A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.
4 Blessed is the man who makes
the Lord his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.
6 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,
but you have given me an open ear.
Burnt offering and sin offering
you have not required.
7 Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
8 I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.”
9 I have told the glad news of deliverance
in the great congregation;
behold, I have not restrained my lips,
as you know, O Lord.
10 I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
from the great congregation.
11 As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain
your mercy from me;
your steadfast love and your faithfulness will
ever preserve me!
12 For evils have encompassed me
my iniquities have overtaken me,
and I cannot see;
they are more than the hairs of my head;
my heart fails me.
13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me!
O Lord, make haste to help me!
14 Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether
who seek to snatch away my life;
let those be turned back and brought to dishonor
who delight in my hurt!
15 Let those be appalled because of their shame
who say to me, “Aha, Aha!”
16 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation
say continually, “Great is the Lord!”
17 As for me, I am poor and needy,
but the Lord takes thought for me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
do not delay, O my God!
What would David 1000 B.C, . 200 years after Pharoah Setti have in common with Deuteronomy 8 of Moses?
Pharoah Setti II has history recording two papyrus of "Msy:. One papyrus called T'he Tale of Two Brothers" - a fabulous story of troubles within a family on the death of their father, a situation of the two half brothers trying for the throne. Papyrus Salt 124 - A controversy for sending a dispute to the High Official Msy. Finally, and most importantly, it is well known that the chief foreman of Deir el-Medina, a certain Neferhotep, was killed in the reign of king Amenmesse on the orders of a certain 'Msy' who was either foreign himself or one of this king's agents, according the papyrus. Times were very troubled in Theibes.
Setti II leaves no son with two wives.
Setti II was succeeded by a Canaanite a cheerful man, about the only statue of a only cheerful Pharaoh.
Pharaoh Sutailja was a Canaanite rather than a native Egyptian name which means that his mother was almost certainly a king's concubine from Canaan. A relief in the Louvre Museum "pairs Siptah's name together with the name of his mother" a certain Sutailja or Shoteraja. Sutailja was a Canaanite rather than a native Egyptian name which means that she was almost certainly a king's concubine from Canaan. She, his mother, might be mother of Ramesses-Siptah and a wife of Ramesses II.
Pharaoh Sutailja is dug up and placed in the tomb of the Pharaoh Amenhotep II. Amenhotep II was known to dislike non-Egyptians's, but his very famous father Thutmose III was the first to record Goshen and Joseph in the tax rolls. Thutmose III was an amazing builder.
“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. 2 And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
3 And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know,
that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone,
but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
4 Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. 5 Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. 6 So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, 8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, 9 a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
11 “Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, 12 lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, 13 and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, 15 who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock, 16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know,
that he might humble you and test you,
to do you good in the end.
17 Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ 18 You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
19 And if you forget the Lord your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. 20 Like the nations that the Lord makes to perish before you, so shall you perish,
because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God.
We see Egypt did their best to forget "Msy" and the terrible trouble with lack of heirs and thrones left vacant with wrangling. To forget the Wonderous Acts of God. And the Children of Israel did their best to remember. David was brought up 200 years later to remember this to his heart.
The lessons learned in the survival of the desert did not leave David during his times of testing and trial. The House of David is remembered today. And very few remember Setti II.
God tells us we live on every Word of God. That life will test us, remain calm. So many of the worries of the Children of Israel could have been avoided by remembering the Amazing Power of God.
David believed and, like Abraham, this is counted to him as righteousness.
We see the disciples lived with constant concern, questions and even fear. David had reason to fear. The Children of Israel were afraid moving through life.
When events change and the news confuses us with Your Plan.
We can reason with You, Father God. Remember Your Steadfast Love and Your Faithfulness.
You interweave all things to Your Good Purpose. Even concern can be a time to have steadfast control, re-thinking, learning. The Disciples used their fears to have the chance to make their Way.
We will consider and speak of our concerns, to be able to Overcome all Concerns with Prayer.
Having confidence to walk past the Gates of Heaven in our prayer life. To ask Jesus to Cover us with His Name. Jesus has told us, really, that The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. We will follow the shining waters, to see the Emerald Throne of God. To lean upon His legs and know His Love. Steadfast and tell Abba our concerns. Jesus will be there with us, like John 17, praying with us today.
Father, when the wild winds of life, howl and change, we will look to Your unchanging Word and Love. Knowing You created us all and this world speaking Light into Life, and into all of mankind. Your reaction to seeing all the complexities and complications in all of us - is Salvation. Giving us Jesus as our Sacrifice and still today as our Savior.
Your mercies renew each day, embolden and enable us to go forth knowing Your Strength and Your Joy will fill us. Even on the days of questions.
Jesus Christ for us. Jesus Christ fill us. Jesus Christ fill those we Love. Jesus Christ for our communities. Jesus Christ for our Churches believing all the Word of God. Jesus Christ for our Nation. Jesus Christ the Light to all Nations. Jesus Christ wanting to save the world. Giving Abba a New Kingdom in Heaven and on earth. Jesus Lives Within us, in our soul.
The Fulfillment of His Righteousness. Jesus Christ. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †
Rhonda and Joel Jurasinski left the USA, our Church, and went to minister in the Philippines.
Their son has done a fund raiser for the children to have play equipment. He lives in Korea.