10/9/13

From Gary... A leg up


Yesterday, in passing, I saw something that made me think.  After I left CVS in Dade City, I saw a man on the side of the road sitting behind a little sign that said on it: "will work for food" and WWJD (What Would Jesus Do).  The thing is: he looked like one of the cast of Duck Dynasty, but with an intimidating (even menacing) look on his face.  I didn't stop, but afterwards, I wish I had. I guess anybody can fall on hard times, but his appearance and demeanor were counterproductive to what he was attempting to do- get money!  In the picture, one elephant has "given up" and the other one is just looking on; but what exactly is the standing one supposed to do- give him a leg up (with those feet)?  From time to time we are all faced with those who are put in front of us in need, so what do we do- and more importantly, why do we do it?  Physical needs are one thing and frankly I have seen so many people take advantage of the generosity of Christians, that I think multiple times before I become involved.  But what about the spiritual needs of others? Paul comments on this in the last chapter of the book of Galatians...

Galatians, Chapter 6
1 Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren’t tempted.  2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.  3 For if a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.  4 But let each man test his own work, and then he will take pride in himself and not in his neighbor.  5 For each man will bear his own burden.  6 But let him who is taught in the word share all good things with him who teaches.  7 Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.  8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.  9 Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don’t give up.  10 So then, as we have opportunity, let’s do what is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.

So, if you can help, help!!!  This is true spiritually and in practicality as well. The problem is exactly how to do it!!!  One of my instructors in Bible School (John Bizzell) told of seeing someone in need of help and the person appeared menacing, like the man I saw yesterday.  He said he didn't stop the car because his family was with him and their safety was paramount.  Well, I always listened to John, because he was the most spiritual Christian I have ever known, but does this mean that I shouldn't stop at all (under any circumstances)???  Frankly, I am still trying to figure out the best way to handle such things.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Even though I am old- God isn't finished with me yet.  Please help... WWJD (What Would Jesus Do)???  I am a bit "down in the dumps" over this one- feel like giving me a leg up?  I wonder if anyone will???

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study October 9






Bible Reading and Study    


October 9


The World English Bible



Oct. 9
Psalms 148-150

Psa 148:1 Praise Yah! Praise Yahweh from the heavens! Praise him in the heights!
Psa 148:2 Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all his army!
Psa 148:3 Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you shining stars!
Psa 148:4 Praise him, you heavens of heavens, You waters that are above the heavens.
Psa 148:5 Let them praise the name of Yahweh, For he commanded, and they were created.
Psa 148:6 He has also established them forever and ever. He has made a decree which will not pass away.
Psa 148:7 Praise Yahweh from the earth, you great sea creatures, and all depths!
Psa 148:8 Lightning and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling his word;
Psa 148:9 mountains and all hills; fruit trees and all cedars;
Psa 148:10 wild animals and all livestock; small creatures and flying birds;
Psa 148:11 kings of the earth and all peoples; princes and all judges of the earth;
Psa 148:12 both young men and maidens; old men and children:
Psa 148:13 let them praise the name of Yahweh, for his name alone is exalted. His glory is above the earth and the heavens.
Psa 148:14 He has lifted up the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near to him. Praise Yah!
Psa 149:1 Praise Yahweh! Sing to Yahweh a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
Psa 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him who made them. Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Psa 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance! Let them sing praises to him with tambourine and harp!
Psa 149:4 For Yahweh takes pleasure in his people. He crowns the humble with salvation.
Psa 149:5 Let the saints rejoice in honor. Let them sing for joy on their beds.
Psa 149:6 May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
Psa 149:7 To execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples;
Psa 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
Psa 149:9 to execute on them the written judgment. All his saints have this honor. Praise Yah!
Psa 150:1 Praise Yah! Praise God in his sanctuary! Praise him in his heavens for his acts of power!
Psa 150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts! Praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Psa 150:3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet! Praise him with harp and lyre!
Psa 150:4 Praise him with tambourine and dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and flute!
Psa 150:5 Praise him with loud cymbals! Praise him with resounding cymbals!
Psa 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise Yah! Praise Yah!


