Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 106:24-33. In this Psalm we’re reminded again of how the children of Israel saw all of God’s wondrous works, yet they rebelled and turned their backs on Him. Have we ever been guilty of the same thing? In this portion of the chapter the Psalmist tells us they despised the land and didn’t believe God’s Word.
They murmured and complained about everything God gave them and wouldn’t listen to His voice. He became angry with them and lifted up His hand to destroy them in the wilderness. He overthrew their descendants and scattered them among the nations.
They even took wives from the local idol-worshipers and joined Baalpeor in eating the sacrifices of the dead. They made God so angry that He poured a plague out on them. Then, an Israelite named Phinehas took a stand, executed judgment, and the plague was stopped. His act was credited to him as righteousness from generation to generation (Numbers 25).
The people angered Moses and God with their strife, so much that Moses spoke against them. They grumbled and complained until Moses lost his patience with them. But then, Moses stood up for them and asked God to have mercy on them even though they were ungrateful. Do you have people in your life who try your patience and need your forgiveness over and over again, yet you stick with them? Think about how Moses must have felt standing up to God for the children of Israel.
Daily Bible Reading:
24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
32 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
Things to think about:
- What were some of the things the children of Israel did to anger God?
- What did God do to punish them for their rebellion?
- Who took a stand this time?
- How did Moses react to their complaining?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 106 where the Psalmist warns us against complaining about the things God has provided for us. He shows us there are consequences for our rebellion. Help us to be grateful and thankful. Help us to be faithful followers of Christ. 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 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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