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Day 192: Psalms 1-3; Colossians 1
Day 193: Psalms 4-6; Colossians 2
Day 194: Psalms 7-9; Colossians 3
Day 195: Psalms 10-12; Colossians 4
Day 196: Psalms 13-15; 1 Thessalonians 1
Day 197: Psalms 16-17; 1 Thessalonians 2
Day 198: Psalms 18-19; 1 Thessalonians 3
Day 199: Psalms 20-22; 1 Thessalonians 4
Day 200: Psalms 23-25; 1 Thessalonians 5
Day 201: Psalms 26-28; 2 Thessalonians 1
Day 202: Psalms 29-30; 2 Thessalonians 2
Day 203: Psalms 31-32; 2 Thessalonians 3
Day 204: Psalms 33-34; 1 Timothy 1
Day 205: Psalms 35-36; 1 Timothy 2
Day 206: Psalms 37-39; 1 Timothy 3
Day 207: Psalms 40-42; 1 Timothy 4
Day 208: Psalms 43-45; 1 Timothy 5
Day 209: Psalms 46-48; 1 Timothy 6
Day 210: Psalms 49-50; 2 Timothy 1

Day 192: Psalms 1-3; Colossians 1

.Psalms 2:12 | "Kiss the Son" possibly a reference to Jesus.

.Colossians 1:15 | Says Jesus is "the image of the invisible God." Jesus is the image of God. Tomorrow, we'll get into this a little more in Col 2:9, which says that in Jesus dwells the fulness of the Godhead bodily. This may stretch some brains a bit, but it's speaking of Jesus Christ's deity... His Godliness. Jesus is the Word, the creator. But still, He is not the creator alone, being that He, the Father, and the Holy Spirit are One. But He is the Word of God. Flashback to Genesis 1:26 "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..." In Genesis 1:3, God says "Let there be light" and there was light. When God spoke, the Word came out of His mouth and did the construction; this same Word that does not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11); this same Word that became flesh and dwelt among us as Jesus. "Firstborn" may speak of when the Word came forth out of God's mouth, forever existing in Him already (my understanding). Other scriptures: Hebrews 11:27; 1 Timothy 3:16.

.Colossians 1:16 | see description above for verse 15 about Him creating all things. Also Check out John 1:1-3,14-15. People have the idea in their head that they can deny Jesus but just believe in the Father. Some say "creator" so they can be ambiguous and not specifically mention Jesus' name, not knowing that their "creator" is Jesus, and that by denying Him, they are denying their very creator. Also check Acts 17:21 in reference to this and verse 15. For verse 16, also check out Ephesians 6:12.

.Colossians 1:17 | This is still speaking of Jesus. "And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist." Imagine He separates the light from darkness, and separates the waters, and separates each material and element in the fabric of all things that exist. To stretch your mind even further, imagine He separates (divides) the righteous from the unrighteous. Okay now stop imagining and realize that He is the reason why things are what they are. He sets their properties and keeps their properties so they may be what they are, separate from the next thing with its own properties. For time's sake, I won't get into this more right now, but will pray the Holy Spirit guides your understanding and furthers my understanding. We know that this is speaking still of Jesus, because verse 18 starts "and He is the head of the body, which ties in with verse 24.

.Colossians 1:19 | 2:9

.Colossians 1:20 | 2 Corinthians 5:18-21

.Colossians 1:24 | Paul identifies that the body of Christ is the church, which is us. We are the body, and He is our head, which also ties in with Ephesians 4:16 and possibly 1 Corinthians 6:18, and definitely Ephesians 5:30-32. (Side note: 1 Cor. 4:17 speaks of "churches" plural.)

.Colossians 1:26 | 2:2; and 1 Cor. 4:1

.Colossians 1:28 | We may be perfect in Christ. We are supposed to be. Read again Ephesians 4:13 and beyond about "a perfect man" and also go to the concordance and look for "perfect man" or similar wording to see where the Bible mentions us being a perfect man. Also note the wording here in verse 28. It says "perfect in Christ Jesus" not "perfect to Christ Jesus."
Day 193: Psalms 4-6; Colossians 2

.Colossians 2:2 | 1:26

.Colossians 2:4 | 2:8

.Colossians 2:8 | In Matthew 15:3 Jesus asks "Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?"

