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How Close Is Jesus?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 75:1a We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near. O-bservation: Here we see the Psalmist is overwhelmed by the Savior. He said we praise you God, and then he said it again. Why? The Psalmist blessed the Lord because, as he said, “His Name is NEAR.” A-pplication: Years ago, I used to sing a little chorus of worship that simply said, “He’s as close as the mention of His name.” I’m pretty sure the writer of that chorus of worship took it from this verse in Psalms. How many times have...

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God’s Presence = God’s Blessing

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Chronicles 13:14 The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house for three months, and the Lord blessed his household and everything he had. O-bservation: During the priestly reign of Eli, the Philistines took the Ark of God out of Israel after they had defeated the Israelis soundly. But after several months, the Ark of God created such trouble for the Philistines that they decided to give it back to the Israelis with gifts. During the reign of King Saul, the Ark remained in Baalah in Judah and not...

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