La Trinita’ in Salmi

Salmi 2 Nuova Riveduta 2006 

Il regno del Figlio di Dio

Perché questo tumulto fra le nazioni,

e perché meditano i popoli cose vane?

I re della terra si danno convegno

e i prìncipi congiurano insieme

contro il Signore e contro il suo Unto[a], dicendo:

«Spezziamo i loro legami

e liberiamoci dalle loro catene».

Colui che siede nei cieli ne riderà;

il Signore si farà beffe di loro.

Egli parlerà loro nella sua ira

e nel suo furore li renderà smarriti:

«Sono io», dirà, «che ho stabilito il mio re

sopra Sion, il mio monte santo».

Io annuncerò il decreto.

Il Signore mi ha detto: «Tu sei mio figlio,

oggi[b] io ti ho generato.

Chiedimi, e io ti darò in eredità le nazioni

e in possesso le estremità della terra.

Tu le spezzerai con una verga di ferro;

tu le frantumerai come un vaso[c] d’argilla».

10 Ora, o re, siate saggi;

lasciatevi correggere, o giudici della terra.

11 Servite il Signore con timore

e gioite con tremore.

12 Rendete omaggio al figlio[d], affinché il Signore non si adiri

e voi non periate nella vostra via,

perché improvvisa l’ira sua potrebbe divampare.

Beati tutti quelli che confidano in lui!

 

The Trinity In Psalm

The Reign of the Lord‘s Anointed

Psalm 2

Why do the nations rage[a]
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
    and the rulers take counsel together,
    against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
    and cast away their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
    the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
    and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
    on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
    today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
    and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break[b] them with a rod of iron
    and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

10 Now, therefore, O kings, be wise;
    be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
    and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
    lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
    for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

 

 

The Spirit Guides Us

So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
Hebrews 6:18 ESV

Time after time the Scriptures help us make sense out of life’s puzzles: failing marriages, rebellious children, drug addiction, warring nations, the return of leaves in spring, the insatiable longings of our hearts, the fear of death, the coming into being of children, the universality of praise and blame, the prevalence of pride, and the admiration of self-denial.

The Bible confirms its divine origin again and again as it makes sense out of our experience in the real world and points the way to harmony. I hope, therefore, that one of the doctrines which we cherish enough to die for (and live for!) is that the Holy Spirit is the divine author of all Scripture.

O, that we had all day to talk about the wonderful implications of this doctrine! The eternal Holy Spirit, the Spirit of love and delight between the Father and the Son, is the author of Scripture.

Therefore, it is true (Psalm 119:142) and altogether reliable (Hebrews 6:18).
It is powerful, working its purpose in our hearts (1 Thessalonians 2:13) and not returning empty to the One who sent it (Isaiah 55:10–11).
It is pure, like silver refined in a furnace seven times (Psalm 12:6).
It is sanctifying (John 17:17).
It gives life (Psalm 119:37, 50, 93, 107; John 6:63; Matthew 4:4).
It makes wise (Psalm 19:7; 119:99–100).
It gives joy (Psalm 19:8; 119:16, 92, 111, 143, 174) and promises great reward (Psalm 19:11).
It gives strength to the weak (Psalm 119:28) and comfort to the distraught (Psalm 119:76) and guidance to the perplexed (Psalm 119:105) and salvation to the lost (Psalm 119:155; 2 Timothy 3:15).
The wisdom of God in Scripture is inexhaustible. If this doctrine is true, then the implications are so profound and far-reaching that every part of our lives should be affected.

 

Why not me?

Living Faithfully with Autoimmune Disease

Why me? I have struggled with this question a lot throughout my life. Why did I have to have the parents that I had, abusive in every since of the word abusive? Why did I have to have the dysfunctional family? Why did I have to spend a good portion of my childhood in foster care. Why did I have to get sick? Why did I have to lose my job? Why can’t I go and do as I please like so many other people in this world? WHY, WHY, WHY?

Life is not always fair but I do believe that everything happens for a reason and God always has a plan even if I don’t see it. I know He did not make me have the past that I had and He did not make me sick, that is just a product of living in a fallen world. So…

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