.Colossians 2:9 | 1:19; 1 Tim 3:16 says "God was manifest in the flesh"; 1 Tim 2:3

.Colossians 2:10 | Jesus is the head of all principality and power.

.Colossians 2:12 | highlighting: "buried with him in baptism"

.Colossians 2:14 | 2:20

.Colossians 2:16 | 1 Tim 4:3; Romans 14
Day 194: Psalms 7-9; Colossians 3

.Psalm 8:1 | 8:9

.Psalm 8:2 | Matthew 21:16

.Colossians 3:4 | Read Col. 2:12 to understand why this verse says Christ is our life. 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 1:7; 1 Corinthians 6:16,20; Colossians 3:15;
We are the body of Christ and so He lives vicariously on earth through us. When He returns, it says, "ye shall appear also" because we'll be seen with Him. Maybe we'll fill the entire sky being the reason that everybody will see Him (and us) when He returns.

.Colossians 3:5 | Galatians 5:19

.Colossians 3:10 | Hosea 4:6 speaks about being destroyed for lack of knowledge. Here again we see mention of the "image" of him that created him, referring to Christ and the Godhead (Colossians 1:15; 2:9; John 1:1-3,14-15)

.Colossians 3:15-16 (notes by David Bailey) | A life of Christís love, produces inward peace. The peace that this Scripture is speaking about comes from a reality and lifestyle of knowing who God is. This type of peace canít be manufactured or faked. This type of lifestyle produces a heart of thanksgiving. Worship individually and corporately comes from a life that is rich in the word of Christ. To be rich, is to have abundance. To often, our worship comes from songs and not the reality of our richness of abiding in the words Christ. When our worship comes from the abundance of the Christís word, new songs will emerge and our hearts will be full of grace.

.Colossians 3:15 | See 1 Peter 1:4-10 to see how to add up to Charity.

.Colossians 3:17,23 | Do all in Jesus' Name to glorify Him.

.Colossians 3:22 | "eyeservice" likely means looking like you're doing all good, but you're just serving the eyes.

Day 195: Psalms 10-12; Colossians 4

.Psalms 10:14 | God does see mischief and spite.

.Psalms 11:3 | "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (May.5.2014) "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one..." (Romans 3:10), but as we see in Romans 3:21-22, it is Christ's righteousness in us by which we are able to be righteous. So if the foundations be destroyed, I'm not sure there will be any remaining who are righteous. For more about righteousness, read my notes for Ephesians 6:14, concerning the breastplate of righteousness.

.Colossians 4:1 | A man who has no master in Heaven, is no master.

.Colossians 4:3 | Take a look at 1 Corinthians 2:7 and 4:1, which speak about the mystery of God (or mysteries of God). Ephesians 3:4-7 says a little more.

.Colossians 4:4 | Pray for the apostles and prophets that they will see that which the Lord reveals to them and make manifest those things also.

.Colossians 4:6 | This is an important and often overlooked scripture. Also, I'd like to point out a key word: how. It says "they ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. It's not just important to give an answer or not or even what your answer is, but how you answer... in what manner you answer.

.Colossians 4:11 | I would say Paul is probably not talking about Jesus Christ here when he says "Jesus, which is called Justus" because he names him among Aristarchus and Barnabas as fellowworkers. For one thing, he says "Jesus who is called Justus." (May.6.2014) This means that he's called Justus, not Jesus, even though Jesus is his name. Secondly, we know that Paul sees himself and others as servants of Christ, as he says of Epaphras in verse 12, and of himself in Romans 1:1. He would not describe himself and Christ Jesus to be fellowworkers if he sees himself as servant of Christ. It appears that Paul is using the term "of the circumcision" to differentiate between those who were Jews under the Old Testament and those who were gentiles who now follow Christ. Paul is the one who led this movement of gentiles becoming one in Christ with the Jews, at a time after Christ Jesus had already ascended from among them, so it's not likely that he's referring to Christ as being someone who's of the circumcision. Furthermore, he would never need to specify or explain that about Jesus Christ, because everybody, believer or non-believer, is fully acquainted with the fact that Jesus Christ was from among the Jews, and even called King of the Jews. These are the reasons why I believe this Jesus is not Jesus Christ, although not a false Jesus, but someone who simply has the same first name.

