Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 37:31-40. In this Scripture David continues to compare the differences between those who are righteous and those who are wicked.
We can see if we follow the LORD and are obedient to Him, He works things out in our lives. Sometimes you may have to go through some tough situations. We all have to deal with things in our lives that aren’t pleasant, but if we keep our eyes on God, He will see us through. God doesn’t always take the problem away, but He works it out so His chosen people are victorious in the end.
David exhorts us to wait on the LORD. Do you ever find it difficult to be patient when you are waiting on the LORD to intervene in a situation? God’s timing is not like our timing. We live in this microwave age, where we want everything now. When we are on God’s time we have to be patient. There may be things behind the scenes that we don’t even know about that He is working out on our behalf. Be patient and wait on the LORD. It will be well worth the wait when He intervenes.
As you read this Scripture, think about your own life and how God, through His sovereignty, has worked things out in your life. Then, when you come to a troubled time in your life, look back at the times in the past where God has brought you through some of the tough times of life. It will give you strength and faith to continue, knowing God will work things out again.
Daily Bible Reading:
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
Things to think about:
- Do you find it hard to wait on the LORD? Why?
- Is the LORD a source of strength for you? If so, how does He give you strength?
- Has there ever been a time in your life when it was impossible for anything but the LORD’S intervention to get you out of a troublesome situation?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalms where David reminds us that You are our salvation. You help us by leading, guiding, and directing our lives. You give us strength and wisdom when we’re confronted by wickedness and make us victorious. Help us to trust You to always be there for us no matter what the situation is. Help us to have a strong faith in You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 2 Chapters 31-60
by Deborah H. Bateman
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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