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TODAY'S NEW bible STUDY ARTICLE ... ANOTHER LESSON FROM PSALM 136,  VERSEs 21 and 22 ...

(TOMORROW, the lord willing, VERSE 23)

God fights "for" Israel as she  leaves Egypt and heads toward Canaan, the Promised Land. Like Psalm 124: 1 says, Israel could truly testify: "If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; if it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us, then they had swallowed us up quick." Oh, yes!

Psalm 136 specifically names two ancient Kings God "killed," heathen Kings indeed, who fought against Israel. One named Og, King of Bashan and the other called Sihon, King of the Amorites.

But then what did God do?

As a "token" of His Mercy?

Today's Verses tell us. "And (the Lord) gave their land (Og's and Sihon's) for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 136:21-22

The Lord "gave" land away, to Israel?

Someone else's land?

Wait a minute!

Everything's fine.

The Lord owns all the earth!

Psalm 24:1 here thunders: "The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein." Thus He can take from one and give to another!

Wow!

But God owns even more! "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills." Psalm 50:10

No wonder then Psalm 136 says: "And (God) gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever."

The noun "heritage" can at times just mean a "possession" or a bit of  "property," but more often it means "acquisition," or even "inheritance." God "took" the land and passed it along to Israel as hers!

The fact that Israel is here a "servant," an "ebed" in Hebrew, a common slave, enhances the fact that she is placed in the "Will" of Almighty God! He has bequeathed to her land! Lots of land!

By the way, dear reader.

This same God, if Jesus Christ is your personal Saviour, provides for you as well! If you love God and live for Him ... Philippians 4:19 is true. "God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Mercy, what a promise!

The more humble we become in our Lord's service ... the more He will ultimately exalt us, according to Scripture!

Let Him fight your battles!

He can defeat your "Ogs" and "Sihons" and "Devils" ... your "Pharaoh's" ... and give you their land!

Yes, the "meek" shall inherit the earth! As Psalm 37:11 clearly promises. And as Jesus preached in Matthew 5:5. "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."

Proverbs 13:22 says this, a principle neatly illustrated in today's Psalm 136 verses: "A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just."

"Amen!

              --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

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