 
The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
Psalms
 
Psalms 148 1
Praise Yah! Praise Yahweh from the heavens! Praise him in the heights!
Hallelujah! Praise Jehovah from the heavens; praise him in the heights.
Praise ye Jah! Praise ye Jehovah from the heavens, Praise ye Him in high places.
Psalms 148 2
Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all his host!
Praise ye him, all his angels; praise ye him, all his hosts.
Praise ye Him, all His messengers, Praise ye Him, all His hosts.
Psalms 148 3
Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars of light.
Praise ye Him, sun and moon, Praise ye Him, all stars of light.
Psalms 148 4
Praise him, you heavens of heavens, You waters that are above the heavens.
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.
Praise ye Him, heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens.
Psalms 148 5
Let them praise the name of Yahweh, For he commanded, and they were created.
Let them praise the name of Jehovah, for he it is that commanded, and they were created:
They do praise the name of Jehovah, For He commanded, and they were created.
Psalms 148 6
He has also established them forever and ever. He has made a decree which will not pass away.
And he established them for ever and ever; he made [for them] a statute which shall not pass.
And He establisheth them for ever to the age, A statute He gave, and they pass not over.
Psalms 148 7
Praise Yahweh from the earth, You great sea creatures, and all depths!
Praise Jehovah from the earth, ye sea-monsters, and all deeps;
Praise ye Jehovah from the earth, Dragons and all deeps,
Psalms 148 8
Lightning and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling his word;
Fire and hail, snow and vapour, stormy wind fulfilling his word;
Fire and hail, snow and vapour, Whirlwind doing His word;
Psalms 148 9
Mountains and all hills; Fruit trees and all cedars;
Mountains and all hills, fruit-trees and all cedars;
The mountains and all heights, Fruit tree, and all cedars,
Psalms 148 10
Wild animals and all cattle; Small creatures and flying birds;
Beasts and all cattle, creeping things and winged fowl;
The wild beast, and all cattle, Creeping thing, and winged bird,
Psalms 148 11
Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth;
Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth;
Kings of earth, and all peoples, Chiefs, and all judges of earth,
Psalms 148 12
Both young men and maidens; Old men and children:
Both young men and maidens, old men with youths, --
Young men, and also maidens, Aged men, with youths,
Psalms 148 13
Let them praise the name of Yahweh, For his name alone is exalted. His glory is above the
earth and the heavens.
Let them praise the name of Jehovah: for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above
the earth and the heavens.
They praise the name of Jehovah, For His name alone hath been set on high, His
honour [is] above earth and heavens.
Psalms 148 14
He has lifted up the horn of his people, The praise of all his saints; Even of the children of
Israel, a people near to him. Praise Yah! 
Psalm 149
And he hath lifted up the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints, [even] of the
children of Israel, a people near unto him. Hallelujah!
And He exalteth the horn of His people, The praise of all His saints, Of the sons of
Israel, a people near Him. Praise ye Jah!
Psalms 149 1
Praise Yahweh! Sing to Yahweh a new song, His praise in the assembly of the saints.
Hallelujah! Sing unto Jehovah a new song; [sing] his praise in the congregation of the godly.
Praise ye Jah! Sing ye to Jehovah a new song, His praise in an assembly of saints.
Psalms 149 2
Let Israel rejoice in him who made them. Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Let Israel rejoice in his Maker; let the sons of Zion be joyful in their King.
Israel doth rejoice in his Maker, Sons of Zion do joy in their king.
Psalms 149 3
Let them praise his name in the dance! Let them sing praises to him with tambourine and
Let them praise his name in the dance; let them sing psalms unto him with the tambour
and harp.
They praise His name in a dance, With timbrel and harp sing praise to Him.
Psalms 149 4
For Yahweh takes pleasure in his people. He crowns the humble with salvation.
For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people; he beautifieth the meek with salvation.
For Jehovah is pleased with His people, He beautifieth the humble with salvation.
Psalms 149 5
Let the saints rejoice in honor. Let them sing for joy on their beds.
Let the godly exult in glory; let them shout for joy upon their beds.
Exult do saints in honour, They sing aloud on their beds.
Psalms 149 6
May the high praises of God be in their mouths, And a two-edged sword in their hand;
Let the high praises of ·God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand:
The exaltation of God [is] in their throat, And a two-edged sword in their hand.
Psalms 149 7
To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples;
To execute vengeance against the nations, [and] punishment among the peoples;
To do vengeance among nations, Punishments among the peoples.
Psalms 149 8
To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
To bind their kings with chains, And their honoured ones with fetters of iron,
Psalms 149 9
To execute on them the written judgment. All his saints have this honor. Praise Yah! 
Psalm 150
To execute upon them the judgment written. This honour have all his saints. Hallelujah!
To do among them the judgment written, An honour it [is] for all his saints.
Praise ye Jah!
Psalms 150 1
Praise Yah! Praise God in his sanctuary! Praise him in his heavens for his acts of power!
Hallelujah! Praise ·God in his sanctuary; praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise ye Jah! Praise ye God in His holy place, Praise Him in the expanse of His strength.
Psalms 150 2
Praise him for his mighty acts! Praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise him in his mighty acts; praise him according to the abundance of his greatness.
Praise Him in His mighty acts, Praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness.
Psalms 150 3
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet! Praise him with harp and lyre!
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet; praise him with lute and harp;
Praise Him with blowing of trumpet, Praise Him with psaltery and harp.
Psalms 150 4
Praise him with tambourine and dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and flute!
Praise him with the tambour and dance; praise him with stringed instruments and the pipe;
Praise Him with timbrel and dance, Praise Him with stringed instruments and organ.
Psalms 150 5
Praise him with loud cymbals! Praise him with resounding cymbals!
Praise him with loud cymbals; praise him with high sounding cymbals.
Praise Him with cymbals of sounding, Praise Him with cymbals of shouting.
Psalms 150 6
Let everything that has breath praise Yah! Praise Yah!
Let everything that hath breath praise Jah. Hallelujah!
All that doth breathe doth praise Jah! Praise ye Jah!

