Daily Bible Reading “Be Exalted, O God” (Psalm 57:1-11)

 Psalm 57 5Be Exalted, O God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 57:1-11. Psalm 57 is a Psalm of David that was written when he fled from Saul in the cave. David cries out to God to be merciful to him. He declares that he trusts in God and will find refuge in the shadow of His wings. How many times in your life have you been in a situation where you needed to find refuge in God?

David completely trusts God to protect him from his enemies. He trusts God to send down His mercy and truth from heaven. In the midst of David’s battle he praised and worshiped God. This is a good example for us. When the enemy wages war against us the best thing we can do is cry out to God for His deliverance, His protection, and His grace and mercy during our time of need.

Sometimes we just need to cry out to God when we are in trouble. He may not take the problem away, but He may change the circumstances or give us the strength and wisdom to endure the situation. Don’t try to handle every situation in your own strength. God is there for you. He wants to take care of you. Reach out to Him and ask for His help.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 57:1-11

1 [[To the Chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.]] Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why should we cry out to God in times of trouble?
  • How can we let God know we trust Him to protect us?
  • In what ways can we give praise, honor, and glory to God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 57. Even when David was in trouble he found refuge in the covering of Your wings. LORD, we thank You that we can cry out to You and You hear our prayers. We thank You that You watch over us and protect us. Be exalted O God, let Your glory be above all the earth. 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 2 Chapters 31-60 contains thirty-five 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 “What is True Freedom” (John 8:23-36)

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What is True Freedom

 

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 8. Today, as we study the Bible and get ready to celebrate the 4th of July we are going to talk about what it truly means to be free.

I’m thankful that I live in the United States and I’m thankful for all the people who’ve fought and sacrificed to give us that freedom. Today we’re going to talk about another kind of freedom, and what it truly means to be free.


The Scripture we’re going to look at today is from John 8. In this Scripture Jesus is speaking in the temple. The Pharisees were questioning Him, because they didn’t believe He was the Son of God. Jesus tells them they’re from below, but He is from above, you’re of this world, but I’m not of this world. He explains to them they’ll die in their sins if they don’t believe He is the Son of God.


The Pharisees asked Jesus, Who are you? Jesus told them He was the same as He had been trying to tell them from the beginning. In other words he was trying to tell them the he already told them who He was. Jesus said He had many things to tell them. He also warned them that He would have to judge them. Jesus told them His Father was true and the things He was trying to tell them He learned from the Father. They didn’t understand that the message He was telling them came from God the Father.


Jesus says to them when you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am He and that I don’t do anything for myself, but I only do what my Father has instructed me to do. He was trying to tell them that when they lifted Him up on the cross, then they would know He was the Son of man and He did what He did in obedience to God the Father. Jesus says the Father hadn’t left Him alone.


When He spoke these words many believed in Him. Jesus talks to the Jews who believed on Him telling them if they abide in His Word continually, they will be His disciples. Jesus declares, you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.

 

The Jews respond to Him telling Him they were born of Abraham’s seed and were never in bondage so how can He make them free. Jesus explains to them whoever commits sin is a servant of sin, and the servant won’t abide forever, but the Son abides forever. Therefore, if you believe in the Son and He makes you free from your sin, then you’ll be free indeed. Now that is true freedom.


I am grateful to live in a free nation, but no matter what country you live in, if you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, you can be free from your sins and free from the judgment of sin. The freedom of not having to worry about your sin and where you will spend eternity is the best freedom of all.

Daily Bible Reading:

John 8:1-2, 23-36

1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 

23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does it mean to be free?
  • What is the ultimate freedom?
  • Have you been set free from your sin?
  • If so, leave a comment testifying of this freedom.


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that in this Scripture in Romans 8, where we are reminded if the Son sets you free, then you will be free indeed. We thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, which You sent from heaven into this world, and for the sacrifice He made on the cross so we can be free from our sins. We pray You would speak to the hearts of those who don’t know this freedom from sin and help them to accept Him today. Thank you for all those who have fought and sacrificed here in the US to give us the freedom we have today. Bless them for their service to this country. In Jesus’ precious 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.

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Daily Bible Reading “What Does it Mean to be Free” (Romans 6:12-23)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Romans 6:12-23. In this Scripture we are exhorted to not let sin and lust rule in our body, nor let our bodies become instruments of unrighteousness to sin. Instead, we are exhorted to yield ourselves to God as instruments of righteousness. As Christians, sin won’t have dominion over us, we’re no longer under the law, but we’re under the grace of God. Does that mean we can just sin, if we want to? He says, God forbid.

The Scripture reminds us that whoever you yield yourselves to as servants and obey, you are his servants? You can yield to sin unto death or to obedience unto righteousness. You were the servants of sin. But since you have obeyed with your heart the doctrine that was given to you, you have been made free from sin. You have become the servants of righteousness.

First Corinthians 7:22 says, “For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.”


Like you have yielded yourselves in the past to be servants of uncleanness and wickedness now yield yourself to be servants of righteousness unto godliness. When you were a servant of sin, you were free from righteousness, and the fruit of that sin you are now ashamed of. The end of those things is death. Romans 8:23 tells us, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”


Now that you’ve been made free from sin, and become children of God, you have the fruit of holiness, and the end is everlasting life. Romans 8:2 says, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”


Once we’ve been made free from sin and become servants of Christ, we serve others. First Corinthians 9:19 tells us, “For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.”


