Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 21:1-13. Psalm 21 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician. It is believed that not only is this Scripture talking about David as the King, but also Jesus Christ, who is the King of Kings. David rejoices in God’s strength and His salvation. Do you rejoice in God’s salvation?
David says God has given him the desires of his heart and hasn’t withheld any of his requests. The Bible tells us in Psalm 37:4, “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” David delighted in the LORD, do you?
David talks of God’s blessings and favor on his life, and he praises God for crowning him as king. God blessed David more than he could ever have asked for and David was sure to give God the glory for it. We should give God glory for all His blessings.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
In verses 8-12 David talks about the enemies of the LORD and how He will destroy them. Then, in the last verse, David exalts the LORD for His strength and power.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.
Things to think about:
- How do you praise God for His salvation?
- When is the last time you thanked God for His blessings on your life?
- In what ways do you thank God for answering your prayers?
- Why should we ask God to protect us from our enemies?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture where David is praising You for Your strength and salvation. He is also thanking You for answering his prayers and blessing his life. Help us to praise and worship You for all Your blessings on our lives, and most of all, for Your gift of salvation. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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About the book:
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.
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 the 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 1 Chapters 1-30 contains thirty-one 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 groups.
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