Psalms 42

I cry aloud to Jehovah

I ask for help from Jehovah

I complain

Tell Him my troubles

My spirit gets overwhelmed, yet Jehovah can see my path;

There are traps along the way

I look to the right (for righteousness) and no one is there

No one is looking out for my good, or cares about my soul

Many are on the left (for destruction) laying traps, hiding, waiting to attack

But You are my refuge, my safe house, my share in the land of the living

You hear my prayers

I am in great turmoil, hiding in a cave, being pursued and persecuted for no valid reason, falsely accused, and judged guilty based on the accusation alone. There is no evidence against me, all is a fabrication and lies. But there are too many of them, and they are too strong. Release me from this prison so I can give thanks to the name of Jehovah. Then the righteous will surround me. You, Jehovah, will reward my righteousness.

Matthew 13:10-17 Jesus: “when it comes to spiritual matters, only those who desire it it will be rewarded. To hear the truth of salvation, to hear the truth of the fall of man, the first Adam, and the redemption accomplished on the cross by the second Adam, Jesus, does in no way accomplish reconciliation. Only by hearing, accompanied by believing, with faith, does spiritual awareness come alive. Al those who desire to worship Jehovah must worship in spirit and in truth. This is a new awakening to understand that the Law of God merely reveals the sin in us, but in no way solves that problem. But what the Law could not do, the Son of God has done, canceling out the certificate of debt, consisting of decrees against us, having nailed it to the cross, and brought us the only way of salvation.”

“These are matters that the prophets of old desired to understand as they spoke the Words of God, saying them but not able to understand the full prophetic utterances.” Look at the prophet Balaam in Numbers 24:15 “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, and The oracle of the man whose eye is opened, The oracle of him who hears the words of Jehovah, and Knows the knowledge of El Elyon,(God Most High), who sees the vision of El Gibon, (the Almighty), Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered. “I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; A Star shall come forth Jacob. A scepter shall arise from Israel, …. ” This is the Messianic portion of Balaam’s vision of which he had no idea of what it meant and yet he longed to understand it’s meaning.

The truth of the Word of God is what we depend on as it reveals who God is, and what He has done, and His love for us. In all times of trouble, chaos, and unequivocal evil that confronts us today we must cry out to Jehovah for strength, composure, peace, and help in our time of great need.

God cares!

Karl