Morning devotion: Read Psalm 208
Psalms 108:1 ¶<<A Song or Psalm of David.>> O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 3 I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. 4 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;
This first portion of Psalm 108 was first spoken in Psalms 57:7 ¶My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. 8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. 10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.
The word fixed is the word most evident today. “My heart is fixed” meaning my heart is unmovable, steady, firmly planted and convinced beyond all shadow of a doubt.
Is your heart fixed on the LORD today? Do you completely trust in the Lord and in the LORD your God?
In Psalm 57 David trust in the Lord (Adoni) his master. In Psalm 108 David trust in the LORD (Jehovah) the strong and mighty one. You can tell the difference by the way the letters are capitalized.
When the trials of life surround you and the issues of the immediate demand what seems more than you can handle, do you trust the LORD?
I and reminded of Matthew 13: 3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower (the Lord) went forth to sow (the Word of God); 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
He then explains the parable for his disciples and for us. Matthew 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower (The Lord is the sower, even more than the sower he is the Living Word of God, Read John chapter 1 and I John 5). 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one (the Devil), and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon (quickly) with joy receiveth it; 21 Yet hath he not root in himself (This is the shallow person), but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word (because of what he believes), by and by he is offended. 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world (the responsibilities and the worries), and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
As we read this portion of scripture in Matthew, we find that the heart was not fixed, consequently the word was taken by the devil. The word was word was not relevant because of the problems and persecutions of life. And the word was choked and became insignificant because of “other” responsibilities and worries of life. The fixed heart brought forth fruit and even multiplied it.
This Psalmist say and sings, “my heart is fixed.” No matter what circumstances occur or what changes are made in this world; no matter what others do, individually, nationally and internationally, fix your heart. Be steady, be strong and trust in the Lord.
John said it so eloquently: John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Is your heart fixed or do you have a tendency to distrust, and depart from the love, grace, mercy and care of the living God?
David called the Lord his master (Adoni – Lord); he also called him (Jehovah -LORD) the self existing one, knowing he is there forever.
In this world of inconsistencies, there is one constant, one stable factor, God. Would you place your faith in the Lord Jesus, would you remain, would you have a fixed heart?
The choice is still yours,