Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 46:1-11. Psalm 46 is a song to the Chief Musician or the director of music. “A Song upon Alamoth” is believed to be a musical term meaning it is a song for soprano voices. I love this: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” What does the word refuge mean? It means shelter from the storm or from danger. God is our protector.
The psalmist says because God is our refuge we will not fear. No matter what happens in life we are assured God is in control. His sovereignty will prevail. Though there may be desolation on the earth, as Christians we can be assured God is our refuge. He will protect us. We need to turn our concerns over to Him.
We can take comfort in Psalm 46:10 which says, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Sometimes you may be tempted to give up because of fear of the enemy or of your circumstances. You may try to stand in your own strength and be destroyed, but when we turn things over to God, He becomes our refuge. He can turn our troubles around and use the outcome of the situation for our benefit and His glory. Then we can remember God and His goodness to us and praise Him forever.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the Chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.]] God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Things to think about:
- How have you claimed God as your refuge?
- How do you look to God for strength?
- In what ways do you take comfort in knowing He is God?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture which reminds us as Christians You are our refuge. You are our protector. We can take comfort in knowing You are God and Your sovereignty will reign both in heaven and earth. Help us to exalt and praise You forever. 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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