Daily Bible Reading “Preserve Me, Oh God” (Psalm 16:1-11)

Psalm 16 1Preserve Me, Oh God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 16:1-11. Psalm 16 is a Psalm of David. This is considered to be a Messianic Psalm. It is believed that David is referring to Jesus in this Psalm as well as himself. David cries out to God to preserve him. He declares that he puts his trust in God.

Have you told the LORD lately that He is your LORD, as David did? How do you think it makes God feel when we tell Him how much we love Him? If you are a parent or grandparent, you can compare this to how you feel when your children or grandchildren crawl up in your lap and tell you how much they love you.

The Psalmist says he won’t even say the names of the false gods. David’s treasure was the LORD. The LORD satisfied David’s soul. God’s blessings were David’s heritage.

Have you ever woken up at night with a song on yourheart or a Scripture running through your mind and Spirit? David says the LORD gives him counsel day and night.

David continuously set the LORD before himself and his needs. David had faith that the LORD was at his right hand to comfort and protect him. He knew that God would direct him on the path of life.

David says there is fullness of joy, even in the midst of our suffering and pain. When we put our faith and trust in God we can have joy in our hearts, despite the troubles in our lives.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 16:1-11

1 [[Michtam of David.]] Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

 

Things to think about:

  • What was David’s cry to the LORD?
  • What kind of heritage did David say he had?
  • How can we have that same inheritance?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Thank You for the rich inheritance we have in You. Help us to show our love for You and do Your will. Help us to find joy, peace, and comfort in having You by our side, as David did. 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 the enemies.

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Daily Bible Reading “Who Will Dwell in Your Holy Hill” (Psalm 15:1-5)

 Psalm 15 1 2Who Will Dwell in Your Holy Hill

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 15:1-5. Psalm 15 is a Psalm of David. David asks the LORD who will abide in His tabernacle. Who will dwell in the holy hill of Zion?

The answer is:

  • Those who walk upright and whose works are righteous
  • Those who tell the truth
  • Those who don’t gossip about others
  • Those who do good to their neighbors
  • Those who despise evil
  • Those who stand by their commitments
  • Those who don’t take bribes
  • Those who can’t be bought

He honors those who fear the LORD. He or she is a person of honor and lives in obedience to God’s will and God’s Word.

James 2:18 tells us, “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.” Yes, salvation is a free gift of God, but those who are saved; their actions should show their right standing with God.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 15:1-5

1 [[A Psalm of David.]] LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

 

Things to think about:

  • What was David’s question to the LORD in this Scripture?
  • What was the LORD’S response to David’s question?
  • What can we learn from this Scripture?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Help us to live in a way that brings honor and glory to You. Help us to speak the truth. Help us to live peaceably with our neighbors. 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 the enemies.

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Daily Bible Reading “The Fool Says There Is No God” (Psalm 14:1-7)

 psalm_14-1The Fool Says There Is No God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 14:1-7. Psalm 14 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician. David says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” The Hebrew word for fool is “nabal.” There is actually a person in the Bible named Nabal who is mentioned in 1 Samuel 25. Can you imagine having a name that means fool?

Because of their unbelief fools live corrupt lives. They’ve done works that are an abomination to God. David said there were none who did good deeds. David is showing us the corruption of the world. We may feel like David is describing the world today, but the worst may be yet to come.

Hebrews 11:6 tells us, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Romans 3:12 says, “They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”

Isaiah 64:6 reminds us, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

Those who don’t know God don’t know how to live right. They are ignorant of the ways of God. Even we, as people of faith, who do know God, struggle in this life to live righteously before God. Thank God for His Son, Jesus, who came and died to be the sacrifice for our sins.

The LORD looked down from heaven to earth on all of mankind to see if there were any who understood, and sought after God. When He looked down He saw that they had all turned aside, and had become morally corrupt. He discovered that there were none who were doing good, not even one. How do you think this made the LORD feel?

