“Not by Bread ‘Alone’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 4:4) Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One must not live on bread alone, but on every word of God.'"
*** (Matthew 4:4) But he answered, "It is written, 'One must not live on bread alone, but on every word coming out of the mouth of God.'"
*** (Deuteronomy 8:3) And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger, and then He fed you with manna, which you did not know, neither did your fathers know it, so that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of the LORD Jehovah –> man shall live.
Did ‘You’ know that there is an “Applicable Principle”… for every situation of life… in His Holy Word, the Bible…? But many miss these “Spiritual principles” because they “Wrongly Approach”… His Holy Word… from the ‘Academic’ earthly mindset! Unless ‘You’ see the Scriptures as the… “Holy Word of GOD”… ‘You’ have then missed the “Whole Point”. Perhaps an example…? The NT calls us… “Kings & Priests”… “Revelation 5:10”. But what are the responsibilities of a “King”…? Perhaps look at “Deuteronomy 17:16-to-20”…? The Academic analysis of the text, will simply say, “God does not want us to take anything to the excess. But the Specificity of the text… has far reaching ramifications. God wanted to be King over Israel… “Not a Human king” as the ‘Other’ nations had. These are explained through the OT… and the connected happenings. Remember the foundations of any society or nation… are to be ‘Only’ those of “The One True God!” God’s principle for the family is: “One Man & One Woman” for Life. The Kings of Israel; violated this Principle, even though warned in the Scriptures. King David had multiple ‘wives & multiple’ children. The Confusion in the ‘hearts & minds’ of those children led to… Rebellion! Absalom stole the kingdom from David. David’s son Amnon raped his half-sister Tamar. Solomon had 300 concubines & 700 wives… to whom he built Heathen temples in Israel. It is any wonder why the Scriptures are so… “Specific with Instructions”…?
*** (Deuteronomy 17:16-to-20) But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, so as to multiply horses, because the LORD Jehovah has said to you, You shall return no more that way from now on.
(Deut 17:17) Nor shall he multiply wives to himself, so that his heart does not turn away. Nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold to himself.
(Deut 17:18) And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write a copy of this Law in a book from before the priests, the Levites.
(Deut 17:19) And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to fear the LORD Jehovah his God, to keep “ALL” the words of this Law, and these statutes, to ‘DO’ them,
(Deut 17:20) so that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he does not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left, so that he may make his days longer in his kingdom, he and his sons, in the midst of Israel.
*** (Psalms 20:7) Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
*** (2Samuel 23:3) The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
*** (1Kings 11:4) For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was ‘not’ perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
*** (Ecclesiastes 1:2) Vanity of vanities, says the preacher; vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
“How Much is ‘Enough?’ – 101” …Blog.
Did ‘You’ notice Deuteronomy 17:20… and that he does ‘Not’ turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left? Knowing this could ‘Only’ come from the instructions in “Deuteronomy 17:18”… he shall write a copy of this Law in a book from before the priests, the Levites! The meticulous methodology of coping the Scriptures; entailed a count of every ‘letter & punctuation mark’. Hence Christ Jesus said in… Matthew 5:18 … ‘Not one letter or one stroke of a letter will disappear from the Law’…! That “King of Israel” who: copied the Law, would have had explicit instructions in this. There would be ‘no way’ he would miss the complete instruction of the Holy Word of God. You may say, well without “Horses & Chariots”… how would Israel be protected? Many times God protected his people Israel… ‘Miraculously’! There are many examples throughout the Scriptures. But the instructions of God throughout… His Holy Word are … “Emphatically Explicit!”
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept; precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go; and fall backward [backslide]; and be broken; and snared; and taken.
*** (Joshua 8:34) And afterward he read all the words of the Law; the Blessings and -> Cursing’s ->; according to ‘ALL’ -> that is written in the book of the Law.
*** (Psalms 19:7-to-14) The Law of the LORD Jehovah is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD Jehovah is sure, making the simple wise.
(Psa 19:8) The Precepts of the LORD Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; the Commandments of the LORD Jehovah are pure, giving light to the eyes.
