Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 136:1-9. The theme of Psalm 136 is to give thanks to the LORD because He is good and His mercy endures forever.
The first part of the chapter talks about how we should be in awe of the wondrous works that the LORD God performed through His creation. The Scripture talks about how through His great wisdom He made the heaven and stretched the earth above the seas. It goes on to talk about His creation of the light He created to light the world. He made the sun to rule the day and the moon and stars to rule the night.
If you go back to Genesis chapter one and read the account of God’s creation of the heavens and earth you will see the Scripture says, “He said,” and it was so. He is so powerful all He had to do is say what He wanted to be created and as a result, He spoke it into existence.
We take so much for granted that God has provided for us. We really need to stop and take some time to think about His awesome power, His great love for us, and give Him glory for it all. Hebrews 13:15 says, “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
Daily Bible Reading:
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Things to think about:
- In what ways do you thank God for this world He created?
- How can we thank God for His provision?
- In what ways are you thankful for His mercy?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 136 where we see Your great power through Your creation. Help us to remember You are good and Your mercy endures forever. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love you, LORD. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
By Deborah H. Bateman
About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th 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 has been published in a book 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.
This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight 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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