Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 99:1-9. The Psalmist proclaims the LORD reigns. He sits between the cherubim. In Old Testament days the LORD’S presence was between the cherubim on the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant. The Psalmist says let the people tremble and the earth be moved. He is great in Zion and reigns high above all the people. Let’s exalt His holy name by praising and worshiping Him.
Moses, Aaron, the priests, and Samuel called on the LORD, and He answered them. They were great men of God. They honored Him. They loved Him and He knew it. He spoke to them in a cloud. They kept His ordinances and testimonies. The LORD heard and answered their prayers. He forgave them even though He took vengeance for their sins.
If these men had such a close, personal relationship with God, why can’t we? What is holding us back from being in an intimate relationship with God? Is there sin between us and Him? Jesus died so we could be forgiven. If there is something holding us back we need to repent and ask for forgiveness so we can have sweet fellowship with the Lord.
God created people to have a relationship with Him. He inhabits our praise. We must exalt the LORD God and worship Him, for He is holy and worthy to be praised.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
4 The king’s strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.
7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.
Things to think about:
- How do the people respond to the fact that the LORD reigns?
- Why is Zion considered God’s dwelling place?
- Why are we to worship God?
- In what ways do you worship and praise God?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 99 in which the Psalmist reminds us that the LORD reigns. He exhorts us to worship and praise You. He declares Your holiness, majesty, and righteousness. You are worthy of our praise. Help us to praise and worship You for who You are and for all you have done for us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118
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The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118
by Deborah H. Bateman
About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118 by Deborah H. Bateman is 29th 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 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 4 Chapters 91-118 contains thirty-six 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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