"A New Song" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 96, verses 1 through 5. The call has gone out, the cymbals are clashing, the trumpets are blasting forth a new song! Once I was lost, but now am found! All things have changed; everything is new. Once I sang the dirges of this pagan world, but now I sing a new song--a song of praise to the Lord God, Omnipotent who reigns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
"What Went Wrong" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 95, verses 6 through 11. Right on the heels of the psalmist's glorious call to worship in verses 6 and 7, comes a bold, stern warning, "Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness." What went wrong? Here was this mighty throng of people who had marched stolidly out of Egypt, had watched as God destroyed their enemies right before their eyes, and saw manna rain down from heaven. How could such a people ever doubt this wondrous God who manifested Himself in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night?
"God of All Creation" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 95, verses 1 through 5. Truly our God is worthy of all of our worship and praise, for there is nothing that He does not control! He hand is in the deep places of the earth, the hills, the sea, and the dry land, in other words, He is the God of all creation.
War of the Worlds is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 94, verses 20 through 23. War! It has an ugly sound, but nothing expresses better the battling relationship between good and evil. It is not just a good movie or book theme, it is the reality that exists in our world. Since the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the two sides were cast against one another. Pride began this war of the worlds. Satan desired to be like God, ruling all of creation. Not being satisfied with His ultimate defeat, he has determined to drag a large number of humanity with him, and so the die was cast, so to speak.
"Who Will Stand?" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 94, verses 16 through 19. Crying out over the centuries, the psalmist queries, "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?" And, the psalmist is talking to you! God did not grant us salvation so that we can say, "Ho, hum," and be on our merry way. God has a work to do for every single believer. The clarion call has gone out and we must answer.
"Return unto Righteousness" is a KJV video devotion from Psalm 94, verses 12-15.
To understand the title of today's devotional, as well as its theme,
think for a moment about the phrase; return on your investment. What
does that mean? In layman's terms it means that the money you invest has
to somehow bring you a return or profit. Now, let us apply that to the phrase, return unto righteousness. The
Lord Jesus Christ chastises His children, continually pointing them to
His law. Though the chastisement may not be pleasant for the moment, the
goal is to ultimately give them rest from adversity, rather than more
days of adversity.
"Who Do You Think You Are?" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 94, verses 8 through 11. My Mother hated pride and arrogance. I can still hear her say, "Who do you think you are, the Queen of Sheba?" It seems humorous now, but can you not hear God saying the same thing in this passage from Psalm 94? Let us then, bow before God, our Creator and praise His name. Let us cry out to Him to help us leave our pride, as well as our vain and foolish thoughts, and turn everything to God. He is our Rock, He is our fortress, and He is our very reason for living!
"No God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 94, verses 4 through 7. There is this unspoken mentality existing in the world today which says, "If I do not believe in God, then there is no God!" In other words, God only exists in the minds of those who believe in Him. If I choose not to believe in God, then He does not even exist. No wonder, then, the wicked are not afraid to attack the people of God, slaying the widow, the stranger, and the fatherless. Can we, then, erase the existence of God by simply saying there is no God? No! Because the law of God is written on the hearts of all people, in their heart of hearts they know that God exists.
"How Long?" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 94, verses 1 through 3. It has been asked before by the psalmists, and here it is asked again: "How Long?" We are certainly not unfamiliar with this sentiment. When we look at the boastful arrogance of the wicked who fly in the face of God's wrath with no thought of any wrong doing, we wonder in amazement at the silence of God. Does God see the wicked? Does He not know what is being said and done against Him and against His children? Yes, He sees and He hears; He knows even the thoughts and intents of the hearts of the wicked.
"Floods and Holiness" is the title of this King James Version video devotion from Psalm 93, verses 3 through 5. What do floods have to do with holiness? Psalm 93 uses the mighty power of the water, demonstrated by the floods to point us to our Lord Whose house is filled with holiness. No one stands before the flood waters with arms outstretched and says, "Stop." No one, that is, except God. God stopped the rushing Jordan River and caused the water to pile up in a heap so that the Israelites could cross over on dry land.
"Everlasting" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 93, verses 1 and 2.
How old is old? How old is ancient? How old is everlasting? Old is old, ancient is very old, but everlasting surpasses them all! When one begins to grow old and considers all of the experiences of life
they have been through, they realize what a treasure of wisdom they
have gained through all of those experiences. When we consider the
wisdom of the ancient, we think of wisdom which has passed the test of
time. Though centuries have come and gone, yet their wisdom seems to
stand supreme. However, only God is everlasting; only God existed before the worlds were made.
"My Rock" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 92, verses 12 through 15. Who do you exalt? Whether we like it or not, everyone of us exalt someone or something. We may exalt our own name, the name of another person, or we may exalt the name of our favorite team. We may do this intentionally or even unintentionally. It just seems to be part of our very nature, to stand for something or for someone. Psalm 92 speaks of the righteous who exalt the Lord.
Exalted Horn is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 92, verses 10 and 11. At a time when the Word of God is prolific throughout the world, I am amazed at how little we seem to understand of this God we serve. Here, again, we see an example of the great understanding the psalmist had of who God is and how He exalts and protects His children.
"Most High" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 92, verses 8 and 9. What does that mean to us? The Lord, our Lord, is the Most High, right now and forever more! It is easy to read right over that without contemplating its meaning and its significance for the Christian. As we look around at the world in which we live, what do people view as the most important thing in their lives? Probably right at the top of the list would be money, fame, and fortune, but certainly not God.
