Tag - Psalms

He Doesn’t Throw Shade

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 121:5 The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand. O-bservation: King David said that our great God is ALWAYS watching over us. He said that our God is our SHADE at our right hand. A-pplication: Some Bible scholars believe that David wrote these words while in the “Cave of Adullam.” He was running from King Saul, who was convinced David was out to get him. In other words, in his most desperate of times David saw the Lord as someone who was willing to create a shady and restful place in...

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My Sins Are GONE!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. O-bservation: King David gives an immeasurable distance when he says, "As far as the east is from the west, that's how far God has removed our SINS from us." A-pplication: I don't know how the Lord could possibly make it any clearer than this verse. When I read it, the first thing I think of is ... "My Sins Are GONE!" There is no way to measure how far the east is from the west because it's...

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A Zeal For The House Of The Lord

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 69:9 For zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me. O-bservation: King David talked a lot about the House of the Lord. He couldn't get enough of what, today, we call CHURCH. Here he told the Lord that he had such a ZEAL for the Lord's house that it literally consumed him. A-pplication: The King had such a love for the House of the Lord, and even more so the presence of the Lord.  Here are just a few of David’s statements about CHURCH: "Better is one...

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Are You TOO Impressed With YOU?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 36:2 In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin. O-bservation: In the previous verse, King David said he had a word from God for those who are buried by sin’s folly. Because they don't fear God, they're overly impressed with themselves to the point that they can't even detect, much less hate, their own sin. A-pplication: Here's the big question this AM ... "Are You TOO Impressed With YOU?" Generally speaking, King David was making a call on wicked narcissistic people he knew. In David's estimation, they had flattered...

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Strength And Peace

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. O-bservation: King David knew the gifts he had received from the Lord. Most likely they were too numerous to count, however right here he recounts two of them. "Strength And Peace." A-pplication: What do we really need? Some long for fame and worldly applause. Others believe they are desperate for influence and authority. Still others have appetites that cry for instant gratification. The truth is, we need food and a limited amount of shelter, which would include clothing. Beyond that, what...

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