Mini Messages

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The Lord, Your Sah-Pakh

Posted by Pastor Dave Johnson on November 13, 2021

The Lord is your SAH-PAKH, meaning in the Hebrew that He is your Provider of all things needful in your life. Jesus said, “Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on … for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things” (Matthew 6:25,32). He said, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (6:33). Oh, seek the Lord, your SAH-PAKH, your Father-God who is mindful, caring, and giving. Oh, the provision: Paul admonishes Timothy to “trust” in “the LIVING GOD, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17). Oh, the need fulfilled: Paul writes to the Philippian church and tells them, “I have all, and abound; I am full” (Philippians 4:18). Oh, the reminder to the believers at Philippi and to us: “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (v. 19). Oh, the spiritual response; the Bible encourages us to express appreciation: “O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good” (Psalm 107:1). Yes, His giving can certainly prompt our thanksgiving: Oh, give thanks!

Oh, the Biblical admonition of thankfulness: “I will give thanks unto thee forever” (Psalm 30:12). Oh, the opportunity to take time to give thanks: “Offer unto God thanksgiving” (Psalm 50:14). Oh, the voice of thankfulness, and that of praise: “I will praise the name of God … with thanksgiving” (Psalm 69:30). Oh, make it a concert of thanksgiving in the assembly: “Unto thee, O God, do WE give thanks” (Psalm 75:1). Oh, make it a thanksgiving day every day with a spirit of thanksgiving for whatever, wherever, whenever, and whoever comes your way. “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Oh, the attitude of thankfulness is a sure mark of Spirit-filled believer: the one who is “filled with the Spirit” (Ephesian 5:18) will be “giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (v. 20). Oh, the outcome of thanks given is the Spirit’s witness within when we understand that the Lord is in control of “all things” (v. 20), knowing that “all things work together for good to them that love God” (Romans 8:28). We can then trust our Lord SAH-PAKH to be in control of our spirit, making the transformation of our spirit in becoming like HIS SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING alive in us.