Psalm 83 & 84: JEHOVAH
Verse of the Day: (83:18) That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
1. Joint (83:1-16)
Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. (83:8)
Asaph cried to God to protect and preserve Israel as many nations joint forces to invade and destroy them so as to wipe out the name of Israel from history. However, they failed because God was with them. Throughout history, since God called out Abraham to establish Israel, and until today, many nations and peoples have tried to annihilate Israel, primarily because of the evil influence of the devil, who hates what God loves, but they have all failed. (Genesis 12:1-3) Until today, Israel not only survives, but they even thrive as one of the most powerful nations of the world with nuclear warheads. Indeed, if God be for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) God loves Israel with everlasting love, and He is still waiting for all Israel to truly repent their sins, and return to Him. (Jeremiah 31:1-3) Let us truly believe in God, and love Israel, and He shall richly bless and keep us, and made us His heirs, and joint-heirs with Christ, now and forever. (Romans 8:14-17)
2. JEHOVAH (83:17-18)
Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: (83:17)
Amid all the doom and gloom, Asaph had hope in God as he believed that He is the JEHOVAH, the most high over all the earth. Indeed, our God is the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, and He shall return one day to judge the world, and to destroy and cast all who reject Him including the devil, the beast, the false prophet into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. (Revelation 19:11-21) Let us trust the LORD JEHOVAH, and He shall keep us in His perfect peace with His everlasting strength. (Isaiah 26:1-5)
3. Jacob (84:1-12)
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. (84:8)
The sons of Korah, the Levite, inspired by God, penned the wonderful worship of God in His tabernacle declaring that one day in His court was better than a thousand in the world, and rather to be a doorkeeper in His house than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. They must have been grateful to God that they were alive, because their father, Korah, had led the rebellion against Moses. Subsequently God opened the earth swallowing Korah and all who rebelled against Him, and even sent fire killing all who offered incense. God reminded them that only Aaron’s descendants were to offer incense before Him. (Numbers 16) Let us thus submit to God’s appointed leaders, and earnestly pray to Him, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, our God of yesterday, today and forever. (Acts 3)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You, JEHOVAH, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.