Monthly Archives: July 2015

Radiant Living (#877)

Radiant Living (#877)

Today we’re going to review something we review most every year or two. This was one of Dr. Wierwille’s favorite teachings and one I really enjoyed when I started getting serious about studying the Bible back in High School. This may be very familiar to you, but these are great things to get in your mind. The points we’ll look at are that if you spend all your time thinking about yourself, you’ll be miserable; if you focus all your time on others, you’ll get distracted; but if you focus on God you’ll be peacefully radiant. Let’s start in Psalms 77…

Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20150726. All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Look to yourself -> miserable

Psalm 77                      I have considered the days of old; commune with mine own heart (vss 5-6)

Prov 18:2                     A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart discover itself

Look to others -> distracted

Psalm 73                      I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked (vs 3)

II Corinthians 10:12    They measuring themselves by themselves are not wise

Look to God -> peacefully radiant

Psalm 34                     They looked unto him, and were radiant (vs 4 – ASV et al)

Isaiah 26:3                  Perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee

Hebrews 12:2,3          Looking unto Jesus…consider him who endured

Hebrews 3:1               Consider the apostle and high priest…Christ Jesus

II Corinthians 4:18     We look not at the things which are seen, but not seen

Colossians 3:1-2        Set your affection (mind/thoughts) on things above

Conclusion: Love God

Joshua 22:1-5              Be diligent to love the Lord your God

Psalm 62:7-8               Trust in the rock of my strength, my refuge, pour out your hearts before him

Ecclesiastes 12:13      Whole duty of man: fear God and keep his commandments

Matthew 22:34-40      First and great commandment: love God

Romans 8:28               All things work together for good

Teaching

Radiant Living (#877)

Faithful Reliability (#876)

Faithful Reliability (#876)

Today we’ll continue on the importance of trusting God by looking at His faithful reliability.  Being faithful is good and being reliable is good, and God is both.  Let’s start in Deuteronomy Chapter 7.

Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20150719. All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Deut. 7:7-9                 The LORD God is the faithful God

I Kings 17:1-16          The ravens, then the barrel of meal fed Elijah.

Psalm 36:5-9              Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds

Psalm 92:1-5             To show forth thy faithfulness every night

Psalm 108:1-6           Your mercy (steadfast love, lovingkindness) is great above (higher than) the heavens and thy truth (faithfulness) reaches to the clouds (skies) (vs. 4)

Psalm 119:86            All thy commandments are faithful

Psalm 119:90            Thy faithfulness is unto all generations

Psalm 119:138          Thy testimonies are very faithful

Lam. 3:22-23             Great is thy faithfulness

Rom. 8:35-39            Nothing can separate us from the love of God

Rom. 12:10-14          Patient in mental pressure, continuing instant [steadfastly, faithful, persevering, be constant] in prayer (vs. 12)

I Cor. 10:13                God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able

II Thes. 3:3                 The Lord is faithful, who will stablish you and keep you from evil

II Tim 4:16-18 2         The Lord stood with me, and strengthened me

Titus 1:9                     Holding fast the faithful word

Teaching

Faithful Reliability #876