Archive for August, 2013

Psalm 12

1 Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
2 Everyone utters lies to his neighbor;
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue that makes great boasts,
4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

5 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
6 The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.

7 You, O Lord, will keep them;
you will guard us from this generation forever.
8 On every side the wicked prowl,
as vileness is exalted among the children of man.

1 «Al Músico principal: sobre Seminit: Salmo de David» Salva, oh Jehová, porque se acabaron los piadosos; porque han desaparecido los fieles de entre los hijos de los hombres. 2 Mentira habla cada uno con su prójimo; Hablan con labios lisonjeros y con doblez de corazón. 3 Jehová destruirá todos los labios lisonjeros, y la lengua que habla soberbias; 4 los que han dicho: Por nuestra lengua prevaleceremos; nuestros labios son nuestros; ¿quién es señor sobre nosotros?

5 Por la opresión de los pobres, por el gemido de los necesitados, ahora me levantaré, dice Jehová; los pondré a salvo del que contra ellos se engríe.

6 Las palabras de Jehová son palabras puras; como plata refinada en horno de tierra, purificada siete veces. 7 Tú, Jehová, las guardarás; las preservarás de esta generación para siempre. 8 Asediando andan los malos, cuando son exaltados los más viles de los hijos de los hombres.

I cry this same prayer today Lord. I cry for the innocent people in Syria that have so much chaos around them. I cry out Oh Lord, that you would awaken the people who are walking in sin and wickedness, that You would put items or people in their path that would help them repent and turn to You. God, You are so Great and Mighty. Your will be done. Yes, only Your will be done.

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Job 22: 27-30

27You’ll entreat him and he’ll listen to you

as you fulfill your vows.

28When you make a decision on something,

it will be established for you,

and light will brighten your way.

29“For when they’re humbled, you may respond;

‘It’s their pride!’

but he delivers the humble.

30He’ll even deliver the guilty,

who will be delivered through your innocence.”

27 Orarás a Él, y Él te oirá; y tú pagarás tus votos. 28 Determinarás asimismo una cosa, y te será firme; y sobre tus caminos resplandecerá la luz. 29 Cuando fueren abatidos, dirás tú: Ensalzamiento habrá; y Dios salvará al humilde de ojos. 30 Él libertará la isla del inocente; y por la pureza de tus manos será librada.

This prophecy from Job’s friend came true. God prospers those who humble themselves and obey Him. We may not understand why He takes us down some roads, but if we obey His direction, He will give us our heart’s desire. Are we obeying?

 

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Daniel 9:9

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him

Al Señor nuestro Dios pertenece la compasión y el perdón, porque nos hemos rebelado contra El

No matter what we do, God is calling us back. He adores us. He longs for our worship. He cares for us so much that He allowed us to kill His only Son. Do we get it? Do we understand?

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Ephesians 1:18-23

18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

18 Mi oración es que los ojos de vuestro corazón sean iluminados, para que sepáis cuál es la esperanza de su llamamiento, cuáles son las riquezas de la gloria de su herencia en los santos, 19 y cuál es la extraordinaria grandeza de su poder para con nosotros los que creemos, conforme a la eficacia de la fuerza de su poder, 20 el cual obró en Cristo cuando le resucitó de entre los muertos y le sentó a su diestra en los lugares celestiales, 21 muy por encima de todo principado, autoridad, poder, dominio y de todo nombre que se nombra, no sólo en este siglo sino también en el venidero. 22 Y todo sometió bajo sus pies, y a El lo dio por cabeza sobre todas las cosas a la iglesia, 23 la cual es su cuerpo, la plenitud de aquel que lo llena todo en todo.

Do we always realize just how much power and might our Lord Jesus has? God raised Him from the dead and gave Him all. He loves us and wants the very best for us. Why don’t we allow Him to work in our lives? Why is our faith so small at times? Trust in Jesus; He can and will do the best for us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John 16:22

And ye therefore now have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one taketh away from you.

Por tanto, ahora vosotros tenéis también aflicción; pero yo os veré otra vez, y vuestro corazón se alegrará, y nadie os quitará vuestro gozo.

