Morning Prayer: Tuesday,10 Nov 2020 – Psalms (112) and Proverbs (10) ~ Blessed is the one who fears the LORD

Morning Prayer, Tuesday,10 Nov 2020

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Blessed is the one who fears the LORD….
For he shall never be moved…. He will not be afraid of any evil tidings,
for his heart is steadfast and trusts in the LORD.
(Psalm 112:1,6-7)

Preparation:

 Holy Spirit, breath of God and fire of love, I cannot pray without your aid: Kindle in me the fire of your love, and illumine me with your light; that with a steadfast will and holy thoughts I may approach the Father in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who reigns with you and the Father in eternal union. Amen.

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“Psalm 112” (He Will Never Be Shaken) – Eden’s Bridge

Who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?

He whose walk is blameless
He will never be shaken

He who does what is righteous
He will never be shaken

He who speaks the truth in his heart
He will never be shaken

He who does his neighbors no wrong
He will never be shaken

He who will despise the vile
He will never be shaken;

Honors those who fear the Lord
He will never be shaken

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 112”

1 Praise the LORD!

Blessed is the one who fears the LORD, *
who has great delight in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.
3 Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house, *
and his righteousness shall endure for ever.
4 For the upright, there rises light in the darkness; *
he is merciful, loving, and righteous.
5 It is good for him to be generous in lending *
and to guide his words with discretion.
6 For he shall never be moved, *
and the righteous shall be kept in everlasting remembrance.
7 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings, *
for his heart is steadfast and trusts in the LORD.
8 His heart is established, and will not fear; *
at the last he shall see his desire upon his enemies.
9 He has given freely to the poor, *
and his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.
10 The ungodly shall see it, and shall be angry; *
he shall gnash his teeth, and waste away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish.

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Proverbs (10)  (The Wisdom of Solomon)

25 When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away,
but the godly have a lasting foundation.

27 Fear of the Lord lengthens one’s life,
but the years of the wicked are cut short.

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Consider:

“Blessed is the one who fears the LORD….
For he shall never be moved…. He will not be afraid of any evil tidings,
for his heart is steadfast and trusts in the LORD.
(Psalm 112:1,6-7)

God is here praised for the manifestation of his glory which is seen in his people, just as in the preceding psalm he was magnified for his own personal acts. The hundred and eleventh speaks of the great Father, and this describes his children renewed after his image. The psalm cannot be viewed as the extolling of man, for it begins with “Praise ye the Lord;” and it is intended to give to God all the honor of his grace which is manifested in the sons of God.

He shall never be moved

God has rooted and established him so that neither men nor devils shall sweep him from his place.

    • His prosperity shall be permanent, and not like that of the gambler and the cheat, whose gains are evanescent….
    • His reputation shall be bright and lustrous from year to year, for it is not a mere pretense….
    • His home shall be permanent, and he shall not need to wander from place to place as a bird that wanders from her nest…
    • His memory shall be abiding, for a good man is not soon forgotten, and “the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.”

None of us likes the idea of being forgotten, and yet the only way to avoid it is to be righteous before God.

He shall not be afraid of bad news

Rumors and reports he despises; prophecies of evil, vented by fanatical mouths, he ridicules; actual and verified information of loss and distress he bears with equanimity, resigning everything into the hands of God.

He is neither fickle nor cowardly; when he is undecided as to his course he is still fixed in heart: he may change his plan, but not the purpose of his soul. His heart being fixed in solid reliance upon God, a change in his circumstances but slightly affects him; faith has made him firm and steadfast, and therefore if the worst should come to the worst, he would remain quiet and patient, waiting for the salvation of God.

__ Spurgeon

Q: How have you handled bad news? Has it shaken your trust in God?

Q: What do you know about God that gives strengthens your resolve to trust him?

Q: Are you willing to submit yourself to God’s will, regardless of the news?

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Prayer

+ For Trust: Most loving Father, you will us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on the One who cares for us. Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested unto us in your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

+ For Quiet Confidence: O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

+ For Submission to God’s Will: O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore you. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do; give me your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that you desire of me and to accept all that you permit to happen to me. Let me only know your will. Amen.

+ For the Coming of God’s  Kingdom: Hasten, O Father, the coming of your kingdom; and grant that we your servants, who now live by faith, may with joy behold your Son at his coming in glorious majesty; even Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

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“We Will Not Be Shaken” – Brian Johnson

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Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

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+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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