Monday, December 15 2014
Psalm 24: What Does Earth Mean?
"The Earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein"
The English word "Earth" originated from an Anglo-Saxon word, eorthe, that meant soil or home - which precisely match humanity's origin from the soil (see Adam and Adamah and The Thinker From The Soil) and the building of homes from the soil e.g. wood from trees, brick from clay, metals from the elements of the Earth. Humans were created from the Earth, are fed from the Earth, are sheltered by the Earth and return to the Earth when their physical lives have been accomplished (Is 'Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust' Really In The Bible?).
"Earth" is used to translate the Hebrew word of the Scriptures, pronounced, eh-retz, which means to be firm i.e. solid, rather than a liquid or a gas, as stated in the natural laws of physics. It's precisely in that modern "scientific" context that the Creation of "Earth" is described (see By Him Were All Things Created and What Makes Physical Life Possible?; also The First Teacher).
"1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day." (Genesis 1:1-31 KJV)
"2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made." (Genesis 2:1-3 KJV)
Many regard David only as a righteous warrior and a God-anointed King (see Israel In History and Prophecy: King David and The Anointing Of David), but he was much more. David was also a prophet of God (see David's View From The Cross and David's View Of Hell Fire and Paradise) who remained faithful and obedient to the ultimate Law that "The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein."
"24:1 A Psalm of David.
The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
24:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah." (Psalm 24:1-10 KJV)
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This Day In History, December 15
37: Nero (Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) was born. He was the Emperor of Rome from October 13, 54 to June 9, 68 (see Nero's Torches; also The Politics Of Rome and Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire).
533: Byzantine General Belisarius defeated the Vandals at the Battle of Ticameron.
1612: Simon Marius became the first to observe the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope (see also Parabolic Prophecies).
1794: The Revolutionary Tribunal was abolished in France.
1794: During the War of the Austrian Succession, the Prussians under Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau heavily defeated the Saxons under Rutowski at the Battle of Kesseldorf near Dresden.
1806: During the Napoleonic Wars, French forces under Napoleon entered Warsaw, Poland.
1840: Napoleon's remains were interred in Les Invalides in Paris, after having been brought from St. Helena where he died in exile.
1890: Sioux chief Tatanka Iyotake was shot and killed at age 59 by native-American police who were trying to arrest him. He is better known to history as "Sitting Bull."
1891: James Naismith, a Canadian, invented basketball (with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets) while working as a physical education teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1899: During the second Boer War, the British made a frontal attack in the battle of Colenso aimed at relieving the besieged town of Ladysmith. The action failed and the British lost over 1,100 men.
1914: The Battle of Lodz ended. Russian forces retreated toward Moscow.
1961: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was convicted of crimes against humanity by a court in Israel and sentenced to hang (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1964: Canada adopted the Maple Leaf flag.
1970: The unmanned Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 landed on Venus becoming the first Earth spacecraft to land on another planet.
1973: The American (i.e. U.S.) Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.
1995: West European leaders announced that the new European monetary unit would be known as the "Euro" (see also Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!).
2001: The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after a 11 year, $27 million attempt to reinforce the structure.
2005: Walter Haut died at age 83. Haut, a former spokesman for the Roswell Army Air Field, took dictation on July 8, 1947, as base commander Col. William Blanchard dictated a news release about a recovered "flying saucer" and ordered Haut to issue it.