Church of the Living God
Bible Study Lesson
Presenter: Overseer Ennis F. Tait
December 12, 2012
Series: The Joy of the Lord
Background Scripture: I Peter 1:8
Focus Verse: Psalms 118:24 (KJV)
Today’s Discussion: “A Moment in Time”
Since the beginning of time, God has concealed all dates and times. No one else, other than God, knows who, what, when, where and how for any event that will take place in this world whether catastrophic, historic, or just natural. (Deuteronomy 29:29; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Acts 1:6-7)
The lesson aim is to appreciate God for HIS grace and mercy. More importantly, as disciples we must learn to give God thanks for everyday HE gives us. We should use the “Lord’s Day” to reflect on God’s divine providence and provision afforded to us from minute to minute, day to day, month to month, and year to year.
David is compelled by the spirit to praise God for giving him another day. He has toiled because of his enemies. However, God had given him a day of reprieve. David’s heart is overjoyed for the opportunity to spend the day giving God thanks without interruption or distraction. Now, David recognizes the rewards of having a day of worship. From David’s example we must learn to see God in every experience. We must learn to respond with thanksgiving and praise for all that God has done and is doing for us. We should not make light of the daily blessings we receive from God. Everyday is a day of thanksgiving. Thus, David insists that we “rejoice and be glad”.
Key terms in the text:
- Rejoice – [gheel] – to spin around
- glad – [saw-makh] – to brighten up
Final thought: God wants to have constant habitation with us and not just unscheduled visitations.