Noble Character

2 Peter 1:3-15 ESV
Confirm Your Calling and Election
3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.

Thanksgiving

Hebrews 10:1-18 NIV
Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All
10 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. 2 Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. 4 It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;
6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings
you were not pleased.
7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
I have come to do your will, my God.’”

8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. 9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:

16 “This is the covenant I will make with them
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”

17 Then he adds:

“Their sins and lawless acts
I will remember no more.”

18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.

Biblical Truth

Proverbs 4:10-13 KJV
10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 KJV
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Acts 17:10-11 KJV
10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Meditate God’s Way Not Man’s

Psalm 119:15 ESV
15 I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.

Psalm 119:48 ESV
48 I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love,
and I will meditate on your statutes.

Joshua 1:8 ESV
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Psalm 77:12 ESV
12 I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds.


Strong’s #1897: hagah (pronounced daw-gaw’)

a primitive root (compare 1901); to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication, to ponder:–imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, roar, X sore, speak, study, talk, utter.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:

hâgâh

1) to moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, meditate, devise, plot, speak

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to roar, growl, groan

1a2) to utter, speak

1a3) to meditate, devise, muse, imagine

1b) (Poal) to utter

1c) (Hiphil) to mutter

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root [compare H1901]

Usage:

This word is used 25 times:

Joshua 1:8: “shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that”
Job 27:4: “wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.”
Psalms 1:2: “his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate and night.”
Psalms 2:1: “do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?”
Psalms 35:28: “And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day”
Psalms 37:30: “The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh”
Psalms 38:12: “my hurt speak and imagine deceits all the day”
Psalms 63:6: “I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.”
Psalms 71:24: “My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day they are confounded,”
Psalms 77:12: “ I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.”
Psalms 115:7: “have they, but they walk not: speak they through their throat.”
Psalms 143:5: “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works;”
Proverbs 8:7: “For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination”
Proverbs 15:28: “The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked evil things.”
Proverbs 24:2: “For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk”
Isaiah 8:19: “wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto”
Isaiah 16:7: “shall howl: of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.”
Isaiah 31:4: “me, Like as and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude”
Isaiah 33:18: “Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where where”
Isaiah 38:14: “or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: fail with looking upward:”
Isaiah 59:3: “have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.”
Isaiah 59:11: “We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look”
Isaiah 59:11: “We roar all like bears, and mourn and mourn sore like doves: we look”
Isaiah 59:13: “oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words”
Jeremiah 48:31: “Moab, and I will cry out for all mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres.”

Stand on the Word

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Matthew 4:1-11 NKJV
Satan Tempts Jesus
4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:

‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’

and,

‘In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”

7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”

8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.