Biblical Nitro Pills, Part 2
Presented by Pastor Melissa Scott.
#2 Trust In The Lord
In this recipe for what God's going to do, there are a few things I have to do as well: The first thing I'm to do is TRUST. "Trust in the Lord." Not just trust in general, but "trust in the LORD." And this word in the Hebrew, batach, means "to lean," to transfer all of your weight onto something and lean on it. So when the Psalm says, "trust in the LORD," it means, shift all of your weight onto the Lord and He will uphold you. We've got the second one, written in English: Hasa. This means "run to a shelter." If it's pouring rain, I know if I run to this covered area I'm going to be sheltered. So Hasa, Batach and Amen. These three words encompass faith.
"And do good; so shall thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed." I want to translate that because it is not a passage we have read very often. Verse 3. "Trust in Yahweh, do good so you will dwell in the land and enjoy or cherish amuna (amen)." I've already covered two of the three words. And "Amen" is "God said it." I don't need to think anymore. God said it and that's enough for me. So I'm told here (and it's something very subtle) to lean on the Lord, do good and the Hebrew says, "I'll dwell in the land and enjoy amen." By leaning on God, even in the middle of whatever is going on that's making me fret, I can still live in ameness with God in this situation.
So the first thing we've looked at is trust. Now, "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart." There's the possibility of a carnal moment here. "Delight." Delight what? Does that mean, delight in whatever I want Lord? Well then, I'd like to have...plenty of bling-bling. I'd like a couple of new things over here and a couple of new things over there..." NO. "Delight thyself in THE LORD." It's very simple and yet for us carnal beings, so easy to get caught up in WHAT WE WANT. When we get in GOD'S program and get to what He wants of us, and we become one with Him in a unity of the faith, that brings Him pleasure. Then, He gives us the desires of our heart.
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