Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 16:1-11. Psalm 16 is a Psalm of David. This is considered to be a Messianic Psalm. It is believed that David is referring to Jesus in this Psalm as well as himself. David cries out to God to preserve him. He declares that he puts his trust in God.
Have you told the LORD lately that He is your LORD, as David did? How do you think it makes God feel when we tell Him how much we love Him? If you are a parent or grandparent, you can compare this to how you feel when your children or grandchildren crawl up in your lap and tell you how much they love you.
The Psalmist says he won’t even say the names of the false gods. David’s treasure was the LORD. The LORD satisfied David’s soul. God’s blessings were David’s heritage.
Have you ever woken up at night with a song on your heart or a Scripture running through your mind and Spirit? David says the LORD gives him counsel day and night.
David continuously set the LORD before himself and his needs. David had faith that the LORD was at his right hand to comfort and protect him. He knew that God would direct him on the path of life.
David says there is fullness of joy, even in the midst of our suffering and pain. When we put our faith and trust in God we can have joy in our hearts, despite the troubles in our lives.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[Michtam of David.]] Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Things to think about:
- What was David’s cry to the LORD?
- What kind of heritage did David say he had?
- How can we have that same inheritance?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Thank You for the rich inheritance we have in You. Help us to show our love for You and do Your will. Help us to find joy, peace, and comfort in having You by our side, as David did. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 1 Chapters 1-30 by Deborah H. Bateman is part of 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.
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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.
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