Chapter 68

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Hebraic Thought


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding”  (Psalms 111:10).


Block Logic


“For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land” (Jer. 32:15).


In the scriptures we discover a difference in the way the Hebrew mind viewed things compared to the

way many Westerners relate to God. Hebrews used something called Block Logic. That is, concepts

were expressed in self-contained units or blocks of thought. These blocks did not necessarily fit

together in any obvious rational or harmonious pattern.


Simply Obey


“But Naaman went away angry and said, ‘I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand

and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy”

(2 Kings 5:11-12).


Paul’s Disagreement with the Prophet


“Coming over to us, he took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, “The Holy Spirit

says, ‘In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the

Gentiles”(Acts 21:10-11).


Are You Horizontal or Vertical?


“Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight” (Isaiah 5:21).


Many of us have been trained to make decisions and respond to problems in a honzontal way instead

of vertical.


What we call the Process, God calls the End, the Goal


“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts

than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9).


Placing Trust in our Strength


So the Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead.(1 Chronicles



3 Phase Obedience


“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your

mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as

yourself’” (Matthew 22:37-38).


Hearing God’s Voice


Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.

1 Samuel 3:7


When God Speaks

...”The Lord is with you, mighty warrior”. - Judges 6:12

Hearing the Father Speak


“My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.“- John 10:27


You Need Power


“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in

Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).



Quote from Bible teacher F.B. Meyer: 3 Things