 Study Questions
Who is to praise the LORD? 150:6



 The World English Bible
 
Oct. 9
Galatians 6

Gal 6:1 Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren't tempted.
Gal 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Gal 6:3 For if a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Gal 6:4 But let each man test his own work, and then he will take pride in himself and not in his neighbor.
Gal 6:5 For each man will bear his own burden.
Gal 6:6 But let him who is taught in the word share all good things with him who teaches.
Gal 6:7 Don't be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Gal 6:8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
Gal 6:9 Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don't give up.
Gal 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let's do what is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.
Gal 6:11 See with what large letters I write to you with my own hand.
Gal 6:12 As many as desire to look good in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Gal 6:13 For even they who receive circumcision don't keep the law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.
Gal 6:14 But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Gal 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
Gal 6:16 As many as walk by this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on God's Israel.
Gal 6:17 From now on, let no one cause me any trouble, for I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus branded on my body.
Gal 6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.


 
The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
Galatians
 
Galatians 6 1
Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one ina spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren`t tempted.
Brethren, if even a man be taken in some fault, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in
a spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest *thou* also be tempted.
Brethren, if a man also may be overtaken in any trespass, ye who [are] spiritual
restore such a one in a spirit of meekness, considering thyself -- lest thou also may be tempted;
Galatians 6 2
Bear one another`s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Bear one another`s burdens, and thus fulfil the law of the Christ.
of one another the burdens bear ye, and so fill up the law of the Christ,
Galatians 6 3
For if a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
For if any man reputes himself to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself;
for if any one doth think [himself] to be something -- being nothing -- himself he doth deceive;
Galatians 6 4
But let each man test his own work, and then he will take pride in himself and not in his
neighbor.
but let each prove his own work, and then he will have his boast in what belongs to
himself alone, and not in what belongs to another.
and his own work let each one prove, and then in regard to himself alone the
glorying he shall have, and not in regard to the other,
Galatians 6 5
For each man will bear his own burden.
For each shall bear his own burden.
for each one his own burden shall bear.
Galatians 6 6
But let him who is taught in the word share all good things with him who teaches.
Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches in all good things.
And let him who is instructed in the word share with him who is instructing -- in all good things.
Galatians 6 7
Don`t be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap.
Be not deceived: God is not mocked; for whatever a man shall sow, that also shall he reap.
Be not led astray; God is not mocked; for what a man may sow -- that also he shall reap,
Galatians 6 8
For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to  the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
For he that sows to his own flesh, shall reap corruption from the flesh; but he that sows to
the Spirit, from the Spirit shall reap eternal life:
because he who is sowing to his own flesh, of the flesh shall reap corruption; and
he who is sowing to the Spirit, of the Spirit shall reap life age-during;
Galatians 6 9
Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don`t give up.
but let us not lose heart in doing good; for in due time, if we do not faint, we shall reap.
and in the doing good we may not be faint-hearted, for at the proper time we shall reap -- not desponding;
Galatians 6 10
So then, as we have opportunity, let us work that which is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.
So then, as we have occasion, let us do good towards all, and specially towards those of the
household of faith.
therefore, then, as we have opportunity, may we work the good to all, and
especially unto those of the household of the faith.
Galatians 6 11
See with what large letters I write to you with my own hand.
See how long a letter I have written to you with my own hand.
Ye see in how large letters I have written to you with my own hand;
Galatians 6 12
As many as desire to look good in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
As many as desire to have a fair appearance in [the] flesh, these compel you to be
circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted because of the cross of Christ.
as many as are willing to make a good appearance in the flesh, these constrain you
to be circumcised -- only that for the cross of the Christ they may not be persecuted,
Galatians 6 13
For even they who receive circumcision don`t keep the law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.
For neither do they that are circumcised themselves keep the law; but they wish you to
be circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.
for neither do those circumcised themselves keep the law, but they wish you to be
circumcised, that in your flesh they may glory.
Galatians 6 14
But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
But far be it from me to boast save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom
[the] world is crucified to me, and I to the world.
And for me, let it not be -- to glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
through which to me the world hath been crucified, and I to the world;
Galatians 6 15
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
For [in Christ Jesus] neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision; but new
creation.
for in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision,
but a new creation;
Galatians 6 16
As many as will walk by this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on God`s Israel.
And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace upon them and mercy, and upon the Israel of
God.
and as many as by this rule do walk -- peace upon them, and kindness, and on the
Israel of God!
Galatians 6 17
From now on, let no one cause me any trouble, for I bear the marks of Jesus branded on my body.
For the rest let no one trouble me, for *I* bear in my body the brands of the Lord Jesus.
Henceforth, let no one give me trouble, for I the scars of the Lord Jesus in my body
do bear.
Galatians 6 18
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [is] with your spirit, brethren! Amen.

 Study Questions
 Every man shall bear..? 6:5