Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 136:17-26. This Scripture talks about how God slew some of the most powerful and well-known kings, which refers to Deuteronomy 1:4, “After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei.”
Then, He gave the land of the enemy to Israel as a heritage. God redeemed them from their enemies and they declared, “His mercy endures forever.” The Psalmist also talks about God providing food for all beings and gives thanks to the God of heaven. Not only does God provide for His children, but He provides for the beast of the field, the foul of the air, and every living creature on the earth.
Whether we look at His creation, His protection, and His provision for His people, or His judgment on the enemies of His people, we see God’s strong mighty power and we are reminded, “His mercy endures forever.”
Daily Bible Reading:
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:
20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:
22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:
24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Things to think about:
- Are you thankful to God for redeeming us from our enemies?
- In what ways can we show our gratitude to God for the food He provides for us?
- How can we give thanks to God that His mercy which endures forever?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You that You are our provider, our protector, our creator, and our judge. We love You, LORD and thank You for sending Your Son to be our Savior. Help us to always be thankful to You for who You are and what You do for us. We thank You that Your mercy endures forever. In Jesus’ name, we pray. 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 was 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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