August 8

Psalm 82-84

In our reading today we learn of a man or a woman whose strength is in the LORD. Psalm 84:5-7 “Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. 84:6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.” The valley of baca is a valley of weeping, but the man or woman whose strength is in the Lord makes it into a well. The man or woman whose strength is in the Lord goes from one level of strength to another level of strength. They continue to grow in the Lord. Let’s put our strength and grow from one strength to another.   

 

Romans 8:19-39

From our reading today I want to focus on Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” In this verse I want to focus on the word “helpeth”. The Greek word translated helpeth is a triple compound word, sunantilambanomai: sun-together with; anti-against; lambano-take hold of. It means “to take hold of together with against” something. It refers to someone taking hold with you against something. The person it is referring to is the Holy Spirit of God. When you pray in tongues, in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit of God is taking hold together with you against your infirmities. Praise God that is so wonderful. 

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