Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, July 10, 2015
Vav file - in the Hebrew w = represents a peg or a nail.
The peg is something that supports or uses something to fasten things together with. As a nail it represents something that needs to be banged in for strength and stability, = the principle of repetition, ISA 28:9-10.
ISA 28:9-10, "To whom would He teach knowledge? And to whom would He interpret the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just taken from the breast? For He says, Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there."
The letter Vav also means something to hang yourself on to.
It refers to the fact the principles in verses 41-48 refers to repetition and stability in this life which depends upon hanging your problems on doctrine.
Mercies means grace in action (plural i.e., God always deals with individual in graces).
In your emotion you should appreciate grace.In your volition - you should choose to operate in grace.
In your self-consciousness you should operate in grace toward yourself; 1CO 15:10.
In your conscience - the norms and standards should operate in graciousness.
In your mentality, your thoughts should be thoughts of grace.
If deliverance is not through the word of God, it doesn't count.
Under maximum disastrous conditions it's the word of God that is His deliverance.
This man Ezra is not asking to be removed from his difficult condition but for more mercies to glorify the Lord in the midst of these conditions.
1TI 4:13 Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
The Vav file which is that we need to hang our viewpoints on a peg on the wall of the spiritual life to handle the undeserved suffering that they were all going through.
There's your letter Vau which is transliterated like a "W" in our language and it means Let your graciousness's or loving mercies come to me.
2CO 12:9-10, And He had said to me "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
"so shall I have" it is the Hebrew verb Wae'enah and it means that God never disappoints those who place their confidence in Him.
ISA 54:17 "No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me," declares the Lord."
He is asking for more grace to reveal to others that God is faithful and comes through for His people.
You see, under pressure many people resent divine viewpoint.
MAT 4:4, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God."'
MAT 4:7, "On the other hand, it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'"
MAT 4:10, "Begone, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.'"
ECC 12:11, The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well‑driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.
Reproaches me - to malign, to scorn, to resent.
trust - batach i.e., body slamming problems onto God.
Whenever and wherever there is true faith, speech will eventually flow, not foolish speech, but the speech that builds up and edifies others.
1CO 2:4 And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
MAT 12:37 tells us why "For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned."
The word for wait is yachal which means because I have hope and confidence in trusting your ordinances under pressure conditions.
Ordinances is the noun mishpat used 23 times: “meaning to judge, determine, regulate, order, and discern, revealing the doctrines in our soul that are to rule and to regulate us under pressure, also to discern what is right and wrong, and decide accordingly.” (Adam Clarke)
It's only a matter of time before truth is revealed, one way or the other, especially by MAT 7:14-20 - 1JO 3:15.
ACT 9:3-5, And it came about that as he journeyed, he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" And he said, "Who art Thou, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,
MAT 25:45 "Then He will answer them, saying, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.'
1PE 1:23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.
1PE 1:24-25, For, "All flesh is like grass, And all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, And the flower falls off, But the word of the Lord abides forever. "And this is the word which was preached to you."
MAT 24:35, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away."
Doctrine is the nail that stabilizes situations, not emotionalism, not works, not the ministry.
It was John Calvin who said, "Unless God's people make a strenuous and steady opposition against passiveness and slothfulness their respect toward God will disappear or diminish."
Liberty - rachab - in any or every direction of freedom 2CO 3:17.
Here is a man in a prison gang and in a slave line, who is liberated through his mental attitude, PSA 4:2.
PSA 4:2, O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.
Now, when he says for I seek Thy precepts that we only receive freedom and liberty with a calm and composed mind.
When he says I will speak also before kings they were generally more to be dreaded, he is not intimidated!
And not be ashamed is buwsh which to be confused or embarrassed!