Saturday, May 24, 2014

Persona in Proverbs

Mo. 5/26/14: Proverbs 1:7                  Who is described here?
      The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
      But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Who is described here? The fool is described here.
Tu. 5/27/14: Proverbs 1:20 – 22                  Who are now described?
      Wisdom calls aloud outside;
      She raises her voice in the open squares … She speaks her words:
      “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?
      For scorners delight in their scorning,
      And fools hate knowledge.
Who are described? Wisdom, the simple, scorners and fools are described.
We. 5/28/14: Proverbs 1:29 – 32                  Who is portrayed here?
      Because they hated knowledge
      And did not choose the fear of the Lord…
      Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way …
      For the turning away of the simple will slay them,
      And the complacency of fools will destroy them
Who is portrayed here? The simple and fools are portrayed here.
Th. 5/29/14: Colossians 2:9 – 10                  Who is depicted here?
For in Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
Who is depicted here? Christ is depicted here.
Fr. 5/30/14: Colossians 2:3                  Who are expressed here?
in both of the Father and of Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Who are expressed here? The Father and Christ are expressed here.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The half has not been told

Mo. 5/19/14: 1 Kings 10:1 – 2                  Why did the Queen come?
Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels that bore spices, very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.
Why did the Queen come? The Queen of Sheba came to test Solomon about the Name, “I Am That I Am!”
Tu. 5/20/14: 1 Kings 10:3                  What did the Queen learn?
So Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing so difficult for the king that he could not explain it to her.
What did the Queen learn? The Queen understood that Solomon’s wisdom was from above.
We. 5/21/14: 1 Kings 10:6 – 7                  What was the Queen’s remark?
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, … and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. Then she said to the king: “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom … and indeed the half was not told me.”
What was the Queen’s remark? The Queen remarked that even half had not been told her.
Th. 5/22/14: 1 Corinthians 2:9                  What has God prepared?
But as it is written:
      “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
      Nor have entered into the heart of man
      The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
What has God prepared? God has prepared a heaven beyond our sight, sound and understanding.
Fr. 5/23/14: 1 Thessalonians 4:16 – 17                  What will the Lord do?
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
What will the Lord do? The Lord will return and we will be caught up (Raptured, Latin) into clouds!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Solomon's bride; Christ's Bride

Mo. 5/12/14: Song of Songs 2:4                  What is love’s beginning?
The Shulamite to the Daughters of Jerusalem
      He brought me to the banqueting house,
      And his banner over me was love.
What is love’s beginning? The beginning is an invitation ; whether from Solomon to the Shulamite or Christ to the unbeliever.
Tu. 5/13/14: Song of Songs 2:10                  What is love’s  invitation?
      My beloved spoke, and said to me:
      “Rise up, my love, my fair one,
      And come away.
What is love’s invitation? The invitation is to come away with Him.
We. 5/14/14: Song of Songs 6:1 – 3                  What is love’s promise?
      I am my beloved’s,
      And my beloved is mine.
      He feeds his flock among the lilies.
What is love’s promise? The promise is ‘I am yours: you are Mine.’
Th. 5/15/14: Revelation 19:7 – 8                  What is love’s consummation?
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
What is love’s consummation? The consummation is the marriage of the Lamb.
Fr. 5/16/14: 2 Corinthians 1:21 – 22                  What is love’s betrothal?
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
What is love’s betrothal? The betrothal is accepting the engagement ring offered by Christ. This is your day of salvation; the ring, the seal of the Spirit.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Love Song

Mo. 5/5/14: 2 Chronicles 7:1 – 2                   What happened?
When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house.
What happened? The Glory of the Lord filled the Temple that Solomon built.

Tu. 5/6/14: 2 Chronicles 8:1 – 2                  What also was built?
It came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the house of the Lord and his own house, that the cities which Hiram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them; and he settled the children of Israel there.
What also was built? Solomon built his own house in Jerusalem.

We. 5/7/14: 1 Kings 9:24                  What else was built?
… Pharaoh’s daughter came up from the City of David to her house which Solomon had built for her.
What else was built? Solomon built Pharaoh’s daughter a house not in Jerusalem.

Th. 5/8/14: Song of Songs 1:1 – 2                  What is this book?
The song of songs, which is Solomon’s.
The Shulamite
      Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
      For your love is better than wine.
What is this book? This book is a love song.

Fr. 5/9/14: Revelation 21:1 – 2                  What will God build?
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

What will God build? God will build New Jerusalem as a bride.