Morning devotion: Read Psalm 89

Psalms 89:19  Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. 20  I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: 21  With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. 22  The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 23  And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. 24  But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. 25  I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. 26  He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. 27  Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. 28  My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. 29  His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

God has his beloved and those whom he choses for special purposes in his grand plan for mankind. David was one of those chosen for the Lord. David was blessed in the fact he was the second half of the Davidic covenant, God being the other half. From Abraham to David to Joseph and Mary, God had a chosen set of people for the earthly genealogy of the Lord Jesus. Read Matthew chapter 1:1-17.

In this portion of the Psalms you will see God anointed David, he established David and strengthened him. God protected David and was faithful and merciful to him. God expanded David’s realm from sea to the rivers and enlarged his kingdom. David was so close to God that he willingly called him his father and his God. God promised to keep David and the promise he made to David, forevermore. He said: “His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.”

That “seed” is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. We, who believe in the Lord Jesus, are also of that lineage, the seed of Christ. If you have turned from sin and placed your faith in Jesus, you are a part of that special family, called the family of God. If you have not, you are not.

In that relationship, God has a plan for you as well. God knows and loves his own and has a special plan for each one of us.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

We are God’s workmanship in Christ Jesus; we were saved to do good works for God. We do not do good works to get saved, we are saved to do good works. Do get the cart before the horse like most religions of today.

My dear Christian friend; are you doing good works for the Lord? During this coronavirus time, are you doing good works? That is how people will know Christ.

John 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook