Seeing things differently

Or you may just be having melons for desert; watermelons that is.  Besides, who wants lemons anyway?  Aside from my normal slant on things, being dyslexic is a disability and no fun.  Life must be difficult for those with this problem and I hope that each and every person who has it can get better or completely cured.  But, I wonder, what if some wanted to see things in a contrary manner; just because!!!!  Immediately, I thought of this passage in the scriptures...

WEB: Job Chapter 1
[6] Now it happened on the day when God’s sons came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan also came among them. [7] Yahweh said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”

Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, “From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”

[8] Yahweh said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant, Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil.”

[9] Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? [10] Haven’t you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. [11] But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce you to your face.”

I have read that Satan was the first of the angels and was the one called the "bringer of light".  As such, he was one important angel.  But, he had a problem; pride.  Because of the this, he chose to oppose God and be contrary.  He CHOSE to see things differently!!!  He didn't have dyslexia, but he did have a problem and that problem was sin!!!  Eventually, it led to rebellion and his current war against God.   He led other angels in rebellion and seeks to entice all the humans he can, but, to no avail... he has already lost.  I understand that we humans sometimes see things differently, but, when it comes to disagreements with God there is no question... God is right, period. And at the final judgment we won't be able to claim dyslexia as a defense either!

Mar. 5 Exodus 15

Mar. 5
Exodus 15

Exo 15:1 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to Yahweh, and said, "I will sing to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
Exo 15:2 Yah is my strength and song. He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise him; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
Exo 15:3 Yahweh is a man of war. Yahweh is his name.
Exo 15:4 He has cast Pharaoh's chariots and his army into the sea. His chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.
Exo 15:5 The deeps cover them. They went down into the depths like a stone.
Exo 15:6 Your right hand, Yahweh, is glorious in power. Your right hand, Yahweh, dashes the enemy in pieces.
Exo 15:7 In the greatness of your excellency, you overthrow those who rise up against you. You send forth your wrath. It consumes them as stubble.
Exo 15:8 With the blast of your nostrils, the waters were piled up. The floods stood upright as a heap. The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
Exo 15:9 The enemy said, 'I will pursue. I will overtake. I will divide the spoil. My desire shall be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.'
Exo 15:10 You blew with your wind. The sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
Exo 15:11 Who is like you, Yahweh, among the gods? Who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Exo 15:12 You stretched out your right hand. The earth swallowed them.
Exo 15:13 "You, in your loving kindness, have led the people that you have redeemed. You have guided them in your strength to your holy habitation.
Exo 15:14 The peoples have heard. They tremble. Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.
Exo 15:15 Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed. Trembling takes hold of the mighty men of Moab. All the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away.
Exo 15:16 Terror and dread falls on them. By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone-- until your people pass over, Yahweh, until the people pass over who you have purchased.
Exo 15:17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, the place, Yahweh, which you have made for yourself to dwell in; the sanctuary, Lord, which your hands have established.
Exo 15:18 Yahweh shall reign forever and ever."
Exo 15:19 For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and Yahweh brought back the waters of the sea on them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea.
Exo 15:20 Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances.
Exo 15:21 Miriam answered them, "Sing to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea."
Exo 15:22 Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
Exo 15:23 When they came to Marah, they couldn't drink from the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore its name was called Marah.
Exo 15:24 The people murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"
Exo 15:25 Then he cried to Yahweh. Yahweh showed him a tree, and he threw it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them;
Exo 15:26 and he said, "If you will diligently listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am Yahweh who heals you."
Exo 15:27 They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

Mar. 5, 6 Mark 5

Mar. 5, 6
Mark 5

Mar 5:1 They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
Mar 5:2 When he had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs.
Mar 5:3 He lived in the tombs. Nobody could bind him any more, not even with chains,
Mar 5:4 because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the fetters broken in pieces. Nobody had the strength to tame him.
Mar 5:5 Always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.
Mar 5:6 When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed down to him,
Mar 5:7 and crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, don't torment me."
Mar 5:8 For he said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"
Mar 5:9 He asked him, "What is your name?" He said to him, "My name is Legion, for we are many."
Mar 5:10 He begged him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
Mar 5:11 Now on the mountainside there was a great herd of pigs feeding.
Mar 5:12 All the demons begged him, saying, "Send us into the pigs, that we may enter into them."
Mar 5:13 At once Jesus gave them permission. The unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs. The herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and they were drowned in the sea.
Mar 5:14 Those who fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the country. The people came to see what it was that had happened.
Mar 5:15 They came to Jesus, and saw him who had been possessed by demons sitting, clothed, and in his right mind, even him who had the legion; and they were afraid.
Mar 5:16 Those who saw it declared to them how it happened to him who was possessed by demons, and about the pigs.
Mar 5:17 They began to beg him to depart from their region.
Mar 5:18 As he was entering into the boat, he who had been possessed by demons begged him that he might be with him.
Mar 5:19 He didn't allow him, but said to him, "Go to your house, to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he had mercy on you."
Mar 5:20 He went his way, and began to proclaim in Decapolis how Jesus had done great things for him, and everyone marveled.
Mar 5:21 When Jesus had crossed back over in the boat to the other side, a great multitude was gathered to him; and he was by the sea.
Mar 5:22 Behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,
Mar 5:23 and begged him much, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Please come and lay your hands on her, that she may be made healthy, and live."
Mar 5:24 He went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and they pressed upon him on all sides.
Mar 5:25 A certain woman, who had an issue of blood for twelve years,
Mar 5:26 and had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse,
Mar 5:27 having heard the things concerning Jesus, came up behind him in the crowd, and touched his clothes.
Mar 5:28 For she said, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be made well."
Mar 5:29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
Mar 5:30 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd, and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"
Mar 5:31 His disciples said to him, "You see the multitude pressing against you, and you say, 'Who touched me?' "
Mar 5:32 He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
Mar 5:33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
Mar 5:34 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease."
Mar 5:35 While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler's house saying, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?"
Mar 5:36 But Jesus, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Don't be afraid, only believe."
Mar 5:37 He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
Mar 5:38 He came to the synagogue ruler's house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing.
Mar 5:39 When he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep."
Mar 5:40 They ridiculed him. But he, having put them all out, took the father of the child, her mother, and those who were with him, and went in where the child was lying.
Mar 5:41 Taking the child by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha cumi!" which means, being interpreted, "Girl, I tell you, get up!"
Mar 5:42 Immediately the girl rose up and walked, for she was twelve years old. They were amazed with great amazement.
Mar 5:43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.

