Daily Devotion of Psalm 108
“A Song or Psalm of David. O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.” Psalm 108:1
Psalm 108 starts with a declaration to which all Christians should strive to commit themselves to also. Christians should make up their minds whose side they are on. Are they on the Lord’s side or the losing, world’s side? They should purpose in the heart to be “fixed” as was David’s and live, serve, and obey what God requires and commands of them.
A large percentage of Christians have not made that commitment. They often vacillate between both sides. It seems they want to be saved but still do what they did when they were lost.
Christians are born-again (John 3:3) into the winning the side. They have a promise of a future with the Lord and can have a relationship with God, who will guide and protect them through his life. Somehow, that does not seem good enough for so many.
Being saved is the most important decision one can make. It will free them from what could ruin their life here on Earth and give them a bright, eternal future. Why would anyone not want to be a proud, vibrant Christian?
Too many get confused by the attractiveness of the shiny things available on Earth. They get swallowed up with desiring and striving to obtain wealth, ease, popularity, and all that they see about them on this planet. However, those “things” cannot follow them into the next life. Obtaining them may even cost them happiness, freedom, and peace that they could also have in this life.
Christian, we are on the winning side. Read the Bible, especially the last chapters in Revelation. All you see is temporary. You cannot take it with you into the next life, and besides, God has better plans for you in the future.
Life here is an opportunity to live for the Lord, have Him bless this short life, and receive wealth for your time with Him in eternity. Purpose not to have the same goals as the lost do that have no eternal, joyful future. You are on the winning side; act like it and be appreciative for the new life God wants you to live here.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Mat. 6:19-21
“When God intended to reveal any future events or high notions to His prophets, he then carried them either to the deserts or the seashore. Having so separated them from amidst the press of people and business and the cares of the world, He might settle their mind in a quiet repose, and there make them fit for revelation.” — Walton
Words to Understand:
Fixed: not able to be changed; unmovable; steadfast.
1 A Song or Psalm of David. O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
3 I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
4 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;
6 ¶ That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.
7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.
10 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.