Psalm Chapter 100
Psalm 100 is one of the shortest of The Harp String Verses, but it's nevertheless a great testimony of Truth and understanding. "Know that The Lord is God! It is He that made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture."
"A Psalm for the thank offering.
Make a joyful noise to The Lord, all the lands! Serve [see Minister] The Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing!
Know that The Lord is God! It is He that made us [see Christ The Creator], and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts [see Court] with praise! Give thanks to Him, bless His Name! For The Lord is good; His steadfast love endures for ever, and His faithfulness to all generations." (Psalm 100:1-5 RSV)
Psalm Chapter 101
David was a king who was frequently betrayed, religiously and politically, sometimes even by his own family (e.g. Absalom). The Christ, who is the fulfillment of the Israelite monarchy, which was merely established as a symbol of the King of kings to come (see Israelite Monarchy - The Messiah) is also a King who has been frequently betrayed, religiously and politically, by those who have used His Name while living contrary to His instructions (see I Did It My Way). In the end however, everyone will have a choice as to which baptism they will have - Biblical Baptism or a
Baptism Of Fire (see also Why Isn't Infant Baptism Valid? and The Origin of Baptism).
"A Psalm of David.
I will sing of loyalty and of justice; to Thee, O Lord, I will sing. I will give heed to the way that is blameless. Oh when wilt Thou come to me? I will walk with integrity of heart within my house; I will not set before my eyes anything that is base. I hate the work of those who fall away [see Falling Away]; it shall not cleave to me.
Perverseness of heart [see Reprobate] shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil. Him who slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. The man of haughty looks and arrogant heart I will not endure.
I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way that is blameless shall Minister to me.
No man who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no man who utters lies shall continue in my presence. Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all the evildoers from the city [see The City To Come] of The Lord." (Psalm 101:1-8 RSV)
Psalm Chapter 102
God's people are not free of worldly troubles; in fact, being one of God's people in the world as it yet is may well increase worldly troubles because of the conflicts produced by doing the best one can to obey God's Law in a world that is at some times and places very Satanic. But the Trials and Tribulations are a means toward an end that will be the beginning of a new world (see The End Is Just The Beginning).
"A prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before The Lord.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to Thee! Do not hide Thy face from me in the day of my distress! Incline Thy ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call! For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace. My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; I forget to eat my bread. Because of my loud groaning my bones cleave to my flesh. I am like a vulture of the wilderness, like an owl of the waste places; I lie awake, I am like a lonely bird on the housetop. All the day my enemies taunt me, those who deride me use my name for a curse. For I eat Ashes like bread, and mingle tears with my drink, because of Thy indignation and anger; for Thou hast taken me up and thrown me away. My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
But Thou, O Lord, art enthroned for ever; Thy Name endures to all generations. Thou wilt arise and have pity on Zion [see Zionism]; it is the time to favor her; the appointed time has come. For Thy servants hold her stones dear, and have pity on her dust. The nations will fear the Name of The Lord, and all the kings of the earth Thy glory. For The Lord will build up Zion, he will appear in his glory; he will regard the prayer of the destitute, and will not despise their supplication.
Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise The Lord: that He looked down from His holy height, from heaven The Lord looked at the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die [see What Is Jesus Christ Doing Right Now?]; that men may declare in Zion the Name of The Lord, and in Jerusalem His praise, when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship The Lord.
He has broken my strength in mid-course; He has shortened my days. "O my God," I say, "take me not hence in the midst of my days, Thou whose years endure throughout all generations!" Of old Thou didst lay the foundation of the earth [see How Old Is God?], and the heavens are the work of Thy hands. They will perish, but Thou dost endure; they will all wear out like a garment. Thou changest them like raiment, and they pass away; but Thou art the same, and Thy years have no end. The children of Thy servants shall dwell secure; their posterity shall be established before Thee." (Psalm 102:1-28 RSV)
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