Pin on Psalms KJV

Good morning! I’m praying that you are being blessed by this devotional series!! 🙂 The Book of Psalms has millions of hidden nuggets within its verses… blessings that the Lord placed there for times like these! Our God is a merciful and righteous God, amen? He wants us to remain close to Him and choose not to sin. However, when we do fall, His mercy is endless and He is ready to dispense that mercy and bring us peace once again.

Finding Jesus in today’s verse was the gold mine I speak of. Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in Jesus! John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Jesus is the only way to Heaven. It doesn’t matter what the world says, my friend. We have God’s words for mankind at our fingertips. No where in scripture does it say that there are other ways. Notice the latter part of John 14:6: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Jesus didn’t leave us to chance but gave us very specific directions.

Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “quicken” as:

1. Primarily, to make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state. Romans 4:17.

Hence flocks and herds, and men and beasts and fowls, with breath are quicken’d and attract their souls.

2. To make alive in a spiritual sense; to communicate a principle of grace to.

You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. Ephesians 2:1.

3. To hasten; to accelerate; as, to quicken motion, speed or flight.

4. To sharpen; to give keener perception to; to stimulate; to incite; as, to quicken the appetite or taste; to quicken desires.

5. To revive; to cheer; to reinvigorate; to refresh by new supplies of comfort or grace. Psalms 119:25.

Jesus is the only Source of life and light! When we are born again and receive His Holy Spirit, we are made alive in Him. 1 Cor. 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. David so wanted to have God at the center of his life and on the throne of his heart. The evidence is found throughout Psalms.

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity. Noah Webster defines vanity as:

1. Emptiness; want of substance to satisfy desire; uncertainty; inanity.

Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity Ecclesiastes 1:2.

2. Fruitless desire or endeavor.

Vanity possesseth many who are desirous to know the certainty of things to come.

When our eyes are focused on the Lord and our whole person desires to do His will, we won’t “desire” the world’s offerings. The emptiness one feels can only be filled with Jesus! Amen?