“I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” (Psalms 16:8, Amplified Bible) The poetic language of today’s devotional text from Psalms expresses the way in which God was David’s strength in his life. The “right hand” in scripture is indicative of God’s saving power/ strength. Psalms 98:1 declares that believers are to “Sing to the LORD a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have worked salvation for him (us).” Psalms 105:4 reminds us that we are to “(l)ook to the Lord and His strength (power); seek His face always.” When we survey the spiritual landscape of our nation today, we see the quintessence of the prophetic words spoken by the prophet Isaiah who forewarned of a period/season of time when people would “call evil good and good evil.” (Isaiah 5:20) It would seem from today’s headlines that we are living in the very period of time of which this word from the Lord was spoken. That is why God’s Word declares that we “set the Lord continually before” us each day—so that we may live in His power and be sustained by His strength amidst a world that is rapidly becoming more evil and pagan (ungodly). As Christians, we are called to live our lives in a manner that is “holy and pleasing to God” (Romans 12:1) before the sight of the Lord— and that task is simply impossible to do without our full dependence for His power & strength. Many in today’s Christian community (i.e. Church) have lives that sadly are filled with broken hearts, shattered witnesses, failing marriages, mounting self-created debt, immoral behavior and empty (vain) worship (Mark 7:7) simply because many are trying to live the Christian life on their own strength—and that will never work – never has, never will! The Apostle Peter reminds Christians that we are “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that (we) may declare the praises of Him who called (us) out of darkness into His wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9) As His Church, we need to honor the Lord by living our lives according to the timeless values and holy principles found in His Holy Word! So let’s either make or renew a covenant to “set the Lord continually before (us),” so that by His power/strength, we can firmly declare to Satan and his demonic crew that in Jesus Christ, we “shall not be moved!” (Psalms 62:6) ...Selah!
Today's Spirit-led CCM video is by Mercy Me and can be viewed by clicking on the song title, "Word of God Speak" - G3 for sharing His power-filled words thru CCM & Praise!