This video devotion from Psalm 35, verses 22 through 28, is titled, "Thy Righteousness." Whatever happened to black and white? In a world swirling with every idea imaginable, black and white no longer seem to exist; everything has become gray. There is no right or wrong answer, as truth has been replaced with situational ethics. I'm OK; you're OK. What may be right for me may be wrong for you, and that's OK. But, is it really OK?
The title of this video devotion from Psalm 35, verses 19 through 21, is "Deceit." We live in a world filled with deceit, so much so that it is often very difficult to tell the difference between the truth and lies. It seems that David, though still in his youth, was caught in a deceitful web woven skillfully by his enemies.
The title of this video devotion from Psalm 35, verses 15 through 18 is "Thanks for the Adversity." None of us handle adversity well, but it is even harder when we learn that we are being mocked by our enemies, especially when some of these very enemies used to be our best friends. David is so perplexed by God's lack of answers that he finally cried out, Lord how long wilt thou look on?
"A Humbled Soul" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 35, verses 11 through 14. Liars! We have all faced times when liars have spread false rumors about us. Why is it that, no matter who we are and how we live, there are always people who will lie about us behind our backs, and there are always people who are ready and willing to believe those lies? In our very natures, we seem to relish making ourselves look good by putting someone else down.
"Joy in the Lord" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 35, verses 9 through 10. What does it mean to be joyful in the Lord? I think sometimes we have the impression that Christians should always go about with a smile on their face, praising the Lord for His goodness. While there is nothing wrong with that, it would be unnatural to maintain that type of a demeanor 24/7.
"Vengeance" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 35, verses 4 through 8. How is a Christian to feel about their enemies? We are told to turn the other cheek, but does that mean we have no recourse against the evil that others can do to us? I cannot think of a more perfect example than that of David, especially during the years Saul was seeking his life.
"Plead My Cause" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 35, verses 1 through 3. Oh, that we had the same confidence shown by David when He said, "Plead my cause, O Lord." Let us, by the grace of God, go to Christ for help and then go on, as we know that David did.
"The Lord Redeems" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 34, verses 19 through 22. Death is not the end; it is only the end of life on this earth as we know it. As believers, our greatest delivery of all comes when God takes us from this world and brings us into His courts above, where afflictions and despair will be banished forever. What a glorious hope we have in the Lord Jesus Christ.
"The Lord Is Near" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 34, verses 15 through 18. There is no greater comfort for the Christian than to know that the Lord is near; there is no place on this earth beneath or even in the heavens above where we are out of God's realm. His eyes are upon the righteous, His ears are open to their cries, and His face is against those who do evil.
The title of this video devotion from Psalm 34, verses 11 through 14 is, "The Good Life." When all is said and done, we are all seeking for the same thing: the good life! Now, our definition of what the good life really is may be different, but it is good for us to realize that the Bible does not remain silent on this subject. Furthermore, it is not wrong for us to seek a good life filled with many days.
"Taste and See," is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 34, verses 8 through 10. It is easy to be utterly captivated by the things that the world has to offer. The opportunities seem to be endless. As women of God, all the delights of our God are right at our fingertips, and yet, how much time do we spend in discontentment, chasing after the delights of this world?
"Exalt His Name" is the title of this devotional from Psalm 34, verses 1 through 7. It was the worst of times for David! He had been hiding from King Saul, who was seeking his life, by living in the camp of Achash, king of Gath, but he had been found out! What would happen to him now? Surely by fleeing for his life from one enemy, he had waltzed right into the arms of death by another enemy. Would God help him? Does God help us today in the 21st century just as He helped David?
"Eye of the Lord" is the name of this video devotion from Psalm 33, verses 18 to 22. As Christians we do not need to fear the eye of the Lord, but rather, should be comforted by His constant presence in our lives. May our hearts and our lives find all of their contentment and peace by resting in God, alone.
The title of this video devotion from Psalm 33, verses 13 through 17 is "He Looks; He Sees." There are some who believe that after God created the world, He simply left it to its own devices. This, however, is certainly not what the Bible teaches us. God, who created this world, has a vested interest in the people He created. He looks, and He sees all of the hearts and intents of man upon this earth. Let us live above the foolishness of this world, and seek to truly please the God we love.
The title of this video devotion from Psalm 33, verses 10 through 12, is "Blessed is the Nation." In the great advancements of the 21st century, it is easy for us to forget the basic truths of what truly makes a nation great. The Bible commands us to return to Him, our First Love. No plans that we make can truly be blessed apart from the Lord; and no true evil can overtake us if our hearts are resting upon God, alone.
"Word of the Lord" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 33, verses 6 through 9. He spoke, and it was done! Who can understand the Word of the Lord? Who can imagine the power of our God? God spoke, and the heavens were made; He spoke and the world was created? We know this, so why is it so hard for us to trust Him? We get so entangled in the everyday details of life, that we forget who created this world, just by His words alone. This same God who spoke the world into existence is the God we serve.
