Beside The Still Water

Lily Among Thorns, Song Of Solomon 2:2 In the Last Days 2nd Peter 3:3

Shape up and Fly Right, Chapter 2,

Pages 71, 72

I kept pretty much to myself from the start, and when the possibility would arise when we could talk without fear of retribution, I rarely took the time to socialize. I thought my antisocial attitude was perfectly understandable considering our sticky situation. Prayer was now my constant companion, and what a blessing it was to know the Lord was there whenever I should call. And as I completed the task assigned to just me. I’d replay in my mind scripture. On this particular night what came to mind was Psalm 23:1-6, The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still water. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preoarest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”

Author’s Commentary

Lily was brutally taken against her will from the warmth of a loving home. But so much more was snatched away from her. All her secret lifelong dreams she held dearest to her heart. The intense stare of a lovers gaze, or all her dreams of hearth and home were snapped up from her in the blink of an eye all in one night.

Left to collide with the willing puppets of the enemy, “That Old Serpent”, Lily is ill-fated to a life of misery and servitude. She is held captive, and along with her so goes all her heartfelt dreams. But knowing she could never betray her Faith in the Word of God for earthly freedom. She knew there would be no escape for her from this “Global Wicked Enterprise”, and her only real true possession was her freedom in Christ Jesus as it is written in John 8:36, If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

The distressing adversity on Lily’s emotional well-being left her pretty much functioning in a bewildered haze, and for a time all she could manage was the comfort she received from her daily prayers as it is written1st Peter 4:7, But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

Bible Study

Holy Scriptures

Still

Numbers 9:8, And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.

Numbers 14:38, But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.

1st Samuel 12:7, Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of all the righteous acts of the LORD, which he did to you and to your fathers.

Mark 4:39, And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Revelation 22:11, He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

Holy Scriptures

Water

Psalms 65:9, Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.

Mark 9:41, For whosoever give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

Revelation 22:1, And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Revelation 22:17, And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Holy Scriptures, King James Bible

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