October 14, 2016

There is none so BLIND as those who will not SEE...

Deuteronomy 4:29King James Version (KJV)

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Dan sal julle daarvandaan die Here jou God soek en vind as jy Hom met jou hele hart en jou hele siel soek.  

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God’s desire is that all people should seek after Him and find Him. Those who seek God with ALL their heart are rewarded, but those who fail to seek Him do so to their eternal loss...

Deuteronomy 4

V 1–14: COMMANDS: Moses, having reviewed the history of Israel’s wanderings, then urges the Israelites to keep the commands of God. He reminds them that God has acted in anger when they have refused to obey Him in the past and that they must carefully observe His laws now. Wisdom and understanding in the sight of all people will come from keeping them. God’s provision of His statutes show God’s nearness to Israel. His law must be taught to generations to come so that the descendants of the people will know and fear God. He reminds them that God gave His Ten Commandments on two tables of stone, and that they heard His voice but did not see Him. It has been Moses’ task to teach those statutes and judgements so that they will be observed when the people cross over into the promised land. V 15–20: CORRUPTION: Israel’s worship of God is to be absolutely pure. All forms of idolatry corrupt that true worship of God and are to be rejected. V 21–24: CAREFUL: Moses relates God’s anger against him when he struck the rock. Moses himself is thus an object lesson to Israel in that he, too, must die in the wilderness because of his unbelief. They must be very careful to remember to obey God in every detail, especially with regard to rejecting idolatry. They must remember that God is ‘a consuming fire, a jealous God’. V 25–31: COVENANT: Moses predicts that they will, in fact, forsake God and consequently be scattered among the nations. He reminds them of God’s mercy and that, if they seek Him wholeheartedly, they will find Him. God will never forget His covenant with Israel’s forefathers. V 32–40: CALLING: God has called out Israel to be a special nation. He has revealed Himself to His people in miraculous, powerful and completely unique ways. He has delivered them and His purpose is to instruct them so that in driving out ungodly nations mightier than themselves, they may know God, obey Him, and reflect Him to others as He blesses them in the land He is giving them. V 41–43: COMPASSION: Moses then sets apart three cities of refuge, showing compassion for those who unintentionally kill someone, so that they can flee there and be safe. V 44–49: CONFIRMATION: Before restating the Ten Commandments (in the next chapter) Moses confirms where and when God revealed His law. The land conquered is also confirmed, for the sake of record.

Dictionary of Bible Themes: 
  • 2425 gospel, requirements ofThe gospel demands an obedient response to all that God has done for humanity in Jesus Christ. This includes faith in God, trust in the work of Jesus Christ, the repenting of sin, being baptised, and becoming like Christ through discipleship.
  • 5017 heart, results of renewal in: An individual, if renewed and led by the Holy Spirit, will be aware of new spiritual experiences and desires, and also of the Holy Spirit’s work of restoring character. These things provide evidence of the grace of God at work in the life of a believer.
  • 5762 attitudes, God’s to people: Scripture indicates the ways in which God relates to people, often suggesting that these illustrate the ways in which believers should behave.
  • 5770 abandonment: The state and experience of being forsaken, shared by God as well as by human beings. 
  • 6627 conversion, nature ofTrue repentance results in a turning from sin and an inner renewal which can only be brought about by God, who draws people to Himself and who, through Jesus Christ, gives forgiveness and new life.
  • 6650 finding: Discovering something or someone that is being looked for. The whole of Scripture points to God seeking out lost human beings and finding them. The delight of people at finding things (such as lost coins or wayward sons) is seen as a parable of the joy of God over repentant sinners.
  • 6687 mercy, nature of God’sA central aspect of God’s character, expressed in His covenant relationships with undeserving people.
  • 7135 Israel, as the people of GodGod called Israel out of Egypt to be his own treasured possession and his covenant faithfulness with them is maintained, despite their persistent disobedience.
  • 7520 dispersion, the: A technical term used to refer to God’s people as they are scattered throughout the world.
  • 7915 confirmation: The act of publicly affirming something or someone, usually with a view to declaring trustworthiness. God confirmed His covenants, oaths and promises to emphasise His intention to fulfil them and He confirms the gospel to demonstrate its truthfulness.
  • 8105 assurance, basis of: The assurance of believers is based upon the certain knowledge of God revealed in creation and His mighty acts in history, upon the certainty of His promises, the vindication and resurrection of Christ and the inward testimony and outward demonstration of the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • 8151 revival, corporate: The experience of God’s people both in the OT and NT when prayer is answered and their growth and effectiveness are renewed.
  • 8160 seeking God: God’s desire is that all people should seek after Him and find Him. Those who seek God with ALL their heart are rewarded, but those who fail to seek Him do so to their eternal loss.
  • 8306 mercifulness: An attitude of compassion and care, grounded in the nature of God Himself, made manifest in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, and expected of believers.
  • 8330 receptiveness: An openness to people and ideas which needs to be tempered by discernment. It is an attitude which God desires and which He shows to all who call to Him.
  • 8617 prayer, advice for effective: Scripture provides guidance concerning what attitudes and actions are appropriate for effective prayer. It also identifies a number of motives which are likely to lead to prayers being unanswered.
  • 8764 forgetting God: Scripture warns people how easy it is to forget God in the varying circumstances of life and to fail to give him his due place, and points out the consequences of so doing.

