The Spirit sidetracked me from working on my New Testament Study/Commentary series to do a book on the Psalms and Proverbs. When I indexed the chapter topics, I realized why YaHavah directed me to add these headings to the Word of YHVH Bible (WYB). (WYB) revisions will be published November 2017) This blog is to share the amazing realization of what those headings mean in the knowledge of YaHavah and Jesus. I hope it will be helpful to my readers in their daily contemplations on the wonders of YaHavah and Jesus.
Much of what David wrote in the Psalms is about his afflictions by oppressors, seen and unseen. There are sixty-six books in the Judeo/Christian Bible. Thirty-nine of those books are Old Testament with a constant call to turn to YaHavah as opposed to the evil brought into this world by Lucifer, aka, Satan. The twenty-seven books of the New Testament continue that call through the Son of YaHavah, Jesus, in preparation for the final destruction of Satan, his evil, and all who do not listen to and love YaHavah. Long story made short, the Bible is the testimony of YaHavah’s great love for his creation; but, also of the great war between YaHavah and Satan that began with Satan’s rebellion in heaven before the creation of the heavens and earth we know. The effects of that war are written from the heart of David, Solomon, and other authors in the Psalms, Proverbs, and throughout the Bible to teach all people to give glory to YaHavah for the peace he offers through his son, Jesus Christ.
In my opinion, Psalms and Proverbs should be among the first books used in teaching new Bible students about YHVH (YaHavah). Unfortunately, they are not. These books are usually relegated to the classification of “boring” along with genealogies and the repetition of Israel’s history. Every time I think how boring something is, the Spirit of YaHavah gives me a book or article project to teach me his purpose in it. They are lessons on how He instills His life in a world filled with the death of Satan’s oppressive evil. Learning how to read the Psalms and Proverbs, and apply their teaching to everyday life is just as important as learning what Jesus taught, because the sentiments of these books are the core of what he taught.
Evil shows its face in the oppressors who are against YaHavah’s righteous line from Seth (third son of Adam) to Jesus (first and only son of YaHavah), and thereafter to the end. In his Psalms, David, the righteous king of Judah, expresses the anguish caused by oppression from other humans and the whispering enchantments of fallen angels. It surrounded him constantly. Even so, he expresses his love and trust in YaHavah throughout his reign as king and in his writings.
Today the oppressors have different faces, but inflict the same anguish David felt, which is why the Psalms are useful to every generation. I wish a list like this had been available to me in my first years in Christianity.
The following is a sampling of an index of chapter headings in affirmation of the usefulness of Psalms and Proverbs in learning more about YaHavah (YHVH) and Jesus.
BOOK 1 — PSALMS 1-41 — ON THE SOVEREIGNTY OF YHVH
Psalm 1 — Walk in YHVH’s Counsel
Psalm 2 — Prophecy of the Birth of the Son of YHVH, JESUS
Psalm 3 — YHVH is My Shield
Psalm 4 — Put Your Trust in YHVH
Psalm 8 — YHVH, Your Name is Excellent in all the Earth
Psalm 9 — YHVH is My Refuge
Psalm 10 — YHVH Prepares the Humble Heart
Psalm 13 — YHVH is Light and Life
Psalm 14 — Only Fools Say There is no Elohim (God)
Psalm 21 — Trust in YHVH Always
Psalm 22 — Declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Psalm 23 — YHVH is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want
Psalm 24 — The Way of Revival
THE BOOK OF PROVERBS
Proverbs is among the books of wisdom for its teaching on moral and ethical principles. It is, also, an excellent source for learning about the seven spirits of YHVH and how to recognize and avoid their opposite spirits of sin.
The student of the Proverbs can learn what YaHavah’s Spirit reveals about the Christian walk and learn what YHVH wants each believer to know about himself and the believer’s relationship with Himself and Jesus.
Proverbs 8 is an excellent lesson on the work and value of the seven spirits of YHVH, such as how YHVH uses these seven spirits to instill and teach his wisdom and righteousness to faithful believers.
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