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June 15 - Evening

"Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations!
He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God!"

- Psalms 98:1-3

New Songs for New Acts of Redemption

If God no longer did marvelous things or if he no longer did new works then we could rest content singing him the old songs. But, new works of God and fresh acts of salvation should be welcomed with new songs (Psalms 33:3; 40:3; 96:1; 144:9; 149:1) and spontaneous expressions of gratitude.

Here the psalmists calls for singing and a new song because God has done marvelous things. These “marvelous things” are then identified as:
  1. Using his own right hand of strength and his arm of holiness to work salvation (or, deliverance)
  2. Remembered his covenant of loyal covenant love (hesed) with Israel and delivered them.
  3. Made his salvation known to men
  4. Revealed his righteousness to men.
  5. Brought his salvation to the ends of the earth for all the nations to see.

These verses may speak prophetically of the one final act of salvation – the last, great restoration of Israel. When this happens it will mean worldwide rejoicing. This new work of salvation will rightfully be greeted with new songs of praise, thanksgiving, rejoicing and worship.
Existemi (Gr) – to displace (Eng) – the Greek word existemi (or existano) means:
• “to displace”
• “to cause to go out”
• “to relinquish”
• “to move away”
• “to tremble”
• “to be flabbergasted”
• “to be beside oneself”
• “to be out of one’s mind”
The basic etymological meaning of
existemi is “displace” and “to cause to go out.” Existemi though was used in a variety of settings and by a variety of authors. Euripides, the Greek dramatic poet and theatrical tragedians, used existemi in a psychological way to identify a deranged mind and mental madness. Herodotus, the historian, used it to refer to leaving the route of travel. The NT uses existemi (and, existano) to mean “be stupefied” in Acts 8:13 when Philip’s miraculous signs left Simon Magus existemi or “flabbergasted.” Jesus left the teachers of the Law in the temple existemi when he was a child according to Luke 2:47. Existemi is also used in:
Acts 2:7
Matthew 12:23
Mark 2:12
Luke 24:22
Mark 3:21
1 Corinthians 5:13
I will sing a song of thankfulness to the Lord today.

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Embrace holiness
Holy See

Goats in the wilderness near Jericho.
The Western Wall model that sets in the Western Wall Tunnels with the Western Wall in the lighted background is labeled in this image.
(Details of the Western Wall Tunnels. Details of the Western Wall.)

Video of Galyn and Toni walking through the Western Wall Tunnels is below:

Someone to Quote

"We were given the Scriptures to humble us into realizing that God is right, and the rest of us are just guessing."
- Rich Mullins

Something to Ponder

A list of the Apocryphal books:

1. First Esdras
2. Second Esdras
1. Tobit
2. Judith
3. Additions to the Book of Esther
4. The Wisdom of Solomon
5. Ecclesiasticus (Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach)
6. Baruch
7. Letter of Jeremiah
8. The Song of the Three
9. Daniel and Susanna
10. Daniel, Bel, and the Dragon
11. Prayer of Manasseh
12. First Maccabees
13. Second Maccabees

Here’s a Fact

Hormuzd Rassam (1826-1910) discovered a cylinder of Babylonian king Nabonidus in southern Iraq. This cuneiform text explains that Belshazzar was the son of King Nabonidus and Belshazzar was left in charge of Babylon as the king while his father Nabonidus was gone for ten years in the Arabia renovating temples and establishing trade agreements.


"A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise."
- Proverbs 15:12

Coach’s Corner

Powerful and effective faith must believe the Truth instead of fantasy.

2 Kings 22
New International Version (NIV)
The Book of the Law Found
22 Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. His mother’s name was Jedidah daughter of Adaiah; she was from Bozkath. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed completely the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.
In the eighteenth year of his reign, King Josiah sent the secretary, Shaphan son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, to the temple of the Lord. He said: “Go up to Hilkiah the high priest and have him get ready the money that has been brought into the temple of the Lord, which the doorkeepers have collected from the people. Have them entrust it to the men appointed to supervise the work on the temple. And have these men pay the workers who repair the temple of the Lord— the carpenters, the builders and the masons. Also have them purchase timber and dressed stone to repair the temple. But they need not account for the money entrusted to them, because they are honest in their dealings.”
Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord.” He gave it to Shaphan, who read it. Then Shaphan the secretary went to the king and reported to him: “Your officials have paid out the money that was in the temple of the Lord and have entrusted it to the workers and supervisors at the temple.” 10 Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.
11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes. 12 He gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Akbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king’s attendant: 13 “Go and inquire of the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the Lord’s anger that burns against us because those who have gone before us have not obeyed the words of this book; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written there concerning us.”
14 Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Akbor, Shaphan and Asaiah went to speak to the prophet Huldah, who was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the New Quarter.
15 She said to them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Tell the man who sent you to me, 16 ‘This is what the Lord says: I am going to bring disaster on this place and its people, according to everything written in the book the king of Judah has read. 17 Because they have forsaken me and burned incense to other gods and aroused my anger by all the idols their hands have made, my anger will burn against this place and will not be quenched.’ 18 Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the Lord, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says concerning the words you heard: 19 Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curse and be laid waste—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the Lord. 20 Therefore I will gather you to your ancestors, and you will be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place.’”
So they took her answer back to the king.
Psalm 145-150
New International Version (NIV)
Psalm 145
A psalm of praise. Of David.

