Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 1:14-19. On the fourth day of creation, God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
God created two great lights: the bigger light to rule the day, and the smaller light to rule the night. He created the stars as well. God fixed these lights in the heavens to provide light to the earth. He created the sun to rule over the day and the moon to rule over the night. Their purpose was to divide the light from the darkness. God looked at His creation and saw that it was good. The evening and morning were the fourth day.
There is nothing more beautiful than a sun-shiny day, or a moon lit night with all the stars shining in the sky.
Psalm 19:6 speaks of the sun, “Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.”
Psalm 104:19 speaks of both the moon and the sun, “He appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows its going down.”
Psalm 147:4 tells us that God knows all the stars by name, “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.” Can you imagine? I sometimes have trouble remembering the names of people that I know, much less all the stars. If He knows the stars by name, what does He know about us?
We find this promise in Genesis 8:22, “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter, and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”
Daily Bible Reading:
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Things to think about:
- What did God create on the fourth day?
- What was the purpose of His creation?
- Can you imagine God knowing the name of all the stars?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this passage of Scripture we are in awe at Your creation. We are reminded of all the beauty You created when creating the world and everything in it. We are also reminded that You are all-knowing. Help us to look around and be thankful for for everything You created. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
By Deborah H. Bateman
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 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.
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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