Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotional: Psalms 92:1-8

Ps 92:1-8

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts! The senseless man does not know, fools do not understand, that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be forever destroyed. But you, O Lord, are exalted forever.

Col 3:15-16

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

Sing praises and thanksgiving to God in the morning. Offer prayers with thanksgiving at noon. Listen to his Word, sing hymns, and give thanks in the evening. Be thankful always, for all things. The Lord is good, and he is always near to us. He hears our cries, but he also hears our praise and our thanksgiving.

Over the years I have baptized quite a few people. Many of them have said various things when they came up out of the water. Probably the most memorable to me was an older woman (at least I thought so at the time) who simply said: “Thank you Jesus.” She knew her sins were washed away because of his sacrifice.

We have a lot of things for which we should be thankful. We mentioned before that we are to give thanks for our troubles and our trials. We thank God for so many material things we have in our lives. We need to be thankful for our health.

Even if we are battling disease right now, we have been healthy and we are at least healthy enough to read this, so give thanks. Think of all the times we (or those we love) have overcome their diseases or lived through accidents. We can be thankful that God has provided the medical community with treatment options or surgeries that can help restore our health. We use these as an aid, but Jesus is the Great Physician. When he doesn’t heal, there is nothing better for any of us than to go and be with him and to sing praises around the great white throne!

Thank you, O God, for your tender mercy and the many things you have put into my life to use for your glory. Help me be a good steward. Thank you for the many spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. Thank you for saving me from sin. Thank you for the many others who serve you and who are a blessing as they encourage me in my walk for you. Give healing to those who are sick and taking treatments. Give them your peace of mind as they trust you. In the name of Jesus, I pray.