“Our own heart will never line up perfectly with the word unless our heart is lined up with the Spirit. Satan”
“will also use the Scriptures to deceive us. He will use a large portion of truth and insert a single lie. Many kings of old were killed by food that was 99-percent wholesome and one-percent poison. Knowing this, we must come to a perfect understanding of the Scriptures. Jesus rebutted the tempter through a biblical statement that contradicted the false doctrine Satan was attempting to use.”
“By understanding the one true doctrine, we can perfectly resist the enemy. When Satan sneaks in to lead us astray, attempting to deceive us that “God wants this or that,” a full understanding of the Bible is our best defense. Hence, knowing the word helps us to discern the voice of God—to know whether the Lord is speaking or not.”
“Creating a firm foundation on the Scriptures augments our understanding of the active leading of God. As we rely on the Holy Spirit, He leads us through the Scriptures and teaches us from the pages. In this we need to learn the full cycle of God’s word. The Scriptures help us to understand God’s voice as His voice interprets the Scriptures to us. By this, we can grow in hearing and understanding the word of God.”
“A few more things that can help us hear God more clearly are continuing in His Spirit throughout the day, every day; reading His word and growing in it daily; being faithful to obey immediately when we have heard; continually listening while practicing obedience; and drawing nearer to God in a relationship with Him because we”
“love Him.”


‘All those that put their trust in Thee … them also that love Thy name … the righteous.’— PSALM v. 11, 12. I have ventured to isolate these three clauses from their context, because, if taken in their sequence, they are very significant of the true path by which men draw nigh to God and become righteous. They are all three designations of the same people, but regarded under different aspects and at different stages. There is a distinct order in them, and whether the Psalmist was fully conscious of it or not, he was anticipating and stating, with wonderful distinctness, the Christian sequence— faith, love, righteousness. These three are the three flights of stairs, as it were, which lead men up to God and to perfection, or if you like to take another metaphor, meaning the same thing, they are respectively the root, the stalk, and the fruit of religion. ‘They that put their trust in Thee … them also that love Thy Name … the righteous.’

The Unpardonable Sin

The Unpardonable Sin The hard-hearted intentionality of the Pharisees’ sin is the main factor that made it unpardonable. Why would they credit Satan with what Jesus had done through the power of the Holy Spirit? They had just watched Him vanquish demons. They fully grasped who Jesus was and with what authority He spoke and acted (Luke 6: 10– 11; John 11: 47– 48; 12: 9; Acts 4: 16)— and yet they hated Him with a devilish hatred anyway. It’s clear that they were lying when they said He was the devilish one. . . . Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. (Matthew 12: 32) Why was their statement such a grievous offense against the Holy Spirit? For one thing, the demoniac’s healing was as much a work of the Holy Spirit as it was a work of Christ. All Jesus’ miracles were done according to the will of the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 4: 14; John 5: 19, 30; 8: 28; Acts 10: 38). Therefore to attribute our Lord’s miracles to Satan was to credit Satan with the Holy Spirit’s work. Because they knew better, the Pharisees’ abominable insult was a direct, deliberate, diabolical blasphemy against the Spirit of God. (Parables, pages 12– 13)


Psalm 70
To the chief Musician, A [Psalm] of David, to bring to remembrance.
{70:1} [Make haste,] O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O
{70:2} Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let
them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my
{70:3} Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say,
Aha, aha.
{70:4} Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and
let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be
{70:5} But I [am] poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou [art]
my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.


Psalm 13
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
{13:1} How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt
thou hide thy face from me?
{13:2} How long shall I take counsel in my soul, [having] sorrow in my
heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
{13:3} Consider [and] hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I
sleep the [sleep of] death;
{13:4} Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; [and] those
that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
{13:5} But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy
{13:6} I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully
with me.


Psalm 88
A Song [or] Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon
Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.
{88:1} O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day [and] night before
{88:2} Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;
{88:3} For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto
the grave.
{88:4} I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man
[that hath] no strength:
{88:5} Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom
thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
{88:6} Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
{88:7} Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted [me] with
all thy waves. Selah.
{88:8} Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made
me an abomination unto them: [I am] shut up, and I cannot come
{88:9} Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called
daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
{88:10} Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise [and]
praise thee? Selah.
{88:11} Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? [or] thy
faithfulness in destruction?
{88:12} Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness
in the land of forgetfulness?
{88:13} But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my
prayer prevent thee.
{88:14} LORD, why castest thou off my soul? [why] hidest thou thy face
from me?
{88:15} I [am] afflicted and ready to die from [my] youth up: [while] I
suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
{88:16} Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.
{88:17} They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me
about together.
{88:18} Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, [and] mine
acquaintance into darkness.


PSALM {39:1} I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my
tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is
before me.
{39:2} I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, [even] from good; and
my sorrow was stirred.
{39:3} My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned:
[then] spake I with my tongue,
{39:4} LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what
it [is; that] I may know how frail I [am.
]{39:5} Behold, thou hast made my days [as] an handbreadth; and mine
age [is] as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best
state [is] altogether vanity. Selah.
{39:6} Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are
disquieted in vain: he heapeth up [riches,] and knoweth not who
shall gather them.
{39:7} And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope [is] in thee.
{39:8} Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach
of the foolish.
{39:9} I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst [it.
]{39:10} Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of
thine hand.
{39:11} When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou
makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man
[is] vanity. Selah.
{39:12} Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy
peace at my tears: for I [am] a stranger with thee, [and] a
sojourner, as all my fathers [were.
]{39:13} O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence,
and be no more.


PSALM {77:1} I cried unto God with my voice, [even] unto God with my voice;
and he gave ear unto me.
{77:2} In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the
night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
{77:3} I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit
was overwhelmed. Selah.
{77:4} Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot
{77:5} I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
{77:6} I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine
own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
{77:7} Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no
{77:8} Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth [his] promise fail for
{77:9} Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his
tender mercies? Selah.
{77:10} And I said, This [is] my infirmity: [but I will remember] the
years of the right hand of the most High.
{77:11} I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember
thy wonders of old.
{77:12} I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
{77:13} Thy way, O God, [is] in the sanctuary: who [is so] great a God
as [our] God?
{77:14} Thou [art] the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy
strength among the people.
{77:15} Thou hast with [thine] arm redeemed thy people, the sons of
Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
{77:16} The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were
afraid: the depths also were troubled.
{77:17} The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine
arrows also went abroad.
{77:18} The voice of thy thunder [was] in the heaven: the lightnings
lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.