Verse 1 (Ark) Comment: It is interesting the same Hebrew root word for Ark is also the same word for coffin! It is a sacred box which is kept in the Holy of Holy’s below the Mercy Seat. It originally contained the stone tablets (Ten Commandments), the pot of manna and Aron’s rod that budded! The original intent of the
“He hath showed strength with his arm, He hath scattered those that have turned their backs on Him in the image of their hearts!” Comment: Notice God scatters them! Remember Israel’s captivity? Like Refugee’s! Why would people turn their backs on God? Probably many reasons but the bottom line is they have the wrong image of God in their hearts!
The fool has said in his heart there is no God! This is not all the verse but we will start here. So what is a fool? Do they just live in Washington D.C.? It means to be stupid, silly, dull as one taught by idols! We have a Television show named American Idol. An idol is man made then
Wealth and want equally harden the human heart! American Theologian Theodore Parker (1810-1860) Theodore was an abolitionist and aided John Brown in helping many slaves to escape!
The Lord’s Mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction! Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)
The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart! Helen Keller (1880-1968) Comment: American culture tries hard to take Christ out of Christmas! Whether through political correctness or our public education system. A news organization interviewed some children here in America and asked them who’s birthday do we celebrate at Christmas? Many children
Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man! (anonymous quote)
By renouncing the Bible, philosophers swing from their moorings upon all moral subjects! The Bible is the only map of the human heart that has ever been published! Benjamin Rush (1745-1813)
Have your heart right with Christ, and He will visit you often, and so turn weekdays into Sundays, meals into Sacraments, houses into Temples, and earth into Heaven! Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)
If we take the Hebrew word, “Chazaq”, we find it is a verb and means to be courageous and overpowering! This might seem like a paradox in that God causes Pharaoh to become courageous and overpowering to oppose God! You might say Pharaoh played the fool! If I had been Pharaoh and know what I know now I would have