Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 68:8-19. In this Scripture David is remembering the things the LORD has done for him in the past. Do you ever look back and think about the things God has done for you? When you are feeling discouraged, this is a good thing to do to remind yourself how much God loves you.
David remembers God displaying His presence. He speaks of God sending the rain to confirm their inheritance when they were weary. Do you thank God for the rain? If there was no rain, we would have a famine. The rain helps the trees, flowers, grass, and crops to grow.
God’s Word is used to share the Gospel with others. His Word can heal those who have a broken heart. It can take those who are the least among the least and transform their lives.
There are other mountains taller than Mount Sinai, but God chose it as His mount. In the same way, God chooses people who may not be well known to share the Gospel with others, and exalts them above those who are famous.
Exodus 19:18 tells us that the LORD descended upon Mount Sinai in fire: and it smoke as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked.
David refers to Jesus when He talks about the ascension. This is also referred to in Ephesians 4:8-10 “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”
David acknowledges God as the God of our salvation. It is God who blesses us with blessings, both eternally and every day.
Daily Bible Reading:
8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.
15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.
16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.
17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Things to think about:
- What are some times in your life when you remember God’s blessings?
- What are some things you are thankful to God for on a daily basis?
- What are some things we can do to show our gratitude to God?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 68. David reminds us of times when You made Your presence known. He also reminds us of the many blessings You have given us. Help us to always remember and be grateful for all your blessings. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms:Part 3 Chapters 61-90 by Deborah H. Bateman is 28th 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 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty 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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