Tag - Presence

Prostrate In His Presence

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 44:4 Then the man brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple. I looked and saw the glory of the Lord filling the temple of the Lord, and I fell facedown. O-bservation: In his vision, Ezekiel had witnessed the destruction of the temple of God, its priests, and its people. But as the vision comes to an end, the prophet is shown a vision of the future restoration of it all. I believe this is still yet to come. But what is most impressive in this passage...

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In His Presence

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 2:21b Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord. O-bservation: Samuel had been born in a miraculous way to Elkanah and his wife, Hannah. This is a marvelous story of answered prayer and a vow fulfilled. Even though these were the true parents of the prophet/priest Samuel, the person who raised the boy was Eli. The astonishing fact surrounding this information is that the priest who raised Samuel into a righteous man of God was a lousy father to his sons. His boys, Hophni and Phinehas, were wretched...

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In The Presence Of YOUR Enemies

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 27:7 David lived in Philistine territory a year and four months. O-bservation: This is an amazing story, because David had killed so many Philistines even early on in his career. Yet here we see the leader, King Achish of Gath, a major tribe of Philistines, allowing David to live among his people for a year and four months to escape the craziness of King Saul of Israel! A-pplication: It was David who wrote the 23rd Psalm toward the end of his life. In verse 5a he said to the Lord, “You prepare a table...

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Don’t Talk

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Zephaniah 1:7a Be silent before the Sovereign Lord, for the day of the Lord is near. O-bservation: Here Zephaniah is warning the people of God, who have turned away from the Lord, of impending judgment to come. He tells them that to be in the presence of the Sovereign Lord, in this case, simply means "Don't Talk!" A-pplication: Let's move this to our present time. We know the scripture tells us to "Seek the Lord while he may be found" (Is. 55:6). It also says "Call to me and I will answer you" (Jer. 33:3). So...

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A More Honorable Man

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Chronicles 4:9a Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. O-bservation: The writer makes it clear in this passage that this man named Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. A-pplication: Jabez was only remembered by a prayer he prayed. It's in the prayer he prayed that his honor is revealed. He prayed to the Lord first of all that God would truly bless him. He wasn't looking for man's approval or applause; he was desperate for God's blessing. Second, he wanted increased influenced with people. That can only happen with the anointing of the Lord...

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