Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 9 (Psalm 1: How To Breeze Through The Coming Crisis! Part 3)

By admin On March 28th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 9

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Psalm 1: How To Breeze Through The Coming Crisis! Part 3

To read Part 1, click here… “May 7 (Psalm 1: How To Breeze Through The Coming Crisis!)”

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“Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

nor stands in the way of sinners,

nor sits in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD;

and in His law doth he meditate day and night.”

Psalm 1:1, 2

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It is told, that a certain infamous Hollywood actor, had the admirable quality of, “keeping his head above the fray”, as the expression goes.

 

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Yes, this legendary hero of the silver screen had the reputation of keeping himself above all the gossip and pettiness and politics, and all the bickering and the back-biting that commonly occurs behind the scenes on the movie sets of Hollywood.

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Movie Poster – Test Pilot – 1938 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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OBJECT LESSONS

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But these daily devotionals attempt to take the various everyday goings-on of planet earth, and hopefully translate them into heavenly object lessons.

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And so, just how does this aforementioned Hollywood hero relate to the title of today’s devotional… “How To Breeze Through The Coming Crisis”?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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YESTERDAY’S DEVOTIONAL

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Now in Part 2 (click here), the main focus was about “not standing in the way of sinners”.

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And 2nd Corinthians 6 was cited in which Paul counsels Christians to be separate from sinners, as far as possible.

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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1ST THREE ADMONISHMENTS

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And so, let’s review the 1st three admonishments again from Psalm 1…

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Listen… “Blessed is the man that 1. walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, 2. nor stands in the way of sinners, 3. NOR SITS IN THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL.”

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Yes, these above three sins are the premier sins which lead a Christian into apostasy! Notice that the first warns not to “Walk”. The second warns not to “stand”, and the third warns not to “sit”.

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And so, the hidden message here is that these three sins are the backward regression which occurs when a church-goer backslides step-by-step into apostasy.

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(As you can see in this Judgment Day cartoon, this man is no longer running the Christian Race, but has instead, decided to sit back and enjoy all the pleasures of this life. He has filled his life with the cares and pleasures of life, and no longer maintains a watchful vigilance!) 

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SCORNING OTHERS

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And so, the third admonition is every bit as important as the first two… “nor sits in the seat of the scornful”.

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If there is anything that will quickly kill the Christian life, it is, “scorning others!”

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This sin is borne of pride. And there is nothing that God hates worse than pride!

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Now the Devil understands this, and he will work hard to put the unwary Christian into situations which are conducive to gossiping.

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Eve & The Whispering Serpent – wwwsignsofheaven – Share-Alike License

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MANY VERSES ABOUT SCORNERS & MOCKERS

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Listen… “The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked…Surely He scorneth the scorners: but He giveth grace unto the lowly.” Proverbs 3:33, 34

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Here is just one of many passages which warns against scorning others.

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And those who engage in scorning are putting themselves in position to be judged!

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 Comedian – Laughing Fool – possibly Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen – circa 1500 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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DAY OF THE LORD UPON THE PROUD

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Listen to Isaiah, when speaking of the Day of the Lord… “For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:” Isaiah 2:12

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So here we see that the Day of the Lord is upon every one that is, “proud and lofty”.

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So, if we can ever expect to breeze right through the day of the Lord, the very first thing we would want to eliminate from our lives would be the sins of pride, such as mocking and scorning others!

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ALL FOUR ADMONISHMENTS

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Yes, how in the world can we ever expect to breeze right through the Day of the Lord, if we are http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Girl_with_a_Bible_(Faith_of_Our_Fathers).jpgengaging in proud and lofty scorning of others?

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Not only will we NOT escape the judgment of God, but we will become the very object of God’s wrath on that terrible day!

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And so, the great lesson to be learned in today’s devotional, is that all four of the admonishments found in Psalm 1 are equally important, if we expect to breeze right through the coming crisis!

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Girl with a Bible – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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ABOVE THE DIN & MIRE OF LIFE

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And so, that Hollywood actor had the right idea, by keeping his head above the fray, when on movie sets.

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And the Christian would do well to imitate this actor’s one virtue, in our own everyday life. (Perhaps he had other virtues as well!)

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If we ever expect to be able to meditate (contemplate) upon God’s Word, day and night, we must be careful to not bring the curse of God down upon our head, by engaging in proud scorning! 

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Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men…

be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong:

for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption,

even determined upon the whole earth.”

Isaiah 28:14, 22

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TO READ PART 4, CLICK HERE… “May 10 (Psalm 1: How To Breeze Through The Coming Crisis! Part 4)”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to breeze through the coming time of trouble. Help me to begin right now, to walk with my head above the fray, keeping Thy Words as the stepping-stones of my daily pathway… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath”, or you can also read this shorter article…JANUARY 16 (How a Joke Killed! Part 4: Mocking Others! Not Good!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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(WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…)

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This constellation is made of the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth. This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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star-chart ursa major

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Fleeing Revelation 12 Woman Constellation: What is the Message of Habakkuk?”

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TOMORROW…

“May 10 (Psalm 1: How To Breeze Through The Coming Crisis! Part 4)”

 

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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