Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 40:1-17. Psalm 40 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician. David cried out to the LORD. He said he waited patiently and the LORD heard his cry. David was in a horrible pit and the LORD brought him out of the pit and set his feet upon a rock. God put a new song in his heart, and David was praising God because he put his trust in the LORD.
David pours his heart out to God, he asks God to forgive him of his sins and to protect him from his enemies. As you read through this Scripture and hear David’s heart cry to the LORD, consider the condition of your own heart and life and see if you need to pour your heart out to God.
You may feel threatened by the enemy. Do like David and call out to God. Pray and turn the situation over to God. He can turn the situation around. He can take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it to good. You may have to wait to see the outcome. You may still have to fight the battle, but trust God to deliver you. Sometimes we need to surrender everything to God and put things in His hands to handle. It is then that we will see the victory.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the Chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
Things to think about:
- Is there anything you need to confess to God and ask for His forgiveness?
- Is there a situation in your life you need to turn over to God?
- Do you have a song in your heart or are you burdened with trouble?
- Consider turning it all over to the LORD.
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture where we see David call out to You and You put a new song in his heart. Help us to come to You with our concerns. Help us to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness. Help us to stay in fellowship with You continuously. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 2 Chapters 31-60 by Deborah H. Bateman is 27th 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 will contain 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 2 Chapters 31-60 contains thirty-five 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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