Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
We have a few more principles concerning the Yodh file before we get into the Kaph file which is Psa 119.
Tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet which is the letter Yodh which looks like this in the Hebrew - y and it refers to a hand or security.
ROM 9:21 Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use, and another for common use?
As the potter, God knows just how to mold each one of us and chisel us in order to do what is best and put us in top form.
It is not because God was unfaithful that he found himself in this mess, but just the opposite reason, which is the fact that God is faithful.
In the chain gang, there are other believers who are now beginning to fear or respect God and are becoming more and more occupied with the Lord.
Many of the Jews would die during the night from being horribly abused.
The real point is that when they saw Ezra, they saw him alive and they knew they would have another day of Bible class.
The point being that when you obtain grace for yourself you become a blessing to others.
Wait is the Piel stem of the verb = jay* yachal (yaw-chal') meaning to trust under maximum pressure.
yada` meaning "I know," to observe, recognize, acknowledge, to be aware, to learned.
Mishpats = God's judgments and righteous decisions which he says in effect I know that even my sorrows and afflictions are perfectly right given by you----for me----- and for my own benefit!
He no longer sees his afflictions and sufferings but sees the faithfulness of God.
He knows God has been faithful to him even though he has not been faithful to God.
Faithfulness is based upon the immutability of God who cannot change His character because of our instability.
REV 3:19 'Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; be zealous therefore, and repent.
REV 3:20 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.
2. Intensive discipline, PSA 38:1-14, in which a person may lose his health or end up in strong delusion as David did.
3. Dying discipline, 1JO 5:16, this is when God takes home the believer early.
1JO 5:16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should not even pray for this.
The point is that God is not only faithful in protecting us from afflictions but He is faithful in sending them.
HOS 6:1 "Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us."
He is not going to try and fight back but instead he puts the Chaldean soldiers in the hands of the Lord -- the Yodh file!
As the enemies sought by "evil means" to hurt him, he sought a "good conscience" so he wouldn't hurt himself.
Kaph file - k Capital letter K the little dot or vowel reminds me of us about being in, not the hand of God, but the palms of His hand, found in verses 81-88.
ISA 49:16 "Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
This file is a reminder that we are in the palm of His hand or in His plan as long as we are alive, ISA 49:13-16.
1. The plan of God or what I have entitled as the PPOG does not depend on us, grace means that God's plan for your life depends on God's character.
ROM 11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.
2. The plan of God de-emphasizes who and what we are.
JOB 23:14 "For He performs what is appointed for me, And many such decrees are with Him.