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Daily Devotion of Psalm 70

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Except for a few word changes, Psalm 70 is similar to Psalm 40:13-17. God certainly realizes our conditions and situations and must know that we need to hear this hymn of remembrance more than once.

We are reminded in this Psalm that we all find ourselves in situations where we are in a hurry for God’s help (Psalm70:1, 5). We are also not alone in wanting God to swiftly deal with those that are against us (vs. 2-3).

When God does graciously deliver us from a bad predicament, we should want others to know about His intervention and deliverance in the situation. He should “be magnified” for what He has done.

The world would certainly know God is alive and still working in lives if those that prayed for and received His help would let others know of His intervention. When He gets the glory He deserves, more would know that He is an answer when some believe there is no hope for the situation in which they find themselves. Magnify God’s name today by letting others know what …

Daily Devotion of Psalm 69

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Much has been said about this Psalm. Some point out it foretold the life of Christ. Another characterizes it as a Psalm of reprisal.

Psalm 69 may be all that and more, but there is mention of what God knows about each of us that should keep us humble and obedient to His will and way. Those revelations include:

Our foolishness (vs. 5). God knows about the many unwise things we do. Often He will help straighten out the messes we made by our poor decisions.Our sins (vs. 5). What we have done, even when we thought no one would ever know, is known by God. Iniquities that we have forgotten about are remembered by Him. Gulp! Thankfully, He will forgive all if we ask and are sincere. If we are not earnest, He knows that also because even our thoughts and intents are clear to Him.Our reproach (vs. 19). God knows how others view us, especially how one is looked down upon because of his godly testimony.Our shame (vs. 19). God knows about our embarrassment over the sin and things we …

Daily Devotion of Psalm 68

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Psalm 68 is a song about the power, accomplishments, and majesty of the Almighty. It reminds the reader that:

He is a mighty God to His people.
He defends His people from their enemies (vss. 1-2) and deals with those opposing them.Under God’s help and guidance, His people have much for which to be joyous (vss. 3-4).God has compassion for the fatherless, widows, families, and prisoners (vss. 5-6).
He is a delivering God, as when He directed and came to the aid of Israel (vss. 7-18).

He is the Savior.
He is the giver of benefits (vs. 19).He is our deliverer (vss. 20, 22).He is our protector (vss. 21, 23).He is the King(vss. 24-35) to which one day all, even royalty, will bow.

There is so much God has done for each person, yet so few bless His name for His help and accomplishments. Israel did and sang many songs about what their great God had done. We also should have an appreciative, grateful heart for His goodness.

Today’s Thought:
There is a God. The plants of the valley and t…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 67

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“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.” Psalm 67:5-6As J. Vernon McGee’s commentary of this Psalm chapter (Thru the Bible) reminds the reader, there is one purpose that all Christians should intend to accomplish and promote. Getting the world to read their Bible is important and life-changing, but it should not be the primary objective. Leading souls to a saving knowledge of Christ is a challenge that all should be engaged to do. Getting folks to obey God’s commandments should also be at the forefront of our priorities. However, all those things are not what God wants most of all.

God wants all to praise Him for who He is, for what He is, and for what He has done and will do. The entire book of Psalms is about giving God the honor and praise He deserves. In that preserved, Hebrew songbook, “praise” is found in 132 verses. “Praises” is used in 19 verses. Prais…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 66

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Too many Christians are not the examples they need to be. They go through life unhappy, complaining, and defeated. The world sees this and sees little difference between Christ-believers and those that do not claim to be His disciples.

Believers are on the winning side. We may have difficulties and trials as do the lost, but we have hope. We should be grateful and show it with a joyful spirit and be living evidence for a wonderful and working-in-lives God.

It should be our goal to have the world see our grateful testimony of God’s goodness in our life. Even if we do not have a good singing voice, it will give God the glory and more attention to Him if on-lookers heard us sing or hum hymns as we go about our day (Psalm 66:1-2). They need to know our minds are on Christ every day, not just on Sunday.

They would have a better opinion of Christians if they overheard us giving praise for something God has done in our life. Those around us need to see and know that we have a r…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 65

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This Psalm reminds the reader of many things for which he should be grateful. God should be continually praised for:

His help:

For answered prayer (vs. 2).For helping us overcome and avoid our sins (vs. 3).For using and accepting us for His glory (vs. 4). Who are we that the Holy God would choose to use us for His purpose if we allow Him?
His mightiness:

For helping us, no matter where we are (vs. 5).For keeping this world stabilized (vs. 6 ). The world is falsely panicking about the world falling apart. Because they do not know God and trust Him, they do not see how he has everything under control.For controlling the seas (vs. 7). Again this verse contradicts the world’s thinking that God cannot maintain His creation, and somehow they have to control it.
His creation:

For keeping the Earth stable (vs. 8). The sun rises every morning and sets in the evening. It will always do that until God creates a new Earth (Rev. 21:1). The fear the ungodly are instilling in many is over…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 64

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“Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:” Psalm 64:2-3
One of the most dangerous weapons David feared, as do people today, is the damage done by the tongue. The majority of problems all have faced usually start as words intended to plant doubt, suggestions of wrong-doing, and divisiveness.
“These six things doth the LORD hate: … 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-18

Most that are disenchanted are cowards allowing their tongue to do what they do not have the courage to do face to face. They rarely go to the one they have a problem with directly and try to solve the situation. Instead, they pour their poison in private, where their enemies cannot hear the gossip and defend themselves.

The sin of gossip, backbiting, and planting seeds of discord have always exi…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 63

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“A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;” Psalm 63:1
As in previous chapters in the Psalms, we learn of an attitude, priority, and practice all believers should adopt in their life. That spiritual habit should be to start one’s day with God on his mind and seeking His will and way — “… early will I seek thee ….”

We also notice that David ended his day meditating on the things of God. All through his day, he engulfed his thinking in the principles taught in the Word of God and what the Spirit of God was teaching and had taught him — from morning to night. It is more difficult to fall spiritually when one’s mind is constantly on God and His Word.
“When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.” Psalm 63:6

David understood this sin-soaked world has little to satisfy a spiritually-led…