Deuteronomy 4:29 "But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find [him], if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul."
By prayer and supplication, acknowledging and confessing sin, and desiring that God would be gracious and forgive it. And bring them out of their miserable condition. Even if out of those depths of affliction and distress, and though scattered about in the world, and in the uttermost parts of it.
"Thou shalt find him": To be a God hearing and answering prayer, gracious and merciful, ready to help and deliver.
"If they seek him with all their heart and with all their soul": Sincerely and affectionately.
As long as they have breath in their bodies, regardless of where they are, they can cry out to God and He will hear. True belief in God originates in the heart. Look at what Jesus said about this very thing.
Mark 12:30 "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment."

Deuteronomy 13:3King James Version (KJV)

Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lordyour God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 13

V 1–5: REVELATION NOT EXPERIENCE God’s revealed Word, His commandments, are to govern His people’s conduct. If any prophet, dreamer or person claiming to have had a vision suggests otherwise, his opinion must be ignored and he must be put to death. V 6–11: RELATIVES NOT EXEMPT Even close relations who disobey God, to indulge in idolatry, must be punished. V 12–18: REBELLION NOT EXCUSED God will also deal harshly with those who rebel against Him in enticing others to follow false gods. God will destroy whole towns rather than allowing idolatry to linger there

Matthew 22:36-40King James Version (KJV)

Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Matthew 22

V 1–14: INVITATION Jesus then tells the religious leaders that the kingdom of heaven is like a king who arranges a marriage feast. Not only do his invitees not come, but some abuse and murder his servants who give the invitation. The king destroys the murderers and their city and sends his servants into the highways and byways to gather for the wedding those whom they can find. Yet one man comes in without a wedding garment and is excluded and cast out into outer darkness. The invitation to come into the kingdom is for all, but we must come properly clothed, in the righteousness of Christ. There are few who will be there, though many are called. V 15–22: INTUITION The Herodians, a party following Herod and seeking to blend the sinful lifestyle of ungodly people with certain observances of God’s people, mix with the Pharisees to plot Jesus’ downfall. They ask Him if taxes should be paid to Caesar. Taking a coin, Jesus asks them whose head it is on the coin and they reply ‘Caesar’s’. He tells them to pay to Caesar what is his and to God what is His. The divine intuitive perception of Jesus in discerning their wicked trap and His reply cause them to marvel and leave. V 23–33: INSPIRATION The Sadducees do not believe in the resurrection, unlike the Pharisees. The same day, they test Jesus about the resurrection by putting a hypothetical case of a woman who married seven brothers on the preceding death of each one. They want to know after this life whose wife she will be. Jesus tells them that they err because they know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God. In heaven there is no marriage, and God has already proclaimed to His people that He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. As God is not the God of the dead, they must still be living, as Jesus speaks. Clearly, death has not annihilated them. These words also refute the doctrine of conditional immortality, namely that people cannot exist after death outside their body. Jesus’ teaching astonishes the crowds. His words demonstrate that those who believe in the resurrection believe in the inspiration of infallible Scripture. V 34–40: INSTRUCTION The Pharisees return to the fray, having heard that the Sadducees have been beaten! They are competing with one another to ensnare Jesus in an argument. One asks Jesus what the greatest commandment in the law is. Jesus summarises the Ten Commandments in two halves; the first four commandments tell us to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and that is the greatest commandment; the second, summarising the remaining six commandments, is to love our neighbour as ourselves. All the law and all the prophets hang on these two commandments. V 41–46: INCARNATION Jesus takes the initiative in the questioning and asks the Pharisees what they think about Christ and whose Son He is. They reply that He is the ‘Son of David’. Jesus proves to them from the Scripture that therefore Christ is also the Lord. The Bible, always inspired by the Holy Spirit, says He is David’s Lord as well as in the line of David’s descendants. The religious leaders know that they have met their match and ask Him no further questions. They cannot catch Him out. Rather, Jesus has shown them to be sinful and in error.