.Colossians 4:14 | Luke was a physician. It's interesting to note that Luke was a physician, yet when it came to dealing with sicknesses and other issues, he never mentioned anything about those practiced, but was focused only on that which Christ gave him to do.
Day 196: Psalms 13-15; 1 Thessalonians 1

.Psalms 14:1 | The person described here as a fool is now called an Atheist. (May.6.2014) In Matthew 5:22, Jesus says "whoever shall say, 'thou fool,' shall be in danger of hell fire." Before this, however, He is speaking of what not to say to one's brother. So it's probable that what Jesus is saying is not to call your brother a fool. We know that Jesus refers to people as brothers if they are sons or daughters of His Father in heaven, as He says in Matthew 12:50, "whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." It wouldn't be correct to call someone a fool who understands the truth about God and is not fooled into thinking that God doesn't exist.

.Psalms 15:5 | Putting out one's money to usury means lending out money to earn interest on it.

.1 Thessalonians 1:1 | Notice that Paul doesn't mention his apostleship as he usually does at the beginning of his letters.
Day 197: Psalms 16-17; 1 Thessalonians 2

.1 Thessalonians 2:4 | I just wanted to highlight this verse, especially the part about not pleasing men, but God.
Day 198: Psalms 18-19; 1 Thessalonians 3

.1 Thessalonians 3:11 | "Now God himself and our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you;" Notice where the word "and" is used. God does not simply mean God the Father, but is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit together; Jesus being the image of God, and us, being His body. Colossians 2:9 (check Bible notes for Col. 2)
Day 199: Psalms 20-22; 1 Thessalonians 4

.Note to Readers | Below are scriptures I had referenced in my Bible when I found it was relevant. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to really comment on them, but most of them should be self explanatory if you read them.

.Psalm 22 | Luke 20:41

.Psalm 22:1 | Jesus says this in Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34;

.Psalm 22:7 | Matthew 27:39-40

.Psalm 22:8 | Matthew 27:43

.Psalm 22:16 | "pierced my hands and my feet" | By this, we know he's speaking of Jesus because of how Jesus was crucified. God is speaking through David. (May.6.2014) In addition, this could also be a referrence to Christians who are persecuted and killed for following Christ, since we are the body of Christ. The piercing of Christ's hands and feet could be symbolic of us being pierced and persecuted.

.Psalm 22:17 | John 19:36; Psalm 34:20

.Psalm 22:18 | Matthew 27:51; Luke 23:34; Mk 15:24

.Psalm 22:24 | Jesus - Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34

.1 Thessalonians 4:3 | Fornication is sex outside of marriage. To abstain from it, you sometimes need to literally flee from it, not just try to withstand temptation (1 Corinthians 6:18); Be like Joseph and run from it as fast as you can. Take advantage of the opportunity to escape that God promises to provide (1 Corinthians 10:13)

.1 Thessalonians 4:9 | God teaches us to love one another.
Day 200: Psalms 23-25; 1 Thessalonians 5

.Psalm 23:1 | "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." | Psalm 34:10; Ezekiel 34:8,23,29,31; John 10:16;

.Psalm 23:2 | "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters." | Mark 6:39; Ezekiel 34:13-15; Jeremiah 33:12 speaks of shepherds making sheep to lie down, but God makes his sheep lie down in good green pastures, not desolate places. Mark 6:34-42

.Psalm 23:3 | "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake." | Ezekiel 34:16; Romans 4:22-23; Ezekiel 36:22-27,32

