“My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips” (Psalm 63:5 NKJV).

March 20, 2020

WHAT’S YOUR LEVEL OF SATISFACTION TODAY? David wrote of his strong desire to be “satisfied” and “joyful” in the Lord. He sought to bear the fruit of one who knew the “lovingkindness” (v.3) of the Lord. The word “satisfied” speaks of contentment. David lifted his soul up to the Lord, determined to find a deep

“My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved” (Psalms 62:5-6 NKJV).

March 19, 2020

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WAIT SILENTLY FOR GOD ALONE? David instructed his soul to wait silently for God alone. Perhaps his soul was feeling impatient and anxious. The two often go hand in hand. Impatience leads to worry, which leads to questions and doubts. David knew this, so he stilled his own soul, reminding

“Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:1-2 NKJV).

March 18, 2020

LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I This is a prayer of David crying out to God for His heavenly perspective and protection. “Lead me to the high rock.” He cried. He wanted to see what was coming in the distance. He wanted his feet, which were sinking in mud, to be

“Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14 NKJV).

March 16, 2020

DO YOU SEEK WISE COUNSEL BEFORE DECIDING? It has been said that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Similarly, those who refuse to learn from the experience of others are doomed to make the same mistakes that they have made. And even when they do take the time to get

“Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people” (Luke 1:68 NKJV).

March 15, 2020

PRAYING FOR THE LORD’S VISITATION TODAY On the eighth day after John the Baptist’s birth, his father Zechariah was filled with the Spirit and prophesied. The Lord spoke through him announcing the purpose of his son’s life, namely, to prepare the way for the Messiah. For the Lord had visited their relative Mary and she

“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by” (Psalms 57:1 NKJV).

March 14, 2020

DO YOU FEEL LIKE HIDING IN A CAVE? David wrote this psalm regarding the time he was hiding in a cave while fleeing from Saul. Even though the king of Israel sought to kill him, David trusted in the Lord. And even though he hid in a cave, he was confident that the day of

“… I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel” (Numbers 18:20 NKJV).

March 14, 2020

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST POSSESSION? The Lord told Aaron and the tribe of Levi that they would not receive a land portion nor an inheritance with the rest of Israel. Instead, their portion and inheritance would be the Lord Himself. They were to live off of the tithes and offerings that the other tribes brought

“And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Mark 15:37-38 NKJV).

March 11, 2020

DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT JESUS ACCOMPLISHED? At the sound of Jesus’ last cry, the thick curtain separating the Holy of Holies from the rest of the temple, was rent from top to bottom, opening the way. This must have been quite startling to the priests who witnessed it during the exact time of afternoon prayers.

“Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death” (Proverbs 11:4 NKJV).

March 10, 2020

HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST? Wealth is useful when facing human justice. It pays for attorneys and even judges of a certain type. Yet, “riches do not profit” when we face the judgment seat of God. All the treasure in the world is useless on that day. As one has said, “You never

“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” (Mark 14:26 NKJV).

March 9, 2020

WHAT HYMN DID JESUS SING THE NIGHT BEFORE? On the Thursday night before His crucifixion, Jesus and His disciples sang a hymn together after finishing the Passover meal. My first observation is that Jesus sang. O what joy it must have been to hear His voice sing praises to God! How wonderful to have been