A Day In Thy Courts

Psalm 84:10-12 KJV

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 

[11] For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 

[12] O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.



Psalm 1:1-6 KJV

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 

[2] But his delight is in the law of the Lord ; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 

[3] And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 

[4] The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 

[5] Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 

[6] For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked 
Psalm 37:1-40 NKJV

Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. 

[2] For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. 

[3] Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 

[4] Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. 

[5] Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. 

[6] He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. 

[7] Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. 

[8] Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret-it only causes harm. 

[9] For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth. 

[10] For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more. 

[11] But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 

[12] The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth. 

[13] The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming. 

[14] The wicked have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct. 

[15] Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken. 

[16] A little that a righteous man has Is better than the riches of many wicked. 

[17] For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, But the LORD upholds the righteous. 

[18] The LORD knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever. 

[19] They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 

[20] But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the LORD, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away. 

[21] The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives. 

[22] For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off. 

[23] The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. 

[24] Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand. 

[25] I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. 

[26] He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed. 

[27] Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore. 

[28] For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. 

[29] The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever. 

[30] The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice. 

[31] The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide. 

[32] The wicked watches the righteous, And seeks to slay him. 

[33] The LORD will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged. 

[34] Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. 

[35] I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree. 

[36] Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found. 

[37] Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace. 

[38] But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off. 

[39] But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble. 

[40] And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.



God rules an reigns over everything and everyone. He cannot be controlled or manipulated in any way, form, or fashion. God is in complete control over ALL, in the heavens and on earth. Everything belongs to God and HE is Sovereign over ALL. Proof is in The Scripture, God’s Word.

Romans 11:33-36 KJV
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! [34] For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? [35] Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? [36] For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Matthew 28:17-18 KJV
And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. [18] And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Romans 9:20-24 KJV
Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it , Why hast thou made me thus? [21] Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? [22] What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: [23] And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, [24] Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

Ephesians 1:11,22-23 KJV
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: [22] And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, [23] Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Genesis 18:14 KJV
Is any thing too hard for the Lord ? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

Job 42:2 KJV
I know that thou canst do every thing , and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

Isaiah 14:24-27 KJV
The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: [25] That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. [26] This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. [27] For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it ? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

Psalm 115:1-3 KJV
Not unto us, O Lord , not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake. [2] Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? [3] But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Psalm 135:5-7 KJV
For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. [6] Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. [7] He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

Jeremiah 32:17-19 KJV
Ah Lord God ! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: [18] Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name, [19] Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:

Daniel 4:35 KJV
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Isaiah 46:9-13 KJV
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, [10] Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: [11] Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it , I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it , I will also do it. [12] Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness: [13] I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.

Isaiah 55:6-11 KJV
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: [7] Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord , and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. [8] For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord . [9] For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. [10] For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: [11] So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Lamentations 3:37-41 KJV
Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? [38] Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? [39] Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? [40] Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord . [41] Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.



The word antinomianism comes from two Greek words, anti, meaning “against”; and nomos, meaning “law.” Antinomianism means “against the law.” Theologically, antinomianism is the belief that there are no moral laws God expects Christians to obey. Antinomianism takes a biblical teaching to an unbiblical conclusion. The biblical teaching is that Christians are not required to observe the Old Testament Law as a means of salvation. When Jesus Christ died on the cross, He fulfilled the Old Testament Law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:15). The unbiblical conclusion is that there is no moral law God expects Christians to obey.

The apostle Paul dealt with the issue of antinomianism in Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” The most frequent attack on the doctrine of salvation by grace alone is that it encourages sin. People may wonder, “If I am saved by grace and all my sins are forgiven, why not sin all I want?” That thinking is not the result of true conversion because true conversion yields a greater desire to obey, not a lesser one. God’s desire—and our desire when we are regenerated by His Spirit—is that we strive not to sin. Out of gratitude for His grace and forgiveness, we want to please Him. God has given us His infinitely gracious gift in salvation through Jesus (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). Our response is to consecrate our lives to Him out of love, worship, and gratitude for what He has done for us (Romans 12:1-2). Antinomianism is unbiblical in that it misapplies the meaning of God’s gracious favor.

A second reason that antinomianism is unbiblical is that there is a moral law God expects us to obey. First John 5:3 tells us, “This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome.” What is this law God expects us to obey? It is the law of Christ – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40). No, we are not under the Old Testament Law. Yes, we are under the law of Christ. The law of Christ is not an extensive list of legal codes. It is a law of love. If we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, we will do nothing to displease Him. If we love our neighbors as ourselves, we will do nothing to harm them. Obeying the law of Christ is not a requirement to earn or maintain salvation. The law of Christ is what God expects of a Christian.

Antinomianism is contrary to everything the Bible teaches. God expects us to live a life of morality, integrity, and love. Jesus Christ freed us from the burdensome commands of the Old Testament Law, but that is not a license to sin, but rather a covenant of grace. We are to strive to overcome sin and cultivate righteousness, depending on the Holy Spirit to help us. The fact that we are graciously freed from the demands of the Old Testament Law should result in our living our lives in obedience to the law of Christ. First John 2:3-6 declares, “We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands. The man who says, ‘I know Him,’ but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys His word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.”