Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 76:1-12. Psalm 76 is a Psalm by Asaph to the chief Musician, to be played on a stringed instrument. He declared that God’s name is great in Israel. He is known in Judah. His tabernacle is in Salem. Salem was sometimes used as a shortcut for Jerusalem. His dwelling place is in Zion.
There had been an attack on Israel, but God defeated the enemy. The Scripture tells us that the battle was so heavy that the arrows, bows, and swords were broken. Even the horses and chariots were destroyed. God poured out His wrath on the enemy to defend the meek. They feared the LORD God when they witnessed His mighty power.
The Psalmist declared, “Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.” Do you realize how great and powerful God is?
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.]] In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?
8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,
9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.
Things to think about:
- In what ways do you show you honor and respect God?
- What does it mean to have a reverent fear for God?
- In what ways do you realize the power of God?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 76. We see where You defeated the enemy. Help us to honor and respect You as God. Help us to realize that You are all powerful. 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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