Wk 4 ~ The Simplicity of God’s Word

One of my very favorite scriptures is Psalm 91! Here it is in The Message:

1 You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,2 Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!”3 That’s right-he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards.4 His huge outstretched arms protect you-under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.5 Fear nothing-not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day,6 Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon.7 Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you.8 You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses.9 Yes, because God’s your refuge, the High God your very own home,10 Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door.11 He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go.12 If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling.13 You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
14 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me.15 Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.16 I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”

Oh, how I love the plainness and simplicity of this translation! Have a wonderful day filled with God’s blessings overflowing daily in your life!

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The Difference a Translation Makes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are 2 different translations of the same scripture! We get used to reading our ‘favorite’ translation and it becomes a habit and we don’t even take the time to stop and meditate on what God is saying to us in that scripture! Get in the habit of using different translations and see the difference it makes in what God is saying to you!

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1&2 NKJ

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you. Take your everyday, ordinary life – sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1&2 The Message Bible