Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 64:1-10. Psalm 64 is a Psalm of David, to the Chief Musician. David cries out to God to hear his prayer and save his life from fear of the enemy. He asks God to hide him from the lies of the wicked.
David was constantly praying to God for protection from his enemies. David put his faith and hope in God. Do you put your faith and hope in God, as David did?
The wicked get together secretly and conspire to destroy others. They may use such tactics as lies, wickedness, greed, or pure meanness. They may conspire in secret, but God is all knowing. They can’t hide from Him.
God knows the thoughts and intents of our hearts. If we put our hope in other things, they will fail us; only God will protect us to the end.
David set the example by showing us how he talked to God. He poured his heart out to God. He talked to God about whatever was troubling him at the time.
David didn’t try to handle his problems on his own. He leaned on God for help, support, and protection. David knew that as long as he had God on his side he could win the battle.
Even Jesus, when He was facing the enemy, cried out to God for help. Don’t think you have to handle your problems on your own. God loves you and cares for you.
God cares about what you are going through. Turn your life over to Him and ask for His help. God is available day or night to hear your cries. He’s waiting for you to call out to Him.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
Things to think about:
- How much time do you spend daily going to God in prayer?
- How can you put your trust in God to protect you from the enemy?
- In what ways do you praise God for all He does for you?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 64. David shows us that he depends on You to protect him and keep him from the enemy. You are a righteous God, so You won’t tolerate the wickedness of the unrighteous. David communicates with You through prayer. Help us to remember to bring our cares and concerns to You in prayer. 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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