.Psalm 23:4 | "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." | Two staffs (staves) called Beauty and Bands, and Bands breaks the brotherhood between Judah and Israel (Zechariah 11:7,14); Ezekiel 34:27; Jeremiah 48:17 may relate to the staff called Bands; "for I the Lord their God am with them" (Ezekiel 34:30); none shall make them afraid (Ezekiel 34:28); Romans 4:24-25; (May.8.2014) The shadow of death is spoken of in Matthew 4:16, Luke 1:79, Isaiah 9:2, and Psalms 107:14. Psalms 138:7 speaks of walking in the midst of trouble, which may be saying the same thing as walking in the valley of the shadow of death. Proverbs 4:10-19 says to avoid the paths of the wicked. Psalms 23:4 offers a contrast, saying even though walking in that dangerous place, that he will not even fear evil. Some places or paths are so bad that the clearest and wisest advice is to avoid them altogether. Psalms 23:4 is not saying to be careless and unwise, but that one need not fear in the times when one cannot avoid them. Hebrews 9:4 speaks about Aaron's rod, which may, in some way, have something to do with God's rod and staff spoken of here.

.Psalm 23:5 | "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over." | The table in the presence of enemies might, in some way, refer to Ezekiel 34:25,28; Oil on the head for anointing (2 Kings 9:6; also see Psalm 89:20); "my cup runneth over / "a fat pasture" (Ezekiel 34:14,26)

.Psalm 23:6 | "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." | read Psalm 27:4

.Psalm 25:1-3 | 31:17

.Psalm 25:14 | Hebrew 10:16

.1 Thessalonians 5:2 | "night"

.1 Thessalonians 5:3 | they, being in darkness cannot see what comes.

.1 Thessalonians 5:4 | "darkness"

.1 Thessalonians 5:5 | "light... day... night... darkness"

.1 Thessalonians 5:6 | watch and be sober. You cannot watch if you are sleep or in darkness, and you cannot discern if you are not sober.

.1 Thessalonians 5:7 | "they... sleep... night... drunken... night"

.1 Thessalonians 5:8 | "us... day... sober"; Ephesians 4:14-17; 1 John 5:2
Day 201: Psalms 26-28; 2 Thessalonians 1

.Psalm 27:1-3 | Read the following verses. They should be very self-explanatory in how they relate to this scripture: Proverbs 3:24-25; Philippians 1:28; 2 Kings 6:15-17;

.Psalm 27:4 | 23:6

.2 Thessalonians 1:3-4 | Matthew 13:21
Day 202: Psalms 29-30; 2 Thessalonians 2

.2 Thessalonians 2:4 | Matthew 7:15

.2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 | Matthew 7:13; 1 Timothy

.2 Thessalonians 2:15 | 3:5-6 speaks of this tradition as well. This serves as a testimony that every tradition does not go against God. In Matthew 15:3, Jesus asks the scribes and Pharisees why they transgress the commandment of God by their tradition. When He asks this, He's not saying that all traditions transgress God's commandment, but that theirs did.
Day 203: Psalms 31-32; 2 Thessalonians 3

.Psalm 31:5 | "Into thine hand I commit my spirit" Jesus said this in Luke 23:46

.Psalm 31:17 | 25:1-3

.Psalm 32:5 | This is something very significant he is saying when we regard the fact that this is the old testament, and as far as I know, sin wasn't yet being dealt with in this way.

.Psalm 32:8 | 139:24

.2 Thessalonians 3:5 | 1 Thessalonians 4:9 (notice: 1st Thes. not 2nd Thes.) speaks of how God teaches us brethren to love one another.

.2 Thessalonians 3:5-6 | 2:15 this love is possibly counted as a tradition of ours.

.2 Thessalonians 3:13 | very important scripture

.2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 | Because verse 15 says "admonish him as a brother" we can realize that this is not saying not to cast them out and not even speak to them. Verse 14 says "have no company with him, that he may be ashamed." Regarding both scriptures together, it appears that what it's saying is not to hang out with that person. Also regard the reason for why it says so. To some, this may sound harsh, but if hanging out with that person is going to encourage them to continue comfortably going in the wrong direction, you'd be doing them wrong if you hung out with them. I haven't been a great advocate for shame, but regarding the scripture, we see it has its place." Also regard Psalm 31:17 and Psalm 25:1-3.
Day 204: Psalms 33-34; 1 Timothy 1

.Psalm 34:20 | This is speaking of Jesus. Read John 19:36 and Psalm 22:17(16-18).

