Daily Bible Reading “Brethren Dwell in Unity” (Psalm 133:1-3)

Psalm 133 1Brethren Dwell in Unity

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 133:1-3. Psalm 133 is a song of degrees of David. This is another really short Psalm, but it contains an important message for believers. David begins the Psalm by saying how good it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity. He describes it as a precious ointment on the head of Aaron. The ointment ran down onto his beard and finally onto the skirts of his garment.

He also describes unity as the dew that descended on Mount Zion. David is trying to tell us how important it is that we, as Christians, walk in unity with one another. It is a witness to those around us for us to walk in unity.
The Apostle Paul reminds us of the importance of unity and peace among believers in Ephesians 4:1-6, “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

In Philippians 2:1-4 we are reminded to be likeminded and of one accord which is another way of saying we are to be in unity with one another. “If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”

Romans 15:5-6 tells us that we are to conduct ourselves in this way in order to bring glory to God. “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The enemy is always trying to stir something up among believers in the church. He knows if he can cause conflict in the church it will hinder us from doing our God-given duty to reach others. Instead of bickering and fussing over all the little things we don’t agree on, we need come to an agreement and walk in unity with one another.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 133:1-3

1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does it mean to you to walk in unity with fellow believers?
  • How do you think it makes God feel if we are unified?
  • In what ways does it make you feel much better if you don’t have a conflict with other believers?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 133 where David exhorts us to walk in unity with one another. Help us to abide by this Scripture and be unified in the body of Christ. Help us to love one another in spite of our differences. Help us to forgive one another and bear each other’s burdens. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

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For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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Psalm 119 has been published in a book 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.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight 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 “This is My Resting Place Forever” (Psalm 132:11-18)

JerusalemThis is My Resting Place Forever

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 132:11-18. In the second half of Psalm 132, a Song of degrees, the Psalmist tells us that the LORD swore to David and He would not go back on His promises. He made a promise that if his children would keep God’s covenants their children would sit on the throne as well.

This is considered to be a Messianic Psalm. God chose Zion to be His habitation, His dwelling place, His place of rest. He promised to bless Zion with provision and take care of the poor and needy of the land.

He declared that He would clothe the priests with salvation and the saints would shout for joy. He proclaimed that there He would make the horn of David to bud; in other words, he would cause the power of David to increase. He has ordained a lamp for His anointed one to lead, guide, and direct him. He will be a light for God’s people. His enemies will be brought to shame, but his kingdom will flourish.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 132:11-18

11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

 

Things to think about:

  • What was the promise God made to David? What were the conditions of His promise?
  • In this Scripture, where are we told is God’s habitation? Is that the only place God lives?
  • What does it mean when the Scripture says He will make the horn of David to bud?
  • What does all of this mean to us today?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 132 where we are reminded of the promise You made to David. Help us to honor Your Word and Your promises. Give us the faith we need to stand on those promises. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

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For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th 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 was published in a book 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.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight 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 “LORD, Remember David” (Psalm 132:1-10)

Psalm 132 7LORD, Remember David

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 132:1-10. Psalm 132 is a song of degrees where the Psalmist cries out the LORD to remember David and all his afflictions. He reminds God of David’s vow to Him. A vow is a promise. Have you ever made a vow to God? It has been said that is better not to make a vow than to make it and break it.

Deuteronomy 23:21-23 tells us, “When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.”

David made a vow to build a tabernacle for the LORD. He was so determined to find a place to build the tabernacle that he swore he wouldn’t sleep until he found a place for God’s dwelling place.

The Psalmist declares that the people will worship God. He cries out to God to arise. He cries out to the priests to be clothed in righteousness and the saints to shout for joy. He begs the LORD not to turn His face away or take His presence from them, for David’s sake.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 132:1-10

1 A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:
2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
10 For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.

 

Things to think about:

  • Have you ever made a vow to God? If so, when and what was your vow?
  • David was determined to keep his vow. In what ways are you determined to keep your promises to God?
  • Have you ever prayed to God and asked Him not to turn His face away from you? If so, when?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 132. We thank You for the testimony of David and how he was dedicated and determined to keep his vow to You to build a tabernacle. Help us to have this same kind of determination to keep our promises to You. Let Your love shine on us. Please help us not to do anything to cause You to turn Your face from us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

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For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th 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 was published in a book 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.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight 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 “David Finds Peace in the LORD” (Psalm 131:1-3)

Psalm 131David Finds Peace in the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 131:1-3. Psalm 131 is a song of degrees of David. This is one of the shortest Psalms with only three verses. David humbles himself before the LORD saying his heart is not arrogant or his eyes prideful, nor does he exalt himself in matters that are too great for him. David was a king. He was a powerful man by the world’s standards, but he knew his limitations. He relied on God to be his protector and provider.

Proverbs 8:13 tells us, “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”

Proverbs 13:10 reminds us, “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.”

Proverbs 29:23 says, “A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.”

David humbled himself before God as a child who is weaned of its mother and finds comfort in her arms. David finds peace and rest in the heavenly Father’s presence. He declares that Israel should find hope in the LORD forever.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 131:1-3

1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

 

Things to think about:

  • Do you think of yourself as being haughty?
  • Do you find your eyes to be lofty or prideful?
  • In what ways have you found peace in serving the LORD?
  • Do you concern yourself with matters higher than you?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 131 where David acknowledges that he has found rest in You. Help us to find peace and rest in Your presence. Help us not to seek things that are higher than us or are worldly, but to seek the things of the LORD in our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

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For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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psalms_part_5-25The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th 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 was published in a book 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.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight 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 “Out of the Depths” (Psalm 130:1-8)

Psalm 130 1Out of the Depths

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 130:1-8. Psalm 130 is another of the songs of degrees, which the children of Israel sang on their way to Jerusalem. The Psalmist cries out for the LORD to hear and answer his prayers. He questions the LORD: if He should punish all who have sinned who would be left standing?

As the Psalmist mentions, let us thank God for His forgiveness. Forgiveness is a great gift given to those who don’t deserve it. It is impossible for us to earn our way to heaven. God offers us the gift of forgiveness of our sins through His Son, Jesus Christ. It is only through His grace and mercy that we can receive forgiveness of our sins. Have you accepted Christ as your Savior and received the gift of forgiveness?

The Psalmist tells us that he waits on the LORD, because his hope is in the word of the LORD. He declares that his soul waits on the LORD more than those who watch and wait for morning. Have you ever stayed up all night and it seemed like forever until morning came? There is something about the sunrise of a new day that brings us hope. The Psalmist exhorts Israel to find their hope in the LORD because He is merciful and will redeem them from their sins.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 130:1-8

1 [[A Song of degrees.]] Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

 

Things to think about:

  • Do you ask God to hear and answer your prayers?
  • Have you found forgiveness for your sins through the LORD?
  • In what ways do you find hope in the LORD?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 130 where the Psalmist calls out for You to hear and answer his prayers. We thank You for the privilege of being able to bring our petitions to You in prayer. Help us to fellowship with You through prayer on a daily basis. Thank You for Your mercy toward us and for Your forgiveness of our sins. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

Click the link above to get your copy now!

 

For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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About the book:

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th 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 was published in a book 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.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight 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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