Forever" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 92, verses 5
through 7. Psalm 91 continues with a contrast between the righteous and
the wicked, reminding us that even the wicked, being destroyed forever,
brings glory to God. That is hard for us to understand, however, we can
relate the state of wicked when we think of our own court systems. We
can hardly declare that justice has been served when a known murderer is
cleared by the courts and walks free. Indeed, in such cases, no justice
has been served to the victim or the friends and family of the
"Thankfulness" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 92, verses 1 through 4. We live in a thankless world. It is all about me! We spend our lives eeking a way to the path of fame and fortune, exalting our own name, while destroying any who may get in our way. The older we become, the more we see and understand God's faithfulness to us. Let us, then, join the psalmist in praise and thankfulness to our great God and King for all He has done on our behalf. Let us thank Him for the salvation He has provided through the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as the purpose He has ordained for each of us.
"Upon Christ" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 91, verses 14 through 16. Psalm 91 ends in much the same way it began. After proclaiming throughout the psalm the treasured benefits we have in God, the psalmist ends with God's promise of His constant care and affection. Even as we have set our love upon Christ, so has He set His love upon us.
"Guardian Angels" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 91,
verses 9 through 13. Where do you live? When you are at the end of your
day, when your work is done, and you have a little time before going to
bed, where do you live? The psalmist in Psalm 91 is addressing the one
who has made the most High his habitation, or dwelling place. Is that
where you live?
"A Thousand and Ten Thousand" is the title of this KJV video devotion
from Psalm 91, verses 7 and 8. I like to think of these verses as being
"battle-speak." Most of us, not being warriors, or even in military
situations, can easily slide over these verses without gaining the
nuggets of truth they contain. At the time Psalm 91 was written, battles
were fought on horseback or by hand-to-hand combat. Imagine being that
one invincible soldier--a thousand fall at his hand on one side, and ten
thousand at his strong right hand.
"He Shall Deliver Thee" is the title of this KJV video devotion from
Psalm 91, verses 3 through 6. Psalm 91, this joyous psalm of praise,
continues by proclaiming the wondrous benefits we have in God our Father
and in the Lord Jesus Christ. What do we have to fear on this earth?
Nothing! In Christ, we are forever kept in the safety of God's almighty
"Shadow of the Almighty" is the title of this KJV video devotion from
Psalm 91, verses 1 and 2. As it turns out, this Psalms devotion was
originally published the day before Easter Sunday. How appropriate to
draw strength from our risen Lord and Savior, who spent His life
pointing us to God, and then dying for us so that we may live our lives,
both now and forever, in the secret place of the most High.
"Beauty of the Lord" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 90, verses 13 through 17. Couched in these beautiful verses from Psalm 90 is one of the most powerful messages presented to us in the Psalms. The essence of our entire lives, considering the days of pain and anguish as well as the sunny and joy-filled days, is given in these few short verses.
"Tale That Is Told" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 90, verses 7 through 12. What are the years we spend on this earth? Truly, they are nothing more than a tale that is told. The days of our years, a mere 70, or if by reason of strength, 80 years, are a mere pittance in light of eternity. How does God view our time on this earth? Does He view us as righteous creatures ready to do His will? No! Not one of us is righteous before Him.
"Call of God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 90, verses 3 through 6. 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.
"Everlasting to Everlasting" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 90, verses 1 and 2. It is more than we can imagine--everlasting to everlasting. Before the world was created or the stars were hung in space, God was our dwelling place. Yet, the unimaginable does not stop there. When Satan entered the world purposing to destroy God's marvelous creation including the race of man, God had a rescue plan in place. It was costly, to be sure, but through God's amazing love, hope for man existed even before his fall.
"Blessed Be the Lord" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 89, verses 49 through 52. The psalmist begins Psalm 89 singing of the mercies of the Lord and ends with the words, Blessed be the LORD for evermore. What a testimony of faith, for the psalmist did not make this declaration at a time of great happiness and prosperity, but rather during a time of wrestling with the taunts of the wicked. In his despair, the psalmist cried out, in verse 46, How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever?
"Cast Off" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 89, verses 38 to 48. What happened? Where is the Lord whose promises were established forever? That is exactly what the psalmist is asking. God never leaves nor forsakes His children. Through sin, we may have lost that comfortable presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, but He is still walking right beside us.
"Established Forever" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 89, verses 30 through 37. Why is it so hard for us to trust God? We have decade after decade, generation after generation, and even millennium after millennium, of proof of God's faithfulness to man. However, unless God reaches down and plucks us from the fiery brands, we will not turn to Him, and we will not be saved!
"Sign of David" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 89, verses 24 through 29. You may wonder what the sign of David has to do with Christians in this 21st century world. After all, David was the King of Israel over 2000 years ago. Psalm 89 follows a pattern not at all unusual in the Psalms. As we follow the flow of words we understand that the psalmist is speaking of David, but when we read such things as, "Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth," we begin to realize that God is now speaking of Christ, who, humanly speaking was of the seed of David, and as God's firstborn, is higher than the kings of earth.
"God's Anointed" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 89, verses 19 through 23. David was God's anointed king, chosen from His people. Just a shepherd, he was chosen above all of his brothers, and above all Israel, to lead his people. As written in Psalm 89, God established and strengthened David, subdued and conquered his enemies and protected him from the very arms of Satan. In actuality, all Christians are God's anointed, placed for a time on this earth to do a work for the Lord. Like David, God protects, leads, and guides us all the days of our life.
"Mystery of Faith" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 89, verses 11 through 18. Sometimes I am amazed at the depth of understanding of the Old Testament saints. The only Bible they had was the first five books of our Bible, and yet they had a profound understanding of who God was. Most people, in our "highly enlightened society" of the 21st century, have only an elementary understanding of who God is, in spite of having the entire Bible at their disposal. Why is that?