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I am he – Day 4

Hes Has Feelings

Being a man does not mean that he has no emotions. His emotions are an inseparable part of his manhood. He experiences the joys of life intensely. At times, he also experiences negative emotions such as sadness, despondency or inferiority.

And you discover: I am he!

Bible text(s)

9When the people heard what the Law required, they were so moved that they began to cry. So Nehemiah, who was the governor, Ezra, the priest and scholar of the Law, and the Levites who were explaining the Law told all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God, so you are not to mourn or cry.

Nehemiah 8:9GNBOpen in Bible reader

68“Let us praise the Lord, the God of Israel!

He has come to the help of his people and has set them free.

69He has provided for us a mighty Saviour,

a descendant of his servant David.

70He promised through his holy prophets long ago

71that he would save us from our enemies,

from the power of all those who hate us.

72He said he would show mercy to our ancestors

and remember his sacred covenant.

73-74With a solemn oath to our ancestor Abraham

he promised to rescue us from our enemies

and allow us to serve him without fear,

75so that we might be holy and righteous before him

all the days of our life.

Luke 1:68-75GNBOpen in Bible reader

74Then Peter said, “I swear that I am telling the truth! May God punish me if I am not! I do not know that man!”

Just then a cock crowed, 75and Peter remembered what Jesus had told him: “Before the cock crows, you will say three times that you do not know me.” He went out and wept bitterly.

Matthew 26:74-75GNBOpen in Bible reader

6When Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan and grandson of Saul, arrived, he bowed down before David in respect. David said, “Mephibosheth,” and he answered, “At your service, sir.”

7“Don't be afraid,” David replied. “I will be kind to you for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will give you back all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always be welcome at my table.”

8Mephibosheth bowed again and said, “I am no better than a dead dog, sir! Why should you be so good to me?”

2 Samuel 9:6-8GNBOpen in Bible reader

13You created every part of me;

you put me together in my mother's womb.

14I praise you because you are to be feared;

all you do is strange and wonderful.

I know it with all my heart.

15When my bones were being formed,

carefully put together in my mother's womb,

when I was growing there in secret,

you knew that I was there —

16you saw me before I was born.

The days allotted to me

had all been recorded in your book,

before any of them ever began.

17O God, how difficult I find your thoughts;

how many of them there are!

Psalms 139:13-17GNBOpen in Bible reader

32“Is the young man Absalom safe?” the king asked.

The slave answered, “I wish that what has happened to him would happen to all your enemies, sir, and to all who rebel against you.”

33The king was overcome with grief. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he cried, “O my son! My son Absalom! Absalom, my son! If only I had died in your place, my son! Absalom, my son!”

Joab Reprimands David

1Joab was told that King David was weeping and mourning for Absalom. 2And so the joy of victory was turned into sadness for all David's troops that day, because they heard that the king was mourning for his son. 3They went back into the city quietly, like soldiers who are ashamed because they are running away from battle. 4The king covered his face and cried loudly, “O my son! My son Absalom! Absalom, my son!”

2 Samuel 18:32-19:4GNBOpen in Bible reader

King Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery

1About this time King Hezekiah fell ill and almost died. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to see him and said to him, “The LORD tells you that you are to put everything in order because you will not recover. Get ready to die.”

2Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed: 3“Remember, LORD, that I have served you faithfully and loyally, and that I have always tried to do what you wanted me to.” And he began to cry bitterly.

4Then the LORD commanded Isaiah 5to go back to Hezekiah and say to him, “I, the LORD, the God of your ancestor David, have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will let you live fifteen years longer. 6I will rescue you and this city of Jerusalem from the emperor of Assyria, and I will continue to protect the city.”

Isaiah 38:1-6GNBOpen in Bible reader

3When David and his men arrived, they found that the town had been burnt down and that their wives, sons, and daughters had been carried away. 4David and his men started crying and did not stop until they were completely exhausted. 5Even David's two wives, Ahinoam and Abigail, had been taken away.

6David was now in great trouble, because his men were all very bitter about losing their children, and they were threatening to stone him; but the LORD his God gave him courage.

1 Samuel 30:3-6GNBOpen in Bible reader

  • God’s Word touches him
  • His heart overflows with praise
  • He feels bitterly disappointed in himself
  • Sometimes he feels inferior
  • He feels helpless
  • He experiences the pain of suffering
  • He feels bitter because of the things that happen to him

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