"Who Lord" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 89, verses 5 through 10. Who Lord is like unto Thee? What a magnificent psalm of praise to our great God and King! Even the heavens praise the wonders of God, but does man? How does man miss the obvious? Even creation cries out the wonders of God; even the creatures know and worship Him!
"Thy Faithfulness" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 89, verses 1 through 4. Psalm 89 is a triumphant psalm for the believer. In Christ, we, too, will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, and make known His faithfulness to all generations. Think of it! God, who created the world and all of the heavenly hosts has made a covenant with us. This same God will surround us, care for us, keep us, and bring us safely into His arms for all eternity. It is more that we can possibly comprehend!
"O Lord" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 88, verses 10 through 18. There are times in every Christian's life when we seem to be overcome with life, and God seems to be far removed from us. Such appeared to be the case for the writer of Psalm 88, but it is noteworthy that, no matter how discouraged he became, he never ceased to cry out to God for help. "But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee. Let us then, especially when life seems to overflow with troubles, seek our help, peace, and joy from the Lord. Only in Him will we find true joy and peace, not just in this life, but for all eternity!
"Troubled Soul" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 88, verses 3 through 9. This poor man was so grievously ill that he was lying at death's door and had lost that comfortable presence of God; it seemed to him that he had been shut up and forgotten by God. It is good that this Psalm is included in God's Word, for this is not so very unusual of an experience for a Christian. All of us, no matter how firm our faith in the Lord, can easily fall into great times of trouble so that it seems that even God has abandoned us. It is good to remember that we cannot hold on to our own faith; in our frailty we could not save ourselves, and neither can we keep ourselves saved. Like this poor suffering saint, we can easily begin to suspect that God has totally forgotten and deserted us, so that we, too, experience a grieving, troubled soul.
"God of My Salvation" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 88, verses 1 and 2. The God of my salvation has a love like no man has ever known; He was willing to sacrifice His Son for a people who are so completely unworthy.
"All My Springs Are in Thee" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 87, verse 7. The idea the psalmist is conveying is that the city will be so filled with happiness and joy that continual singing will be heard in the city, especially in the temple. Finally, the great peace, joy, and happiness, that come from the Lord are realized as being the greatest joy known on earth. All other joys and pleasures found on earth will pale in comparison.
"Born in Zion" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 87, verses 4 through 6. To what was the Psalmist referring when he said "This man was born in Zion."? In Psalm 87, Zion is the heavenly city; only true believers are allowed to be residents of Zion. In other words, this Psalm is telling of a time when God's people will not only be those of Jewish descent, but will include people from all over the world, even Babylon, Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia. What a mighty God we serve. Nations have risen and fallen, but none have lived, moved, or had their being apart from the mighty hand of God. He has established this world, overcome the stench of sin, and will gloriously bring His children to Him at the end of time.
"Glorious Things Are Spoken" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 87, verses 1 through 3. Encouraging the people to return to their First Love, the psalmist is speaking of a future time when the Lord will reign from the gates of Zion. The city of Zion, more beautiful than any city they had ever known, even more beautiful than they could hardly imagine, would rise in splendor and majesty at the foot of the holy mountains. All peoples of the earth would exclaim over its remarkable state, for, indeed, the blessing of God would be upon the city.
"Help and Comfort" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 86, verses 16 and 17. Where do we go for help and comfort? David, the writer of Psalm 86, understood that the only place to go for help and comfort is the Lord. To go to any other would only give a temporary salve, if that, but the comfort of the Lord is a deep balm to our souls.
"But Thou" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 86, verses 14 and 15. The next time you are overcome with the burdens of this life, I encourage you to remember these two words, "But God!" Before this life overwhelms you with its trials and burdens, pray that God will fill you with His sweetness and joy as you contemplate our great and wondrous God. He is all truth, purity, loveliness, joy, and peace, and He is our Father.
"Thy Way" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 86, verses 11 through 13. The first six words of Psalm 86, verse 11, are of necessity, the motto for every true child of God. "Teach me thy way, O LORD." For the time being, we are trapped in a world that hates God, but we must patiently wait for that time when we will be released from the bands of this earth that hold us fast. While here, let us fill our hearts and minds with the knowledge of the Lord, and pray that God will use us to faithfully proclaim His Word to those who have not come to Him.
