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KJV Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Acts 4:12 KJV Translation: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. NKJV Translation: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Logos Verse of the Day

Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

John 1:12-13King James Version

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

July 31
Cosmic, Creation, Chaos
2 Samuel 23:1–24:25; Jude 1:17–25; Psalm 148:1–150:6

Psalm 148 is cosmic in scope and comforting in message. It’s a depiction of how Yahweh brought order to chaos in the very beginning. Yahweh put the heavens, heights, angels, hosts (His armies), sun, moon, stars, and waters in their place—each a sign of His rule over the universe (Psa 148:1–5). Yahweh rules over the elements commonly depicted as gods in the ancient Near East; He rules over the symbols of chaos. And this cosmic depiction is comforting.

The version of the creation story we typically hear tells how things came to be, which is good. But when the story is cast like it is in Psa 148—where we see God as ruler and Lord over chaos—the message moves beyond an intellectual knowledge. If God rules over chaos, and has since the beginning, He can bring order to the chaosin our own lives. For this reason, the psalmist praises Yahweh both for His creation and for His workin his own life.

The end of Psa…