Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 101:1-8. Psalm 101 is a Psalm of David. He declares that he will sing to the LORD because of His mercy and judgment. David says he will behave himself wisely in a perfect way and walk in his house with a perfect heart. He promises not to set any wicked thing before his eyes. Could we make that promise in this day and time? How can we behave wisely today?
David separated himself from the wicked, the liars, and the proud. He preferred to spend time with the faithful people of the land. David’s goal was to cut all the wicked people off from the city of the LORD. Why was he qualified to make a decision like that and carry it out? How is that concept both wise and misused?
Looking at this Psalm of David we are reminded that we need to be careful with whom we spend our time. Not to say that you shouldn’t witness to the wicked. But, if we spend too much time hanging around those who aren’t believers it can influence our lives. It may even cause us to stray from the ways of the LORD.
By the same token if we spend most of our time with other believers we can be encouraged in the faith and lift each other up. Do you spend most of your time with believers or non-believers?
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[A Psalm of David.]] I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.
Things to think about:
- What are the two things David says he will sing to the LORD about?
- How can we keep wicked things from coming before our eyes?
- As believers in Christ, who is it best for us to spend time with the most?
- How can we balance our time spent with fellow believers and our time evangelizing to the lost?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 101 in which David reminds us to sing of Your mercy and judgment. Thank You that You are a merciful God. Help us to live in a way that we wouldn’t have to be recipients of Your judgment. Help us to do Your will. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118 by Deborah H. Bateman is 29th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
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 4 Chapters 91-118 contains thirty-six 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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