Matthew 5:43-48King James Version (KJV)

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 5

V 1–12: DESCRIPTION The progressive blessings of a heart in fellowship with God are reflected in the inner qualities shown in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. These ‘blessed’ sayings are known as the Beatitudes. V 13–16: DIFFERENCE The Christian should be to the world what salt is to food and what light is to darkness—much needed and distinctively different. V 17–20: DESTRUCTION The whole of God’s Word, in the smallest detail, will endure after the destruction of the heavens and the earth as we know them. God’s law is our guide to entering the kingdom of heaven. The righteousness of mere religious observance, like that of the Pharisees, cannot give entry to it. V 21–26: DANGER Those whose sinful and unrepentant hearts reveal their anger and hatred for others, even for those who are close enough to be brothers, are in grave danger of judgement and hell. Bringing a gift to God is no substitute. Repentance will produce a desire to be reconciled to the person offended. Judgement is the only alternative to repentance. V 27–30: DRASTIC In our personal fight against sin, drastic action is called for, emphasised here through striking illustrations. This involves self-denial, and recognising that, in the eyes of God, hatred and anger in the heart count as murder, and lust counts as adultery. V 31–32: DIVORCE Jesus teaches the permanence of the marriage bond, which He teaches can only be broken in the case of marital unfaithfulness. V 33–37: DIRECTNESS Our language and conduct must be such that we need not invoke oaths to make people believe we are telling the truth. V 38–48: DOING A Christian must always do good to others, even when he can insist on an enforceable legal right and even when enemies oppose him. His generosity will evidence his desire to follow God’s directions, as far as possible. His perfect heavenly Father is his standard.

John 15:12-22King James Version (KJV)

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

John 15:24-27King James Version (KJV)

24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

John 15

V 1–8: FRUIT AND FIRE Jesus reveals Himself as the true Vine, His Father as the vine-dresser, and His disciples as branches abiding in Him. The mark of discipleship is fruit-bearing. Fruitless branches are to be burnt, because they are not linked to Him in faith and discipleship. His disciples bear fruit, and even much fruit, in glorifying the Father. V 9–11: COMMUNION AND COMMANDMENTS Christians are to abide in Christ’s love in close communion. In so doing, they will keep His commandments and experience His joy. V 12–17: PRIORITY AND PRODUCTIVITY Sacrificial, self-giving love is a priority for the disciples of Christ. Another mark of close friendship with Christ is loving obedience to Him, which produces a spiritual fruitfulness. The command to love one another is repeated. V 18–25: WORLD AND WORD The world which is against the Master is also against His servants who will keep His word. People at large ignore the works that Jesus has done. God’s word will be fulfilled when it states that they hate Him without cause. They therefore hate the Father also. Opposed by the world, the Christian must keep close to the word of God. The world is culpable because it ignores or rejects what Jesus has done. V 26–27: TRINITY AND TESTIMONYJesus says that God the Holy Spirit will come as the Helper, whom He will send from the Father. He is the Spirit of truth coming from the Father and testifying of Jesus. Jesus’ disciples will also witness of Him, aided by the triune God, because they have been with Jesus from the beginning of His ministry.

