Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 56:1-13. Psalm 56 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician to the tune of Jonath-elem-recho-kim, which is thought to be the tune of “the silent dove of far-off places.” This psalm was written when the Philistines captured David at Gath. David cries out for God to have mercy on him, because men were out to destroy him.
David put his trust in the LORD. He declares he will praise God’s Word and will not fear what men can do to him. David asks the LORD if his tears are written in God’s book. Did you know God has a bottle for your tears and a book where He records them? That’s what David says. God cares about your sorrow. He loves you and cares about you. Have you put your trust in God? Do you trust Him completely to take care of everything in your life?
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the Chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.]] Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
Things to think about:
- What was David trusting God to do?
- In what ways are you afraid of what people can do to you?
- How can we show God that we trust Him completely?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 56. In this Psalm of David we learn how much You care for us and for our sorrows. David says You have our tears in a bottle and record them in Your book. This reinforces how much You are concerned for what we are going through in this life. Help us to be grateful for Your love and concern. 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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