Sunday, October 19, 2014

Psalm 33:21

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Psalm 33:21

21 For our heart [leb] shall rejoice [samach] in him, because we have trusted [batach] in his holy [qodesh] name [shem].   KJV-Interlinear

21 For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.  ESV

The word for heart, ‘leb’ is symbolism for the thinking process of the soul.

In the physical body, the heart is the pump that circulates the blood throughout the body.  It describes the thought process the thinking process, and all of the functionality of the soul.

And when your thoughts are such that the spiritual truths that you have learned, predominate and/or occupy the lions share of your thinking process, then there is only one possible result.  And that result is inner happiness.

And happiness, the only legitimate happiness and legitimate happiness comes from God.  And we come into possession of those thoughts and that happiness through our learning of Bible doctrine.

You have only two possible sources for your thoughts, Bible doctrine, or everything else.

The things you focus on in your daily life, day after day after day becomes the basis for the pattern of your life.

The world offers nothing holy, only things that are temporary.

Holy means separate from, sanctuary, consecrated, hallowed.  And all of this comes from and is, God.

God is not a part of this world, not a part of the evils that the world represents.

Likewise Bible doctrine is not a part of this world or the evils that are in this world.

When you bring Bible doctrine into your soul through your daily learning, then your soul becomes, symbolically, separated from the content of the world, and a sanctuary or protected place into which the world cannot enter.

Excluding Bible doctrine from your life, means that you exclude legitimate happiness from your life, and when there is no happiness, no legitimate happiness, then there is only misery.


Daily Bible Study Links –Sun. 10-19-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Sun. 10-19-2014
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Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:21  –
The word for heart, ‘leb’ is symbolism for the thinking process of  ……    
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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:21  –
The word for heart, ‘leb’ is symbolism for the thinking process of  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:11  -  
And so just when you believe that you are safe, the news of this recent ebola outbreak reaches here into the United Sates.  Some man travels here from  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:12  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
When the end comes, then the rejoicing, the boasting, the knack for indifference, the procrastination, the resistance toward truth, will all    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:13  – 
And now Isaiah gives an example of history, which at this point in Isaiah’s life, has  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:7  –  
The subject in this passage is reward.  Who gets it and who does not.  And certainly if  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:8  –
Have you been following the unfolding ebola story from Texas?  What began with one  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:20  –  
Faith in Christ opens up an almost infinite list of possibilities and opportunities   ……    



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Psalm 33:20

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Psalm 33:20

20 Our soul [nephesh] waiteth [chakah] for the LORD [Yahovah]: he is our help [`ezer] and our shield [magen].  KJV-Interlinear

20 Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.   ESV

Faith in Christ opens up an almost infinite list of possibilities and opportunities.  Because of the many things that we have just studied in the previous verses, we as believers in Christ are convinced that He is our help, our hope, our shield, our eternal destiny, and far more.

Christians, look to Christ and know that no matter what happens in life, whether prosperity or poverty, good health or bad, safety or danger, no matter what the situation may be in this world, for it is the devils world, He is always there to watch over us and protect us, and deliver us as is fitting in His plan for us.

The ultimate goal of the Christian life is in eternity. There is nothing in this world that can replace eternity or act as a substitute for it.

It is our mission to endure the hardships as they may be, and understand that it is the policy of evil that rules for the time being, but it is temporary and Christ will one day, put a permanent end to it.

Our soul is our life and our soul possesses phenomenal abilities and capacities.  This physical world places many limitations on us that restricts what our soul life can do or accomplish. 

From the genetic restrictions that we have to interact through, ie., the soul interacts through the brain, the brain through the body, making our physical self, restricted in what our abilities are, to the physical surroundings of this world that limit us in virtually every aspect of life.

But one day, those restrictions will vanish when we are changed into our resurrection bodies, which will be free of constraints, allowing more things that we probably cannot even begin to imagine.

Unbelief has nothing to look forward to.  Disbelief has nothing to look forward to.

Faith in Christ opens up an almost infinite list of possibilities and opportunities.  There is no risk of loss or failure through faith in Christ.


Daily Bible Study Links –Sat. 10-18-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Sat. 10-18-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:20  –  
Faith in Christ opens up an almost infinite list of possibilities and opportunities   ……    
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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:19  –
Death refers to physical death, not spiritual death.  And famine is one of  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:11  -  
And so just when you believe that you are safe, the news of this recent ebola outbreak reaches here into the United Sates.  Some man travels here from  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:12  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
When the end comes, then the rejoicing, the boasting, the knack for indifference, the procrastination, the resistance toward truth, will all    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:13  – 
And now Isaiah gives an example of history, which at this point in Isaiah’s life, has  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:7  –  
The subject in this passage is reward.  Who gets it and who does not.  And certainly if  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:8  –
Have you been following the unfolding ebola story from Texas?  What began with one  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:20  –  
Faith in Christ opens up an almost infinite list of possibilities and opportunities   ……    



