Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 96:1-13. In Psalm 96 the Psalmist reminds us to sing to the LORD a new song. He cries out for the whole earth to sing to the LORD and bless His name. We need to show His salvation daily by singing and praising Him and by declaring His glory and wonders to all people.
The Psalmist declares that the LORD is great and worthy to be praised. God should be feared above all the gods or idols. Many people worshiped idols made of bronze. We may have things in our lives today that would be considered idols. They might not be statues made of bronze, but there may be other things that we put in the place of God.
We should not let anything or anybody come between us and God. He is mighty. He is the creator of the whole world. We are encouraged to declare His honor, majesty, strength, and beauty. The Psalmist reminds us to give glory and strength to the LORD. He is worthy to be praised and honored. He is a holy, just God, who will judge the whole earth with His righteousness and truth.
The Psalmist even cries out for the heaven and earth to rejoice, and the seas to roar. He says to let the field and all the animals of the field rejoice. He tells the trees to rejoice at His holy name. If the birds can sing His praises, the waves roar, and the leaves of the trees declare His glory, how much more should we, as human beings, declare His glory? He is our coming King. He is coming to judge the world with righteousness and truth. Let the whole world praise and glorify His holy name.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
Things to think about:
- Do you like to sing to the LORD? If so, what is your favorite song to sing to Him? If not, what are some other ways you like to praise His name?
- What are some of the words the Psalmist uses in this Scripture to describe the LORD?
- How does it make you feel when he says even the earth, seas, heavens, and fields will rejoice in the LORD?
- Do you look forward to the LORD’S return? If so, in what ways can we prepare for His return?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 96, where the Psalmist reminds us to sing praises to Your holy name. He declares Your holiness, righteousness, majesty, strength, and glory. Help us to acknowledge all Your attributes. Help us to worship You in spirit and truth. Help us to look forward to Your return. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118
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The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118
by Deborah H. Bateman
About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118 by Deborah H. Bateman is 29th 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 already been 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 4 Chapters 91-118 contains thirty-six 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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