ISSUE: #24


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Psalms 119:97 - 104

For His Glory!



From time to time I get involved in a study that takes me on a word search through the scriptures. Often it is surprising how many verses are referenced. Then looking at the Strong’s numbers, comparing the meanings and usages tends to give new insight into the meaning of the scriptures and the word. At the same time I am very grateful for those who have given their time to make such search tools available – Click for more information about Online Bible.

My latest study has been on the word ‘Peace’. This gave me an appreciation for the promise Yeshua gave us in John:

John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

Then the Apostles time and again greeted their intended audience with salutations such as "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." This I believe is more than just a greeting, but a prayer and blessing.

How much peace do you have in your life? It is a peace that ‘passes all understanding’? It is my desire that you come to know the One who promises us this wonderful peace. Check out the Web article on the Peace of God.



Proverbs 3:2 For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.

Proverbs 3:17 Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.


Our values give consistency and integrity to our choices. When we set goals without considering our values, we may do things for short-range results and damage our long-range interests, or we may act falsely or disloyally, which weakens ourselves and our relationships. Acting from a strong sense of values. From a clear sense of purpose or mission, helps us avoid these pitfalls. Stephen R. Covey

If our values are YHVH’s we have peace.

Bible Quiz

  1. Who said he could find no basis for a charge against Yeshua (Jesus)?
  2. What book records the transition from the period of the judges to that of the monarchy and gives the history of the reign of Saul, Israel’s first king?
  3. Where did the Lord promise that Paul would testify as he had in Jerusalem?
  4. What did the sorcerers of Ephesus do with their scrolls to show that they had turned to God?
  5. When YHVH called to Moses from the burning bush, how did Moses answer?
  6. Who said, "I have sinned, for I have betrayed innocent blood"?

Hebraic Lesson

I know that you have been blessed by YHVH this week. Just look around and see those blessings. Then praise Him for them all. Remember that He inhabits the praises of His people, so get ready for Him to come into your every situation.

At the end of Shabbat, as it comes to a close, we have the opportunity once again to celebrate and to honor, to remember and to guard, to recall creation and redemption, to separate the holy from the common. We are able to do this in various ways of course, but the most common way is through a brief ceremony called Havdalah. During this ceremony we look forward to the time when Messiah will come with His Kingdom of peace and rest.

Isaiah 12.2-3 -- Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation.

Psalm 3:8 – Salvation belongs to the Lord (YHVH); Your blessing upon Your people.

YHVH is responsible for the Salvation; it belongs to Him, not us. It is His blessing that is upon His people.

Psalm 46: 7, 11 -- The LORD of Hosts (YHVH Tzva’ot) is with us; the God of Jacob (Elohei Yakov) is our stronghold.

Psalm 46 is one of the "Songs of Zion." It is one of the songs that the inhabitants of Zion, the city of YHVH, will soon sing. These songs speak of the glory and greatness of our King. For Zion, because of its King, is not capable of being captured or entered by force. Zion and its people are unshakable, unyielding and firm for they know Who it is that reigns, Who it is that defends, and Who it is that subdues. HALLELU-YAH!!

Do not fear, YHVH does not abandon the righteous. Even if the whole world crumbles around us, the God of the heavenly armies will protect us in His fortress. YHVH calls forth the armies and wages war against evil.

Note also here in Psalm 46 that YHVH is called the God of Jacob. The God of Jacob is the One Who answers in the day of distress (Gen. 35.3) and is with us in the way (Torah) that we go. The God of Jacob is the One that will take us, the house of Jacob, back to the land as He promised (Gen 28.15; Ezk 28.25-26). According to Isaiah 2.3 and Micah 4.2, the God of Jacob is the One Who will teach Torah from Zion during the Messianic Era.

Psalm 84.12 -- O LORD of Hosts (YHVH Tzva’ot), How blessed is the man who trusts in You!

We can trust in YHVH Tzva’ot because He has promised to save us, to redeem us, and to restore us. That is His will and it will be done.

Taken from Teresa Smith’s work

Did you know:

Who was Wilson A. Bentley? Born in 1865 and died 1931 a Vermont farmer. As an amateur photographer he revealed the hidden structure of falling snow flakes. This is indeed a feat, for he revealed the evidence of daunting beauty. Nicknamed Snowflake by neighbors he claimed his pictures were "evidence of God’s wonderful plan" and considered the endlessly varied crystals "miracles of beauty."

See more about snowflakes


Some of the witty sayings of Will Rogers:

  • "Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco."
  • "There are two theories to arguing with women…neither works."
  • "Never miss a good chance to shut up."
  • "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."
  • "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment."
  • "Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back."

Children’s Story

The Story of Pierre

As far back as 12 year old Pierre could remember he lived with his father (Jacque) and his mother (Leona), on a small island in the Pacific. It was only one island in a long string of islands, far from any main land.

There was a small village of friendly natives living on the south side of the island. Pierre and his family lived by themselves on the north coast because they were ‘different’. Pierre never understood why they were so different, other than their language. His parents would always remind him he was not from these villagers called ‘Hatahs’.

Often Pierre would follow a small path through the thick vegetation to a high hill overlooking the village and sit there watching the activity going on below. He was no stranger to the Hatahs; in fact they would come to visit on occasion, trading items of food and items like baskets made from reed-like grasses. They liked the trinkets, steel knives, hatchets or hard candies Pierre’s family had access to from time to time.

Jacque had a small boat he used to visit other islands, doing carpenter work and other types of repair for goods such as gas for the small engine of his boat and items to trade.

Leona would teach Pierre how to read, write, and math; also how to trade. He learned from his father how to use the implements of the carpenter trade. They had built a small house with a wooden floor up on stilts to be above the creatures of the forest. It also provided for air to circulate all around the house to keep them cool. The Hatahs lived in small huts made of the reed like material.

The days did not have names but were numbered. How could that be? They had no calendar yet they learned from the Bible there were seven days in a week which were simply numbered. They used the Bible as their guide. An elderly man, very similar to Pierre’s family, would visit from time to time and tell them about the Bible. He would speak about the one who created all the stars, moon, sun and the whole earth. When missionary Bill came to visit it was a joyous occasion for the family. They would hear about other places and events going on in the rest of the world.

Quiz Answers

1) Pilate John 19:6

2) First Samuel

3) In Rome Acts 23:11

4) They burned their books Act 19:18-19

5) Here am I Exodus 3:4

6) Judas Iscariot Matthew 27:4

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