I will exalt you, my God the King;     I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Every day I will praise you     and extol your name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;     his greatness no one can fathom.

One generation commends your works to another;     they tell of your mighty acts.

They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—     and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

They tell of the power of your awesome works—     and I will proclaim your great deeds.

They celebrate your abundant goodness     and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,     slow to anger and rich in love.

The Lord is good to all;     he has compassion on all he has made.
All your works praise you, Lord;     your faithful people extol you.
They tell of the glory of your kingdom     and speak of your might,
so that all people may know of your mighty acts     and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,     and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
    and faithful in all he does.
The Lord upholds all who fall     and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,     and you give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand     and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways     and faithful in all he does.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,     to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;     he hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love him,     but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.     Let every creature praise his holy name     for ever and ever.
Psalm 146

Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, my soul.

I will praise the Lord all my life;     I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Do not put your trust in princes,     in human beings, who cannot save.

When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;     on that very day their plans come to nothing.

Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,     whose hope is in the Lord their God.

He is the Maker of heaven and earth,     the sea, and everything in them—     he remains faithful forever.

He upholds the cause of the oppressed     and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free,

    the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,     the Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord watches over the foreigner     and sustains the fatherless and the widow,     but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
The Lord reigns forever,     your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.
Psalm 147

Praise the Lord.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
    how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

The Lord builds up Jerusalem;     he gathers the exiles of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted     and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of the stars     and calls them each by name.

Great is our Lord and mighty in power;     his understanding has no limit.

The Lord sustains the humble     but casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;     make music to our God on the harp.

He covers the sky with clouds;     he supplies the earth with rain     and makes grass grow on the hills.

He provides food for the cattle     and for the young ravens when they call.
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,     nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
the Lord delights in those who fear him,     who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Extol the Lord, Jerusalem;     praise your God, Zion.
He strengthens the bars of your gates     and blesses your people within you.
He grants peace to your borders     and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
He sends his command to the earth;     his word runs swiftly.
He spreads the snow like wool     and scatters the frost like ashes.
He hurls down his hail like pebbles.     Who can withstand his icy blast?
He sends his word and melts them;     he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
He has revealed his word to Jacob,     his laws and decrees to Israel.
He has done this for no other nation;     they do not know his laws.
Praise the Lord.
Psalm 148

Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.

Praise him, all his angels;     praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

Praise him, sun and moon;     praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, you highest heavens     and you waters above the skies.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,     for at his command they were created,

and he established them for ever and ever—     he issued a decree that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,     you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

lightning and hail, snow and clouds,     stormy winds that do his bidding,

you mountains and all hills,     fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all cattle,     small creatures and flying birds,
kings of the earth and all nations,     you princes and all rulers on earth,
young men and women,     old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,     for his name alone is exalted;     his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
And he has raised up for his people a horn,     the praise of all his faithful servants,     of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the Lord.
Psalm 149

Praise the Lord.
Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.

Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;     let the people of Zion be glad in their King.

Let them praise his name with dancing     and make music to him with timbrel and harp.

For the Lord takes delight in his people;     he crowns the humble with victory.

Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor     and sing for joy on their beds.

May the praise of God be in their mouths     and a double-edged sword in their hands,

to inflict vengeance on the nations     and punishment on the peoples,

to bind their kings with fetters,     their nobles with shackles of iron,

to carry out the sentence written against them—     this is the glory of all his faithful people.
Praise the Lord.
Psalm 150

Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.

Praise him for his acts of power;     praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,     praise him with the harp and lyre,

praise him with timbrel and dancing,     praise him with the strings and pipe,

praise him with the clash of cymbals,     praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.

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