Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The 18th letter of the Hebrew Alphabet – the Tsadde file -x it represents a sickle or a reaping hook. It speaks of something which cuts down and harvests.
This is a picture of God using disaster to produce fantastic results in the believers life.
Now, righteousness – Tsadiyq which looks like this in the Hebrew qyDò!x = righteousness.
The righteousness and justice of God was never a point of contact for man until man sinned.
God loved man personally because there was something in man worthy to be loved by God namely man possessed perfect righteousness.
PSA 11:7 For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteousness;
In the garden Adam and the woman both possessed righteousness, however, not the righteousness of God but the righteousness of man.
Personal love has conditions attached to it and if man violated those conditions he would have to pay the price!
When man sinned, he crossed the line from point of reference of the love of God to point of reference of the justice of God.
Condemnation = Adam’s original sin and Adam’s trend, the old sin nature coming into the world and bringing in spiritual death.
The same justice that condemned man in the garden is the same justice that solved man’s problem with sin.
When God solved the sin problem and gave man perfect righteousness as a gift, blessing would also come from the justice of God.
This time the blessings will come from grace and not love only and therefore man would be the beneficiary of something greater than Adam and the woman had in the garden in a perfect environment!
It is mentioned in verses 137,138,142,144.
This is a reference to the command to take in doctrine and to be faithful in doing so.
“exceeding faithfulness” means that the writer is saying the command itself is based on the righteousness and the faithfulness of God.
Because of His righteousness we can rely on Him for the present….and because of His faithfulness we can rely on him for the future.
Zeal is the verb qinah which refers to his fervor, his warmth, his compassion, or his emotions.
The phrase “has consumed means to saturate one to the point of causing them to act.
These are the visible believer’s in the slave line, they do not deny the word of God but they live as though they have forgotten the word of God.
The dross is being removed from his life through doctrine….as TLJC said in Joh 15-3 You are clean thru the word that I speak unto you.
The most important love in your life is to love doctrine which is the means or the vehicle of personal love toward God.
Bible doctrine requires some aggression on your part.
Diligently seek – is the piel participle verb of shachar in the piel stem which is the intensive stem means that this is an intensive search for Bible doctrine.
Shachar = an intensive search.An extreme search.A fervent search.A passionate search.A very strong search.
Riches speaks of materialistic success. Honor speaks of fame through achievement.
Enduring wealth and prosperity has to do with your escrow blessings for the eternal state.
Halak and it is the intensive stem again, it is a walk against intensive opposition.
1. Legalism2. Works3. Details of life4. Hardness of the heart5. Passivity6. Laziness
Endow – nachal – to cause my lovers to inherit, it means to get or take as a possession.
Nachal means something that is permanently given to the believer and therefore something that has eternal repercussions.
Treasuries – otsar – a storehouse, an armory. It’s a reference to the divine house which the Lord builds through doctrine. It refers to the soul structure which doctrine has built.
1. God’s character is always perfect because He is immutable and He never changes.
2 God’ Law or Torah is the truth.
Truth is the noun emeth means stability, trustworthy, faithful, security, and support
There is a guarantee in life that trouble and anguish will find us….we won’t have to find them.
He has learned that the lord afflicted him to awaken him to his real treasure of the Word of God.
PRO 3:13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding.
PRO 3:16 Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.