Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 69:13-28. Psalm 69 is a Psalm of David. David is crying out to God to hear his prayer and deliver him from his enemies. David found no one to comfort him or have pity on him. The only person he had to turn to was God. Have you ever been in that position?
David knew there were people who hated him. He begged God to help him in his time of despair. He asked God to deliver him from his enemies. David knew God loved him and he desired to have God’s hand of protection over him. He knew that God was a kind, loving, merciful God. Is this the God you serve?
David’s heart was broken. He had experienced shame, reproach, and dishonor. David asked God to punish his enemies for the way they treated him.
Quotes from this chapter are often used when referring to Jesus. He was given vinegar to drink on the cross, which was recorded in Matthew 27. He suffered and died for us. How do the sacrifices we make in life for Him compare to what He did for us? Most of us could say they pale in comparison.
Daily Bible Reading:
13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.
19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.
20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.
25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.
28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
Things to think about:
- How many times in your life have you been in the position David was in?
- How has God brought you out of the troubled times of your life?
- Do you always go to God in prayer when you are in despair, or do you try to handle matters on your own?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 69. David was zealous for You. He loved You and called out to You often for help in his despair. Help us to know that You love us and care about what we are going through. Help us not to be afraid to come to You with our cares and concerns of this life. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms:Part 3 Chapters 61-90 by Deborah H. Bateman is 28th 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 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 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty 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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