Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 81:8-16. In this portion of Psalm 81 Asaph cried out for the people to hear God’s voice and to listen closely to Him. Asaph warned them not to worship any other gods, as God commanded.
Asaph reminded them that God brought them out of Egypt. He instructed them to open their mouths wide and He will fill it. What does this mean?
The people wouldn’t listen to God’s instructions, so He gave them over to their own lustful hearts. God’s desire was for His people to hear His voice and follow His ways. If they would have listened, He would have turned their enemies away. Had they listened to Him and hearkened to His voice they would have had a much better life. The people would have had a life with much less turmoil and trouble. Do we listen to the voice of God? Do we walk in His ways?
Daily Bible Reading:
8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
Things to think about:
- What did God want the children of Israel to do?
- What did God tell them they were not to do?
- Why did the people of God not listen to Him?
- What did God say He would have done if they would have listened?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 81. The Psalmist warns us of the dangers of not listening to Your instruction. Help us, dear LORD, to listen to You and follow Your ways. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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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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