Redeem Me; Revive Me; Give Me Life

Psalm 119:154″ Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me and give me life according to Your word.”(AMP)  This passage has  been the  cry of my heart since the day I chose to receive Christ as my Lord, Master and Savior. I am reminded of  a  beautiful song by Carman “Revive us oh Lord” and singing it  with hundreds at a concert at Great  America a theme park in Santa Clara, CA.  A dear friend received the Holy Spirit that night in the midst of all those people, his arm around my shoulders and tears streaming down his face he  was filled  with Joy and  renewed in his  faith.

Here are the Strong’s numbers to use with Brown, Briggs, Driver Hebrew Lexicon or the Gensenius Hebrew  Chaldee Lexicon. I challenge you to start studying with me each week.

Plead [H7378] (8798)

My Cause [H7379]

Redeem [H1350] (8798)

Revive /Give Life [H2421] (8761)

according to your Word [H565].

Online interlinear Bible

Psa  119:154 KJV Plead [H7378] (8798) my cause [H7379], and deliver [H1350] (8798) me: quicken [H2421] (8761) me according to thy word [H565].

Daily Scripture for Reflection and Journaling

I have discovered that many people internalize scripture better if they use a journal to reflect on the verse, chapter or book of the Bible they are reading. Simply put this is the habit of having daily personal devotions. Family devotions often take the form of reading and discussion which is how I have structured many a morning Chapel during my teaching career in private Christian Education K-12.

Below I have given 15 verses from the 29Galatians Chapter 3, feel free to click this  link to Bible Gateway  and choose a different version/translation  that you are more comfortable with and by all means read the entire chapter before reflecting on these verses. I chose the verses I felt were key to understand salvation by grace through faith. The very first scripture I memorized as an adult was Galations 3:13-14. Please by all means find OT and NT cross references, I supplied a few to get you started. The particular devotion/journal, because of it’s length can be used for a weeks worth of reflection and journaling/discussion. I will post daily, but you can use the longer ones for over a seven day period doing two scriptures or more a day and then a final analysis after having reflected on them separately. Feel free to leave comments or privately email me at revkathe95223@gmail.com and reference this blog in the subject line.

Galations  3:2 (AMP) Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the [Holy] Spirit as the result of obeying the Law and doing its works, or was it by hearing [the message of the Gospel] and believing [it]? [Was it from observing a law of rituals or from a message of faith?]

Then does He Who supplies you with His marvelous [Holy] Spirit and works powerfully and miraculously among you do so on [the grounds of your doing] what the Law demands, or because of your believing in and adhering to and trusting in and relying on the message that you heard?

11 Now it is evident that no person is justified (declared righteous and brought into right standing with God) through the Law, for the Scripture says, The man in right standing with God [the just, the righteous] shall live by and out of faith and he who through and by faith is declared righteous and in right standing with God shall live.

13 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);

14 To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit. Cross reference Deuteronomy 28:2-13 and   Romans 4 :13 For the promise to Abraham or his posterity, that he should inherit the world, did not come through [observing the commands of] the Law but through the righteousness of faith.
Romans 4:12-14 (in Context)

15 To speak in terms of human relations, brethren, [if] even a man makes a last will and testament (a merely human covenant), no one sets it aside or makes it void or adds to it when once it has been drawn up and signed (ratified, confirmed).

16 Now the promises (covenants, agreements) were decreed and made to Abraham and his Seed (his Offspring, his Heir). He [God] does not say, And to seeds (descendants, heirs), as if referring to many persons, but, And to your Seed (your Descendant, your Heir), obviously referring to one individual, Who is [none other than] Christ (the Messiah).

17 This is my argument: The Law, which began 430 years after the covenant [concerning the coming Messiah], does not and cannot annul the covenant previously established (ratified) by God, so as to abolish the promise and make it void.

18 For if the inheritance [of the promise depends on observing] the Law [as these false teachers would like you to believe], it no longer [depends] on the promise; however, God gave it to Abraham [as a free gift solely] by virtue of His promise.

19 What then was the purpose of the Law? It was added [later on, after the promise, to disclose and expose to men their guilt] because of transgressions and [to make men more conscious of the sinfulness] of sin; and it was intended to be in effect until the Seed (the Descendant, the Heir) should come, to and concerning Whom the promise had been made. And it [the Law] was arranged and ordained and appointed through the instrumentality of angels [and was given] by the hand (in the person) of a go-between [Moses, an intermediary person between God and man].

24 So that the Law served [a][to us Jews] as our trainer [our guardian, our guide to Christ, to lead us] until Christ [came], that we might be justified (declared righteous, put in right standing with God) by and through faith.

25 But now that the faith has come, we are no longer under a trainer (the guardian of our childhood).

26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.

27 For as many [of you] as were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union and communion with Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah] have put on (clothed yourselves with) Christ.

28 There is [now no distinction] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is not male [b]and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.