The Daily Key Word 11-14-18
(Heb. - basar)
Hey y’all, our Daily Key Word for today is MESSENGER! “The Hebrew form of this word is used in 1 Samuel 4:17, Psalms 96:2, Jeremiah 20:15 as well as Isaiah 61:1. This Hebrew verb means to be the bearer of tidings, to preach or proclaim. Such announcements usually had to do with good news from the battlefield.” — KJV Word Study Bible
In the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah proclaims good tidings to the meek, broken-hearted and the captives. But in 1 Samuel 4:17, the messenger confirmed an earlier spoken truth of same day death of sons to Eli from a man of God. The man who brought tidings (knowledge of) his birth in the Book of Jeremiah is cursed by a weary Jeremiah. Psalms 96:2 reads Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
The truth ain’t always pretty! Because the message of The Lord may be death to some and life to many. To shew forth his salvation from day to day is to accept, acknowledge and adhere to the fact that often times The Word of God speaks of hard, not so pretty truths such as the consequences Eli received for rebuking his son's wicked activities and not restraining his sons. Eli did not keep his sons in check.
May Our Father continue to bless and keep the all of you.