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Monday, January 5 2015

Psalm 45: David's Love Song

"Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness"

The English word "love" originated from a Germanic word, lieben, which meant to regard with affection. The words leave and believe originated from the same root word. The logic of the connection may be seen whereby when someone believes in someone, they leave where they are (psychologically or geographically) to be with the one that they love. The principle itself originated with the very first two humans (see also Peace In The Garden).

"2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:23-24 KJV)

"Love" is used to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced aw-hawb, which has the same meaning (and meanings, as explained above) as the English word. The Holy Bible of course applies the word to the ultimate love, to the LORD.

The Garden of Eden

"6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates." (Deuteronomy 6:5-9 KJV)

The foremost love of the LORD is the way by which love toward other humans is purely expressed.

"22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.

22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:37-40 KJV)

True faith is about being faithful in thought and deed (see the Fact Finder question below). The love of rebels and traitors is only for themselves.

"15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." (John 15:1-14 KJV)

Satan claims that "God loves everyone," but only the arrogant and the deceived want to believe his wicked lies. King David, who was also one of the greatest prophets (see David's View From The Cross and The Patriotism Prophecy), knew very well that "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness."

"45:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.

My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. 45:3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. 45:4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. 45:5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee. 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 45:8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. 45:9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

45:10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him. 45:12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

45:13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold. 45:14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. 45:15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

45:16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. 45:17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever." (Psalm 45:1-17 KJV)

Fact Finder: How and why is true love about being faithful - not merely claiming to be?
See Faithful Doers Of The Word and Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?


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This Day In History, January 5

1066: King Edward ("Edward the Confessor") of England died without an heir. It led to a succession struggle that eventually resulted in the Norman conquest of England.

Geography Of Britain 1477: During the Swiss-Burgundian Wars, Charles the Bold was defeated and killed by Swiss forces at the Battle of Nancy.

1527: Swiss Anabaptist reformer Felix Manz, 29, was drowned as a "suitable punishment" for teaching adult baptism (see Anabaptists and Why Isn't Infant Baptism Valid?). The modern-day "water boarding" torture also originated during the Church of Rome's medieval "Inquisition" in which those who taught baptism by immersion, according to the Biblical Command, were partially drowned until they "repented."

1554: A great fire devastated Eindhoven, Netherlands.

1757: An assassination of Louis XV of France was attempted as he was entering his carriage at Versailles. The attacker, Jean-Francois Damiens was later executed by drawing and quartering, the traditional form of capital punishment used for those who murdered royalty.

1762: Peter III became Czar of Russia upon the death of Elizabeth.

1809: Britain and the Ottoman Empire (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) signed the Treaty of Dardanelles, also called the Treaty of Canak. Its main provision was that no warship of any power should enter the Dardanelles or Bosphorus.

1834: In an apparent description of a great meteor shower, Kiowa Indians recorded this date as "the night the stars fell."

1895: The public degradation of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in the courtyard of the Ecole Militaire in Paris; his uniform badges and buttons were cut off, and his sword was removed and broken.

1896: German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays.

1909: Colombia recognized the independence of Panama.

1913: During the First Balkan War, at the Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis drove the Turkish fleet back to its bases within the Dardanelles where it remained for the rest of the war.

1914: The Ford Motor Company made headlines by raising standard wages from $2.40 for a 9 hour day (about 27 cents per hour) to $5.00 for an 8 hour day (about 63 cents per hour). The invention of the timed and moving assembly line actually decreased labor costs per vehicle for the company, while at the same time raising wages for the workers.

1919: Spartacists in Berlin led by Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht attempted to take over the government and seized a number of buildings.

1919: The German Workers Party, later to be called the Nazi Party, was formed (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).

1919: The Soviet army took Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, during the Baltic War of Liberation. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania eventually successfully defended their independence from attacks from both Russia and Germany during that conflict.

1941: During the Second World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), British forces completed their rout of the Italians at Bardia, Libya (see also Libya In History And Prophecy).

1944: Britain's The Daily Mail became the first transoceanic newspaper.

1964: Pope Paul VI met Patriarch Athenagoras I in Jerusalem, the first encounter by the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches in 5 centuries.

1968: In Czechoslovakia, Alexander Dubcek succeeded Antonin Novotny as First Secretary of the Communist Party. His policy of democracy within a Communist framework led to the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union.

1972: U.S. President Richard Nixon ordered the development of a "Space Shuttle" program. The first flight took place on April 12, 1981. The program was terminated on July 21, 2011 after 134 launches and 133 landings. Two Shuttles were lost: Challenger from a launch failure on January 28, 1986 and Columbia from a re-entry failure on February 1, 2003. A total of 14 U.S. astronauts were killed in Space Shuttle flights - 7 lost in each of Challenger and Columbia.

1993: Oil poured onto the coast of northern Scotland's Shetland Islands after the 89,000-ton Liberian-registered Braer hit rocks in heavy seas. The tanker carried 84,500 tons of crude oil. A huge oil slick stretched 25 miles up the coast.

1996: Yahya Ayyash, the "Engineer," the elusive mastermind behind a wave of Islamic suicide bombings against Israel, was killed in Gaza by a booby-trapped cell phone.


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