Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 6:1-10. Psalm 6 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician on a stringed instrument. David cries out asking the LORD not to judge him in His anger.
David asks God to have mercy on him. He says his body is weak and he is anxious. He begs God to return to him, deliver him and save him. David says he is tired of his own groaning. David declares his bed is wet from his own tears.
Whether David’s grief is from a physical ailment that caused him pain and grief or from the people who were constantly hunting him down, we don’t know. But, we do know that David took his cares and concerns to God and he believed God would help him no matter what his trouble was.
David is in a state of grief because of his enemies. He tells the workers of wickedness to leave him alone, because God has heard his prayers. David asks God to let his enemies be afraid and ashamed.
David was fighting a battle with the enemy. Whether David was fighting a spiritual, physical, or mental battle, he knew who to call on in his despair. Have you ever felt desperate for God to deliver you and wondered how long it was going to be before He gave you relief from your situation?
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.]] O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
Things to think about:
- What was David’s state of mind in this Psalm?
- What are some things in this Scripture that clue us into how David was feeling?
- What did David do about the way he was feeling?
- What do you do when you are suffering?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Help us to know from this Scripture that we can call on You in our time of need. Help us to have confidence that You will hear and answer our prayers. Help us to know that when the enemy attacks us You are there to help us fight the battle. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 1 Chapters 1-30 by Deborah H. Bateman is part of 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 the 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 1 Chapters 1-30 contains thirty-one 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 groups.
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