Archive for the ‘devotional’ Category

Psalm 82:1–2: “God stands in the congregation...

September 24th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This psalm addresses the injustice of earthly judges who were meant to protect and ...

Psalm 81:10: “I am the LORD your God, / Who...

September 23rd, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This is a promise from the Lord designed to encourage us to pray and ...

Psalm 80:19: “Restore us, O LORD God of hosts;...

September 22nd, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In Psalm 80, the psalmist cried out to the Lord on behalf of the ...

Psalm 79:5: “How long, LORD? / Will You be angry...

September 21st, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
It is said that this is the verse that Aurelius Augustinus (Augustine) quoted in ...

Psalm 78:2–4: “I will open my mouth in a parable;...

September 20th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Hebrew word used here for parable is broader than the one used in ...

Psalm 77:8–9: “Has His mercy ceased forever?...

September 19th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
After asking a series of questions about God, the psalmist writes "Selah," which is ...

Psalm 76:11–12: “Make vows to the LORD your...

September 18th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
When the psalmist said, "Make vows to the LORD your God, and pay them" ...

Psalm 75:6–7: “For exaltation comes neither...

September 17th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Since God is in the business of building character in His children, promotion in ...

Psalm 74:2: “Remember Your congregation, which...

September 16th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
According to one tradition, this psalm records the destruction of the temple by Nebuchadnezzar ...

Psalm 73:2–3: “But as for me, my feet had...

September 15th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We have difficulty understanding why wicked people are so often successful. They are boastful ...

Psalm 72:6: “He shall come down like rain upon...

September 14th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In this psalm, David described how a good ruler is a source of refreshment ...

Psalm 71:16: “I will go in the strength of...

September 13th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
According to this psalm, wise travelers are well prepared before they leave on a ...

Psalm 70:1: “Make haste, O God, to deliver...

September 12th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
David opened this psalm with a frantic plea: "Lord, don't take long!" And he ...

Psalm 69:1,3: “Save me, O God! / For the waters...

September 11th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This psalm has been called "the poor man's prayer" because it is the humble, ...

Psalm 68:1: “Let God arise, / Let His enemies...

September 10th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In Numbers 10:35, we see that these were the words Moses used in public ...

Psalm 67:1–2: “God be merciful [gracious]...

September 9th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
David was clearly asking God for good things, which is in accordance with His ...

Psalm 66:18: “If I regard iniquity in my heart,...

September 8th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
When a business bills a client, they keep track of how long it takes ...

Psalm 65:2–3: “O You who hear prayer, / To...

September 7th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Our God is the God who hears our prayers and provides atonement for our ...

Psalm 64:9: “All men shall fear, / And shall...

September 6th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
There are 2 Hebrew words for fear used in the Old Testament: pachad, meaning ...

Psalm 63:1: “O God, You are my God; / Early...

September 5th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
King David understood that every human being is thirsty for God. Some are more ...

Psalm 62:9: “Surely men of low degree are a...

September 4th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
King David swept all of humanity, from low estate to high, into the same ...

Psalm 61:1–2: “Hear my cry, O God; / Attend...

September 3rd, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
King David knew where to go when he was in trouble. A close examination ...

Psalm 60:11–12: “Give us help from trouble,...

September 2nd, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In the midst of David's battle, he was clearly focusing on God alone for ...

Psalm 59:1–2: “Deliver me from my enemies,...

September 1st, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
David gave us two great titles to remember about our God in this psalm. ...

Psalm 58:11: “So that men will say, / ‘Surely...

August 31st, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
King David was confident that in the end the righteous will see that God, ...

Psalm 57:1: “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful...

August 30th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
When life becomes too crazy, we need only run into our heavenly Father's arms. ...

Psalm 56:8: “You number my wanderings; / Put...

August 29th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This psalm records David's trust in God after being seized by the Philistines. His ...

Psalm 55:12–13: “For it is not an enemy who...

August 28th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
David poured out his heart to his Lord because a close friend, Ahithophel, betrayed ...

Psalm 54:7: “For He has delivered me out of...

August 27th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
According to the title, David wrote this psalm when the Ziphites told Saul that ...

Psalm 53:1: “The fool has said in his heart,...

August 26th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Webster’s dictionary defines a fool as “a person who lacks good judgment.” Many atheists ...

Psalm 52:8: “But I am like a green olive tree...

August 25th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
David says in this psalm that he placed his trust in the mercy of ...