Daily Bible Reading “Sing unto the LORD a New Song” (Psalm 149:1-9)

Sing unto the LORD a New Song

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 149:1-9. Psalm 149 is a Psalm of praise. The Psalmist exhorts us to sing to the LORD a new song.

He calls on Israel to rejoice in their Creator and be joyful in their King. He encourages them to praise God in their dance and sing praises to Him with the timbrel (tambourine) and harp. The LORD takes pleasure in His people and enjoys their praise.

The Psalmist says for the children of God to sing praises to God on their beds. This makes me think that we should sing praises to God when we wake up in the morning and before we go to sleep at night.

He calls out for the praises of God to be in their mouths and a two-edged sword in their hand. These people no doubt were in battle. They had to defend their faith, their lives, and their land. They had to declare judgment on their enemies. Yet, they were to praise the LORD.

Even so, we should be praising the LORD in spite of our circumstances. Circumstances come and go, but the love of the LORD will last forever. Sing praises to His holy name.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 149:1-9

1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

 

Things to think about:

  • What do you think the new song was that they were supposed to sing to the LORD?
  • How does it make you feel to read “The LORD takes pleasure in his people?”
  • Do you make a habit of being joyful and singing praises to the LORD?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 149 where the Psalmist exhorts us to sing praises to the LORD. Help us to praise You day and night. Help us to praise You in spite of our circumstances. 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 the 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 has already 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 “Let them Praise the Name of the LORD” (Psalm 148:1-14)

Psalm 148 5Let them Praise the Name of the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 148:1-14. Psalm 148 is a Psalm of praise. The Psalmist cries out to all the heavens, and the angels to praise the LORD. He also calls on the sun, the stars, and the moon to praise the LORD. His cry for them to praise the LORD is because God commanded and they were created. He established them forever by making a decree that will not pass away.

The Psalmist goes on to exalt all things to praise the LORD, including the trees, the mountains, the beast of the field, and the fowl of the air. He calls out to all the people of the earth to praise the LORD, including kings, princes, and judges. He calls on young men, women, old men, and children to praise the LORD.

The Psalmist ends the chapter by telling us why we should praise the LORD. We need to praise the LORD because His name is excellent; His glory is above the heaven and earth. The LORD exalts the praise of His people, including the children of Israel. Let everything and everybody praise the LORD.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 148:1-14

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.

 

Things to think about:

  • Does it overwhelm you when you think of the vastness of the creation of the LORD?
  • How does it make you feel to know we were all created to praise the LORD?
  • Do you make it a habit of praising the LORD? If so, in what ways?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 148 where the Psalmist exhorts everybody and everything to praise the LORD. You are worthy of our praise. You created the whole universe and everything in it. Help us to honor You by praising Your holy name. 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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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 has already 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 “Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem” (Psalm 147:12-20)

Psalm 147 12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 147:12-20. In this Scripture, the Psalmist cries out to Jerusalem to praise the LORD God of Zion. He strengthened their gates and blessed them with children. He makes peace in their borders and fills them with the finest wheat.

He sends His commandment throughout the earth, sharing His Word. He gives snow like wool and scatters frost like ashes. He casts ice like morsels to show forth the cold. He sends His word to melt them and causes the wind to blow, and the water to flow.

Reading this Scripture reminds me of the weather we’ve been having lately. It seems like the weather goes from one extreme to the other. We often complain about the weather if it’s not pleasing to us. This Scripture helps us to remember it is God who makes the snow to fall, the wind to blow, and the rain to come. He also makes the sun to shine and the beautiful blue skies to brighten our days. Just as life is not always pleasant, we can’t always have the weather we prefer, but we can still enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

Not only did God bless Jerusalem as His chosen city, the LORD God also gave His statutes and judgments to Jacob to deliver to Israel. God hasn’t dealt with any other nation like He has dealt with Israel, and no other nation has known His judgments like Israel. Along with God’s blessings comes His judgment. He is a just God. He loves us, but it is also His duty to judge us as a righteous judge.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 147:12-20

12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why did God choose Jerusalem as His chosen city?
  • Why were the people of Jerusalem God’s chosen people?
  • Why did God reveal to Jacob His statutes for Israel as His chosen land?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 147 where the Psalmist cries out to Jerusalem to praise You. Thank You for helping us to understand Your relationship with Israel and Jerusalem. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We anxiously await Your return. 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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About the book:

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is the 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 has already 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 “Great is our LORD” (Psalm 147:1-11)

Psalm 147 5Great is our LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 147:1-11. Psalm 147 is a Psalm of praise to the LORD. The Psalmist declares it is good to sing praises to our God. The LORD builds up Jerusalem and gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals those with a broken heart.

He knows all the stars by name. Great is our LORD. He is powerful. His knowledge is infinite. He lifts up the meek and casts the wicked to the ground. Let’s all sing praises to the LORD with thanksgiving in our hearts for He is merciful and full of love for us.

He causes it to rain and waters the flowers, trees, and all the earth. He provides food for the beast of the field and the fowl of the air. The LORD takes pleasure in those who love Him, fear Him, and find hope in His mercy.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 147:1-11

1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

 

Things to think about:

  • Do you enjoy singing praises to the LORD?
  • List the things in this Scripture for which we can be thankful to the LORD.
  • List the attributes of the LORD that are mentioned in this Scripture.
  • In what ways can you praise the LORD for the things you listed?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 147 where the Psalmist exhorts us to sing praises to Your holy name. Help us to praise You and worship You for who You are and all You do for us. You are merciful, graceful, knowledgeable, infinite, loving, and kind. You are our provider, protector, savior, and friend. Help us to remember to praise You for all these things. 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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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is the 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 “Praise the LORD, O My Soul” (Psalm 146:1-10)

Psalm 146 1Praise the LORD, O My Soul

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 146:1-10. Psalm 146 is a Psalm of Praise which begins by praising the LORD. The Psalmist declares that he will praise the LORD and sing praises to Him as long as he lives. He encourages us to put our trust in the LORD and not in man.

The Psalmist proclaims that those who put their hope in the LORD will be happy. He is speaking of the LORD God of Jacob, who created heaven and earth, and everything in the earth. The LORD who judges the oppressed, gives food to the hungry and sets the captives free.

He opens the eyes of the blind, raises those who are bowed down, and loves the righteous. The LORD preserves strangers, relieves the fatherless and widows, and turns the way of the wicked upside down. The LORD God of Zion will reign forever, through all generations. Praise the LORD.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 146:1-10

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.

 

Things to think about:

  • Do you enjoy praising the LORD?
  • What are some ways we can praise the LORD?
  • What are the things in this chapter for which the Psalmist says we can praise the LORD?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 146 where the Psalmist praises You. He lists all kinds of things for which we can praise You. Help us to constantly look for things and ways to praise Your holy name. 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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psalms_part_5-25The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
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About the book:

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is the 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 has been published 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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