Coach's Clipboard
Issue #509
May 28,  2018
BTR logo     
Dear Friends,

Thank you for your encouragement and support.  We pray you will be blessed daily through the Word. Please freely share this email with others.  

Continue to Catch Don!





Like us on Facebook 


 Follow us on Twitter

Philippines radio
(MPR 105.3 FM)


Bible Teaching Resources
Donald Anderson
PO Box 6611
Tyler, TX 75711-6611
903-939-1201 (office)
1.877.326.7729 (toll free)
903.939.1204 (fax)


Trust in the Lord is the Key

O house of Israel, trust in the Lord - he is their help and shield.  Psalm 115:9 (NIV)

O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord - he is their help and shield.  Psalm 115:10 (NIV)

You who fear him, trust in the Lord - he is their help and shield.  Psalm 115:11 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord is the Key

In these 3 verses we consider this morning, we are going to have the same phrase in all 3 verses: "trust in the Lord."

I found myself meditating on the Lord's words in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6.  In verses 19-21 He says:  "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (NASB).

Then in Matthew 6:33, 34 we read: "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own" (NASB).
Verse 9:   "O house of Israel, trust in the Lord - he is their help and shield."

The Bible Knowledge Commentary says: "The psalmist exhorted Israel to trust in the Lord, not in idols, for only He can protect them - as their Help...and Shield..." (876)

Psalm 33:20-22: "We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.  In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.  May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you" (NIV).

Verse 10:   "O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord - he is their help and shield."

You will notice in these 3 verses that they are all the same except for the groups being addressed.  We see in verse 9 the "house of Israel."  In verse 10 we have the "house of Aaron" or the religious leaders, priests.  In verse 11 we see "You who fear him" which is a message to all believers.

The message is the same to all 3: "trust in the Lord - he is their help and shield."

Verse 11: "You who fear him, trust in the Lord - he is their help and shield."

If you remember, to fear God is to respect Him, to release our wills to Him, to relate to Him in our prayers, and to repent of our sin.

Norman Macleod said these words: "Courage, brother! do no stumble, Though thy path be dark as night; There's a star to guide the humble, Trust in God and do the right." (Parson's Technology) 
 Praises & Prayer Request

Thank you to all who have served to protect our country.

1.  PraiseThe Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.  
Psalm 28:7 (NIV)

2.  Pray:   Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  Hebrews 4:16 (NASB)

3.  Pray:   In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Ephesians 6:16 (NASB)

4.  Pray:   For t he Board of Directors as they move forward under God's direction.

5.  Pray:  For the prison ministry.  There are many requests from inmates for Bibles and study materials that will help them overcome addictions. 

It seems very appropriate this morning for us to sing a couple of verses of "Only Trust Him":
Come, ev'ry soul by sin oppressed, There's mercy with the Lord,
And He will surely give you rest By trusting in His Word.
Come, then, and join this holy band, And on to glory go,
To dwell in that celestial land, Where joys immortal flow.

Only trust Him, only trust Him, only trust Him now; 
He will save you, He will save you, He will save you now.
Christ is All and in All,
Bible Teaching Resources

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)