The Gracious Lord

My dear readers. As I go through this study, everyday I get more and more excited to see what new thing I will learn. God has showed me so much, but I have been too busy to show you all! I want to share this one with you all, and I hope you are encouraged! If you have your Bible near by, please look up the references and place in the word I provided, or so your own word search and find your own to make it applicable. In the observation, it is just a summery of the chapter and then further study in the meaning of a couple words.

Verse of the day
Psalm 34:8 “O taste and see that the LORD is good:
blessed is them that trusteth in him.”

Observation:This verse and the surrounding verses talk about the believer giving praise to the Lord for hearing the prayers of his children, Verse 1 “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” and the ones who seek after him. Verse 6 “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” There is so much that God has done and much more he will do. Verse 22 “The LORD redeemeth the soul of His servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.”

Taste: Perceive
See: Behold, Look
Good: Gracious
Blessed: Exceedingly happy
Man: Every one
Trusteth in: Flee for protection

Word Search of Perceive:
Observe – Found in Deuteronomy to 2 Kings
Understand – Found in Job and Proverbs
Have experience – Found in Ecclesiates 3:22
Carefully consider – Found in Isaiah 33:19
Know – Found in Matthew 7:18
Heed – Found in Mark 7:18
To be aware of – Found in Luke 8:46
to be a Spectator – Found in John 4:19
Compare – Found in John 12:19
To take eagerly as in to siege – Found in Acts 10:34
Rest – Found in 1 John 3:16

(Verse with words found in search)
Sit back, and see that the Lord is gracious; exceedingly happy is everyone that flees for protection to Him.

When we step back, and see what God has done through the years, we get a small taste of God’s gracious love and mercy on our lives.

1 Peter 2:3
“If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” then we are exceeding happy and
have a constant place of refuge.

“..kindness in a strong city”

Dear Readers, you may be confused about the title of this devotional; let me explain a little what it means:

Well, I was doing my regular daily study in Psalms, and I came to chapter 31 and verse 21 (If you have a KJV bible near by, please read along with me)

This is a Psalm from David, in every verse he does a reference of how great, merciful, sovereign and great God is. “Blessed be the Lord:for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.” I just want to focus on three words, and those are the words in my title “Kindness in a strong city.”

Kindness means concern or care

Strong means fortified. Now this is were it gets awesome; according to strong’s concordance, fortified means besieged. I typed “besieged” in the bible concordance app, I had found 23 definitions for besieged- four passages have different meanings in the word “besieged”

2 Samuel – “besieged” means assault or beset.

Ecclesiastes – “Besieged” means Cast, fetch, surround, border or compass

Isaiah – “besieged” protect, monument, keep, preserve. But also in another area, the words “besieged places” means fortify

Ezekiel – “Besieged” means defense

As usual, after I do a word search, I choose the appropriate word and replace it.

So it will look like this: “..concern in a surrounded city” or “care in a besieged place”

Now this is my favorite part of my devotions; the application. We have done the Observation, and interpretation; now it is time for application

“Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous care in a besieged place” when you are surrounded by people who oppose you and your stand with Christ, it is like you are in a city, surrounded and nigh of being sieged. But God, in all care, concern and sovereignty, has fortified the walls of the city and protected us. There is nothing more amazing than seeing how much God actually cared for His children!