Be Honest About It

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Psalm 86:1

Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.


Toward the end of his life, King David gave a personal offering to the Lord to start the building fund for the temple his son Solomon would build after David’s death. The offering in today’s dollars would total around $870 Million!! And yet earlier in his life David cried to God and said, “I am poor and needy.”


David had learned through his years of following the Lord that there is much more to life than money. He realized that to have earthly wealth and yet still be dependent on your own ability, strength, intelligence, and wisdom was useless. In fact, that kind of a life leaves a person “Poor and Needy.” I think what makes David’s life so special, and why he’s so much more than just another king, was his candor and flat out honesty. How many people do you know who seem to have everything but peace? Why is that? Perhaps they just won’t admit that what they thought they needed the most hasn’t brought “Peace of Mind.” Instead of admitting it, they continue to pursue the same old thing. “Be Honest About It!” We don’t need more of us today. We need more of Jesus.


Dear Jesus,

With an open heart this AM, I admit I have more than I deserve. But without You and more of You, I’m just “Poor and Needy.” I need you Lord and I always will. Amen

Comments (3)

  • Yanick Lacroix Reply

    When my car battery went flat yesterday, I realized that nothing could be too reliable but the blessed assurance that the problem could be solved. What I was also sure of, was that it could have happened in the middle of traffic instead of in my parking lot and caused an accident. I felt poor in a sense that I could not get a brand new car this year, as I am retired. I felt content however, because I do not even deserve to be still driving. I also had the money to buy a new battery, put it on myself and went on praising the Lord.

    June 29, 2015 at 11:36 am
  • Tamera Hylton Reply

    This definitely a on – time word, thank you.

    June 29, 2015 at 10:43 pm


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