.1 Timothy 1:1 | We've done a lot of mentioning HOPE here in America recently, yet in error we've been saying that our hope is an earthly man. I don't need to do any name calling here. However, our hope is not an earthly man. God our Savior, and the Lord Jesus Christ is our HOPE, as Paul testifies here. As Paul testifies, so should we testify.

.1 Timothy 1:3 | teach no other doctrine (also clearly spoken of in Galatians 1:3-9).

.1 Timothy 1:4 | "which minister questions" | Ministering questions is the first practice that cults usually use to convert people into their cult. They attempt to confuse you with tough questions that will shake your faith, causing you to doubt what you believed if you are not rooted in sound doctrine. This feeling of confusion opens you up to accepting their proposed beliefs. Not only is this practice used by occults, it's been used by various religions, also in some theology schools (some, not all) and individuals. This is why we must continue in God's word and wisdom. Check 2 Timothy 2:23 also.

.1 Timothy 1:6 | "...vain jangling..." | This made me laugh. Reminded me of some old slang we used to say around the DC area. When someone was lagging around, wasting time, lying/joking, etc, we'd say they were bojangling.

.1 Timothy 1:17 | "...invisible..." | Colossians 1:15

.1 Timothy 1:18 | Ephesians 6:12

.1 Timothy 1:20 | I believe this is Alexander from Acts 19:33-34; 2 Timothy 4:14 speaks of an Alexander that's a coppersmith.
Day 205: Psalms 35-36; 1 Timothy 2

.Psalm 35:11-13 | These false witnesses were people close to him. We can tell by looking at verse 13 when he says "when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth"

.1 Timothy 2:9-10 | Good works instead of good looks.

.1 Timothy 2:13 | "Adam was first formed, then Eve." Though they were created together (her inside of him), he was formed first.

.1 Timothy 2:14 | "Adam was not deceived..." This let's us know that not only did Satan not deceive Adam, Eve didn't deceive him either. He wasn't deceived. He knew better, but he willfully chose to do what he knew was wrong. Galatians 6:3

.1 Timothy 2:15 | "...she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."
Day 206: Psalms 37-39; 1 Timothy 3

.Psalm 37:25 | "..nor his seed begging bread." On the contrary, verse 28 says the seed of the wicked shall be cut off, but not just from bread, but is speaking of preservation, saying the seed of the wicked shall not be preserved. I wouldn't say this cutting off would prevent them from being graffed (grafted) back in. In fact, this may be why all men are born in sin, but I have to do some more studying on that point, starting with Adam and Romans 11:16-22. Also read Matthew 6:11,30-33.

.Psalm 37:28 | Hebrews 13:5 - the Lord does not forsake His saints.

.1 Timothy 3:2 | This is not to say that a woman can't minister, but concerning the office of a bishop, this clearly says "a bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife..." I mention this because we live in a time when people place women's desires to hold positions above what God's word says. For many leadership positions, there are not specific qualifications mentioned, so where there are some mentioned, I think it'd be wise and God-fearing to adhere to them. I'm not picking on women at all (it's not my decision). From reading this Word here, I don't see how a woman could justifiably qualify as a bishop if she cannot be the husband of one wife.

.1 Timothy 3:8-13 | Today, the office of a deacon is often seen as being of a lower rank among ministry leaders. However, we see here just how important the office of a deacon is, and among the others, this office has specific qualifications that must be met, while some other offices do not have qualifications mentioned at all. Deacons are not to be taken any less serious as ministers than other positions. It's not something you get demoted to or upgraded to a higher ministry office from Deacon. For example, God does not look at pastors or apostles even and say, because there are more deacons, and pastors and apostles are more rare, then that means deacons are worth less. Just because there are 50 deacons in a church house and 2 pastors, does not mean deacons are any less value to the ministry than pastors. They are not pawns, and we're not playing chess here. If anything, the fact that the Bible lays out certain strict requirements for a deacon, may signify that the actions or reputation of a deacon may have an even greater impact than those of other positions.

.1 Timothy 3:12 | As mentioned above, regarding bishops, deacons are called to be "the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well." This does not leave us the option of appointing deaconesses (female deacons), and there appears to be no biblical justification of that practice within the church. Neither would it allow the appointing of single men as deacons, as a single man is also not the husband of one wife.

