God Is Good All The Time, And All The Time God Is Good!

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Leviticus 10:6 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not let your hair become unkempt and do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the Lord will be angry with the whole community. But your relatives, all the Israelites, may mourn for those the Lord has destroyed by fire.

O-bservation:

Aaron, the chief priest of Israel, had two older sons named Nadab and Abihu. They were their father’s lead associate priests in Israel. They both made terrible mistakes by offering unauthorized or “strange fire” in the presence of the Lord. Immediately God destroyed Aaron’s sons with fire. Moses stepped forward and reminded Aaron of the words of the Lord concerning the sin his sons had committed, then had their cousins remove their bodies from the place where they lay dead. Then Moses said to Aaron and his two younger sons, “Keep yourself together, keep your hygiene, including hair, beautiful and no crying or mourning. Everyone else in Israel can mourn but you cannot.” The Bible says, “Aaron remained silent.”

A-pplication:

I have four sons, and I cannot imagine an event like this. Because through Jesus our Lord, and His sacrificial death and resurrection, we now live in the “Age of Grace.” The same Father God who struck down Aaron’s sons is the same God who allowed His own Son to die for us to make the “Age Of Grace” happen. So when you say, “God Is Good All The Time, And All The Time God Is Good” it’s true; however, it’s true on HIS TERMS. It’s not a GOOD that we can understand. Sometimes God’s GOOD is what happened to Nadab and Abihu. Other times God’s GOOD is what happened to Jesus on the cross. Once in a while, God’s GOOD is when you get a call that an uncle you didn’t know you had died and left you a million dollars. But make no mistake about it, it’s ALL GOOD! Because, “God Is Good All The Time, And All The Time God Is Good.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I’ll never stop saying it. “God Is Good All The Time, And All The Time God Is Good!” Amen
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All The Praise, All The Time

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 Second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Revelation 5:13b
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”

O-bservation:

When John the Beloved, the author of the Revelation, caught a vision of heaven, he saw the Almighty sitting on the throne and to his right Jesus, the Lamb Of God. All inhabitants of the earth, on land and in the sea, and the inhabitants of heaven, were giving Jesus “All The Praise, All The Time.”

A-pplication:

The question will always be who or what is our highest object of praise? When you read here what John saw in heaven, the highest object of praise in the heavenlies is Jesus. All of it is “other worldly” and “mystical” and I get that, but remember we are eternal beings. We didn’t just arrive into time and space with a free moral will to make choices that help or destroy others accidentally. And, this is not about the “survival of the fittest” when it comes to humans. We will all live forever. Either eternally blessed or eternally rejected. I know, I know, it’s all something people don’t want to talk about, but today we must. Your eternal destination is dependent upon the one being in heaven, Jesus. Is He your continual object of worship? He is the only one who deserves “All The Praise, All The Time.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Sometimes I’m tempted to put my praise into things and positions and men and women of high honor on this side of heaven. Help me to remember that only YOU deserve “All The Praise, All The Time.” Amen
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Just Praise All The Time

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Psalm 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

O-bservation:

This is the very last verse of a hundred and fifty chapters of praise unto the Lord in the book of Psalms. We know of five different writers, one of which was Moses, who wrote the 90th Psalm. The children of Korah wrote 11 of the Psalms. David wrote 73 of the Psalms. But we don’t know the identification of the authorship of 51 of the Psalms. Either way, they are all a praise to our great Lord!

A-pplication:

Whenever I need a great pick-me-up, which is just about every day, I love to open to the book of Psalms. There is a Psalm for every occasion of life. It has been my practice through the years to read a Psalm each day. I haven’t always made it, but I can tell you I’ve never missed a praise during the course of a day. When I was a boy, my dad would walk through the house and just say “Hallelujah!” I would think it was for no good reason, but then when I became a man I found myself saying the same thing day in and day out. There’s always a reason to praise the Lord. So when I read the last verse in Psalms, I always think I should “Just Praise All The Time!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Today I’m happy to have another day of breath! Because You’ve given me another day, I will praise the Lord. Hallelujah! Amen
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