(Psa 19:9) The fear of the LORD Jehovah is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD Jehovah are true and righteous altogether,
(Psa 19:10) more to be desired than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
(Psa 19:11) And Your servant is warned by them; in keeping them there is great reward.
(Psa 19:12) Who can understand his errors? Oh make me pure from secret faults;
(Psa 19:13) and keep Your servant back from presumptuous sins; do not let them rule over me; then I shall be upright, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.
(Psa 19:14) Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Jehovah, my Rock and my Redeemer.
(Psalms 119:97-to-104) MEM: Oh how I love Your Law! It is my meditation all the day.
(Psa 119:98) Through Your Commandments You make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
(Psa 119:99) I have more understanding than all my teachers; for Your testimonies are my prayer.
(Psa 119:100) I understand more than the old men, because I keep Your Commandments.
(Psa 119:101) I have kept my feet from every evil way, so that I might keep Your Word.
(Psa 119:102) I have not departed from Your judgments; for You have taught me.
(Psa 119:103) How sweet are Your Words to my taste! More than honey to my mouth!
(Psa 119:104) Through Your Commandments I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.
*** (2Samuel 18:8) For the battle was there scattered over the face of all the country: and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.
*** (2Kings 19:35) And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand [185,000]: and when they arose early in the morning, behold; they were ‘ALL’ dead corpses.
“How do I know that the Bible”…? – 101 Blog.
*** (Matthew 24:35) The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.
Do ‘You’ love His Holy Word… The Bible. Do ‘You’ look for those Principles of Life… when “You” ‘read & study’ His Holy Word…? Or do ‘You’ just read it; so that ‘You’ can tell others… “Yes, I read my Bible today: did ‘You’?” Remember when ‘You’, first started dating and the anticipation? Remember when ‘You’ first came to Jesus…? How ‘You’ had a hunger for His Holy Word…? Do ‘You’ NOW… open the Holy Word of God… and with that same “Spiritual Anticipation”… looking for His Holy Truth… and those “Spiritual Principles of Life”…? Perhaps your condition is that of ‘Any’ of the members; of the Seven Churches of Revelation, Chapters 2 & 3…? I often reread those chapters to examine myself. And Yes, I do see myself there sometimes… and ‘Confess & Forsake’ myself! In “John 15:3” Christ Jesus said… “Now ‘You’ are Clean through the Words I have spoken unto ‘You’!” The cleansing power of His Holy Word… shows us how we fall short… so that we may “Confess & Forsake”… the “I –> of Self!” Yes, “ I ” is the Middle of –> “S-I-N!”
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves [forsakes] them shall have mercy.
*** (1Jn 1:5-to-10) This is the message that we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, and in Him there is no darkness-none at all!
(1Jn 1:6) If we claim that we have fellowship with Him; but keep living in the darkness, we are lying and the Truth is not in us.
(1Jn 1:7) But if we keep living in the light as He Himself is in the light; we have fellowship with one another’ and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses [keeps on cleansing] us from all sin.
(1Jn 1:8) If we say that we do not have any sin; we are deceiving ourselves and the Truth is not in us.
(1Jn 1:9) If we make it our habit [practice] to confess our sins; He is faithful and righteous to forgive us those sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(1Jn 1:10) If we say that we have never sinned; we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
*** (Proverbs 28:9) He that turns away his ear from hearing the law; even his ‘prayer’ shall be abomination.
*** (2Corinthains 4:7) But we have this treasure in clay jars [the Holy Spirit in our Human bodies]; to show that it’s extraordinary power; comes from God: and ‘Not’ from us. [Romans 8:9]
“A wretch like ‘ME!’ – 101” …Blog.
Where do ‘You’ go from here…? Remember, everyone is given the same amount of time in a day… “1440 minutes!” Time is like “Money”… ‘You’ spend it where ‘You’ want! Of course if ‘You’ want electricity… ‘You’ pay the power bill. That is sort of like… your spiritual power. The more time ‘You’ send with Him in… “Obedience to His Holy Word”… the more “Spiritual Understanding” is given to ‘You’!
*** (Romans 10:17) Consequently, faith comes from listening [hearing]; and listening comes through the Word of Christ.
*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, HE [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. [worshiped]
*** (1Samuel 3:21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!