Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 54:1-7. Psalm 54 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician for stringed instruments. The Ziphims, who were the people of Ziph, went to Saul and told him that David was hiding among them.
David cries out, “Hear my prayer, O God.” Strangers had risen up against him and oppressors were seeking his soul. David declares that God is his helper. He has faith in God that He would take care of his enemies. David declares he will praise God for His deliverance. Have you ever been in a position like David in which you needed God to deliver you?
The story of David hiding from Saul in Ziph is recorded in 1 Samuel 26. Since this lesson is short, why not turn in your Bible and read the background story of this psalm? It will give you a better understanding of what David was going through. You will also see how God led David from place to place to protect him from his enemies.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the Chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.
7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
Things to think about:
- How many times has God delivered you from the enemy?
- How did you give God praise and glory for His deliverance?
- In what ways do you think of God as your helper?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 54. It reminds us that even when we are in trouble and the enemy has sought to destroy us, You are our deliverer. You are our helper. Help us to remember to praise You for Your protection over us as Your people. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 2 Chapters 31-60 by Deborah H. Bateman is 27th 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 will contain 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 2 Chapters 31-60 contains thirty-five 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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