Daily Bible Reading “Revive Us Again” (Psalm 85:1-13)

Psalm 85 6Revive Us Again

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 85:1-13. Psalm 85 is written to the Chief Musician. It is a Psalm for the sons of Korah. The Psalmist starts by thanking the LORD for showing favor to His land and bringing back the captivity of Jacob. He acknowledges that God had forgiven the sins of His people.

He is thankful that God has taken away His rage against them and turned away from His burning anger. He begs God to turn the people back to Him and cause His anger to cease toward them.

He asks God, “Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger against all generations? Will you not revive us: so your people may rejoice in you again?”
He begs God to show His mercy toward the people and grant His salvation to them. He says he will listen to what the LORD says. He has confidence that the LORD will speak peace to His people, and His saints. But don’t let them turn again to their foolish ways.

The Psalmist states, “Surely the salvation of the LORD is near to those who fear Him; so glory may abide in our land.”

Verse10 is one of my favorite Scriptures in this chapter, “Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”

The Psalmist was confident that truth would spring out of the earth; and righteousness would look down from heaven. He felt sure that the LORD would give them that which was good; and their land would yield its increase.
The Psalmist declares that righteousness would go before the LORD; and would put them in the path of His steps.
Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 85:1-13

1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

 

Things to think about:

  • Have you ever felt like God was angry with you? If so, when?
  • In what ways have you sinned against God?
  • How can we find forgiveness and restoration when we rebel against God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 85. Help us to see that You are a forgiving God. Help us to realize that You love us. Help us to also know that it grieves You when we sin against You. Forgive us of all our sins and help us to always live in a way that is pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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Daily Bible Reading “Better is One Day in Your House” (Psalm 84:1-12)

Psalm 84 10Better is One Day in Your House

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 84:1-12. Psalm 84 is to the chief Musician, upon Gitteth, which is a musical instrument either used by the people of Gath or used in vintage songs for the wine-dressers and press-traders. This is one of the songs used for the Feast of Booths, which took place in the fall of the year to celebrate the harvest. It is a Psalm for the sons of Korah.

How beloved is Your tabernacle. Their hearts cried out for God. Do you long for God? Do you love going to church and worshiping with fellow believers? Do you find your church to be friendly, welcoming, and loving? The sons of Korah worked at the tabernacle as doorkeepers. They were the ones who welcomed people as they arrived at the tabernacle. They loved being in the tabernacle of the LORD. It was their joy.

Hebrews 10:25 reminds us how important it is for us, as Christians, to worship together and encourage one another, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

The Psalmist reminds us the birds have their houses and nests. He says, the ones who dwell in the house of the Lord and find their strength in Him are blessed. I love verse 10, which says, “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” They would rather have been in the house of the LORD, performing their duties, which were lower than many of the other duties that were ascribed to the priestly tribe, than anywhere else they could be. They did their duties out of love and service to the people and the LORD.

He reminds us why we should enjoy being in the LORD’s presence so much in verses 11 and 12, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.” Have you put your trust in the LORD?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 84:1-12

1 [[To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.]] How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

 

Things to think about:

  • What do you like most about spending time in the house of the LORD?
  • If you do not attend church, why not?
  • What are some other ways we can fellowship with fellow believers besides at church?
  • What is your favorite place to spend time with God?
  • In what ways do you show you completely trust in God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 84. The Psalmist reminds us how important it is for us as believers to spend time together worshiping You. We thank You that You are our sun and shield and give grace and glory to us. Thank You for reminding us that You will not withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly. Help us to put our complete trust in You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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Daily Bible Reading “A Prayer for Israel” (Psalm 83:1-18)

Psalm 83 18A Prayer for Israel

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 83:1-18. Psalm 83 is a Psalm of Asaph, a prayer for Israel. Asaph cried out for God not to remain silent, not to hold His peace and not to be still because His enemies had lifted up their heads against His children.

Their enemies were trying to cut Israel off from being a nation. Some of the turmoil that was going on back in Asaph’s day is still going on today. Look at the news of today about Israel and how their enemies are still trying to come against them.

Asaph listed all the different people who were coming against Israel. He called out for God to move against these people who were enemies of God, and were coming against God’s chosen people. He cried out to God to let them be troubled forever so they would know that He is God of the whole earth.

When I read the last verse of this chapter, it gives me chills. Isn’t this what it is all about, “That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth”?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 83:1-18

1 [A Song [or Psalm of Asaph.]] Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

 

Things to think about:

  • How does it make you feel to know that some of the same problems that happen today were happening back in biblical times?
  • Do you ever pay attention to the news media about the turmoil in Israel today? What are some things you have noticed lately?
  • How can we help people to know that God is the God of the whole earth?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 83. Help us as we read this Scripture to realize there have always been enemies of God, who tried to destroy Your people. Help us not to be afraid. Help us to do everything we can as believers to lift Your name up in this world so all people may know that You are God. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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Daily Bible Reading “Arise, O God, Judge the Earth” (Psalm 82:1-8)

psalm 82-8Arise, O God, Judge the Earth

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 82:1-8. Psalm 82 is a Psalm of Asaph. Asaph reminds us that God is a just judge. He asked, “How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?” What does he mean by this question?

There are judges who are put in places of authority in this world, but some of them don’t judge justly. They were having this problem back in Asaph’s day as well. This was their appointed job. These people were called by God to be arbiters among the people. They were to help keep the peace in the land. They were the ones who handed down sentences to those who sinned against the people. He instructed the judges to defend the poor and fatherless. He asked them to deliver the poor and needy from the hand of the wicked.

Because of their authority these judges thought they were better than everyone else. He reminded them they were mere humans and they would die like the rest of us. Asaph cried out for God to rise up, judge the earth, and claim all the nations He will inherit.

As Christians we represent Jesus in the world. How do we represent Him? Do we judge others? Although we are not judges in the same sense as the people Asaph was talking to in this Scripture, sometimes we have a tendency to look at others and judge them because they are different from us. This Scripture reminds us it’s not our place to judge; that is God’s job.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 82:1-8

1 [[A Psalm of Asaph.]] God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

 

Things to think about:

  • In what ways do we judge other people?
  • Is it our place to judge others?
  • Who is the one true judge?
  • When we are judgmental, are we setting good examples for other people?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 82. Help us to represent You in this world in a way that will bring honor and glory to You. Help us to realize that we are not the judges of other people; though there are times when we must make discernments about others, it is not our place to judge them. You are the one true judge who knows all about us and our intentions. You are the one righteous judge. Help us to honor Your authority in this world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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Daily Bible Reading “Hear, O My People” (Psalm 81:8-16)

Psalm 81 8Hear, O My People

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 81:8-16. In this portion of Psalm 81 Asaph cried out for the people to hear God’s voice and to listen closely to Him. Asaph warned them not to worship any other gods, as God commanded.

Asaph reminded them that God brought them out of Egypt. He instructed them to open their mouths wide and He will fill it. What does this mean?

The people wouldn’t listen to God’s instructions, so He gave them over to their own lustful hearts. God’s desire was for His people to hear His voice and follow His ways. If they would have listened, He would have turned their enemies away. Had they listened to Him and hearkened to His voice they would have had a much better life. The people would have had a life with much less turmoil and trouble. Do we listen to the voice of God? Do we walk in His ways?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 81:8-16

8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

 

Things to think about:

  • What did God want the children of Israel to do?
  • What did God tell them they were not to do?
  • Why did the people of God not listen to Him?
  • What did God say He would have done if they would have listened?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 81. The Psalmist warns us of the dangers of not listening to Your instruction. Help us, dear LORD, to listen to You and follow Your ways. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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