"Goodness" is the title of this video devotions from Psalm 33, verses 1 through 5. The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. No matter what devastation man can pour upon this earth, and no matter how evil and corrupt man becomes, he will never be able to destroy the evidence of the goodness of the LORD upon this earth. As we go about the duties of this day, may we be reminded, that though the wickedness of man may increase each day, yet the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth . . . . the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
"Horse and Mule" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 32, verses 8 through 11. I do not have a horse and mule, but I do have a dog, so I can certainly appreciate the illustration given by David in Psalm 32, verse 9. My dog is very obedient, as long as I have a treat handy, but when he realizes he is not going to get anything for his obedience, he may or may not obey my commands. How often do we do the same thing to God? How often do we fight against His commands, even though we know He has our best interests in mind?
"You" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 32, verses 3 through 7. n the first few verses of this Psalm, David is relating, from personal experience, his own entanglement with sin. Like us, his first thought was to hide his sin, or to just go on with life as though nothing had happened. It did not work for him, and it does not work for us as well. Instead of peace, he felt God's heavy hand upon him. As Christians, how do we deal with the continual avalanche of sin that seems to so easily beset us?
"Blessed is He" is the title of this video devotions from Psalm 32, verses a and 2. Forgiveness of sins--how can it be that it is possible for man to receive forgiveness for his sins before a righteous and holy God who cannot even look upon sin? Even though Christ had not yet come, the Psalmist already understood that God would provide a way for sinful man to come to Him. That way was accomplished through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, God's own perfect, sinless Son.
"Cut Off" is the name of this video devotion from Psalm 31, verses 21 through 24. We all have those days when not one thing can possibly seem to go right, and our prayers for help seem to bounce off the ceiling. However, we never really are cut off from the Lord, are we? Our hearts can seem to grow ever so cold toward the Lord, but when we read the Bible and meditate upon the grace and goodness of God, we recognize that He has never left. He is always there and always ready to answer us in our times of trouble.
"Thy Goodness" is the name of this video devotion from Psalm 31, verses 19 and 20. How good is the goodness of God? The psalmist proclaimed: Oh how great is thy goodness. For the Christian, the goodness of God is a pearl of great price which is hidden in the sight of all men, preserved only for the saints of God. Thy goodness . . . which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men.
A video devotion from Psalm 31, verses 9 to 18 entitled, "Slander of Many." What does it matter how the world views us? Why should their slander, and even their death threats alarm us? Let us pray that God will give us the grace to ignore the slander of many, and to set our hearts and affections on things above and not on the things of this earth.
"Lying Vanities" is a video devotion from Psalm 31, verses 6 through 8. What does the psalmist mean by the phrase, "lying vanities"? We see two contrasts. First we see those who trust in the things of this world, which really are lying vanities or useless idols, and second we see those who trust in the Lord. Is there no middle ground? Cannot one trust in both the world and the Lord? As Christians, we certainly do try, do we not? It is so very hard for us to let go of the things of the world which we can see, to trust in the Lord, whom we cannot see.
Prosperity! The world has a beautiful ring to it, does it not? Nothing can make us feel more invincible, especially if we achieved that prosperity ourselves through our own diligent efforts. As a Christian woman, however, what happens to our confidence in our own prosperity when it seems as though God hides His face from us? That question is explored in this video devotion from Psalm 30, verses 6 to 12.
A video devotion from Psalm 30, verses 4 and 5, entitled "Joy Cometh in the Morning." Let us, by the grace of God, lift up our hearts and minds to the heavens, and live in the joy of Christ. In Christ we have a joy with no bitterness or emptiness attached, but rather, the unadulterated, pure, and holy joy of God!
The title of this video devotion from Psalm 30, verses 1 through 3, is "Lift Me Up." It is good for us to remember, that no person, place, or thing can give us peace, joy, or happiness. These are only found in the source of all peace, joy, and happiness, our Lord Jesus Christ. By the grace of God, let us turn our hearts and minds to Him today, and say, "You, Oh God, are my life, my hope and my strength; you, oh God, lift me up!"
"King Forever!" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 29, verses 10 through 11. Who is this Lord we serve? He is King forever! But, He is not a King who is distant from His people; He rules, He guides, He loves, and He keeps them forever. No matter what this earth brings, we have a faithful Lord and Savior who is preparing an eternal place for us right now!
"Voice of the Lord" is the name of this video devotion from Psalm 29, verses 3 through 9. We are first introduced to the voice of the Lord in Genesis 1: Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. Each day progresses with, Then God said. The results were this phenomenal place we call planet Earth. This same God who spoke this world into existence, continues to speak daily events that are occurring all over this entire planet.