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My Heart is Fixed

1 Samuel 12:1–13:23; John 7:1-30; Psalm 108:1-13; Proverbs 15:4

My Heart is Fixed
O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. – Psalm 108:1-3

It Hath Pleased the Lord to Make You His People
And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart; and turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain. For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people. Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great things he hath done for you. But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king. – 1 Samuel 12:20-25

Do His Will and You Will Know His Doctrine
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. – John 7:16-18

Wholesome vs. Perverse
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. – Proverbs 15:4

Wholesome – promoting health or well-being of the mind or spirit; based on well-grounded fear; safe; healthy and sound; beneficial

Perverse – turned away from or rejecting what is right; wicked or corrupt

Breach – a break or a rupture; an infraction or violation; a gap made in a wal or a line of soldiers; a severance of relations.

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The Spirit of the Lord Will Come Upon Thee

1 Samuel 10:1–11:15; John 6:43-71; Psalm 107:1-43; Proverbs 15:1-3

Turned Into Another Man
and the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee.
– 1 Samuel 10:6-7

When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon you, you will be changed into another man.

God Gave Him Another Heart
And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day. And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them. And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?
– 1 Samuel 10:9-11

When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon you, He will give you another heart.

Taught of God
It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
– John 6:45-46

When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon you, you will be taught of God!

They Shall Understand
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
– Psalm 107:8, 15, 21, 31

Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD. – Psalm 107:43

When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon you, you will praise Him for His goodness and wonderful works. You will observe those things He has taught you and you will understand His lovingkindness.

The Wise Useth Knowledge Aright
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
– Proverbs 15:2

When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon you, you will use the knowledge He has imparted to you in the right way.

Oh Father in Heaven, would You send Your Holy Spirit upon me once again today that I might be filled afresh with You! That I might be turned again and daily into another man with a new heart. That You might teach me. That I might understand what You will for me to understand. That I might use what You have imparted to me rightly. I ask this in Jesus’ precious and most holy Name! Amen!

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To Give Thanks Unto Thy Holy Name, To Triumph in Thy Praise

1 Samuel 8:1–9:27; John 6:22-42; Psalm 106:32-48; Proverbs 14:34-35

To Give Thanks Unto Thy Holy Name, To Triumph in Thy Praise
Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD. – Psalm 106:47-48

Give Us a King to Judge Us
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel. Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beer-sheba. And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment. Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah, and said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. – 1 Samuel 8:1-7

Labour for the Meat that Endureth
Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. – John 6:26-27

Righteousness Exalteth a Nation
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. – Proverbs 14:34

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Wisdom Rests Silently

1 Samuel 5:1–7:17; John 6:1-21; Psalm 106:13-31; Proverbs 14:32-33

Wisdom Rests Silently
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known. – Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom rests [silently] in the heart of one who has understanding, But what is in the heart of [shortsighted] fools is made known – Proverbs 14:33 (Amplified)

If Ye Do Return Unto the Lord With All of Your Hearts
And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines. Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only. – 1 Samuel 7:3-4

Gather Up the Fragments, That Nothing Be Lost
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. – John 6:12-13

Then They Willingly Received Him
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went. – John 6:18-21

Phone has Stood and Executed Judgement
Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore. – Psalm 106:30-31

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Envy Rots the Bones

1 Samuel 2:22–4:22; John 5:24-47; Psalm 106:1-12; Proverbs 14:30-31

Envy Rots the Bones
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. – Proverbs 14:30

For the Lord Revealed Himself to Samuel by the Word of the Lord
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good. And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD. And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD. – 1 Samuel 3:18-21

If Ye Believed Not His (Moses’) Writings, How Shall Ye Believe My Words?
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? – John 5:45-57

Then Believed They His Words
And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. Psalm 106:11-12

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Great Understanding

1 Samuel 1:1–2:21; John 5:1-23; Psalm 105:37-45; Proverbs 14:28-29

Great Understanding
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly
. – Proverbs 14:29

Unto Hannah He Gave a Worthy Portion
But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb. And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb. And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
 – 1 Samuel 1:5-7

I Am a Woman of a Sorrowful Spirit
And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
 – 1 Samuel 1:15-16

She Bare a Son
Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD. 
– 1 Samuel 1:20

My Heart Rejoiceth
And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. 
– 1 Samuel 2:1-2

Rise, Take Up Thy Bed, and Walk
When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? 7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. 8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
 – John 5:6-9

Sin No More, Lest a Worse Thing Come Unto Thee
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
 – John 5:14

The Son Can Do Nothing of Himself
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
 – John 5:19-23

He Brought Forth His People with Joy
And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness: And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people; That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD
. – Psalm 105:43-45

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Strong Confidence

Ruth 2:1–4:22; John 4:43-54; Psalm 105:16-36; Proverbs 14:26-27

Strong Confidence
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
– Proverbs 14:26

Thou Hast Comforted Me
Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens.
– Ruth 2:13

Sit Still
Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.
– Ruth 3:18

There is a Son Born to Naomi
And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel. And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath borne him. And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it. And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
– Ruth 4:14-17

The Second Miracle
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
– John 4:46-54

Until the Time that His Word Came
Moreover he [the LORD] called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread. He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
– Psalm 105:16-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In Those Days…

There was No King
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. – Judges 21:25

They Wept Again
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her. – Ruth 1:14

The Will of Him that Sent Me
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. – John 4:34

Many Believed
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; and said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. – John 4:39-42

Touch Not Mine Anointed
Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. – Psalm 105:15

A True Witness Delivereth
A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. – Proverbs 14:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Meditation of Him Shall be Sweet

Judges 19:1–20:48; John 3:22–4:3; Psalm 104:24-35; Proverbs 14:22-24

My Meditation of Him Shall be Sweet
I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
 – Psalm 104:33-35

Children of Israel Went Up and Wept Before the Lord
(And the children of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until even, and asked counsel of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up again to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother? And the LORD said, Go up against him.) 
– Judges 20:23

A Man Can Receive Nothing, Except it be Given Him from Heaven
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease
. – John 3:27-30

He That Hath Received His Testimony
He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
 – John 3:33-34

Devise Good!
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good
. – Proverbs 14:22

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Love Your Neighbor

Judges 17:1–18:31; John 3:1-21; Psalm 104:1-23; Proverbs 14:20-21

Love Your Neighbor
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
– Proverbs 14:21

The Place Where God Dwells
And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land. And they set them up Micah’s graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.
– Judges 18:30-31

The tribe of Dan completely forsook God. They stole the false god and the priest to come to be with them in the land they are about to steal. They believe God has given them this land into their hands when that is not the case at all. We read about the land God gave to the Danites for their possession back in the book of Joshua, but because of their lack of faith and their sinfulness, they weren’t able to drive the inhabitants out. Now in the land, they stole, they rebuilt their city, set up idols, and brought a false priest to worship in their land. All the while the place of true worship…the place where God was dwelling…was in Shiloh.

All of this fulfilled the second half of Israel’s ( Jacob’s) prophecy about the tribe of Dan.

Dan shall be a serpent by the way, An adder in the path, That bite the the horse heels, So that his rider shall fall backward.” – Genesis 49:17

He the Believeth
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
– John 3:16-21

He Causeth…
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.
– Psalm 104:14-15