"None Like Thee" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 86, verses 8 through 10. As we meditate upon God's wondrous works, we must agree with the psalmist, David, "O Lord, there is none like Thee!" We can do nothing but bow before God and say, "Thou art great, and doest wondrous things; thou art God alone."
"No Doubt" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 86, verses 6 and 7. Do you hear any doubt in David's words in Psalm 86? No, there is no doubt in his mind. He does not say, "In the day of my trouble you may answer me." He says, "In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me." This is the God we serve. He is available 24/7, and is ready to hear, and ready to answer, the pleas of help from His children.
"Rejoice the Soul" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 86, verses 3 through 5. Don't you love that phrase, "Rejoice the soul."? Sometimes, after reading the daily headlines, there does not seem to be much to rejoice about. Countries in the Mid East are gearing up for what looks to be another major conflict. Actually, things do not seem to be all that different, militarily speaking, from the time that David wrote Psalm 86. We cannot begin to plumb the depth of the riches of God--"for of Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things: to whom be glory for ever." I cannot think of a better verse to rejoice the soul.
"I Am Holy" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 86, verses 1 and 2. In this beautiful prayer, David makes a rather interesting statement. He said, "I am holy." What does that mean? What made him holy? Are all Christians holy? God, who has called us is holy. He is the root spoken of in Romans 11. The branches are all of the children of God. In other words, all Christians are holy. David was holy because he was a believer.
"Mercy, Truth, Righteousness, and Peace" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 85, verses 10 through 13. Whenever we see the words, mercy, truth, righteousness, and peace, linked together, we understand that we are speaking of God, for none of these attributes belong to us apart from God! Our world is steeped in unrighteousness and our earth is sadly affected by the effects of sin. However, as the psalmist so beautifully pointed out, all is not lost for our sin-infested land.
"All Good" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 85, verses 8 and 9. We hear this phrase spoken, "It's all good." However, is it? After reading the verses shown above from Psalm 85, we can certainly say, "It's all good!" In reflecting upon this, the psalmist urges the Lord's people not to turn again to folly, but rather to hear what the Lord speaks, and turn back to Him. Then, God's salvation will be near to them and glory may again dwell in their land. The next time you hear the phrase, "It's all good," I encourage you to think about whether it really is all good or not. For the nation, and for the person, who fears God, it is, indeed, all good!
"Turn Us" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 85, verses 4 through 7. Rightly, the psalmist cried out to God, "Turn Us!" The psalmist understood that it is our turning away from God, our first love, which often brings calamities upon us. God, in His great love toward us, uses the circumstances of this life to mold us and shape us until we become more and more conformed to His righteous image. How, then, are we to properly view times of trouble? God uses times of trouble to school His dear children. It is right and proper for us to seek God's help, for He alone has the ability to remove the troubles from us.
"None beside Thee" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 85, verses 1 through 3. Five times in these few short verses, the psalmist uses the word, "Thou," and rightly so, for there is none other name, in heaven or on earth, whereby we must be saved. That is the amazing thing about God. Who could even imagine such love for His creation that He would send His only Son to become a lowly creature, yet without sin, that He might save a people for Himself?
"Better Than Life" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 84, verses 10 through 12. As I was reading through verses 10 through 12 of Psalm 84, the thought came to my mind, "These words are better than life!" We, even as Christians, are often so carried away with the pleasures of this world, that we have forgotten the pure joy of meditating upon God's Word. Sadly, we are willing to content ourselves with carnal pleasures of this world at the expense of the beauty, holiness, and peace of meditating upon God's Word.
"Power of Prayer" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 84, verses 8 and 9. The psalmist, when writing this psalm understood the power of prayer, but do we? We speak of the power of prayer, but I do believe that if we truly understood it's power, we would constantly be on our knees before our mighty God, who saves us, keeps us, and answers our prayers.
"Heart for God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 84, verses 5 through 7. In our lives we will often pass through the valley of tears, and when trying to do so in our own strength will often fail. However, as we learn to lean and trust in God our Father, seeking His help, we are able to look back and see that God's hand has led us through. We are truly pilgrims traveling through a world that is not our home, but what we lack in comfort and peace during this life will soon be forgotten when we reach the ports of heaven.
