It’s been a pleasure interacting with you here, Friends. I hope this discussion has been as profitable for you as it has been for me. It’s back to class for me - my last before I complete my program. I can’t thank you enough for your thoughtful comments. You have enriched my life. God bless. ❤️
”To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32, NIV).
Truth delivers from deception (Matthew 24:4, 5, 11, 24).
“Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God“ (Psalm 31:4-5).
David attributes to “his faithful God“ his capacity to avoid a snare.
“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request” (1 Chronicles 4:10, NIV)
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“He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me, who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me“ (2 Samuel 22:48-49, NIV).
David’s song of praise after he was delivered from the pursuit of Saul and company recognizes God’s liberation.
“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment” (Exodus 6:6, NIV).
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“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18, NIV).
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).