Category Archives: Scripture Song Devotions

Sherri Youngward’s Psalm 139 Devotions

This morning I sat down, grabbed my guitar and started playing You Are There- from Psalm 139. As I was playing, the words “You comprehend my path” caught my attention.

When I think of a path, I picture grass and weeds worn down to dirt- these are well traveled paths. He comprehends our path and His comprehension is not shallow or aloof. Psalm 139 describes this in great detail. 

While walking on harder parts of our path, where remedies and answers are way over our heads, there is comfort in knowing He is with us. He knows the people on our path, from family, to co-workers to grocery clerks and friends. He knows who we miss, and who we are blazing a new trail toward. Remembering this inspires me to make eye contact along the way. 

Paths change, seasons may involve well worn roads to doctors and hospitals, for loved ones or for yourself. For some, the grass has grown back over those stretches and now new paths are ahead.    

Jesus said, “follow Me.”  He is taking us somewhere spiritually, and I want to go.

Today this truth was dusted off and brought back to full shine, that God is with us, every step. – Sherri Youngward

http://sherriyoungward.com/

Verse Rehearse June 7th Galatians 6:7 Reaps Song By PoetTree.com

June 7th (6:7) Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

https://soundcloud.com/poettree/reaps-galatians-6-7-scripture

Psalm 56 Devotions And Video From Sons Of Korah

Psalm 56 is without a doubt one of my favorite scripture songs of all time.  So enjoy. – Dave Davidson (founder of ScriptureSong.com and PoetTree.com)

Psalm 56 devotion from the SonsofKorah.com website…

Psalm 56 is dominated by the theme of the enemy. The writer is David. He has been anointed by Samuel and has proven his anointing in his defeat of Goliath and in many other military campaigns. But the continual success of David begins to make king Saul jealous. And so he conspires to kill David and thus begins David’s period as a fugitive (the context also of Psalm 63: 1 Samuel 20ff). It is not difficult to imagine how David must have felt at this time. It was the anointing of God that had made him successful and it is now because of this anointing that David is persecuted. Saul’s intent is to reverse the process of David’s ascension to fame, ultimately by killing him (vs. 6), but it seems from this psalm that Saul was doing a good job at slandering David and dirtying his reputation with all kinds of lies (vs.5). Saul could not have otherwise raised his army in pursuit of David. David was popular and the mind boggles to imagine the work of Saul to blacken David’s name. For David the injustice is nearly unbearable. He faces death everyday from his own people. It is interesting to note the parallel here with David’s greater son Jesus who for like reason was also slandered, falsely accused, and was the subject of a murder conspiracy. And all this by his own people.

So now that David is an enemy of his own people he really is on his own. Imagine this. Where does he go? We should remember that just before this period he had been carrying out military campaigns against his neighbours so he is not going to be popular there. The fact that he ends up by running to the Philistine town of Gath indicates that he is pretty desperate (1 Sam. 21:10ff). In Gath David is taken before the king and it seems that the officials were hinting to the king that this man is dangerous and probably should be imprisoned or killed. So David acts like a madman to prevent the king from regarding him as a threat, and it works. The degradation that God allows David to be plunged into here is heartbreaking. He is hated by all and so he has to act mad and degrade himself before his enemies just to stay alive.

It was bad enough that he had to be there in the first place but to be ridiculed now by the philistines ‘ I think that this would have been one of the hardest times in David’s life. There is no surprise then in the fiery indignation that is expressed in the words ‘bring down the nations’ (vs. 7). How could God watch his anointed being slandered and hunted down by his own people and ridiculed by his traditional enemies? David calls on God to be angry at this situation. He calls on God to not allow them to get away with what they have done. Destroy them all! This seems harsh but let it be noted here that David is not out of line in what he is praying. David has covenant sanction to pray these things. The covenant rule was that whoever curses those whom God has blessed will be cursed. David knew his anointing and he knew that he had a right to call on God to destroy these nations in his anger. But note also that the brunt of the imprecation is not directed at a named individual but on the nations, on evil regimes.

