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September 9, 2021 10:56 am
God rolls away the stone and the empty tomb reveals that there is no more reproach (disappointment) or shame as we can be connected to the vine.
The hidden treasures of the hundred 19 day. We are mining in the 20 talk about the sound that is, it would give him has take this whole concept of great starts with that G sound and so you can kinda see that this is the seventh verse of this trick or sections of some extent, this is the Sabbath for them in the day but quite often you'll find him praising or meditating and once again we find them doing that in the seventh verse, but it starts out with a gimbal again, like all the verses in this section and it says princes also did sit and speak against me, but I servant did meditate in my statutes it's it's interesting the contrast here that you might remember in the last first it was just like Easter morning and that stones been rolled away and he's getting them removed the reproach and and the shame and and now he is coming in for landing again on this idea of the gimbal in that the great people out there. The princes are sitting right there not servants like he makes himself out here to be buddies sitting in their speaking against him and in one of the very interesting things. Here is the Jews teach that this Psalm is very much a spiritual warfare Psalm that they believe that when someone is involved in spiritual warfare. They need to recite the hundred 19 Psalm while this is one of those places that you can't help but think what princes is King David talking about here and certainly one of the things to consider is the prince of the power of the air is sitting and speaking against him and it's fascinating to me how we would know that you know that they would know that the accuser is out there speaking against him and is that the prints that we know is always speaking against us. And so is we pray this particular verse. It's it's fascinating to me. This particular verse. You don't hear the prayer. So clearly because of it says princes sit and speak against me, but your servant is meditated on my statutes, it's hard to hear the ask in that particular statement, but you know is you sit there and actually meditate on what he might be saying here is he saying I'm trusting you God so completely I'm not even asking to deal with these princes. I trust that you will speak for me because I am going to do what your servant knows he needs to do. In other words, I'm not going to consider what these people are saying over there about me or not to be concerned with it when I'm in a be concerned with is actually taking in your word, your statutes and processing them and talking about them is that that word meditate is not just a singular lie, the center and process this on my own. Quite often, meditating has to do with in the case of this word in Hebrew speaking about these with other people which is comical because this is Shabbat for them. This is the Sabbath day and so they quite often would be sitting in the synagogues and like in a good Sunday school class. You know they're discussing the statutes and and giving a chance to process them and I hope you're as blessed as I am. It actually today is Thursday for me so I have just come back from you know the Bible study that I do. It's actually Christian business men's committee meeting which daren't ruminate was left in business that comes at the left of that group.
We we discussed the Scriptures and as we do quite often I see things I've never seen before. Because when you start to get other Christians point of view you get the other people are in God and and they have seen things that you haven't seen or they have questions you haven't come across. You see some beautiful things and and it absolutely is invaluable to me as I meditate on any Scripture that I share often with all the people that are in my circles were get a chance to totally be myself and in totally say you not understand what this means or heard a preacher one time years ago.
Talk about when you go to meditate on Scripture's, like the Levi Garrett chewing tobacco commercial read as Buddha pinch between the cheek and gum is lit, ruminate there or you know the same idea of you know the clean animals.
They chew the cud in the keep chewing and chewing digest an engine just in it and since were supposed to eat the word. It only makes sense that you know the more you think about it the more you fall in love with God in the more we think about God, the more we consider his words. We consider these commandments things that he's asking us to do. It's all his thoughts for us or responded back to him and so as we meditate so is what King David is saying here is response to these princes talk about and he's going to meditate on the statutes being the high hard, the more difficult ones that he really doesn't understand, and so that takes meditation and in the more I do that, the more I am falling in love with God and not concerning myself with what the princes say against me. I'm trusting God you know with where that goes, and how that goes and and I also find it absolutely beautiful that here in the seventh verse when we get ready to come in for a landing on the idea of gimbal you know he he often is here.
At this point of rest, where where's he can arrest when it comes the gimbal when it comes to these great things are going on around them, and you can appears to be rest by saying your servant.
In other words, I'm I'm not the great ones here. I'm just a servant, and I am here meditating on these things that I'd I'm trying to understand and this is how much I love you again. He is the king of Israel.
At this point I'm not necessarily somebody that you would think about being a servant, but this is where he goes to 80 rest, he rests in this place here of a I'm just here and what a beautiful place when people are speaking against us, whether that be our enemy, or whether that beast, those who were standing around us and consider themselves greater than us are really about the servant meditating on mind with me today. Three