John 8 and Psalm 8By: Darrelyn L. TuttThe word "Rhema" is a special and uncommon word reserved for a special utterance. How beautifully it attaches itself to our Savior's words, who gives us life-giving Rhema words daily, hourly, and moment by moment.We weave our "three strand" study format into our communion with Christ in order to become empowered, engaged, and employed for His service.1) PRAYERLight-giving Father,Light dwells with Thee and in Thee is no darkness at all.There's not a single stray ray of evil or darkness in Thy presence;There's nothing fearful, nor dark, nor evil lurking in Thy light.There are no shadows to befall, nor evils that crawl, in Thy presence.Grant me then, the desire, for more of Thy light.Grant me purity of vision.Encompass Thy child with Thy light and with Thy goodness."I am the light of the world; He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."John 8:12Amen.------2) TODAY'S READ:John 8 and Psalm 8The "Oreo" practice of situating the creamy white of the Gospel into the blessed wafers of the Psalm is deliciously addictive and habit forming.Taste and see for yourself.Psalm 8 ---> John 8 ---> Psalm 8------3) RECORDSelect one truth from each of the chapters and record them together. Ask the Holy Spirit to weave additional passages of His word into you while you're reading and enjoy an intimately expanding thread of fellowship as He leads you.This is a pleasurable and meaningful practice of intimacy between one's soul and God ... and profoundly personal.Here's the beginning of my thread;Today it was impossible for me to settle on just one:"O LORD our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! Who hast set Thy glory above the heavens."Psalm 8:1"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 'I am the light of the world; he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.""Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, 'If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.""Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by."John 8:12;31-32;59"O LORD our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! Who hast set Thy glory above the heavens."Psalm 8:1------Additional Threads:Psalm 8:1 ---> Jeremiah 15:16John 8:12 ---> James 1:17-18John 8:31-32 ---> John 4:23-24John 8:59 ---> John 2:24-25Psalm 8:1 ---> Psalm 19------Today's Rhema leads me to provoking thought:1) The worship and adoration of God leads the soul into a strength and purity of light which nothing on earth compares with.2) "Truth is always strong no matter how weak it looks; and falsehood is always weak no matter how strong it looks." -Phillip BrooksThe comfort of truth is companionship with God;There is nothing which matters more than His presence in our lives.3) Stones were thrown, literally, at the Truth.Stones can never make the Truth go away.Stones may hurt ... but they cannot dislodge truth.God will grant passage through the midst of the stone-throwers and the soul will be kept safe in Him.Stay with the Truth and the Truth will set you free.Hallelujah and Amen.Keep on walking.-----
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