Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the many ways of keep.

My Help Comes from the Lord

A Song of Ascents.

121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?


My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.


Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.


The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will
keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.


notice any words that are repeated? *oohhohhohh pick me!! pick me!!
ok, Kelly, lets hear what you have to say. 

well, the word keep is repeated six times.
good Kelly,... you get a bolt of fabric!!  *whoooo hoooo!!! doing the happy dance...

when words are repeated in high frequency it means it's pretty important.. so lets find out what the word "keep" really means..

keep  (kp)
v. kept, keep·ing, keeps
v.tr.
1. To retain possession of:
2. To have as a supply: .

a. To provide with maintenance and support:
b. To support
4. To put customarily; store:
a. To supply with room and board for a charge:
b. To raise:
6. To maintain for use or service:
7. To manage, tend, or have charge of:
8. To preserve (food).
9. To cause to continue in a state, condition, or course of action: .

a. To maintain records in:
b. To enter (data) in a book:
a. To detain:
b. To restrain: .
c. To prevent or deter:
d. To refrain from divulging:
e. To save; reserve: .
12. To adhere or conform to; follow:
13. To be faithful to; fulfill:.
14. To celebrate; observe.
did you read it all?? i'm guessing you didn't cuz there isn't pictures between all the words.  so, lets just relook at that list. really read it. don't you dare skim it!!! nope nope nope, there are RULES here. and skimming is NOT allowed! maybe if its written differently you'll slow down enough to read it..
                                    keep  (kp)
v. kept, keep·ing, keeps
v.tr.
1. To retain possession of:
2. To have as a supply: .

a. To provide with maintenance and support:
b. To support
4. To put customarily; store:
a. To supply with room and board for a charge:
b. To raise:
6. To maintain for use or service:
7. To manage, tend, or have charge of:
8. To preserve (food).
9. To cause to continue in a state, condition, or course of action: .

a. To maintain records in:
b. To enter (data) in a book:
a. To detain:
b. To restrain: .
c. To prevent or deter:
d. To refrain from divulging:
e. To save; reserve: .
12. To adhere or conform to; follow:
13. To be faithful to; fulfill:.
14. To celebrate; observe.
  
 Keep includes everything and excludes nothing, nothing. this is huge when you realize that the definition of keep is so freaking huge. it was Charles Spurgeon who wrote in  "The Treasury of David"  " under the aegis of such a promise we may go on a pilramiage without trembling, amd venture into battle without dread."
none are so safe as those whom God keeps.
none so much in danger as the self-secure.

2 comments:

Jodie B said...

I LOVE Rules!!! :)
But I didn't know I had so many of them until you remind me.... haha!!!

kelly said...

jodie B- you are an amaxing person.. even with your RULES God still loves you!!