1) to bind, tie up, shut up
2) to be scant, be cramped, be in straits
b) (Pual) to be bound, be tied up
1) to make narrow for, cause distress to, press hard upon
2) to suffer distress
2) to show hostility toward, vex
1) to show hostility toward, treat with enmity, vex, harass
2) vexer, harasser (participle)
1) to arrange or set or lay in order, arrange, state in order, set forth (a legal case), set in place
2) to compare, be comparable
2) (Hiphil) to value, tax
1) of king's table, private use, sacred uses
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." ~ Psalm 34:18 (NIV)
When distress and trouble surround us, we can pull a seat up to that table and dine with our Heavenly Father, feasting on His Word, pouring our hearts out in conversation with Him and those we invite to join us for counsel.
a) (Qal) of prosperity (fig.)
1) to make fat, anoint
2) to find fat (of offering - acceptable)
3) to take away ashes (from altar)
c) (Pual) to be made fat
d) (Hothpael) to fatten oneself (of Jehovah's sword)
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." ~ Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
I don't know about you, but that's something I would delight to gain weight in! Before this year is out, I will have read the Bible through 3 times. I did that in one year. The first time I gained weight in the area of dealing with the words that I spoke. The second and this third time I am gaining weight in learning the holiness and sovreignty of God. Each time I read His Word, I am happily fattened by the morsels with which He feeds me. These words enlarge my heart!
Closing prayer request: I found out Tuesday night that my uncle's cancer is back. This is his fourth bout with malignant melanoma. It came back in the same place in his brain that it was the last time. He had surgery in May and went on chemotherapy pills in July. It has previously been on his back and in his side. Last year was the first time it returned in over 20 years. It showed up in lymph nodes on his side and he underwent grueling immunotherapy. He is scheduled for surgery December 15th. We are a little discouraged but by no means defeated! We are pulling up to the Lord's table that He has prepared for us. Oh, what a timely post this was for me - I had written it before I learned of the return. We believe God's best for Jimmy. He has seen him through thus far and we know that our God is bigger than cancer. We simply trust God. Jimmy is a man of strong faith in the Lord and one of my earthly heroes in life. He's a history teacher and is husband to Susan and dad to James & John, 8 year old twin boys. Please keep them in your prayers.
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