Morning devotion: Read Psalm 69

Psalms 69:29  But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. 30  ¶I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. 31  This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. 32  The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God. 33  For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners. 34  Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. 35  For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession. 36  The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

Knowing his name was written in the Lamb’s book of life, David rejoices in his Lord’s salvation. By the way, it is the Lamb’s book of life. Jesus is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.

Speaking of heaven Revelation 21:27 says “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

In humility, knowing from whence he came, David praises the Lord. He states, “I am poor and sorrowful.”

It takes the humble of heart to see this wonderful truth. Verses 32 says, “The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.” The proud, the self-willed and the arrogant and those who believe their good works are enough to appease God, cannot see this. It is the one who knows they do not deserve what God has provided in Jesus that understand this truth.

Psalms 34:18  The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psalms 51:17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Verse 33 says, “For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.”

Oh, my friend, there is great cause to rejoice knowing your name is written in the Lamb’s book of life. There is great cause for praise knowing Zion is your home to dwell forevermore.

Speaking of heaven Revelation 22:3 says “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb (Jesus) shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:”

I am looking forward to eternity with Jesus, are you? Do you have Jesus; does Jesus know you? Is your name written in the Lamb’s book of life?

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook