Daily Bible Reading “Praise Ye the LORD” (Psalm 135:14-21)

Praise Jesus-50Praise Ye the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 135:14-21. In this portion of Scripture from Psalm 135, the Psalmist reminds us that the LORD will judge His people. Then, he warns us about serving idols.

The Psalmist tells us that idols are made from silver or gold by men’s hands. Idols have ears which can’t hear, eyes which can’t see, mouths which can’t speak or breathe, and so is everyone who makes them and trusts in them. The Bible calls these idols graven images.

Here are some other Scriptures that talk about graven images or idols and warn us not to serve these types of gods.

Psalm 78:58 – For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

Isaiah 42:8 – I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Isaiah 42:17 – They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

We are blessed to have a living God whom we can worship and praise forever. He is a jealous God and will not share His glory or praise with any other god.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 135:14-21

14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:
20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.
21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the characteristics of idols mentioned in this Scripture?
  • What are some ways we can bless the LORD?
  • In what ways do you praise the LORD?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 135 where the Psalmist warns us of worshiping idols. Help us to always guard our hearts not to worship anything or anyone besides You. Help us to bless and praise Your holy name. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

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For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 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 was published 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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Daily Bible Reading “Praise the LORD” (Psalm 135:1-13)

Psalm 135 3Praise the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 135:1-13. Psalm 135 is a Psalm of praise to the LORD. It reminds us over and over to praise the LORD. Why should we praise the LORD? Because He is good, He is a great God, greater than all other gods. He is the LORD who chose Jacob and Israel for His treasure.

The LORD does what He pleases in heaven, in earth, in the seas, and in the deep places of the earth. He is the one who causes the rain to pour down from heaven and water the earth. He is the one who causes the wind to blow.

He is a mighty God. There is none greater than He. He conquered mighty nations and kings. He defeated the enemies of the children of Israel, took possession of their land and gave it to Israel as a heritage. He is the LORD God and His name will endure forever. He will be remembered through all generations.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 135:1-13

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.
2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,
3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.
13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.

 

Things to think about:

  • In what ways do you praise the LORD?
  • Why do we praise the LORD?
  • What are some of the things for which we can praise the LORD?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 135, where the Psalmist reminds us to praise You. Help us to praise You because You are good. You are greater than all other gods. Help us to praise You for who You are and for all You do for us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

Click the link above to get your copy now!

 

For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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psalms_part_5-25The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
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About the book:

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 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 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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Daily Bible Reading “Bless the LORD” (Psalm 134:1-3)

Psalm 134 1,2Bless the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 134:1-3. Psalm 134 is another of the songs of degrees that the children of Israel sang on their journey to Jerusalem. The Psalmist encourages us, as servants of the LORD, to bless the LORD. He exalts us to lift our hands and praise the LORD. He reminds us that this is the LORD who created the heaven and earth. The people were on their way to Zion to worship the LORD. They sang praises to Him along the way.

As I read all these Psalms of the songs of degrees, I think of all the times when I was growing up that we would take road trips, and we would sing in the car. I can remember certain songs that we would start singing almost every time we traveled for any distance.

One of my Daddy’s favorite songs was “I Saw the Light.” Sometime during our trip that song would no doubt come up and we would all start singing along with him. If I hear that song today tears will fill my eyes as I remember some of the good times we had growing up and miss the fellowship of my parents.

Don’t you think if we treasure the fellowship that we have with one another that the LORD treasures the fellowship He has with us? When we spend time blessing Him through songs of praise and worship it not only blesses Him, it blesses us in our Spirit and it blesses those around us. There were a lot of other songs of praise that we sang as well. What are some of your favorite songs of praise that you enjoy singing to the LORD?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 134:1-3

1 [[A Song of degrees.]] Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.
3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

 

Things to think about:

  • Do you enjoy singing praises to the LORD? If so, why?
  • In what ways do you enjoy worshiping God in your church?
  • In what ways do you praise God for His creation?
  • How does it bless your soul when you sing praises to God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 134. Even though the chapter is short the Psalmist reminds us to bless You. Help us to take time out of our busy schedules to spend time in praise and worship of You. Help us to give thanks and blessing to You for all You have done for us. Help us not to take You and Your work for granted. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

Click the link above to get your copy now!

 

For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 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 was 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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Daily Bible Reading “Brethren Dwell in Unity” (Psalm 133:1-3)

Psalm 133 1Brethren Dwell in Unity

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 133:1-3. Psalm 133 is a song of degrees of David. This is another really short Psalm, but it contains an important message for believers. David begins the Psalm by saying how good it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity. He describes it as a precious ointment on the head of Aaron. The ointment ran down onto his beard and finally onto the skirts of his garment.

He also describes unity as the dew that descended on Mount Zion. David is trying to tell us how important it is that we, as Christians, walk in unity with one another. It is a witness to those around us for us to walk in unity.
The Apostle Paul reminds us of the importance of unity and peace among believers in Ephesians 4:1-6, “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

In Philippians 2:1-4 we are reminded to be likeminded and of one accord which is another way of saying we are to be in unity with one another. “If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”

Romans 15:5-6 tells us that we are to conduct ourselves in this way in order to bring glory to God. “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The enemy is always trying to stir something up among believers in the church. He knows if he can cause conflict in the church it will hinder us from doing our God-given duty to reach others. Instead of bickering and fussing over all the little things we don’t agree on, we need come to an agreement and walk in unity with one another.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 133:1-3

1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does it mean to you to walk in unity with fellow believers?
  • How do you think it makes God feel if we are unified?
  • In what ways does it make you feel much better if you don’t have a conflict with other believers?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 133 where David exhorts us to walk in unity with one another. Help us to abide by this Scripture and be unified in the body of Christ. Help us to love one another in spite of our differences. Help us to forgive one another and bear each other’s burdens. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

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For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 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 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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Daily Bible Reading “This is My Resting Place Forever” (Psalm 132:11-18)

JerusalemThis is My Resting Place Forever

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 132:11-18. In the second half of Psalm 132, a Song of degrees, the Psalmist tells us that the LORD swore to David and He would not go back on His promises. He made a promise that if his children would keep God’s covenants their children would sit on the throne as well.

This is considered to be a Messianic Psalm. God chose Zion to be His habitation, His dwelling place, His place of rest. He promised to bless Zion with provision and take care of the poor and needy of the land.

He declared that He would clothe the priests with salvation and the saints would shout for joy. He proclaimed that there He would make the horn of David to bud; in other words, he would cause the power of David to increase. He has ordained a lamp for His anointed one to lead, guide, and direct him. He will be a light for God’s people. His enemies will be brought to shame, but his kingdom will flourish.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 132:11-18

11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

 

Things to think about:

  • What was the promise God made to David? What were the conditions of His promise?
  • In this Scripture, where are we told is God’s habitation? Is that the only place God lives?
  • What does it mean when the Scripture says He will make the horn of David to bud?
  • What does all of this mean to us today?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 132 where we are reminded of the promise You made to David. Help us to honor Your Word and Your promises. Give us the faith we need to stand on those promises. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

Click the link above to get your copy now!

 

For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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psalms_part_5-25The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
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About the book:

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 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 was 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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