Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 140:1-13. Psalm 140 is a Psalm of David where he is asking the LORD to deliver him from the evil and violent man. David begs God to keep him and protect him from his enemies. He asks God for some pretty harsh punishment for his enemies.
We all, at one time or the other, need to be delivered from the hand of the enemy. No matter what the circumstances of your life are, God is able to deliver you from those circumstances and set your feet on the solid rock of His salvation. Thank God for His deliverance. Call out to the King of Kings and the LORD of Lords, as David did. God is there for you. He loves you. He cares about you and what you are going through.
If you are a Christian, you’ve been delivered from a life of sin. Some of us may have been deeper in sin than others, but in God’s eyes, there is no big sin and little sin. If we are disobedient, and rebel against God, that is considered sin.
David ends this Psalm by saying, “Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.” Once God has delivered us from sin and covered our sins with the blood of Jesus our past sins are forgiven. Forgiveness is something for which we can give thanks every day.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.
4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
Things to think about:
- In what ways have you been delivered from the enemy?
- How do you thank the LORD for His deliverance?
- Have you ever prayed and asked the LORD to deliver you from your enemies? If so, how did He answer your prayers?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We pray today, LORD, that You would deliver us and keep us from the hands of our enemy. We ask that You hear our supplications to You. For You, O LORD, are the strength of our salvation and we give thanks to Your holy name. Help us to dwell continuously in Your presence. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love You, LORD. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
by Deborah H. Bateman
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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is the 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 already 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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