Daily RCL Bible Reading Devotional – February 12th, 2016

Scripture Reading(s)

Psalm 99

99:1 The LORD is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

99:2 The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.

99:3 Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he!

99:4 Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

99:5 Extol the LORD our God; worship at his footstool. Holy is he!

99:6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called on his name. They cried to the LORD, and he answered them.

99:7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept his decrees, and the statutes that he gave them.

99:8 O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.

99:9 Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy.


Lydia.jpgWith all this talk of politics and the imminent establishment of a new President taking place one must think of how powerful and full of authority that new potential candidate must feel. Whenever I read Psalms like this one, it always makes me think of different rulers and authorities that exist in our world today. However, it also gives me great comfort in knowing that our God is the true King and Ruler over all and nothing takes place in this world without His permission.

This Psalm touches on two key aspects of God’s Kingship over this world:

  1. The Lord is King Over All (vs 1-5): This Psalm specifically touches on God’s rule over Israel. However, His authority and rule has no limits. It stretches to the entire world and we are all His people whom He loves and longs to bless.
  2. God’s Rule Demonstrates His love and grace: Here the Psalmist reminisces about what God did for the people of Israel in the past. He provided for them leaders who would speak to them and lead them. He forgave them when they turned away from Him.

Let us always keep in mind that our God is the utmost powerful and authoritative presence in this entire world. We can find comfort in knowing that this God loves each one of us. Let us respond in praise and thanks for all that He’s done.


They cried to the LORD, and he answered them. (Psalm 99:6)

At times we tend to think of God as different now than He was back in the days of Moses. I would contend that He is not. I have seen people healed of incurable illnesses. I have seen miracles take place that go beyond the physical. I have witnessed God intimately involved in the lives of His people; so much so that even doctors have noticed. Hence, the World Christian Doctors Network. 

God is also interested in the small things. When we cry out to God for even minor things, He is there. I have had prayers answered for the most insignificant things, even if they seemed big at the time I was dealing with them. But your problems are God’s problems. That is why He calls us to cast our cares upon Him.

Like Moses, Aaron, and Samuel, call out to God in faith that He is there with see you through.



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