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Devotion in The House of God

Psalms 84:1–84:12
In this psalm we have a picture of Heaven and home. Let us see what it has to say to us pilgrims in the world , but heading for home. You no doubt have heard it said, “Home is where the heart is.” The Psalmist longed for God.The desire of the Psalmist - Desired to be in … Read more

Peace in The Midst of Persecution And Pressures

Psalms 83:1–83:18
This psalm was written by a man who was conscious of the pressures surrounding Israel (vv. 1- 18). Probably the events in the days of Jehoshaphat most closely approximate the situation envisioned here. All the enemies of Jehovah; the Edomites, Ishmaelites, Gebalites, Ammonites, Am … Read more

Justice Over The Judges

Psalms 82:1–82:8
This psalm is concerned with the problem of the unjust judge. The writer refers to the rulers and judges of Israel as “gods and children of the most high” (vv. 5-7). They were called gods because they represented God in executing judgment. In the days these words were p … Read more

Definite Desire For Deliverance

Psalms 81:1–81:16
This psalm is more concerned with the deliverance from Egypt than with thanksgiving for an abundant harvest. As the psalmist traces the Exodus he passes quickly to the wilderness trials which was a test. In this chapter we can learn some valuable lessons from rebellious Israel:Re … Read more

Definite Desire For Deliverance

Psalms 81:1–81:16
This psalm is more concerned with the deliverance from Egypt than with thanksgiving for an abundant harvest. As the psalmist traces the Exodus he passes quickly to the wilderness trials which was a test. In this chapter we can learn some valuable lessons from rebellious Israel:Re … Read more

The Pruning Process Produces Restoration

Psalms 80:1–80:19
This Psalm is a national prayer for restoration. The key word might be translated either “restore us” or “bring us back” (from captivity). The Palmist urges God to listen, wake up, and go to work to save His people (vv. 1-2). Three times is this chapter the wr … Read more

Prayer in The Midst of Disaster

Psalms 79:1–79:13
The Jews of the psalmist’s day had become apostate, yet at the same time, they adopted a superstitious attitude toward the temple. They imagined that since it was God’s house it could not be destroyed and therefore Jerusalem was off limits to the invader. However it was destroyed … Read more

Walk Your Talk

Psalms 78:59–78:72
The psalmist describes how Israel was blessed of God over and over again and yet they rebelled against Him. The sin of idolatry appears and this wicked practice of the Canaanites was adopted by the people of the living God (vv. 59-60). Among the strategies God used to bring back … Read more

Lessons From God’s Past Judgment

Psalms 78:45–78:58
Having briefly referred to the plagues in Egypt (v. 12), the author now describes some of them in greater detail. The death of the first-born was the last and worst of the plagues of Egypt, and that which perfected the deliverance of Israel. If gentler methods would have done the … Read more

Flattery Toward God is a Serious Offense

Psalms 78:32–78:44
The writer states in this passage that the people flattered Him with their mouth, lied to Him with their tongue, had a heart that was not steadfast with Him, nor were they faithful in His covenant (vv. 36,37). The dictionary says flattery is to compliment insincerely. We flatter … Read more

God’s Decision For Provision

Psalms 78:17–78:31
In yesterdays passage we shared with you four of the six reasons given in the first 22 verses of this chapter that can cause us to become dissatisfied with our relationship with God. Below you will find the last two reasons:We become dissatisfied with God when He doesn’t jump thr … Read more

Dissatisfaction With God Leads to Disaster

Psalms 78:1–78:16
Maybe it is just me, but it seems that people today tend to be dissatisfied with life in general. They may be dissatisfied about the way they look, their weight, their job, their church, their financial situation, their spouse, or the way their children behave. This dissatisfacti … Read more

Overcome Depression With A God Session

Psalms 77:1–77:20
If we are honest, most of us know what depression is. It affects us in at least four ways:It overwhelms our spirit - “I complained and my spirit was overwhelmed” (v. 3).It robs us of our sleep - ‘Thou holdest mine eyes waking” (v. 4).It seals our lips - “ … Read more