Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 63:1-11. Psalm 63 is a Psalm of David. It was written when he was in the wilderness of Judah. David declares that he’ll seek God early in the morning because his soul thirsts for God. Have you ever been really thirsty on a hot, dry day? David had a deep longing in his soul to spend time with God. Do you thirst for Him?
David longs to see God’s power and glory. He praises God for His loving kindness. David proclaims that he’ll praise and worship God as long as he lives because his soul is satisfied in God. Not only does David seek God in the morning, but he also meditates on God at night while lying in his bed.
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble falling back to sleep? I find when this happens, if I fix my thoughts on God, start to pray and talk to Him, I will relax and fall back to sleep, because my soul is satisfied.
David loves God. He has been David’s helper. God has protected him from the enemy and kept him close, under the shadow of His wings. David feels safe. David says God holds him up with His right hand.
David speaks of his enemies saying they’ll be destroyed and those who tell lies about him will be stopped. Even among all the threats for his life and the turmoil of being constantly sought by the enemy David declares that he will rejoice in God all the days of his life. Do you rejoice in God regardless of your circumstances?
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.]] O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
Things to think about:
- Does your soul long to spend time with God? How do you satisfy that longing?
- Do you seek him both in the morning and at night? How can we make a habit of seeking God’s face morning and night?
- How does spending time with God satisfy the longing in your soul?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 63. David says he thirsts for You. His soul longs to spend time with You. He seeks You early in the morning and at night. He enjoys spending time with You. Help us to take time out of our busy schedules to spend time with You. Help us to realize there is a longing in our souls that only You can fill. 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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