"THE BOOK OF PSALMS" Psalm 27 - Light And Salvation In Dark Times by Mark Copeland


              Psalm 27 - Light And Salvation In Dark Times


1) To glean David's source of strength and courage in difficult times

2) To learn where to turn when persecuted by enemies or forsaken by


This psalm is ascribed to David, evidently written in a time of danger
(12).  It may have been prompted by the help provided by Ahimelech the
priest, and the opposition of Doeg the Edomite, who saw David at the
tabernacle and later reported him to Saul (cf. 1Sa 21:1-10; 22:9).
This was also a time when David sought protection for his parents (cf. 1
Sam 22:3) which may have left David feeling abandoned (10).

As always, David found the LORD to be his "Light And Salvation In Dark
Times".  The first part of the psalm expresses his confident trust in
the LORD for blessings received in the past, and his desire to dwell in
the house of the LORD who will protect him in the future (1-6).  In the
second part David offers an anxious plea for God's mercy and deliverance
from his enemies (7-12).  It ends with a confession that he would have
lost heart without faith in God's goodness, and an exhortation to wait
on the Lord for strength and courage of heart (13-14).



      1. Of whom shall David be afraid?
         a. When the LORD is his light and salvation
         b. When the LORD is the strength of his life
      2. The LORD's help in the past
         a. When the wicked, his enemies and foes came against him
         b. They stumbled and fell
      3. The LORD's help in the future
         a. Though encamped by an army in time of war
         b. His heart will not fear, it remains confident in the LORD

      1. The one thing he desires of the LORD
         a. To dwell in His house all his life
         b. To behold His beauty, and inquire in His temple
      2. The reason for David's fervent desire
         a. In time of trouble the LORD will hide him
            1) In His pavilion
            2) In the secret place of His tabernacle
         b. The LORD will set him high upon a rock
      3. His response to being lifted high above his enemies
         a. To offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle
         b. To sing praises to the LORD


   A. PLEA FOR MERCY (7-10)
      1. David's cry to the LORD
         a. To hear when he cries with his voice
         b. To have mercy and answer him
         c. For his heart responded to the LORD saying "Seek My face"
      2. David's plea to the LORD
         a. Do not hide His face from him
         b. Do not turn His servant away in anger, for He has been his
         c. Do not leave or forsake him, for He is the God of his
      3. David's hope in the LORD
         a. When forsaken by his parents
         b. The LORD will take care of him

      1. David's request for guidance from the LORD
         a. To teach him His way
         b. To lead him in a smooth path, because of his enemies
      2. David's reason for asking the LORD for deliverance from his
         a. For false witnesses have risen against him
         b. Such as breathe out violence


      1. He would have lost heart unless he believed
      2. That he would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the

      1. To be of good courage
      2. He shall strengthen your heart


1) What are the main points of this psalm?
   - Confident trust in time of danger (1-6)
   - Anxious prayer in time of danger (7-12)
   - Lessons learned in time of danger (13-14)

2) What does David offer as the solution to fear? (1)
   - The LORD as one's light and salvation
   - The LORD as one's strength in life

3) Why would David not fear though an army may encamp him? (2-3)
   - In the past his enemies and foe stumbled and fell

4) What did David earnestly desire of the Lord? (4)
   - To dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of his life
   - To behold the behold the beauty of the LORD, to inquire in His

5) Why did David desire such fellowship with God? (5)
   - The LORD would hide him in His tabernacle in times of trouble

6) How would David respond to victory over his enemies? (6)
   - Offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle
   - Sing praises to the LORD

7) Why did David hope for the LORD to hear his prayer and have mercy on
   him? (7-9)
   - He responded to the LORD's invitation to seek His face
   - The LORD had been his help in time past

8) Who would take care of David when forsaken by his parents? (10)
   - The LORD

9) What did David ask for when enemies and false witnesses rose against
   him? (11-12)
   - For the LORD to teach him, and lead him in a smooth path
   - For the LORD to not deliver him to the will of his enemies

10) What prevented David from losing heart? (13)
   - Faith that he would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the

11) What is the key to being of good courage? (14)
   - To wait on the LORD, for He will strengthen your heart