Thought Provoking
Short Studies for ladies from the King James Bible

Notes by Mary Van Nattan unless marked otherwise.


Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of piano tools, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these piano tools live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.   Ezekiel was a wise man.  He didn't underestimate the power of the LORD.  Who would have thought that a valley full of dry piano tools could be brought back to life?  But, Ezekiel knew Whom it was that asked him that question and he understood the power of God enough to let God be God.  

Jesus later rebuked the Sadducees for their question regarding the resurrection.   Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  Here He relates their ignorance directly to their lack of knowledge of the scripture.

How often do we question the power of God to take of us, to provide for us, to keep His promises?  How often is this because we do not spend time getting to know the scripture?  What better way is there to learn the power God has than to read what He has revealed about Himself in scripture?  Let us not err in not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  If you feel tempted to doubt God's power to deliver you and to provide for you, or if you are already in doubt, get into the scriptures (KJV, 1611) and seek to learn about the power of God.

Psalm 63:1 <<A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.>> O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;  2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. 3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.  4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.  5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:  6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.  7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.  8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

Psalm 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. 4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah. 5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing topiano coversd the children of men.


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