Hebrews 12:24King James Version (KJV)

24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Hebrews 12

V 1–2: ENCOURAGING ENDURANCE Before the encouraging and watching cloud of witnesses encountered in chapter 11, every Christian should refuse sin and anything that hinders progress, to look to Jesus in the race of endurance. Through the shame and the cross, Christ has gone before to the right hand of the throne. We look to Him there. V 3–13: DIVINE DISCIPLINE We must consider Jesus. He was weary and suffered much in coming to earth to be our Saviour and Lord. Christians should have confidence in suffering while experiencing God’s overruling and sovereign chastening, which is for our good now and produces peace and righteous fruit in the days ahead. Although not a joyful experience at the time, divine discipline is a sign of our sonship from on high. First we should strengthen ourselves in Christ, and then keep on going straight ahead. V 14–29: HEEDING HOLINESS In pursuing peace with others and avoiding bitterness, holiness is essential. We need to be holy in order to resist a sinful attitude and lifestyle and to know and commune with God. Esau’s unholy failure, and the need for awesome reverence in approaching the mountain when God communed with Moses, are Old Testament examples which illustrate these principles. There was fear on the mountain when Moses received the Ten Commandments because God is holy and to be reverentially feared. We have a Mediator who shed His blood to bring us close to God, the Judge. Through Him, we are ‘registered’ in heaven and will be there with the angels and all who are saved. We should ask for grace, to show reverence, to listen to His voice, and to serve Him with reverence and godly fear. He is a ‘consuming fire’.

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covenant. or, testament.
to the blood.

Hebrews 12:24 "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel."
Mediator, above means go between. Jesus goes between us and God and reconciles us to the Father. See on on 7:22 (8:6-10; 9:15).
“Better”: Abel’s sacrifice was pleasing to God because it was offered in faith and obedience (11:4), but it had no atoning power. Jesus’ blood alone was sufficient to cleanse sin (1 John 1;7). The sacrifice of Christ brought redemption (9:12), forgiveness (9:26), and complete salvation (10:10, 14).
“Than that of Abel”: The blood of Abel’s sacrifice only provided a temporary covering, but Christ’s blood sacrifice declares eternal forgiveness (Col. 1:20).
1 Timothy 2:5 "For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"
The new covenant is the covenant of grace through belief in Jesus Christ. The old covenant was the law, by which no man is saved. The blood sprinkled on the mercy seat, covered the sin of the person for one year. It did not do away with sin, it just covered it. Jesus precious blood completely did away with sin.
Matthew 26:28 "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."

