|It is Saturday morning, so soon I will be going to our Men of Destiny, Saturday morning prayer breakfast and devotional challenge to be a godly man. I read 20 chapters in Psalms this morning, and ended up with chapter 132, so I have one more day in Psalms. With 150 chapters in all, it takes a week to get through. Here are just a few thoughts for today:|
1) VOWS- Seven different times in Psalms, David speaks of keeping (or paying) his vows to God. When we make a vow (promise), we should keep it. Psalms 116:14 "I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people." This same verse is found in verse 18 as well. David said he would "pay my vows unto the LORD". Have you promised God something and not kept it? Keep your promises and you will find that God also keeps His promises.
2) REJOICE AND BE GLAD! Psalms 118:24 "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." We sing the chorus: "This is the Day", and sometimes forget that this chorus is simply singing the Word of God to us. God's Holy Word tells us to "rejoice and be glad in it". We are to be conscious each and every day that we are living another day that God has given us... let us rejoice in it and be a happy Christian. It is a choice.... choose to rejoice and obey God's Word.
3) KNOW GOD... KNOW PEACE; NO GOD.... NO PEACE. We have all seen this around on signs from time to time, but it has a biblical root. Far too often as Christians we get offended and here is what God's Holy Word says: Psalms 119:165 "Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them." Our taking offense so often tells us that we are not spending enough time in God's Word. If we love God's Word, we will not be offended by people. This is the clear teaching of this verse. We can like it or lump it, but God's Word will not change what it says on the matter. Christians that get offended are not Word Filled Christians! That is just a fact!
Well, I've got to go for now. Have a blessed day! Pastor Mike Mutchler