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Psalm 9:20

 

 

20 Put [shiyth] them in fear [mowra’], [mowra’] O LORD: [Yahovah] that the nations [gowy] may
know
[yada`] themselves to be but men. [‘enowsh] Selah. [celah] KJV-Interlinear

 

20 Put them
in fear, O Lord; Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah. NASB

 

 

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This psalm closes with a reminder, God is God, and men are but men.

God controls all of eternity and all that is, and men are totally dependent on God having no control over anything in life, even in death they are powerless.

Man is a mere spark of life inserted into the dust of the earth, and nothing more.

Man did not create the universe. Man created nothing. Man cannot create anything. He can shape things certainly but he cannot control the fundamental principles that rule this universe. Man seeks freedom, but he has no choice but to serve as a slave to his own sin nature, or serve God. There is no third choice.

Man cannot conquer his limitations. Man cannot predestine himself before his own birth.

David closes with this prayer, that the wicked will not get away with their wickedness and that the righteous will not be forgotten. And with certainty those believers who are positive will be remembered and delivered and blessed.

While all who have forgotten God or rejected God will get their due. Unbelievers permanently, and negative believers will have their temporary misery here on earth and loss of reward in eternity.

Positive believers will get their stress tests certainly, but will graduate to permanent promotion and blessing, both in this life on earth, and in eternity.

Unbelievers and negative believers should fear God, because of what He can withhold, and because of what they cannot do.

Selah. The band plays on. Grace continues. Gods plan continues.

We have no influence on God or His plan. Ignoring His plan and reality, gains man nothing.

God saw in eternity past all that would happen and set His decrees in place, selecting the best possible combination of events for all of human history, and for you and each person specificlaly, without interfering with our individual volition.

Regardless of what we choose to do in life, history will play itself out for the greater good as defined by Bible doctrine. Better to be on the winning team, than on a losing team.

Gods team has already won the fight. The conclusion of history and each of our lives is certain.

We can exercise our positive volition for God and study His Word daily and incorporate it into our lives and be winners. Or we can reject and otherwise ignore God and suffer through a life of misery and judgment, and greater loss.

 

 

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Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.