Friday, October 17, 2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Fri. 10-17-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Fri. 10-17-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:8  –
Have you been following the unfolding ebola story from Texas?  What began with one  ……     
 (Mobile format works better using the mobile app)

(note: mobile devices sometimes get a Facebook link error message, just select the 'follow link' button and you will get to the study)

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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:19  –
Death refers to physical death, not spiritual death.  And famine is one of  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:11  -  
And so just when you believe that you are safe, the news of this recent ebola outbreak reaches here into the United Sates.  Some man travels here from  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:12  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
When the end comes, then the rejoicing, the boasting, the knack for indifference, the procrastination, the resistance toward truth, will all    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:13  – 
And now Isaiah gives an example of history, which at this point in Isaiah’s life, has  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:7  –  
The subject in this passage is reward.  Who gets it and who does not.  And certainly if  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:8  –
Have you been following the unfolding ebola story from Texas?  What began with one  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:18  –  
Where is Gods focus?  On those who fear or respect Him, not pretenders, not dead beats, but   ……    



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Romans 2:8

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Romans 2:8

8 But [de] unto them that are contentious [ek] [eritheia], and [kai] do not obey [apeitheo] [men] the truth [aletheia], but [de] obey [peitho] unrighteousness [adikia], indignation [thumos] and [kai] wrath [orge],  KJV-Interlinear

8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.  ESV

Have you been following the unfolding ebola story from Texas?  What began with one person who flew in from Nigeria, and has since died, now has infected not one person but two hospital workers, and they are monitoring 48 more people.  But do they have everyone identified who has been in contact with the disease?  Only takes one person to slip through the net and start a huge problem.

Who refuses to submit to Gods requirements?  Who proposes their own methods for life? 

And the answer is here.  It is they who are contentious, ‘ek eritheia.’  ‘Ek, points to the origin, namely the person who is contentious.  And ‘eritheia,’ means one who is quarrelsome, argumentative, one who debates, one who challenges in order to create controversy.  And when this is directed toward God, then it is of a rebellious nature, or one who resists truth while promoting untruth, or the refusal to recognize truth.

Truth is very simply, the perfect matching up of facts with reality.

Truth by example is if you jump off of a tall building, then you will fall and the end of that fall will not be pleasant.  A contentious person will begin to argue, or debate things that do not exist.  For example what if I have a zero gravity suit on, or what if I could fly, or something else that has nothing to do with the example of truth.

The only reasonable response is, well jump and let us see you fly or how your magic suit works.

End of argument.

But then there is the ebola problem.  Is it a storm on the horizon that makes itself known as a warning, so people can get prepared, or is it a storm that people will ignore because it is far away and not really a storm?

That is how most people look at God and doctrine and their spiritual lives.  They ignore even the most dangerous of warning signs.

A contentious person argues for the sake of argument, for the sake of controversy, for the sake of attempting to prove that they are somehow wise and able to confuse or disprove whatever it is that you are saying.  In short, they have to be really arrogant and stupid, in order to challenge truth or ignore warnings.

Then of course you have the not so clear controversies like abortion, whether there is a God, why does a loving God do this or that, sort of things, that most unenlightened people simply do not have a solid answer for, and that makes the argument of the contentious person even more convincing.

In order to be good, the contentious person has to argue with those who lack the knowledge to be able to respond to their argument.  In other words, a contentious argument only works on naïve people.

Contentious arguments cannot stand against truth.

By definition they oppose truth, and therefore do not obey truth, but commend themselves to the opposite of truth, which is untruth or lies or the false of life or as stated here, unrighteousness.

Unrighteousness, ‘adikia,’ means the action of sin.  Sin is any and all things that are in opposition to truth.

Indignation, ‘thumos,’ refers to the short duration of resentfulness.

Wrath, ‘orge,’ is the longer duration of resentfulness, or as one clings to their indignation without relenting.

A person can be indignant, turn up their nose and walk away.  A person can be filled with wrath and they cling to their anger or hatred and do not want to release themselves from it.  They hang on and on and on until their anger or resentfulness is satisfied. But then anger really never gets satisfaction.

And so, when a person rejects truth, they do so in arrogance.  They presume they know better.  They justify their own beliefs by trying to make others waver in their beliefs.  They cannot get satisfaction, because untruths are endless pits that will never fill up.  This causes frustration and then anger and hate.

In other words, you have but two choices in life. First to follow and pursue truth, or second to reject truth.  And to reject truth means that you follow everything else, and you do so knowingly.

To reject the obvious, like jumping off of a building, takes a complete disregard of truth driven by a huge ego in arrogance.  Or, to ignore truths, such as that disease, and continue going about your business as though it has nothing to do with you.

And since our subject here is rewards for eternity or blessings in time, then those who reject truth, which again, means to reject Gods mandates, will receive nothing in the form of blessings or reward.

