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In every difficulty, cry to God, your trustworthy Savior.
Psalms 42:1-43:5
Jesus, the Father's Spirit-filled Son, inaugurated God's kingdom.
Mark 1:1-15
Paul describes how men and women should act in church, based on their specific roles.
1 Timothy 2:8-15
Dedicate yourself to the local church for the eternal glory of Christ.
Haggai 2:20-23
The gospel call to repentance gives light to people in darkness.
Matthew 4:12-17
God has given the local church the responsibility to judge its members.
1 Corinthians 5
The eternal state will immediately follow Christ's return and our bodily resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
When Jesus next returns, he will destroy death.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
At the day of the Lord, believers will be saved and unbelievers will be destroyed.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
Our certain gospel hope of resurrection should encourage us.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
This passage reveals the fact of and the reason behind God's anger.
Romans 1:18-23
The kind of faith that saves is a faith that is characterized by works.
James 2:14-26
Only those who look to Jesus for spiritual wealth, righteousness, and guidance will sit with him on his throne.
Revelation 3:14-22
Jesus promises eternal life to those who overcome; therefore, cling to the gospel and preach it to others.
Revelation 3:7-13
Those who treasure the gospel and live it out today will enjoy intimacy with Jesus now and forever.
Revelation 3:1-6
Hold tightly to holy living that flows from the gospel.
Revelation 2:18-29
God calls us to boast only in the cross, through which we participate in the New Creation.
Galatians 1:1-6:18
Jesus will destroy His enemies and give eternal life to His people; therefore, the church must not tolerate sin in its midst.
Revelation 2:12-17
It is vital to boast only in Jesus' cross.
Galatians 6:10-18
Those who are fearless in the face of death will receive life from the Victor over death.
Revelation 2:8-11
True spirituality is seen in bearing other people's burdens.
Galatians 6:1-10
You are nothing without love.
Revelation 2:1-7
Serve each other in love through the leading of the life-giving, flesh-opposing Spirit.
Galatians 5:13-26
Jesus is a king and priest who is present with His church in judgment and salvation.
Revelation 1:9-20
Only those who rest on Christ alone for justification will receive eternal righteousness.
Galatians 5:2-12
Obey this urgent revelation so you will be blessed, and rest in the sovereignty of your Saviour.
Revelation 1:1-8
God redeems Naomi - and all Israel - through the son of Boaz and Ruth.
Ruth 4:13-22
Believers must stand firm in the freedom of being God's children through faith alone in his promise.
Galatians 4:21-31
Boaz generously and sacrificially redeems Elimelech's and Mahlon's family.
Ruth 4:1-12
Paul's proven trustworthiness and godly motives should have led the Galatians to trust him, not reject him.
Galatians 4:12-20
Boaz acted with generosity again, and Ruth waited for redemption.
Ruth 3:14-18
In Christ we are God's fully adult sons and heirs.
Galatians 4:1-11
Boaz commits himself to redeem Ruth.
Ruth 3:1-13
All of God's children enjoy his covenant and promised salvation through faith in Christ.
Galatians 3:15-29
Ruth and Naomi encounter the generosity of Boaz.
Ruth 2:14-23
Gentiles are declared righteous, become the true Israel, and receive the blessing and the Spirit by faith alone.
Galatians 3:1-14
God guided Ruth to the field of a man who showed undeserved favor to her.
Ruth 2:1-13
Justification by faith, not by works, alone glorifies God's grace and accomplishes the purpose of Christ's death.
Galatians 2:11-21
Ruth committed herself to Naomi and to her God.
Ruth 1:15-22
From the beginning of church history, there has been only one true gospel.
Galatians 2:1-10
The biblical gospel is demonstrably given by Jesus.
Galatians 1:11-24
Naomi was left alone in a foreign land, suffering judgment.
Ruth 1:1-5
A bitter Naomi plans to return to her homeland, and convince her daughters-in-law not to.
Ruth 1:6-14
Reject the perverted gospel and embrace the God-accomplished and God-taught gospel.
Galatians 1:1-10
It is right for God to show mercy on whomever he desires to show mercy - and we should praise him for this!
Jonah 1:1-4:11
God is right to show mercy on whomever he chooses.
Jonah 4:1-11
God cares about Gentiles.
Jonah 3:1-10
The Lord saved Jonah because he prayed to him.
Jonah 2:1-10
Jesus' death and resurrection created Gentile worshippers.
Jonah 1:1-17
Because God is holding tightly to you, hold tightly to his Word.
