Daily Bible Reading “Happy Mother’s Day” (Proverbs 31:10, 28)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is Proverbs 31:10, “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:28 says, “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” I thought these verses were appropriate for Mother’s Day since it is a day to show honor and appreciation to our mothers for who they are and all they have done for us.

One of the greatest gifts that God gave us, besides the gift of salvation through His Son, is the gift of life and love through our mothers.

Mother’s Day is supposed to be a day of celebration, but for many people, it is a day of remembrance, a day of sadness. As you celebrate Mother’s Day with your family be sensitive to those whose mothers are no longer with them.

Mother’s Day may also be a time of grief for those who have lost children or those who want to have children but haven’t been blessed in that way.

There may be those who are estranged from their children or mothers for one reason or another and so Mother’s Day is sad for them.

Celebrate your mother and enjoy your family, but understand that days like Mother’s Day are hard for some people. Be gentle with them.

My emotions run from one extreme to the other on Mother’s Day and the days surrounding Mother’s Day. Missing my Mama, mother-in-law, and grandmothers are really hard for me since they have all passed away already.

Then there are the feelings of being really blessed to be married to the man God blessed me with as my husband, who loves me unconditionally. We are blessed to have two beautiful daughters, whom we love dearly. We wondered if we would ever have children. For many years Mother’s Day was hard for me because I wanted children so badly, but had not been blessed with them yet. We were married eight years and had two miscarriages before we finally had our girls.

We are also blessed to have five precious grandchildren who are all special in their own way.

If you were not blessed to be raised in a Christian home with a mother who loved you unconditionally, you can know this kind of love through the unconditional, sacrificial love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

All things considered, Mother’s Day is a good day to celebrate through all the laughter and tears. I am thankful for all the people God placed in my life to mold me and make me into the person I am today. I hope it’s a good day for you and your family. I wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day. I love you. May God bless you!

 

Things to think about:

  • What is your best childhood memory of your mother?
  • What is one word that you would use to describe your mother?
  • What is the most important thing that your mother taught you?
  • What are you most grateful for concerning your mother?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this day to honor the mothers in our lives. Help us to show our love and gratitude for our mothers. Comfort those who have lost their mothers with sweet memories today. We also ask that you comfort those who wish to be mothers, but haven’t been blessed with children yet. Thank you for the gift of children and grandchildren. Thank you for our mothers. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Be Exalted, O God” (Psalm 57:1-11)

 Psalm 57 5Be Exalted, O God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 57:1-11. Psalm 57 is a Psalm of David that was written when he fled from Saul in the cave. David cries out to God to be merciful to him. He declares that he trusts in God and will find refuge in the shadow of His wings. How many times in your life have you been in a situation where you needed to find refuge in God?

David completely trusts God to protect him from his enemies. He trusts God to send down His mercy and truth from heaven. In the midst of David’s battle he praised and worshiped God. This is a good example for us. When the enemy wages war against us the best thing we can do is cry out to God for His deliverance, His protection, and His grace and mercy during our time of need.

Sometimes we just need to cry out to God when we are in trouble. He may not take the problem away, but He may change the circumstances or give us the strength and wisdom to endure the situation. Don’t try to handle every situation in your own strength. God is there for you. He wants to take care of you. Reach out to Him and ask for His help.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 57:1-11

1 [[To the Chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.]] Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why should we cry out to God in times of trouble?
  • How can we let God know we trust Him to protect us?
  • In what ways can we give praise, honor, and glory to God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 57. Even when David was in trouble he found refuge in the covering of Your wings. LORD, we thank You that we can cry out to You and You hear our prayers. We thank You that You watch over us and protect us. Be exalted O God, let Your glory be above all the earth. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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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.

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Daily Bible Reading “Have You Put Your Trust in God” (Psalm 56:1-13)

Psalm 56Have You Put Your Trust in God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 56:1-13. Psalm 56 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician to the tune of Jonath-elem-recho-kim, which is thought to be the tune of “the silent dove of far-off places.” This psalm was written when the Philistines captured David at Gath. David cries out for God to have mercy on him, because men were out to destroy him.

