Tag Archive: praise

God is Good – Psalm 145 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

What a glorious Psalm about God’s goodness. To ponder such great goodness, brings about praise as the Psalmist says: “Your saints will extol you.” Not only is God good now, but His goodness extends through all generations and beyond. Sometimes I struggle with why so many bad things happen to me. Bad things are all …

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Songs of Joy – Psalm 47 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Have you ever felt the exuberant joy described in Psalm 47? Have you ever been overwhelmed with the wonder of the greatness of God that you just had to praise Him? I’ve been in audiences where the person on stage received a standing ovation. We clapped and shouted. Everyone had a smile on their face. …

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The Number of the Stars – Psalm 147 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

Every day, in so many ways, God displays His wonders and power. They are all about us, in nature, in relationships, in events, protection, blessings, etc. The wonders of nature are always stunning, if we take a moment to ponder them. From atomic structure to distant stars, as pictured in this beautiful NASA photograph. We …

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Great Praise to God – Psalm 148 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

We lavish praise on many things, children, pets, coworkers, spouse and others. Sometimes the praise is quite lavish, such as awards for national or community service. Perhaps the praise is for great sacrifice, such as an award of the Medal of Honor. Yet, even the most heroic sacrifice or deed of man deserving of praise, …

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Great is the Lord – Psalm 48 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

We use the word “great” to describe people: “He was a great baseball player,” or “She has a great voice.” It is used to describe things like: “That is a great car,” or “We saw a great movie.” While the word “great” elevates the person or thing above the ordinary, I feel that words fail …

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Be Exalted, O Lord – Psalm 21 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

Walking down the halls of power  in Washington is an amazing experience as you consider the history of the place. The power to impact millions of people, worldwide is the responsibility of these legislators. Have you ever watched a machine crush a car into a small cube? Have you watched a rocket launch, with fire, …

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Save Me From My Enemies – Psalm 18 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

A group of students from Taylor University were in Egypt for the spring semester, but their stay was cut short by the recent unrest. One of the young ladies is a friend of our family, and we followed the situation closely. We prayed for her safety as Americans were evacuated from Cairo, and the group …

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Flourishing in the House of God – Psalm 52 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

What has God done in your life? Anything? If we understand the Bible, everything has purpose and is for God’s glory. Even what we might see as bad things have purpose. God is with us through it all. In order to truly understand Psalm 52, and praise God as the Psalmist does, we must know …

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Sing Praises to Our King! – Psalm 47 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Sometimes when I look back, I realize that God was working in my life, and I didn’t realize it at the time. If I could truly see all that God has done for me I think I would praise the Lord with a bit more energy. In Psalm 47 the Psalmist shouts and sings praises …

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Why are You Cast Down, O My Soul? – Psalm 42 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

If God is my rock, is he a pebble, a boulder, or a huge formation, like in the picture? Can I put the rock in my pocket, or is it immovable and unchanging, providing shade and shelter? The Psalmist here is transparent and honest before God: “Why have you forgotten me?” He sees and feels …

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