Daily Devotional in Psalm 4

Daily Nugget:
As King David experienced, most of our problems are caused by or from interactions with others. David’s antagonists twisted around the accomplishments he was proud of and made them look shameful.

The good he did was not relevant to them. Their main concern was about things that were not important and lying was not beneath them to get what they wanted (sounds too much like many of our politicians today).
“O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.” Psalm 4:2

As vocal and vicious as were those that opposed his ideas and victories, David had a way to battle their accusations and attacks. The king knew, no matter what distress he was facing, none was anything God could not defeat, and the way to summon God’s help was prayer.

It was clear to the leader that He was set apart for God’s use. The Lord’s help and mercy would allow him to accomplish God’s will.

As devious and deceptive as the enemy’s atta…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 3

Daily Nugget: A title placed at the beginning of this Psalm shows the reader this was a song written after His son, Absalom, and others wanted David’s throne and attempted to have the leader killed.The mighty ruler feared for his life. King David experienced a great tragedy in his life.

Many around him thought there was no hope, even from God. However, David knew better. He recalled God’s protection for him in the past, and he knew the Lord would do it again.
Israel’s leader knew that the Lord was his protector and nothing could harm him unless it was God’s will. He also knew that although the trial looked hopeless, at the end God’s will would be done in the king’s life and God would get the glory.
With this confidence, King David lost no sleep over the matter. His trust was fully on his Lord.
After waking, and discovering that he was protected from harm that could have happened to him during the night, David was more encouraged. He knew that even if his enemies were ”tens thousands of…

Daily Devotional in Psalm 2

Daily Nugget:
Those that scoff and rebel against God and His commandments often have their own opinions and philosophy how society should be run. They believe they know better than God.

All their attempts for living the way they imagine are a waste of time and are valueless. Their plans will not work out the way they think they should. The Creator of man knows what works and His way is always right.

Government leaders and politicians often conspire together to force their plans on people. Much of the time their schemes and leadership are directly in rebellion against God and His commandments.

Despite how overpowering and controlling their grasp can be, we must not allow them to control people. When they desire to have us in direct rebellions against our Creator’s will and way they should be opposed. In many countries, they can be voted out of their reign of godlessness.

We see this often in today’s governments. Laws are made to permit man to do things God hates and commands us not to d…

Daily Devotional in Psalm 1

I am starting a NEW daily devotion in Psalms. Because of attending to my wife's health needs, I may not be able to have a new one every day, but I hope you can join me in being blessed by the comfort and advice found in the Psalms.  Everyone has heartaches and this book is a comfort to so many.

In Psalms 1 of the Hebrew’s “Book of Praises,” we read of paths that two types of people travel. The two types of people this chapter speaks of are the “blessed,” or happy, and the ungodly.

A person is happy if they do not follow the advice of those that are purposely not obeying God’s commandments. He also is blessed if he does his best not to stand in the company of those that are in sin, and happy if he is not sitting and relaxed around them.

Christians are in a world that usually does not obey God or lives as He commands. However, we are to be a shining testimony to those ungodly folks to show them how the Creator wants us to live. When we are living, thinking, and participating as they…

Daily Devotion of Revelation 22

Daily Nugget:
This last chapter of the Bible continues from the previous chapter, chapter 21. More details are revealed about the New Jerusalem. The new details reveal that:

There is a river or life there (vss. 1-2).There is the tree of life there (vs. 2).The curse of sin is completely gone.We will see the face of God (vs. 4).We will have His name on our foreheads (vs. 4).There will be no need for artificial light (vs. 5). As the Bible and our brief glimpse of the end days concludes, one can reflect how
important all the words are in the Word of God. Although this study is certainly not detailed, which cannot possibly be accomplished with the 200-800 word explanation of each chapter, the reader can see how interlaced and prophetic all the Scriptures are. Hundreds of prophetic passages, even from early Old Testament days, give us a more detailed picture of what Revelation says will happen in the last days. If one word of God’s Word is altered, meanings will be affected.

God knows the im…

Daily Devotion of Revelation 21

Daily Nugget:
The Word of God started with a book of new beginnings — Genesis. It ends with an end to the old, sin-stained earth and a new beginning for a new world, in this chapter.

The first earth will be “passed away” (vs. 1). Details in II Peter 3:10 tells us that the old earth and its contents will perish by fervent heat (Also: Mat. 24:35, Is. 65:17, Dan. 2:44). The earth will still exist (vs. 24), as the redeemed and restored Israel will dwell on it. They will have a new beginning on the new earth, without the plague that ruined the first earth — sin!

A new home for the saved will descend from Heaven (vs. 2). It will be the New Jerusalem and will be the habitation of those who trusted Christ as Saviour (vs. 7). Jesus promised He would go and get our eternal Home ready (Mat. 14:2-3), and He will keep His word.

Our new home will most likely be shaped like a cube. Each side and its height will be 12,000 furlongs (vs. 16). With a furlong being about 555 feet, the holy city will be 1…

Daily Devotion of Revelation 20

Daily Nugget:
Much happens in the 15 verses of this chapter. Some of the most awaited events are described. These include:

Satan’s being bound for 1,000 years (vs. 2).The 1,000-year reign of Christ on this earth.The short release of Satan (vss. 3, 7-8).The destruction of many that Satan will deceive during his final rampage (vs. 9).And the third inhabitant of the Lake of fire will be thrown into his permanent abode – Satan himself (vs. 10)!
The most frightening event in the whole Bible, for too many, is also foretold in this chapter. It will be the Great White Throne Judgment (vs. 11). The saved believers and Israel will have been previously judged so this will not be for them. This judgment is for the lost and unrighteous only!

All the unrighteous from the beginning of man until those that died prior to the rapture will be there, standing and awaiting their time of judgment before the perfect, most righteous judge ever — God Himself. Both the unrighteous from the Old and New Testament…

Daily Devotion of Revelation 19

Daily Nugget:
After the judging of the spiritual and financial Babylon, two more very important events will occur. These events have been talked about and have anxiously been awaited for since Christ went back to Heaven.

The first event will be the Marriage of the Lamb (vs. 7). The husband will be Jesus Himself, and the “wife” will be the saved from the time after Jesus to those that were raptured up (I Thes. 4:16-18) before the seven-year tribulation started (Rev. 4:1). The saved, the real church, will be arrayed in the righteousness they have done for Christ (vs. 8, Phil. 3:9). The wedding will be followed by the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (vs. 9). The wedding will not include Old Testament saints as they are referred to as to the friends of the bridegroom.

Another, and certainly not a joyous event, will be the largest battle that has ever occurred on Earth. It will be the Battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16:16).

The returning Jesus will be leading the armies of Heaven, and riding a whit…