take the mitzvah of feed my sheep right the commandment to feed my sheep. Well, you know, I don't know if you've ever had a chance to teach a Sunday school class or maybe even share with your kids when all of a sudden you were talking about something of the Bible, and you saw the light come on right you saw them see Jesus you saw there light their eyes be enlightened like oh my goodness. And you and use all that you see. You knew that at that moment in time you had fed a sheep well when you see that when you see the beauty of that unit in your own way. Your your beholding the king himself right. The beauty of that commandment.
And so what King David is saying here.
I'm, I'm convinced his enema to be like Peter right.
I'm not going to be ashamed, and I will actually be able to feed the sheep and so many times he knows if there were those of us who teach Sunday school that kind of stuff. We go in there and we feel like such a poser. Well go back to the verse prior because what'd he say he said all that my ways. All that I could get in the strait gate right and see your holiness write something so bright that it would kill you if you know another to be in the presence of the father.
You gotta have Jesus his blood something that holy right and so we have that we God has given us the Holy Spirit and the ability with his blood, to behold the holy of holies right but we can't forget how holy, that is, and we can forget almost how terrifying that really is because it it would literally's you know immediately vaporize anybody that wasn't in Christ, we can't see what what King David is saying here because he didn't have that but he could somehow or another see that this was the answer and that was then, I would not be ashamed right I would not be a poser when I get behold the righteousness of your commandments. The righteousness of Jesus that I can behold all that because again the word is God and God is the word so stand on top of that mountain for a minute and Kay's at some of the commandments that you may have had an opportunity to do in your life and in when you did you saw Jesus you know that all this is why you have me or I got to do this if you essentially help me over the basketball goal and dumped it for me.
And when you decide you like red God you let me score like this, though, so beautiful to be there. Then I will not be ashamed, when I can behold I your mitzvah. Thank you for listening