2 Thessalonians 1-3
We pray for you to experience God's grace and peace.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Paul gives two final commands in the main body of this letter: pray and stay away.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-15
How God's sovereignty motivates our perseverance
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
You were dead, but God made you alive in Christ; therefore, remember that God has brought you near to him and made you part of his temple.
Ephesians 2:1-10
God is holding tightly to you.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
The path to eternal happiness isn't what you think: it requires joyful endurance of trials and humble obedience to God's Word.
James 1
Choose the way of life that God delights in, a Christlike life of compassion and purity, for this is the pathway to Heaven.
James 1:26-27
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Psalms 1
Remember the happiness of the Word-delighting, and the misery of the only other option.
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Published July 10th, 2020
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Psalm 1
Josh 1:1-9
Ps 19:7-11
Jer 17:5-8
Nah 1:7-8
Notes
I've chosen four passages that supplement the truths of Psalm 1 , to create a miniature solar system of truth about delighting in God's Word, orbiting around Psalm 1 . The dot notes show which part of Psalm 1 each selected passage speaks to.
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Psalm 1
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Psalms 1:1-6
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Blessed is the man 1 who a walks not in b the counsel of the wicked,
Oh the happiness of the person who rejects the advice of God-despisers,
nor stands in c the way of sinners,
who recoils from the path of lawbreakers,
nor d sits in e the seat of f scoffers;
and who plugs his ears against the teaching of mocking babblers!
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but his g delight is in the law 1 of the Lord ,
Instead he believes, embraces, and exults in Yahweh's every word,
and on his h law he meditates day and night.
mulling over his sweet instructions from the moment he wakes up to the moment he drifts off to sleep.
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He is like i a tree planted by j streams of water
Such a person is like a tree deeply rooted beside a carefully-dug canal, flowing brimful in both summer and winter,
that yields its fruit in its season,
so that its branches are heavy with ripened, delicious fruit in season,
and its k leaf does not wither.
and even its leaves are always green and growing, never brown and dying.
l In all that he does, he prospers.
The man who loves God's words is like this, thriving in every season, successful in whatever he attempts to do.
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The wicked are not so,
Not so the guilty and unfaithful;
but are like m chaff that the wind drives away.
they are dry and worthless and rootless, blown away by the slightest puff of wind.
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Therefore the wicked n will not stand in the judgment,
For that reason those who hate God will be cast down into Hell on the day of judgement,
nor sinners in o the congregation of the righteous;
and those who choose sin will be torn away forever from the happiness of those who choose holiness.
for the Lord p knows q the way of the righteous,
In other words, Yahweh is a faithful friend to those who follow him, constantly caring for every detail of their lives,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
but he despises those who reject him, tipping them into the eternal garbage dump of Hell.
inference
Joshua 1:6-9
Jeremiah 17:5-8
Psalm 19:7-11
Nahum 1:7-8
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Josh 1:1-9
Joshua 1:1-9
After the death of Moses the a servant of the Lord , the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ b assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel.
c Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. d From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. e No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just f as I was with Moses, so g I will be with you. h I will not leave you or forsake you.
i Be strong and courageous,
for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.
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Only be strong and j very courageous,
being careful to do according to all the law k that Moses my servant commanded you.
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l Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left,
that you may have good success 1 wherever you go.
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This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth,
but m you shall meditate on it
day and night,
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so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.
For then you will make your way prosperous,
and then you will have good success.
Have I not commanded you?
n Be strong and courageous.
o Do not be frightened,
and do not be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
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Ps 19:7-11
Psalms 19:7-11
o The law of the Lord is perfect, 1
p reviving the soul;
q the testimony of the Lord is r sure,
s making wise t the simple;
u the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is v pure,
w enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules 1 of the Lord are x true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than y gold, even much z fine gold;
a sweeter also than honey and drippings of b the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
c in keeping them there is great reward.
Jer 17:5-8
Jeremiah 17:5-8
Thus says the Lord :
“ Cursed is the man b who trusts in man
and makes flesh his strength, 1
whose heart turns away from the Lord .
c He is like a shrub in the desert, d and shall not see any good come.
He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in e an uninhabited salt land.
f “ Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord , g whose trust is the Lord .
h He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
Nah 1:7-8
Nahum 1:7-8
s The Lord is good, t a stronghold in the day of trouble;
u he knows those who take refuge in him.
But v with an overflowing flood he will make a complete end of the adversaries, 1
and w will pursue his enemies into darkness.
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