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Learning how to be more like Jesus's Psalms Chapter 98 comment on 7/13/2020, 10:09pm...

20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

Most of us do not respond well to criticism or ridicule. However we always love praise for our efforts.

This is saying that whatever the opinion or outcome: take it PATIENTLY. This was really hard for me to learn! I was like the President: you smack me I smack you back twice.

If you ever prayed, Lord, help me to be more patient..... it will be painful to learn but afterwards you will look more like the Lord. Temperance is even harder; but you will be blessed when you know you passed the test.

Now when something tests me, I say Holy Spirit: what just happened? He'll say, watch and see.

It's hard for people like Peter and I was: Hands flying and we see Jesus pick up some guys ear and put it back on the guy.

Being patient is good. Follow the Lords lead. He leads. We follow.


Jesse's Psalms Chapter 98 comment on 7/13/2020, 4:12pm...


For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted, literally beaten with fists, for your faults, and the word faults is the word sin. And we take it patiently? That is, we endure a beating because we have sinned. But if we do well, and suffer for it, and take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. If we function in a way in God's administration, the way He has created us to function, and we suffer for it, and we take it patiently, that is, we endure under it, this is acceptable with God.

The word acceptable is the word grace. God identifies Himself and His grace with the lowly, with those who need His grace, which is why we're told three times in the New Testament that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. So we're talking about God's grace here.

This section is talking about submission. Verse 18 talks about masters. As we get into the understanding of submission, and slavery back in those times, my master is abusive, but because of my conscience toward God, because of my personal relationship with Christ, I'm not going to fight for my rights.

I'm not going to protest the injustice. But I'm going to submit myself to God. And what does God do? His grace ministers to me, and is sufficient. Now if we think that's pretty harsh, Verses 21 through 25 is the submission example. Guess who that might be?

Verse 21 tells us that this is a calling. This is a calling to function in the way that God has designed us to function, in the midst of a system that is antichrist and rebellious against God. We've got two administrations going in different directions. We have to do what is right with one, but we have to line up with the other.

Because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that we should follow His steps. Wow, powerful words here! He suffered for us, leaving us an example!


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