After we’re saved we’re baptized into the family of God. We’re all the same in Christ, because we all have the same Spirit living in us. First Corinthians 12:13 says, “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”


We should learn as Christians to all get along as one in Christ Jesus, because when we get to heaven we’ll live together forever. The Scripture says there is no difference in us. Galatians 3:28 tells us, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”


We need to be careful not to turn back to our old ways but to stand fast in the liberty of the Lord since He has made us free from sin. Sin is bondage so don’t toy around with it, because it will entrap you. Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:


Romans 6:12-23


12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Things to think about:

  • What does it mean to be free?
  • Have you been set free?
  • If so, leave a comment and tell us how your life has changed since Jesus Christ set you free.


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture where we are reminded of Your wonderful gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, Your Son. Thank You for making us free from  sin. Help us to be servants of righteousness and not turn back to our old sinful ways. Help those who haven’t turned their life over to You to see their need for a Savior. We were all born into sin in this world. So we all have the need for a Savior. Thank You, LORD for meeting that need. We love You, LORD. 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.

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Daily Bible Reading “Have You Put Your Trust in God” (Psalm 56:1-13)

Psalm 56Have You Put Your Trust in God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 56:1-13. Psalm 56 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician to the tune of Jonath-elem-recho-kim, which is thought to be the tune of “the silent dove of far-off places.” This psalm was written when the Philistines captured David at Gath. David cries out for God to have mercy on him, because men were out to destroy him.

David put his trust in the LORD. He declares he will praise God’s Word and will not fear what men can do to him. David asks the LORD if his tears are written in God’s book. Did you know God has a bottle for your tears and a book where He records them? That’s what David says. God cares about your sorrow. He loves you and cares about you. Have you put your trust in God? Do you trust Him completely to take care of everything in your life?

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 56:1-13

1 [[To the Chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.]] Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

 

Things to think about:

  • What was David trusting God to do?
  • In what ways are you afraid of what people can do to you?
  • How can we show God that we trust Him completely?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 56. In this Psalm of David we learn how much You care for us and for our sorrows. David says You have our tears in a bottle and record them in Your book. This reinforces how much You are concerned for what we are going through in this life. Help us to be grateful for Your love and concern. 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.

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Daily Bible Reading “Hear My Prayer, O God” (Psalm 55:1-23)

 Psalm 55 22Hear My Prayer, O God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 55:1-23. Psalm 55 is a Psalm of David to the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, (a song or poem of contemplation). David calls out to God to listen to his prayer and not to hide from his pleas for favor.

David was restless and anxious because of his enemies who constantly taunted and threatened him. His heart hurt and he wished he could fly like a dove, far away in the desert to be at peace.

David asked God to destroy his enemies and divide their tongues because they had caused violence and strife in the city. He said they walked around the walls day and night doing mischievous things and causing sorrow in the city. Wickedness, deceit, and treachery never departed from her streets.

If the people threatening and slandering David had been his enemies, he could have borne the abuse, but his own friends challenged him, which caused him much grief and sorrow. Have you ever experienced having your friends turn their backs on you? Or find out they’re not really on your side? Have you even had people at church turn against you? David responded by calling on the LORD.

David did not have mercy on them when he asked God to let death overtake them quickly, and let them go straight to hell. David was tired of their wickedness.

David said as for him, he cried out to God morning, night, and at noon. He had confidence that the LORD heard his cries and would save him.

David declared that God had delivered his soul in peace from the battle that was against him. He knew that God heard his pleas, and would afflict those who came against him because they didn’t fear God.

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you. He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.” David had confidence in God that he would take care of his enemies. He knew that God wouldn’t let these deceitful men continue to live like this. David trusted God completely to protect him from those who had turned their back on him.

I have had times like David, haven’t you? When I became a Christian author, I thought all my family, friends, and church family would support me completely. That was not necessarily true. I have had complete strangers send me ugly emails telling me to stop sharing God’s Word. I have had family members say cutting remarks about me being on the computer so much. I have had friends who stopped following me on social media. Some of the people I thought would support me the most have turned their backs on me.

Sometimes people are jealous when you succeed at doing something, or they may think or even say, “Who do they think they are.” I know I’m not perfect, but I strive to do what the LORD wants me to do. I’d love to have everybody’s support, but I know that’s not realistic. All I can do is do what I think the LORD wants me to and let Him deal with the rest. Don’t let anybody stop you from doing what you feel the Lord wants you to do.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 55:1-23

1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.
21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

 

Things to think about:

  • Was David’s battle with his enemy in this Scripture or was it with someone who was supposed to be his friend? How do we know?
  • What did David want God to do with those who were opposing him?
  • Has anything like this ever happened to you? If so, when?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Psalms we see that David was distraught. He poured his heart out to You and begged for Your help. Help us to know that You are always there for us and when life is closing in we can call out to You. Help us to have faith that You will hear and answer our prayers. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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psalms Part 2-25The Book of Psalms:
Part 2 Chapters 31-60
by Deborah H. Bateman

About the book:

The Book of Psalms: Part 2 Chapters 31-60 by Deborah H. Bateman is 27th 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 will contain 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 2 Chapters 31-60 contains thirty-five 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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