.1 Timothy 3:16 | "...God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit..." Read Colossians 1:14-16; 2:9; and John 1:1,14.
Day 207: Psalms 40-42; 1 Timothy 4

.Psalm 41:1 | Matthew 25:35-40

.1 Timothy 4:1-3 | (Jul.26.2015 / Aug.6.2017) "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth." | Read 2 Corinthians 11:1-4 and Galatians 1:7 about perverting the gospel of Christ and preaching a different Jesus.

In 2 Corinthians 11:1-4, Paul (and Timothy) tell the church of God at Corinth, with all the saints in all Achaia "Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."

In Galatians 1:6-10, Paul the apostle (and all the brethren with him) told the churches of Galatia "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ."

.1 Timothy 4:3 | "Forbidding to marry" is done in Catholicism with "priests" and nuns. "commanding to abstain from meats" is done by Muslims who command to abstain from pork, and perhaps some other religions. Yet, this verse is saying that God created these things to be received with thanksgiving. Not specifically pork, but regarding meats in general, some religions say it's wrong to eat meat at all. They would even try to condemn me, because I'm eating pork right now as I write this (just a lil bit), but I thanked God for it, cause I could be starving. (thought that was fitting - the timing of coming across this while eating pork.)

.1 Timothy 4:8 | My understanding of the use of the term "bodily exercise" here is something that is repeated or accomplished, or a traditional practice that doesn't require involvement of spirit, but the body.

.1 Timothy 4:10 | "we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe." We know who our Saviour is... Jesus. But He's not just a saviour to some, allowing others to "find" their own way, but He's the saviour to all. So you can either accept your saviour or don't. You don't get to choose another.

.1 Timothy 4:12 | "Let no man despise thy youth" This takes me back to the wise words of young Elihu in Job 32:6-12 (the kids seem to like it when we put "young" in front of people's names. I think I'll start saying "Young Jesus").

.1 Timothy 4:16 | How do you save people? Do as this verse says.
Day 208: Psalms 43-45; 1 Timothy 5

.Psalm 45:7 | "...oil of gladness..." | Isaiah 61:3 mentions oil of joy being given for mourning. Here in Psalms, is mentions God using the oil of gladness to anoint them which love righteousness and hate wickedness. In a world so filled with wickedness, it'd seem that the lovers of righteousness would end up mourning because of all of the wickedness overtaking so many others. This would seem to either be the same thing as the oil of joy in Isaiah or have a similar purpose, to give joy or gladness to them who mourn.

.1 Timothy 5:5 | "Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate..." | Galatians 4:27 speaks of this same type of desolation. I believe I wrote notes on that too if you search back.

.1 Timothy 5:8 | highlighted | It is important to note that this scripture, read in context of all of the surrounding verses, is speaking of being worse than an infidel. And this infidelity is speaking of infidelity between man and woman. This is what's being spoken of in this verse. This is EXTREMELY important to know, because a time will come when this verse will almost surely be misused to get people, especially men, choose infidelity with God over feeding their family. This would mean that men would be tempted to receive the beast's mark/mark of the beast in order to feed their family. But that is not what this verse may be used for. That would take this verse out of context and apply it to a situation that it was not intended for. In other words, this scripture does not permit infidelity to one's spouse either. Neither does it permit or suggest infidelity to God as a more acceptable option. Instead, consider Matthew 6:31-34 "Therefore take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink? Or, where withal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the gentiles seek:) For your heavenly father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: For the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Remember Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (aka Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego) from the book of Daniel, chapters 1-3. Remember Elijah, who God used ravens to feed and a poor widow in 1 Kings 17:4,9, and know the God you serve, whether to life or to death.

.1 Timothy 5:9 | threescore years is sixty years. A score is 20 years.

.1 Timothy 5:10 | If she's fully experienced.

.1 Timothy 5:18 | This is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 9:9, which refers back to the law of Moses, meaning if the ox wants to eat some of the corn that he's treading, then don't stop him (metaphorically speaking). Don't have someone working for you, including in the church, and deny them from any of proceeds that come from their work. Don't use them for their talents, skills, and abilities and send them off hungry and broke to fend for themselves. And especially don't do it in the name of the Lord, when you see the scripture says here that the labourer is worthy of his reward.

