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Daily Devotion of Psalm 142

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David often found himself in trouble. In this Psalm, he wrote recalled the time he had to hide in a cave. Perhaps, it was the cave, he and others hid in, in I Sam. 22:2.

Most can also relate to how he felt at that time. All will, or will sometime, feel the same as did David. Things were not looking up for him. His problems were overwhelming and seemed too much for him to bear.

However, whatever place or trial we find ourselves facing, we have someone we can turn to and to whom we tell all our problems, as did David. That great Listener is the holy God in Heaven.

We can unload our tribulations to the listening ears of a friend, but rarely will the person be able to solve the problem. Talking to God is different. He will listen and can do something about the situation.

Not only can we talk to God and have the situation handled the way God knows best, but we can tell Him all the details. Much of the time, when we tell others our troubles, there are some things we would not …

Daily Devotion of Psalm 141

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David was a man of prayer. The prayer warrior had some important advice for others that also wanted their prayers to be heeded by the Holy God.

Like the burnt offerings and incense burned in the Tabernacle, David wanted his prayers to be a sweet savor (Gen. 8:20-21, Ex. 29:18, 40:25-28, Lev. 3:5) unto the Lord who heard them (Psalm 141:1-2). To have his prayers to be pleasant and heard of Him, David knew that he had to be obedient to God’s commandments. He purposed to keep himself as holy as he could.

David asked God to help him with the words that came out of his mouth (Psalm 141:3). We, too, must keep our promises, make our language glorifying to God, and never utter words that we will one day regret.

David asked that God would help him keep from doing wickedness (Psalm 140:4a).David asked that he would not let the wickedness of the ungodly be duplicated in his life (Psalm 141:4b).David purposed to heed the advice and rebukes of godly people (Psalm 141:5).David asked Go…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 140

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David, like many, has faced an enemy that was not like most. Common decency and common sense were nowhere to be found in the villain. This wrongdoer was also void of normal moral and social standards. There was little he would not stoop to, to get his way. The king recognized this danger to him and society as an “evil man.”

Although there have always been menaces to normality and morality, today’s society also sees evilness. With efforts for decades to remove God’s morals from conventional thinking, they have succeeded. Because of past plans, plots and schemes, we now have a majority that does not know right from wrong.

Although not all social engineers were in politics, some preyed on the innocent in school systems, and the media were careful of the “news” they disseminated. Ungodly intentions have brainwashed millions of their “students.”

We see evilness today in:


Entertainment. People watch movies, video games, and television that capitalizes on crime, immorality, and …

Daily Devotion of Psalm 139

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J. Vernon McGee 1 points out that this chapter shows three characteristics of God. It reveals His omniscience (God knows all), His omnipresence (God is everywhere, always), and His omnipotence (God is all-powerful).

There is nothing God does not know about us (Psalm 139:1-7).“To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.” Psalm 139:1He knows your: intentions (vs. 1), when you get up and lay down (vs. 2), your thoughts (vs. 2), where you are going (vs. 3), how you do things (vs. 3), what you have said (vs. 4), and what has troubled you (vs. 5). There is no place one can go to escape the presence of God (Psalm 139:7-17).
“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” Psalm 139:7He is in Heaven (vs. 8), near the grave, or world of the dead (“Hell” — vs. 8), near you when you are in bed clothing (vs. 9 —“wings of the morning”), far away at sea (vs. 9), near you in the dark (vs. 11-12), with you at birth …

Daily Devotion of Psalm 138

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Daily Nugget: “A Psalm of David. I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.” Psalm 138:1 There is an unusual phrase in the first verse of this Psalm.  The phrase is “… before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.”  There is only one God.  It is our Creator, our Saviour, and our Deliverer.  There are no other “gods,” so whom is David referencing here?
All Christians are surrounded by those who put faith in false gods.For some, it is many of 33 million “gods” and “goddesses” of Hinduism.Others have made the false, unbiblical teachings of cults, some even claiming to be Christian, their “gods” they follow and obey. Many claim not to have any trust in any “god,” but they rely on things, and money to be what they put at high esteem.
We are encompassed by false beliefs everywhere we. David realized this fact.Knowing he was outnumbered by heathens and not able to talk to most about the Lord, the King made his beliefs public when he had the opportunit…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 137

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This is a sad song that Israel sang. The time referred to in this hymn was when God’s people had been captured (Psalm 137:1-3) by the Babylonians and taken to a foreign land. There they found themselves slaves to their captives. Their freedom was lost all because of their sin (Lamentations 1:8). They found themselves surrounded by godless people, and all Israel could remember was, what it was like in Jerusalem. Their beloved Temple and Jerusalem were destroyed.

Israel pined for their freedom and their country. They remembered how it was before captivity left them grief-stricken.

In the past, they and their Jerusalem were known for joyous singing and happiness. In their bondage, they could not (Psalm 137:4) utter a note when they were requested to sing. Their hearts were broken, and their spirits were crushed.

Too many today find themselves with a similar sadness. They remember the joy and good times they had before they reaped the consequences of their sin. When their me…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 136

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Daily Nugget: Psalm 136 is a hymn giving God credit for much of what He has done. It is always good to remember what He has done for us. Our God is generous with His forgiveness and mercy which none deserves.
In this song, the singer is reminded that God is good to all (Psalm 136:2), not just to those that obey and reverence Him (Psalm 136:3). In this piece of music, He is also accredited for: His creation (Psalm 136:5-9).His deliverance of Israel (Psalm 136:10-20).His blessings on His people (Psalm 136:21-22).
Although the hymn reminds one what God has done, the repeating words “mercy” and “endureth for ever” are in all 26 verses. This repetition clearly points out that God’s goodness was not just for the past.  His undeserved kindness will extend to believers and followers forever. 
God is not done helping those that certainly do not deserve His loving gifts. His mercy is never-ending.We can and are receiving it today.
Can you imagine what would happen to sinners and backslidden Christian…

Daily Devotion of Psalm 135

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Much of the Book
of Psalms reminds the believer to be thankful for a mighty God and all He has done for His people. This Psalm is no different. This chapter starts with “Praise ye the Lord,” and it ends with the same reminder.

Old Testament and New Testament believers should have one grateful emotion in common with each other. We both have so much to be thankful for. We have so many reasons we should be praising the Lord.” Some of which we should be appreciative to the Lord for, include:

For His controlling of the weather (Psalm 135:7).For God’s deliverance of Egpyt’s bondage of Israel (Psalm 135:8). Today’s believers also need to be thankful for safety in this life and liberation from sin.For the miracles, God allowed to happen in lives (Psalm 135:9).For deliverance from enemies (Psalm 135:10-11).For the land, God gave Israel (Psalm 135:12)!For his enduring faithfulness to His people (Psalm 135:13).For His future judgments (Psalm 135:14). Many believe they have gotten a…