The philistines represented an anti-covenant and anti-God regime and they were to be seen as much a threat as the serpent was in the garden of Eden. This is why God had demanded the destruction of the Canaanite nations in the first place. God knew that they would lead his people into idolatry. No doubt David, as he lived amongst the philistines witnessed the full extent of their idolatry and this would have given him further cause for anger. If we are to take into consideration the words of Paul in Ephesians 6:12 then we should see these nations as willing servants of the same one who deceived Adam and Eve in Eden. The imprecatory psalms are, in a sense, ultimately directed to ‘the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms’ (see the article provided here on ‘the enemy psalms’).

This is also the case when we take the imprecation of this psalm as including the regime of Saul. We should remember that Saul’s jealousy had made his heart home to an evil spirit and indeed the text indicates that it was the evil spirit that was driving Saul to kill David (1 Sam. 19:9). Hence what Saul’s pursuing army represents here is the will of Satan to kill the Lord’s anointed. David refused to hate Saul himself. He had a couple of opportunities to kill Saul but refused to do so (1 Sam. 24, 26). And when Saul did die in battle David mourned his death (2 Sam. 1:17ff). So we must take the imprecation here as a more general imprecation. It is that God would bring down the regime that represents the will of Satan against the Lord’s anointed (see Psalm 2).

Revelation 5:13 Devotion And Acapella Scripture Song By Hitchcock Family

Listen to the song by clicking on link below.

http://www.freescripturesongs.org/scripture-songs/blessing-and-honor-and-glory-and-power

COMMENTARY ON REVELATION 5:13

Our personal perspective -by the Hitchcock Family

When the disciples asked Jesus why a blind man was born that way, they had only two possible explanations in mind: either the blind man or his parents had sinned. Jesus replied that neither was the case; the man was born blind “that the works of God should be made manifest in him” (John 9:2-3). In other words, his blindness was for the glory of God. Jesus proceeded to heal this man, who then believed on Him as the Son of God and testified of Him openly.

Eighteen centuries later, in America, the baby daughter of a Christian family went blind. Unlike the blind man of Jesus’ day, she was not healed and never regained her sight. Was her blindness for God’s glory? Ask the countless believers who have found comfort in the hymns of Fanny Crosby. The blind poet herself declared: “If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow, I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been distracted by the beautiful and interesting things around me.”

Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne…. Someday we will join in this song, together with Fanny Crosby, the blind man Jesus healed, and the saints from all the ages. We will see then, in the light of Eternity, that everything we endured was for our good – and for the glory of God.

Commentary ©2012 Hitchcock Family Ministry. Unaltered text may be reproduced freely without financial gain.

Romans 5:1-14 Scripture Song KJV Video Devotion

 

Romans 5:1-14 Scripture Song KJV Video Devotion 
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into his grace wherein we stand , and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die : yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die . 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more,being reconciled , we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. 12 Wherefore , as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned : 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come .

by the jrking1978 youtube channel

 

NorthCreek Church Children’s Choir Scripture Memory Songs FREE Download

NorthCreek Church Children’s Choir Scripture Memory Songs FREE Download

This is the scripture memory theme for NorthCreek Church this year. Each Sunday our church family commits scripture to memory during the worship services. The pastors selected this theme to remind us of the importance to know and share the gospel. I have also written a children’s musical that is based on these verses that the children’s choir ministry will present on April 27th. The musical is called, “The Gospel Town Gazette.”

The verses are in the ESV translation. Just click on the reference and it will take you to the ESV Bible site. You can also click on and download the mp3 and pdf of the songs. You can also view the verses from the NorthCreek Church website.

NorthCreek Church 2013 Scripture Memory Songs
(presented by NCC Children’s Choir Ministry)

  1. “Revelation 4:11″ – (mp3) (pdf)
  2. “Leviticus 11:45″ – (mp3)  (pdf)
  3. “Romans 3:10-12″ – (mp3) (pdf)
  4. “James 2:10″ – (mp3) (pdf)
  5. “Hebrews 4:15″ – (mp3) (pdf)
  6. “1 Corinthians 15:3-5″ – (mp3) (pdf)
  7. “1 John 4:10″ – (mp3) (pdf)
  8. “2 Corinthians 5:21″ – (mp3) (pdf)
  9. “Colossians 1:13-14″ – (mp3) (pdf)
  10. “Romans 10:9-10″ – (mp3) (pdf)
  11. “Isaiah 55:7″ – (mp3) (pdf)