Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 125:1-5. Psalm 125 is A Song of degrees, which was sung when the Israelis were going up to Jerusalem. The Psalmist declares that those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which can’t be moved but abide forever. The LORD surrounds His people like the mountains surround Jerusalem.
The wicked will not persevere over the righteous unless the righteous turn to sin. The Psalmist cries out to God to do good to those who do good and who are pure at heart. Proverbs 20:9 asks, “Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?” Matthew 5:8 reminds us, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”
The LORD will lead those who are wicked and crooked in their ways to the workers of iniquity, but He will lead Israel to peace.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[A Song of degrees.]] They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.
Things to think about:
- Do you trust in the LORD?
- What does verse two say the LORD does to His people?
- Where does the LORD lead the wicked?
- What does the Psalmist say about Israel?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 125, where the Psalmist reminds us those who trust in the LORD will be like Mount Zion. We thank You for Your protection over us as Your children. Help us to be righteous in heart and not follow the ways of the wicked. 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 the 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 has already been 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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