David put his trust in the LORD. He declares he will praise God’s Word and will not fear what men can do to him. David asks the LORD if his tears are written in God’s book. Did you know God has a bottle for your tears and a book where He records them? That’s what David says. God cares about your sorrow. He loves you and cares about you. Have you put your trust in God? Do you trust Him completely to take care of everything in your life?

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 56:1-13

1 [[To the Chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.]] Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

 

Things to think about:

  • What was David trusting God to do?
  • In what ways are you afraid of what people can do to you?
  • How can we show God that we trust Him completely?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 56. In this Psalm of David we learn how much You care for us and for our sorrows. David says You have our tears in a bottle and record them in Your book. This reinforces how much You are concerned for what we are going through in this life. Help us to be grateful for Your love and concern. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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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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Daily Bible Reading “Our God Shall Come” (Psalm 50:1-15)

 Psalm 50 1Our God Shall Come

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 50:1-15. Psalm 50 is a Psalm of Asaph, who was one of the worship leaders in the temple. God is calling everyone on the earth to gather together before Him so He can judge His people. Are you ready for that call?

He is coming back and when He does, He will judge both the living and the dead. He will gather those together who have made a covenant with Him. The heavens will declare His righteousness. God is a righteous judge. He knows everything about us. He knows the thoughts and intentions of our hearts.

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).

God says He will not take any of our sacrifices, such as the animals that were sacrificed in the Old Testament. God reminds us that all the animals of the earth belong to Him anyway. God knows the animals like He knows us. God says even if He was hungry He wouldn’t tell us. Everything in this world belongs to God, He created it.

God reminds us to offer thanksgiving to Him. What God wants from us is praise and thanksgiving. God wants us to pay our vows to Him. God wants us to call on Him in the time of trouble. He will deliver us and we will glorify Him.

Do you call on God when you’re in trouble? Some people fast (go without food) and pray for God to deliver them. Have you ever wanted God’s favor in a situation bad enough to fast and pray for it?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 50:1-15

1 [[A Psalm of Asaph.]] The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

 

Things to think about:

  • Are you ready for the call of God?
  • Is there anything in your life for which you need to ask God to forgive you? If so, what?
  • How much time do you devote to giving God praise and thanksgiving?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 50. We thank You that You are a righteous judge. Help us to honor You, praise You, and give thanksgiving to You for who You are. Thank You for loving us and caring about us. Help us to know we can call on You in the day of trouble and You will deliver us. Help us to glorify Your name. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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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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Daily Bible Reading “Arise, Oh LORD” (Psalm 7:1-17)

Psalm 7 1Arise, Oh LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 7:1-17.Psalm 7 is a song of David which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of a man David calls Cush, who was slandering King David. This man was from the tribe of Benjamin, the same tribe as the previous king, Saul, and was probably really Shimei, whose story is in 2 Samuel 16:5-14. The name Cush goes way back to the time of Noah. Noah’s son, Ham, called his son Cush.

David declares that his trust is in the LORD. He cries out to God to save him from those who are persecuting him before they, like a lion, tear him to pieces.

David tells the LORD he believes he is innocent of Cush’s accusations, and if he is, indeed, at fault in this situation, let the enemy defeat him. David calls out to the LORD to arise and save him. He tells the LORD to judge him according to his integrity and righteousness.

David asks God to let the wickedness of the wicked end, and to establish the just. David declares that God is his defense. He knows that God judges the righteous and is angry with the wicked. David’s enemy had prepared for battle.

David sings to and praises the LORD. His defense was truly the LORD.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 7:1-17

1 [[Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.]] O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

 

Things to think about:

  • With whom was David in conflict?
  • What was the enemy’s defense?
  • What was David’s defense?
  • Have there been times in your life when you were falsely accused and the only defense you had was the LORD? Recall those times. What was the result of you putting your faith and trust in God to see you through those difficult times?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. We see in this Scripture that David put his faith and trust in You. You were the only defense David had because he believed he was innocent of the accusations against him. Help us to trust You completely and know that if we are innocent and You are on our side we can win the battles of this life. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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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.

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