David asks God if all the evildoers were ignorant. David said, the evil eat God’s people like they eat bread and don’t even call on the name of the LORD. They shamed the counsel of the poor. The LORD is the refuge of those who believe in Him. He is our protector, our shelter from danger, our provider.

David’s heart’s cry was that the salvation of the LORD would have come out of Zion. He declared that Jacob will rejoice and all of Israel will celebrate when the LORD brings back the captivity of His people to Jerusalem.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 14:1-7

1 [To the chief Musician, [A Psalm of David.]] The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.
7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

 

Things to think about:

  • Who is considered to be a fool according to this Scripture?
  • What did the LORD see when He looked down from heaven?
  • What will cause rejoicing as mentioned in verse seven?
  • Have you put your faith and trust in God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. We learn that those who say there is no God are fools. Help us to know that You are the only one, true God. Help us to have faith and trust in You. Help us to find refuge 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 the enemies.

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Daily Bible Reading “How Long, O LORD” (Psalm 13:1-6)

Psalm 13How Long, O LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 13:1-6. Psalm 14 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician. David asks the question, “How long will you forget me, O LORD? Forever? How long will you hide your face from me?”

Have you ever felt like this? Have you felt like God has forgotten about you? Have you gone for a long time without hearing from God and felt like He hid His face from you?

We have to remember God hasn’t moved. Many times we have allowed something to get between us and God. We may not even realize it or know what it is. If you start feeling distant from God pray and ask God to enlighten you about the problem. He may reveal something to you that will help you get back in fellowship with Him.

David asks how long will his heart be sorrowful and his enemies have power over him. He asks God to hear his prayer and open his eyes in case the enemy overtakes him and kills him.

Even though David was in this situation he trusted in the mercy of God to care for him. Have you ever noticed during these low times in life often God deals with you and helps you to see the light?

David says his heart rejoices in the salvation of the LORD. He declares he will sing praise to God because God has dealt with him. Often in the low times of our life we realize how dependent we are on God. We realize how much we need Him in our lives.

David was in trouble and he called out to God to deliver him from the enemy. Many times we don’t have a physical enemy like David did, but we have a spiritual enemy who tries to discourage us and make us feel unworthy and unloved. If we keep our eyes on God, remembering how much He loves us, and keep singing praises to Him the cloud of life will rise and we’ll have victory over the enemy. Keep looking up my friends, God is on our side.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 13:1-6

1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the times in your life when you felt God hid His face from you?
  • What can we do when we have these kinds of feelings in our hearts?
  • How do you show God you trust in His mercy?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Help us to turn to You for guidance when we feel the enemy closing in on us and feel we are about to be defeated like David was. Help us to put our trust in Your mercy and know that You will work things out in our lives. Help us to keep singing praises to Your name even in the dark times of life. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Daily Bible Reading “Help, LORD” (Psalm 12:1-8)

 Psalm_12-1Help, LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 12:1-8. Psalm 12 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician on Sheminith, an eight-stringed instrument.

Some biblical scholars think this may be a prophetic psalm, speaking about the end of time. Does any of this sound familiar as you look around the world we live in today?

David cries out to God for help saying that godly men die off. He declares that the faithful have vanished from the children of men.

He says they are double-tongued. They speak flattering words and talk about proud things. David says the LORD will cut off those who are bold enough to declare who we should accept as lord, or ruler, over us.

The LORD says he will protect the poor and needy from the proud. David declares that the words of the LORD are pure, as pure as silver that is refined in an earthen vessel seven times. David cries out to the LORD to preserve them from the wicked that are all around them from his generation forward.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 12:1-8

1 [[To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.]] Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

 

Things to think about:

  • What was David’s concern in this Scripture?
  • What does David say about the words of the LORD?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Thank You for protecting the poor and needy. Help us to be faithful. Help us to be careful what we say. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Paul established the church of Thessalonica on his second missionary journey. It was known throughout the land that the Thessalonians had great faith in God and in the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul loved the Thessalonians. He had a great concern for the Thessalonians and desired to see them again. But, since Paul couldn’t go see them he sent Timothy to encourage them in the faith.

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