.1 Timothy 5:19 | This would seemingly be to guard against an individual lying on an elder, bringing about damaging consequences.

.1 Timothy 5:20 | "...without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality." My best explanation of what's being said here is not to take sides just because you like one person more than the other, or because you trust one more than the other. It's not about you and your past experiences with either of them, but about what happened in this particular case. For example, if my longtime friend who I've grown to trust tells me an elder with a questionable reputation did something foul to her, I can't just decide that my friend is right and take action on that decision. That's being partial toward my friend.

.1 Timothy 5:22 | "Lay hands suddenly on no man..." I once thought this was speaking of praying and laying hands on people, which it may be. But reading this in context, it's very possible that this is speaking of the other type of laying hands... the type of laying hands on you that the police do to you when they're carrying you away.

.1 Timothy 5:23 | "Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities." It seems he is talking to someone that's frequently sick (often infirmities). A couple of things I'll point out here: we see that drinking wine itself is not wrong, but he says "a little" wine, not a lot. And he also says "for thy stomach's sake," not for the sake of your brain (getting drunk), which is perverting the use of it. We know that alcohol can kill germs and in moderation can have some other positive health effects, though rarely used for that. We have other alternatives these days also to help your stomach and infirmities.
Day 209: Psalms 46-48; 1 Timothy 6

.Psalm 46:7 | This verse ends with "Selah," after proclaiming the Lord is with them and their refuge. In 1 Samuel 23:28, the people called the place "Sela-hammahlekoth." This word/sound/term "selah" may somehow be related to that, but I'm not quite sure yet if or how exactly.

.1 Timothy 6:2 | "...partakers of the benefit" I would assume ties in with Romans 8:28.

.1 Timothy 6:5 | "Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself." | Unfortunately, I don't even have to inform you that there's so many today who suppose that having gain is a sign of godliness. Some even base their whole ministry around showing their gain. They think it shows that they are godly because they see it as a sign of being blessed. But rich doesn't mean godly, so there is no real need for many so-called church leaders to get all flashy. Paul tells us to get away from them.

.1 Timothy 6:6 | "But godliness with contentment is great gain."

.1 Timothy 6:10 | only a few verses later is where we have the famous words "the love of money is the root of all evil:" However, we often either hear that wrong, or we don't hear the prior scriptures and the rest of this same scripture that says "which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." Notice it does not say money is the root of all evil, but the love of money is the root of all evil. No, not just some evil, but all evil. Even the person who loves the things that money gets them, still ties back to someone's love of money when you simplify it enough. The root of something, such as the root of a problem, is not just the basic reason, but if you think about a tree, the roots are what hold it in place and feed it. If you pull the roots up, it dies. It didn't come from the root, it came from the seed, but the root is that which allowed it to continue sustained and even grow.

.1 Timothy 6:16 | 1 John 4:12 holds the testimony that "No man hath seen God at any time."

.1 Timothy 6:19 | "Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation..." | Remember Jesus said "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor steal:"

.1 Timothy 6:20 | In our society today, many people have the view that there's some great big fight between religion and science, or between God's word and science. Yet, we'd be wise to understand that not everything that man calls science is science. Some of it is philosophy, theory, speculation, or something else. From what I've heard, science and God's Word are not in opposition with each other.
Day 210: Psalms 49-50; 2 Timothy 1

.2 Timothy 1:7 | "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." | This was one of the first scriptures (if not the first) that I ever memorized, and I can't tell you how much I've referred back to it. This coincides with what Paul said in Romans 8:15, "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear..." We, in Christ, have the spirit of power, the spirit of love, and the spirit of a sound mind, which is God's spirit, which is God. Remember that 1 John 4:8 testifies that "God is Love." It doesn't say God is loving, it says He is love. John 4:24 says, "God is a spirit..."

.2 Timothy 1:9 | Romans 8:28-29

.2 Timothy 1:15 | Many people think of "Eastern Religions" when Asia is mentioned, but Paul did go take the gospel there, and here he says they all turned away from him. If there is a shortage of faith in Christ in Asia, I wouldn't say it's because they never heard.

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