Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 100:1-5. Psalm 100 is a Psalm of praise. It tells us to make a joyful noise to the LORD. We’re to serve Him with gladness: and come before His presence with singing. When we worship God, it is an act of service to Him for who He is. We praise God and give thanks to Him for what He has done for us.
He is God. He made us. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. In John 10:14 Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” He laid His life down for the sheep as a commandment from the heavenly Father. The shepherd protects the sheep from wolves and other outside forces that might try to enter the sheepfold and destroy the sheep.
We are to enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Praise and thanksgiving is an entry way into His gates. It is as if praise unlocks the door to His presence. God pays attention when we praise and thank Him. We are to be thankful to God and bless His holy name. We are reminded that the LORD is good, His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[A Psalm of praise.]] Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Things to think about:
- What are some ways you honor the LORD?
- In what way do you choose to praise God?
- What are some things for which you are thankful to God?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We honor You and praise You because You are good, Your mercy is everlasting, and Your truth endures to all generations. We are Your people. Thank You for Jesus, who laid down His life for our sins. We love You, LORD. Help us to enter into Your gates with thanksgiving, and into Your courts with praise and bless Your holy name. 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 in 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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