Thursday, August 23, 2007

Verse of the Day - My Help

Psalm 94:18-19

16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?
         Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the LORD had been my help,
         My soul would soon have settled in silence.
18 If I say, “My foot slips,”
         Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.
19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
         Your comforts delight my soul.

This verse is very comforting:

17 Unless the LORD had been my help,
         My soul would soon have settled in silence.

So, how is the LORD my help???

  • If my foot slips - His mercy will hold me up!!
  • His comfort delights my soul in my anxieties!!!

So, what is mercy???


    1. Forbearance to inflict harm under circumstances of provocation, when one has the power to inflict it; compassionate treatment of an offender or adversary; clemency.

    Examples of justice must be made for terror to some; examples of mercy for comfort to others. Bacon.

    2. Compassionate treatment of the unfortunate and helpless; sometimes, favor, beneficence. Luke x. 37.

    3. Disposition to exercise compassion or favor; pity; compassion; willingness to spare or to help.

    In whom mercy lacketh and is not founden. Sir T. Elyot.

    4. A blessing regarded as a manifestation of compassion or favor.

    The Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. 2 Cor. i. 3.

So, what is comfort???


1. To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate. [Obs.] Wyclif.

God's own testimony . . . doth not a little comfort and confirm the same. Hooker.

2. To assist or help; to aid. [Obs.]

I . . . can not help the noble chevalier: God comfort him in this necessity! Shak.

3. To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer,

Light excelleth in comforting the spirits of men. Bacon.
That we may be adle to comfort them that are in any affliction. 2 Cor. i. 4. (Rev. Ver. ).

A perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command. Wordsworth.

So GOD is compassionate towards and makes us strong!!!

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