I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
Things We Learned Last Week…
- That Scripture gives reasons for its commands.
- That Jesus came once, and will come again.
- That Jesus is our King, America’s leaders are who we pray for.
Things to Learn About My Own Walk with God this Week…
- That understanding the Hypostatic Union is a vital part of how we must think.
- That our personal spiritual prosperity is an important measure of our faith.
- That the resurrection is vital to giving glory to God alone.
‘Shall Prosper’ – יִצְלָח׃ (yislāh) – “…prosper, thrive, i.e., be in a state of having sufficient or considerable possessions, or be in a favorable circumstance…” 1 So the Church, or the people Jesus holds in His hand (Cf. – John 10:28-29), will have a favorable circumstance. This does not mean Earthly wealth of course, but spiritual profit for God.
Norma Normans non Normata – “The Norm of Norms That Is Not Normed” This is the principle the Scripture is the measure of truth, and when interpreted correctly, cannot be corrected by any other source.
When we have taken Jesus as our Savior, He should be the king and Lord of our lives now. 2
1 James Swanson, Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997).
2 Francis A. Schaeffer, Francis A. Schaeffer, The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer: A Christian Worldview, vol. 2 (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1982), 344.