There is sorrow and grief in this world, but when we have Jesus as our Lord and Savior, these sorrows are just for a short time. We have Him to look toward and forward to. Joy is coming and soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James 2:17-26

17So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.

18Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”

19You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God.f Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?

21Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”g He was even called the friend of God.h 24So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.

25Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26Just as the body is dead without breath,i so also faith is dead without good works.

 

17 Así también la fe, si no tiene obras, es muerta en sí misma. 18 Pero alguno dirá: Tú tienes fe, y yo tengo obras; muéstrame tu fe sin tus obras, y yo te mostraré mi fe por mis obras. 19 Tú crees que hay un Dios; bien haces; también los demonios creen y tiemblan. 20 ¿Mas quieres saber, oh hombre vano, que la fe sin obras es muerta? 21 ¿No fue justificado por las obras, Abraham nuestro padre, cuando ofreció a su hijo Isaac sobre el altar? 22 ¿No ves que la fe actuó con sus obras, y que la fe fue perfeccionada por las obras? 23 Y se cumplió la Escritura que dice: Abraham creyó a Dios, y le fue imputado por justicia, y fue llamado: Amigo de Dios. 24 Vosotros veis, pues, que el hombre es justificado por las obras, y no solamente por la fe. 25 Asimismo también Rahab la ramera, ¿no fue justificada por obras, cuando recibió a los mensajeros y los envió por otro camino? 26 Porque como el cuerpo sin el espíritu está muerto, así también la fe sin obras está muerta.

 

There is a lot of meat in this passage. Yes, faith is important, but what are we doing with that faith. Like it says, even demons know that God is real, but they are not saved from hell. Are we bypassing the works? Are we doing what the Holy Spirit calls us to do? Read the passage and let the Holy Spirit work, so that you can work. Do the right things and you will be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habakkuk 3:17-19

17Even though the fig tree does not blossom,

and there are no grapes on the vines;

even if the olive harvest fails,

and the fields produce nothing edible;

even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold,

and there is no herd in the stalls—

18as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD.

I will find my joy in the God who delivers me.

19The LORD God is my strength—

he will make my feet like those of a deer,

equipping me to tread on my mountain heights.

 

17 Aunque la higuera no florezca, ni haya fruto en las vides; aunque falte el fruto del olivo, y los labrados no den mantenimiento; y las ovejas sean quitadas del redil, y no haya vacas en los corrales; 18 con todo, yo me alegraré en Jehová, y me gozaré en el Dios de mi salvación. 19 Jehová el Señor es mi fortaleza, Él hará mis pies como de ciervas, y me hará andar sobre mis alturas. (Al principal de los cantores, sobre mis instrumentos de cuerdas)

 

No matter what is happening around us, if we have our trust in God, He will be our refuge. He will keep us in hard times, but we must always trust Him, showing our faith even in times of prosperity. God has given us all the tools and the way. We must just rely on Him and His goodness will shine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Proverbs 27:2

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Que te alabe el extraño, y no tu boca; el forastero, y no tus labios.

This proverb speaks quite well for itself, there is not a whole lot I can say that would make it any more clear. We need to lay our arrogance to the side. Our talents are not from our own merits, they are a gift from God.

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

PORQUE LOS OJOS DEL SEÑOR ESTAN SOBRE LOS JUSTOS, Y SUS OIDOS ATENTOS A SUS ORACIONES; PERO EL ROSTRO DEL SEÑOR ESTA CONTRA LOS QUE HACEN EL MAL.

He is always watching, hearing and knowing. He is with us. He knows our hearts and intentions. Trusting in God is our priority, because He has it all under control, even when it may not seem so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habakkuk 1:4

So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.

Por eso no se cumple la ley y nunca prevalece la justicia. Pues el impío asedia al justo; por eso sale pervertida la justicia.

I have wondered how such evil people get away with their crimes. This scripture shows us. We must trust God. His justice will be mighty and enduring. His justice will be true. Not much longer and the wicked will be able. Theirs is only a short time.

 

 

 

 

 

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