9th February 2024: Our Daily deLIGHT~6th Day-Knowledge
Happy Preparation Day for the weekly Shabbat!!!! May it be filled with the presence of our King as we prepare to enter into Shabbat and worship of Him!!
Paul, the apostle of Yeshua the Messiah, who once caused great affliction on believers of the way, now finds himself being persecuted for his faith in the Messiah. The truth of the resurrected Messiah was made known to him in Acts 9 and his conversion was radical and his heart was completely changed. He spoke much about affliction in his letters to encourage the brethren to not let go of the true knowledge when one goes through suffering. Paul experienced that His grace is sufficient and encouraged others to have this same faith. There is a GREAT reward and prize awaiting those who endure to the end.
2 Corinthians 4:13-18 says,
13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,” we also believe, therefore we also speak,
14 knowing that He who raised the Master Yeshua will raise us also with Yeshua and will present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace [power and enablement to do His will] which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of Elohim.
16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
In verse 13 above, Paul is doing what was common in the Hebrew culture and that is quoting a partial phrase that draws on the principle of the whole. When he wrote, “I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,” he was quoting from Psalm 116:10 to make the point that he is being greatly afflicted for teaching the knowledge that Yeshua was raised from the dead.
Psalm 116:5-10 says,
5 Gracious is YHVH, and righteous; yes, our Elohim is compassionate.
6 YHVH preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
7 Return to your rest, O my soul, for YHVH has dealt bountifully with you. [Return to rest or shalom. In the Hebrew understanding Shalom has a greater meaning than just peace. It means peace, tranquility, safety, well-being, welfare, health, contentment, success, comfort, wholeness and integrity.]
8 For You have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
9 I shall walk before YHVH in the land of the living.
10 I believed when I said, “I am greatly afflicted.”
Romans 8:18-22 says,
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of Elohim.
20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope
21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of Elohim.
22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
May YHVH, through His Spirit of Knowledge, grant us His shalom, in the fullest sense of the word, when we walk through various testing!!
Have a blessed and shalom filled preparation day!!!
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Great peace have they who love Your law. Psalm 119:165a