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Light Or Darkness

Light Or Darkness

Light and darkness are polar opposites: the darkness of a stormy night with no light in sight verses the brilliance of the mid-day sun in a cloudless sky. This is the contrast of two kingdoms, the kingdom of God (which is light) and the kingdom of Satan (which is darkness). The question is which kingdom […]

So Great A Salvation

So Great A Salvation

Psalm 21, from where Rose’s poem for this meditation has been inspired, opens with the psalmist-king expressing joy and rejoicing in the salvation and strength of the Lord Yhovah, (Jehovah). Some expositors or commentators, as well as some Jewish Rabbis, view this Psalm as a picture of Messiah-king rising in victory. However, in the immediate […]

Commitment To Prayer And Thanksgiving

Commitment To Prayer And Thanksgiving

In Daniel chapter six we learn of Daniel’s commitment to God and prayer. What did he pray for? The Bible does not tell us at this point, however we know that later in the book he prayed for the restoration of Jerusalem and the return of his people according to the Scriptures (Daniel 9:1-19). This […]

Following The Presence

Following The Presence

After Israel’s 40-year detour of wondering in the wilderness, the new generation is finally ready to enter the promised land of Canaan. According to Joshua 3:1-5, the people left the old encampment and came to the Jordan, which was now the final barrier separating them from their new land, and here, they stopped, and waited until they received […]

The Call To Praise

The Call To Praise

Throughout the Scriptures we find numerous calls to bring praise to the Lord with thanksgiving, or examples of people doing so. The book of Psalms contains a great collection of praise and worship “songs”, and encourages us to follow the pattern it sets. “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song” Psalm 98:1; “I will […]

How Great Is God

How Great Is God

The word great is so great that it takes at least eight adjectives to describe it, adjectives such as noble, wonderful, absolute, and five others. We catch a glimpse of the greatness of God in Psalm 8:3-4, as the Psalmist speaks to Him saying, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The […]

God’s Inclination

God’s Inclination

Psalm 40:1-8 begins in verse 1 saying, “I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord, and He inclined to me and heard me” (Amplified Bible). The Scriptures emphasize that God is constantly keeping watch over His children. While His eyes “are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good” Proverbs 15:3, 2 […]

The Song Of The Lord

The Song Of The Lord

Singing is a means of expressing the deep feelings, emotions, and desires of the heart. Singing is likely to captivate the heart and mind of the one hearing it more than just spoken words. So when God sings to, or about us, it is powerful indeed! In Zephaniah 3:17 (Amplified Bible) He is speaking to […]

The Art Of Praise

The Art Of Praise

Praise is an art that every child of God should pursue, learn, and practice. Upon coming to Jesus, one of the first things we find is that He gives us “…beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” Isaiah 61:3. He has provided and given […]

Conquering Praise

Conquering Praise

A choice is given to us when we face difficulties, to praise or to complain! Our choice is pivotal toward victory or defeat. Rebellion and Complaining seem to have a close relationship, and between them they kept a whole generation from entering the promised land of Canaan, Numbers 14:2-3; 22-23. 1 Corinthians 10:10 warns us […]