"In God's Presence" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 84, verses 1 through 4. One does not always appreciate the ability to worship God regularly in a house of worship until one is denied the pleasure. Though in our times of great advancement, one hardly needs to be denied the privilege of worshiping God on the Sabbath, as provision is made over the air waves, be it radio, television, or internet, it is still not the same as being in God's house of worship on His holy day. Unfortunately, it is our very nature to take such privileges for granted.
"Jehovah, Most High" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 83, verses 13 through 18. We live in a time when few of the nations of the world proclaim to serve any deity, much less Jehovah, Most High. Yet that was not true of the time during which Asaph lived when he wrote Psalm 83. Each nation had their own god or set of gods who ruled over them. When a nation conquered an enemy, it was thought that their god or gods showed himself or herself to be more powerful than the god of that particular nation. As we search our hearts and minds, may we come to the conclusion that Jehovah, Most High, is not only most high over all the earth, but He is most high in our hearts, our minds and our lives as well.
"Call of God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 90, verses 1 through 3. In this beautiful psalm by Moses, we, the children of men, are urged to respond to the call of God. While we are so engrossed in the affairs of this life, God is calling us to return to Him. God has a plan for each and every one of His children. No matter what our age or abilities may be, as long as we are alive, He has a plan for us. Let us, then, respond to the call of God, for in our service to Him we will find peace, joy, happiness, and contentment. These are, indeed, characteristics we cannot gain by immersing ourselves in the cares of this world, but are, rather, gifts from God.
"Remember" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 83, verses 9 through 12. It is not just in fiction stories that the author waits until the very last moment when all hope is gone to bring a victory to his main characters. The Psalmist is calling to God, His only hope to bring aid to His people like He did with Gideon and Jabin. He is calling his readers to remember God's faithfulness in the past.
"Hopeless" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 83, verses 5 through 8. It was hopeless! What could one small nation do against the seemingly numberless armies of her enemies. This was not the first time, and certainly would not be the last time that the people of God had found themselves in such a hopeless situation. We are an independent people, and would hardly ever come to God for help unless we have been put in a situation where no help can be found. We seem to turn to God as our last resort, rather than come to Him immediately. When life seems to be hopeless, remember, we, as God's children, are the apple of His eye. How amazing is that?
"Cut Off Israel" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 83, verses 1 through 4. For over 2000 years the enemies of Israel have wanted to completely cut off Israel, and have come close to doing so. But, God, has promised to save a remnant of the nation from total annihilation. Just as God answered the prayers of His people in the days of Asaph, so will He answer the prayers of His people today. Though nations may set themselves up to cut off Israel, God will again intervene.
"Gods among Men" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 82, verses 5 through 8. God, in Psalm 82, speaks to the rulers among men, or gods, who for a season have been raised above other men. Perhaps they have received this honor through their wealth, popularity, or political status, or perhaps they have been born into a ruling class. Though God calls them into account for their harsh treatment of their fellow man, sadly they do not change their ways, but continue to walk in darkness.
"God Stands" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 82, verses 1 through 4. Picture a great meeting of all the gods of the nations and all the rulers of the world from the beginning to the end of time. Only one stands. Who may that be? You already know the answer: God stands! He gazes upon all those gathered before Him and challenges them with these words "How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?"
"Resisting God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 81, verses 11 through 16. The important thing to note in these verses from Psalm 81 is that God is speaking to His own people. It is one thing for the ungodly to be found resisting God, but God is addressing His own people. Unfortunately, all to often we find ourselves in the same situation. When we find ourselves resisting God, it is time for us to fall before Him and seek forgiveness, as well as help to say, "Thy will be done, O Lord, my Rock and our Redeemer!"
"Testimony of God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 81, verses 8 through 10. Does God speak to us? Yes! The most obvious way God speaks to us is through His Word, not in complex terminology that is difficult to understand, but plainly. Neither are His commandments sparse, but are scattered throughout His entire Word. How rich we are in Christ, and how poor we are without Him. By the grace of God, ask Him to help you place Him above all else so that you may personally realize the testimony of God in your own life!