Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 94:12-23. Blessed is the man the LORD chastens and teaches the ways of God. The LORD won’t cast off His people or forsake His inheritance. He judges according to righteousness and those who follow Him should follow after righteousness. The Psalmist questions, “Who will stand up for me against the wicked?”
The Psalmist acknowledges that if the LORD hadn’t helped him he wouldn’t have survived. When he was weak and losing hope God’s mercy held him up. He delights in the comfort of the LORD.
The Psalmist says, “The wicked gather together against the righteous and shed innocent blood.” He proclaims that the LORD is his defense and the rock of his refuge. The Psalmist had faith in God that He would defend him. He trusted that God would cause the enemy to be cut off by having their own iniquity come against them.
God is the same today, yesterday, and always. He never changes. God is the same that He was in the beginning and He will be the same until the end of time. We can count on Him. He is not going to change His mind. He will not leave us or forsake us. As the Psalmist trusted God, we can trust Him to be our defender, our rock, our refuge. God loves His children and He will defend them until the end.
Daily Bible Reading:
12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.
Things to think about:
- Do you think of God as your refuge? In what way?
- In what ways do you trust God to take care of you?
- Do you pray and ask God to help you when the enemy attacks? In what ways has He helped you?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this Scripture where we are reminded that we can trust and depend on You to defend us against the enemy. You are our strength, when we are weak. You are our help in time of need. You will never leave us or forsake us. Help us to realize that You are always by our side. 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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