Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
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.

PSA 119:73 Thy hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments it refers to God as the potter having power over man as the clay, cf - ROM 9:21.

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.

Even discipline and affliction is based on God's love for the believer, REV 3:19; HEB 12:6.

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.

1. Warning discipline, REV 3:20; JAM 5:9.

2. Intensive discipline, PSA 38:1-14, in which a person may lose his health or end up in strong delusion as David did.

PSA 38:3 - Loss of health, restlessness, not being able to sleep PSA 38:4 - depression PSA 38:6 - crying for no reason PSA 38:7 - break down in the nervous system.

PSA 38:8 - David would scream and holler. PSA 38:10 - Trouble with his cardiovascular system. PSA 38:11 - He began to have no fellowship with other people.

PSA 38:11 - Even his own family stayed away. PSA 38:12 - God gave his enemies the freedom to defeat him. PSA 38:13 - He also had give-up-it is.

The only way to get out of this 1JO 1:9 - EPH 4:23.

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.

All we have to do to be in the plan of God is be alive and in fellowship, JOB 23:14; PHI 1:6; 2:13: 1TH 5:24.

JOB 23:14  "For He performs what is appointed for me, And many such   decrees are with Him.

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