Which of course they would argue that the rewards do not exist, just like debating the gravity example or ignoring the disease issue.  Their argument is empty, having nothing to do with anything.

And then what can the contentious person expect in life?  That is in the next verse.


Romans 2:7

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Romans 2:7

7 To them who by [men] [kata] patient continuance [hupomone] in well [agathos] doing [ergon] seek [zeteo] for glory [doxa] and [kai] honour [time] and [kai] immortality [aphtharsia], eternal [aionios] life [zoe]:  KJV-Interlinear

7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;  ESV

The subject in this passage is reward.  Who gets it and who does not.  And certainly if anyone disregards the learning process of the spiritual life, then their reward becomes nil.

Patient continuance, eliminates an occasional good act or deed or even an occasional meaning well, or sincerity of ones personality.

The word, ‘hupomone,’ means cheerful, enduring, continuance, constancy.  This establishes a long term pattern for ones life, not the occasional good intention or act.

And remember this has nothing to do with salvation.  That depends upon the single act of faith alone and nothing more.  Once saved, always saved.

These verses have the do with how you handle your life after salvation.  Namely will you comply with Gods mandates to study, learn, grow, and otherwise live by the Biblical principles that are contained within the scriptures.  This includes abiding by your divinely expected responsibilities and obligations.

Well doing, ‘agathos ergon,’ means good, genuine, consistent, honest, toil, deed, labor, work, effort.

Seek, ‘zeteo,’ means to pursue, to desire, to want enough such that you make an effort to obtain.

Glory, ‘doxa,’ means dignity, glory, honor, praise, worship.

Honor, ‘time,’ means a value, i.e. money paid, or valuables, invested, esteem (especially of the highest degree), or the dignity itself, honor, precious, price.

Immortality, ‘aphtharsia,’ means incorruptibility, unending existence, genuineness, incorruption, sincerity.

Eternal life, ‘aionios zoe,’ eternal, forever, everlasting.  

And all of this points to a dedication to ones spiritual life in accordance with Gods mandates, consistent with how God wants you to live your life.  With the genuineness of an honest effort and desire to really want to learn and grow and figure out and understand, and ultimately possess that which God intends for you.

This eliminates those who pretend, those who do not make an effort, those who want someone else to do things for them, those who play games in life, those who complain, those who are superficial and always have excuses, and especially those who simply do not take any of this Bible stuff seriously.

The references to honor or time, eternal life, and immortality means that for you to acquire the benefits of the spiritual life, which are eternal, and permanent, you have to invest in your spiritual life.  You have to take the time and make the time and pursue with effort and consistency, your spiritual growth, in order to advance in your spiritual life.

For those who make these commitments, for those who invest the time and continue in their efforts in learning and growing, through thick or thin, and regardless of their situations in life, then there will be a reward that is beyond imagination.

But, for those who do not make the commitment, do not fulfil their obligations in the spiritual life for themselves or others or through supporting of Christian instruction that is expected, for those who pretend their way through life, who try to skimp by, without making any commitment, presuming that someone else will take up their slack, then there will be no reward.

And losing out on an eternal reward is the same as giving up on a treasure of infinite value.

And who could be that stupid?  Only the spiritually lazy, the arrogant, the greedy, those who refuse to keep their end up, those who simply ignore that which is expected of them, and totally disregard that which God expects of them.


Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 10-16-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 10-16-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:7  –  
The subject in this passage is reward.  Who gets it and who does not.  And certainly if  ……     
 (Mobile format works better using the mobile app)

(note: mobile devices sometimes get a Facebook link error message, just select the 'follow link' button and you will get to the study)

Daily Bible Study Updates on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jneelyranch

Free Mobile App:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org


Daily Bible Study E-Books
(For your e-book reader or computer)

Important links:
Main Daily Bible Study web site:  http://www.DailyBibleStudy.Org
Daily Bible Study Library:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/library.html

Daily Bible Study Updates on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jneelyranch
How to prepare for your daily study:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/how-to-prepare.html
Blog and Feed Subscription Links:  http://www.neelyranch.com/contactus.html

Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:19  –
Death refers to physical death, not spiritual death.  And famine is one of  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:11  -  
And so just when you believe that you are safe, the news of this recent ebola outbreak reaches here into the United Sates.  Some man travels here from  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:12  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
When the end comes, then the rejoicing, the boasting, the knack for indifference, the procrastination, the resistance toward truth, will all    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:13  – 
And now Isaiah gives an example of history, which at this point in Isaiah’s life, has  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:7  –  
The subject in this passage is reward.  Who gets it and who does not.  And certainly if  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:6  –
Who, refers to God.  Who will render, ‘apodidomi,’ means to give as in  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:18  –  
Where is Gods focus?  On those who fear or respect Him, not pretenders, not dead beats, but   ……