Listen to it - Seven - Saturday's Dose - June 29th 2013

Saturday's Dose - June 29th 2013 

Listen to it - Seven

Today's Scripture

The words of the LORD are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times. - (Psalm 12:6) (NKJV).

Thoughts for Today

A scientist has discovered recently that any man remembers seven items from a list shown to him. Another scientist commented, "That is why seven is a number we come across so often in life. For example seven wonders seven seas, seven deadly sins, seven colors in the rainbow etc."

True, that is right. Still, in the Bible, seven is even more special. If you reflect on it, it turns out to be a wonderful number. This number is used more than any other number in the Bible. Seven and its multiples are used more than any other number. Seven implies completeness. The word "seven" occurs 287 times, that is, 7x41 times. The word "seventh" occurs 98 (that is 7x14) times. The phrase "seven times" comes in seven times. "Seven fold" occurs 56 (7x8) times.

The LORD God rested on the seventh day and sanctified it. Seven blessings are given to Abraham in Genesis 12:2-3. The high priest was required to sprinkle the blood seven times on the altar. When Joshua set up siege of Jericho, on the seventh day seven priests carried the ark of covenant and came around the city walls seven times and got victory sounding seven trumpets. The book of Revelation talks about seven churches. Also you can find seven lamps, seven stars, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven eyes, seven spirits, seven urns of wrath, and seven thunderous sounds and so on.

126 of the Psalms have titles. And seven names are mentioned in them:

1. David (56 psalms)
2. Sons of Korah (11)
3. Asaph (12)
4. Heman (1) (Psalm 88)
5. Ethan (1) (Psalm 89)
6. Moses (1) (Psalm 90)
7. Solomon (1) (Psalm 72)

Seven verses from the Psalms are referred to in the New Testament. The verses of Psalm 69 quoted seven times. John's gospel narrates seven miracles of Jesus.

Seven parables are written in Matthew chapter 13. And so many other verses use the number seven. Next time when you come across the number seven in the Bible, pause and mediate on what the Lord wants to tell you. His words contain so much meaning. How blessed are we to have such a God as our Lord. Amen, Hallelujah.

My lips will praise Thee
And my hands join in worship
(because) I found blessedness
My help, the God of Israel.

Prayer: "Heavenly Father of infinite wisdom and mighty in deeds, Your wisdom is immeasurable. Open our eyes to see the treasures hidden in Your Word. Fill us with Your vast wisdom. Thank you for talking to us through the number seven today. Grant us grace to to learn more from Your Word. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Saturday and God Bless you.