1 Peter 1:2 "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied."

Dictionary of Bible Themes:
  • 1346 covenants, nature of: A solemn agreement or promise, sometimes confirmed by sacrifice or by sharing in a meal, by which two or more parties commit themselves to the rights and responsibilities demanded by their relationship and their agreed course of action, and accept the serious consequences of breaking faith.
  • 1352 covenant, the new: The fulfilment of God’s purposes of salvation expressed in the covenants of the OT, mediated by Jesus Christ and sealed in his blood. It is a covenant of grace, the benefits of which include forgiveness, a renewed relationship with God and, through the Holy Spirit, an inward transformation that enables obedience to its demands and so ensures that it will not again be broken. Jer 31:31 The “new” covenant is contrasted with the covenant made at Sinai which is sometimes referred to as the “old” or “first” covenant. See also Heb 8:8
  • 1444 revelation, in NT:  The NT fulfils and completes the revelation of God which began in the OT. Jesus Christ is the central focus of this self-revelation of God.
  • 4269 Sinai, Mount:  The mountain in the Sinai peninsula (probably present-day Jebel Musa), also called Horeb in the OT, where God made a covenant with Israel, establishing them as his people and giving them his laws. In the NT Sinai is seen as symbolising the old covenant.
  • 4963 past, the:  Jesus Christ transforms the past and sets people free to live in a new way. God’s people should remember former blessings but not return to former sins.
  • 4966 present, the:  God’s blessings are available now and are to be received in faith and contentment. It is dangerous to live only for current blessings and pleasures.
  • 5103 Moses, significance of:  Moses performed a number of major roles in the history of Israel. Many of these roles later found their perfection in Jesus Christ.
  • 5194 touch:  God prohibits physical contact in certain circumstances and warns of serious consequences of violating the ritual law in this respect. Great sigificance is attached to the touch of God, Jesus Christ and angels and the disciples’touching of the risen Christ.
  • 6511 salvation, nature of:  Salvation involves a change in the relationship between God and a person. Salvation includes God’s adoption of believers into his family, his acceptance of them as righteous and his forgiveness of their sins. It also includes personal renewal and transformation through the work of the Holy Spirit
  • 6606 access to God:  The privilege of entering into the presence of God through the work of Jesus Christ.
  • 6615 atonement, necessity and nature of: Scripture stresses the seriousness and reality of human sin, and that human beings are unable to atone for their own sins. In his grace, God provides a means by which the situation can be remedied.
  • 6682 mediation:  The achieving of fellowship and reconciliation between separated parties. Scripture declares that Jesus Christ is the only true mediator between God and humanity.
  • 6698 newness:  Through Jesus Christ, God has made possible a new relationship between himself and sinful humanity. This involves the renewal of human nature and eventually a renewal of creation itself.
  • 6710 privileges:  Spiritual and material benefits conferred upon people by God. They are given, not because of human merit, but because of God’s graciousness, and therefore carry responsibilities with them.
  • 7241 Jerusalem, significance of:  Chosen by God as the location for his sanctuary, Jerusalem was his symbolic dwelling and became the only acceptable place for sacrificial worship. It retained its symbolic significance in NT times when it came to represent the hope of restoration and renewal for the people of God.
  • 7317 blood, of Jesus Christ:  The shedding of the blood of Jesus Christ is seen as representing the giving of his life as an atoning sacrifice for the sins of humanity.
  • 7454 sprinkling:  In the OT, the blood of a sacrificial animal was sprinkled against the altar as a sign of atonement or consecration to the Lord. The NT uses the same image to refer to the gaining of forgiveness through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.
  • 8289 joy, of the church:  The church is to rejoice in the salvation brought about by Jesus Christ’s faithful life and death, and by the power of his resurrection. Even in adversity, believers know the joy of Jesus Christ.
  • 8326 purity, moral and spiritual:  Moral and spiritual purity is demanded by God of his people. God calls his people to be holy, just as he is holy.
  • 8450 martyrdom:  The term “martyr” comes from the Greek word for “witness”, reminding believers that the supreme act of witness for the gospel is to give up one’s life for its sake.
1 Chronicles 16:11King James Version (KJV)
Seek the Lord and HIS strength, seek HIS face continually...
1 Chronicles 16:11 "Seek the LORD and His strength, seek His face continually."
"His Wonders": (as in 1 Chron. 16:9). I.e. the plagues of Egypt (Psalm 105:27-36). His portents; τέρατα of the New Testament.
"The judgments of his mouth": His judicial utterances, which execute themselves (Compare Genesis 1:3; Exodus 12:12).
"Of his mouth": Psalm 105:5 has a different form of the pronoun (Deut. 4:33; 4:36).
David was fully aware that it was not his strength that caused him to win in battle, but was the strength of the LORD. We Christians, are aware of that also, as we read in the following verse.
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
To seek the face of God, is to look beyond ourselves for help.

Psalm 14:2King James Version (KJV)

The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.
There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

Die Here het uit die hemel neergesien op die mensekinders, om te sien of daar iemand verstandig is, wat na God vra.   Hulle het almal afgewyk, tesame het hulle ontaard; daar is niemand wat goed doen, ook nie een nie.  Het al die werkers van ongeregtigheid dan geen kennis nie, die wat My volk opeet asof hulle brood eet? Hulle roep die Here nie aan nie.  Dáár het skrik hulle oorweldig, want God is by die regverdige geslag.  Die raad van die ellendige — julle kan dit tot skande maak; waarlik, die Here is sy toevlug.
PSALMS 14:2‭-‬6