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Psalm 149-150, Proverbs 1

Supplemental notes for the Daily Bible Study Bible Reading Plan

by Wayne Blank

Psalm Chapter 149

Upon His return, The Messiah is going to rule the earth, in perfect love and justice, through His servants, beginning with those of the first resurrection (see the Fact Finder question below) i.e. "Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with Him a thousand years." (Revelation 20:6 RSV).

The Return Of Jesus Christ

"Praise The Lord!

Sing to The Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the faithful! Let Israel be glad in His Maker [see Christ The Creator], let the sons of Zion [see Zionism] rejoice in their King! Let them praise His name with dancing, making melody to Him with timbrel and Lyre! For The Lord takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with victory. Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches.

Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands, to wreak vengeance on the nations and chastisement on the peoples, to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to execute on them the judgment written! This is glory for all His faithful ones. [see The Coming World Dictator]

Praise The Lord!" (Psalm 149:1-9 RSV)

Psalm Chapter 150

The Sanctuary of The Lord will be a place of joyous music.

Lyre

"Praise The Lord!

Praise God in His Sanctuary; praise him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His exceeding greatness! Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp! Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe! Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!

Let everything that breathes praise The Lord!

Praise The Lord!" (Psalm 150:1-6 RSV)

Proverbs Chapter 1

The Psalms were primarily the work of King David and a few others; the Proverbs were primarily attributed (i.e. written or collected) to David's son and successor King Solomon (see Israelite Monarchy - The United Kingdom) and a few others. As with Psalms, Proverbs are frequently in lyrical form, although Proverbs are more "earthy" in God's Wisdom.

The Ten Commandments

"The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: That men may know wisdom and instruction, understand words of insight, receive instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity; that prudence may be given to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth - the wise man also may hear and increase in learning, and the man of understanding acquire skill, to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of The Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and reject not your mother's teaching; for they are a fair garland for your head, and pendants for your neck. My son, if sinners [see Do You Know Him?] entice you, do not consent. If they say, "Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us wantonly ambush the innocent; like Sheol [see Sheol and Hades] let us swallow them alive and whole, like those who go down to the Pit; we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with spoil; throw in your lot among us, we will all have one purse" - my son, do not walk in the way with them, hold back your foot from their paths; for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird; but these men lie in wait for their own blood, they set an ambush for their own lives [see Glass Houses]. Such are the ways of all who get gain by violence; it takes away the life of its possessors.

Wisdom cries aloud in the street; in the markets she raises her voice; on the top of the walls she cries out; at the entrance of the City Gates she speaks: "How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? Give heed to my reproof; behold, I will pour out my thoughts to you; I will make my words known to you. Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, and you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic strikes you, when panic strikes you like a storm, and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.

Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of The Lord, would have none of my counsel, and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way and be sated with their own devices. For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacence of fools destroys them; but He who listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of evil." (Proverbs 1:1-33 RSV)

Fact Finder: Why will those of the first resurrection, which will occur on the day of Christ's return (see also Could Christ Return Tonight?) be to spirit, whereas those of the second resurrection, which will occur 1,000 years later, be physical?
See When Will You Be Judged?


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