Daily Bible Reading “Praise the Name of the LORD” (Psalm 113:1-9)

Psalm 113 3

Praise the Name of the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 113:1-9. The Psalmist starts Psalm 113 by giving a call to praise the LORD and bless His name from this time forth. He reminds us from the rising of the sun until its setting we are to praise the LORD. He is high and mighty. He is above all nations and His glory is above the heavens. He overlooks all things both in heaven and on the earth. He lifts up the poor and needy and allows them to sit with the princes of His people.

I love verse nine, which says, “He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.” I wish I would have known this verse when I was younger. It would’ve been a great promise for me to hold on to.

I went through a time in my life when I wasn’t able to have children. I had two miscarriages before finally having our two daughters. We were married over eight years when we had our first child. I am so thankful to God for His blessings on me and my husband to be able to have children and to be grandparents now. What can you praise God for in your life?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 113:1-9

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.
4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

 

Things to think about:

  • When does this Scripture say we should praise the LORD?
  • Why should we praise the LORD?
  • What does this Scripture say God does for the poor and needy?
  • What does this Scripture say God does for the barren woman?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 113 where the Psalmist reminds us to praise You. We are reminded to praise You for who You are and for what You do for us. Help us to always be thankful and praise You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118

Click the link above to get your copy now!

 

Christian Music Video: “O Praise The Name” – Hillsong

PS. Thank you for coming to DeborahHBateman.com to study the Bible with us. Come back again tomorrow. Please invite your friends and family to join us for Bible Study.

 

Featured Book:

psalms_part_4 -25

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 the 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 will 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.

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.

Go to: Amazon
Get your copy now!

 

Subscribe to Deborah H. Bateman to receive
Daily Bible Reading Lessons in your inbox.

 

Have a blessed day,

Deborah

Christian Daily Resources

Bible Verse Tweet

Recipe for Life

Daily Bible Reading “Sing to the LORD a New Song” (Psalm 96:1-13)

psalm 96 1Sing to the LORD a New Song

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 96:1-13. In Psalm 96 the Psalmist reminds us to sing to the LORD a new song. He cries out for the whole earth to sing to the LORD and bless His name. We need to show His salvation daily by singing and praising Him and by declaring His glory and wonders to all people.

The Psalmist declares that the LORD is great and worthy to be praised. God should be feared above all the gods or idols. Many people worshiped idols made of bronze. We may have things in our lives today that would be considered idols. They might not be statues made of bronze, but there may be other things that we put in the place of God.

We should not let anything or anybody come between us and God. He is mighty. He is the creator of the whole world. We are encouraged to declare His honor, majesty, strength, and beauty. The Psalmist reminds us to give glory and strength to the LORD. He is worthy to be praised and honored. He is a holy, just God, who will judge the whole earth with His righteousness and truth.

The Psalmist even cries out for the heaven and earth to rejoice, and the seas to roar. He says to let the field and all the animals of the field rejoice. He tells the trees to rejoice at His holy name. If the birds can sing His praises, the waves roar, and the leaves of the trees declare His glory, how much more should we, as human beings, declare His glory? He is our coming King. He is coming to judge the world with righteousness and truth. Let the whole world praise and glorify His holy name.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 96:1-13

1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

 

Things to think about:

  • Do you like to sing to the LORD? If so, what is your favorite song to sing to Him? If not, what are some other ways you like to praise His name?
  • What are some of the words the Psalmist uses in this Scripture to describe the LORD?
  • How does it make you feel when he says even the earth, seas, heavens, and fields will rejoice in the LORD?
  • Do you look forward to the LORD’S return? If so, in what ways can we prepare for His return?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 96, where the Psalmist reminds us to sing praises to Your holy name. He declares Your holiness, righteousness, majesty, strength, and glory. Help us to acknowledge all Your attributes. Help us to worship You in spirit and truth. Help us to look forward to Your return. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118

Click the link above to get your copy now!

 

Christian Music Video: Sing to the Lord – Hillsong

PS. Thank you for coming to DeborahHBateman.com to study the Bible with us. Come back again tomorrow. Please invite your friends and family to join us for Bible Study.

 

Featured Book:

psalms_part_4 -25

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 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.

Go to: http://amazon.com/dp/B015AJIJ8A
Get your copy now!

 

Subscribe to Deborah H. Bateman to receive
Daily Bible Reading Lessons in your inbox
at: http://DeborahHBateman.com/subscribe

 

Have a blessed day,

Deborah

Christian Daily Resources

Bible Verse Tweet

Recipe for Life

Daily Bible Reading “Let the Celebration Begin” (2 Samuel 6:12-23)

2 Samuel 6 Davidarkfr38 (2)Let the Celebration Begin

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 2 Samuel 6:12-23. David heard the LORD had blessed Obededom and his house because the ark of God was there. So David decided to go get the ark and bring it to Jerusalem. After the catastrophe that happened the last time they tried to move the ark, this time David decided to follow the protocol that the LORD had laid out for them concerning the ark. David was happy and excited to be bringing the ark to Jerusalem.

David created a tabernacle from a tent for the ark. He had the Levites sanctify themselves to carry the ark. This time they didn’t put it on a cart, but the Levites carried it in the manner they were supposed to. When the ones who carried the ark had gone six paces David sacrificed oxen and fatlings.

David was clothed in fine linen and had an ephod of linen. He danced and celebrated before the LORD with all his strength. David and all the people of Israel shouted and blew the trumpet.

As the ark entered Jerusalem, the city of David, his wife Michal, who was Saul’s daughter, looked out the window and saw David dancing before the LORD and she despised him.

They brought the ark and placed it in the tabernacle David had built for it and David made burnt offerings and peace offerings to the LORD. When David finished making the sacrifices to the LORD he blessed the people.

David celebrated with all the people, men and women alike. Their celebration included a meal of meat, bread, and wine. When the party was over they all returned to their houses.

When David returned home to bless his house he was greeted by an angry wife. Michal was upset with David because he had danced shamelessly in front of all the people. In fact she made a slur against him saying, “How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!”

David told her that he was dancing before the LORD, who had chosen him before her father Saul chose him. It was the LORD who appointed him to be king over Israel and that is who he was celebrating.

David basically let her know that if she thought that was something she hadn’t seen nothing yet. He told her that he would become even more undignified than this. In fact he would be humiliated in his own eyes, but the slave girls that she had mentioned would honor him.

Michal wanted nothing to do with David. Was she jealous of him or what? She had no children with David to the day of her death.

This story is also recorded in 1 Chronicles 15-16, which contains more details about the event in case you would like to read it.

David followed the protocol that the LORD had laid out for them concerning the ark of God and this time the transport of the ark was successful. When we obey God, He will bless us. When we choose not to obey Him, we can’t expect to have His blessings on our lives.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

2 Samuel 6:12-23

12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
13 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.
14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.
19 And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. So all the people departed every one to his house.
20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!
21 And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.
22 And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour.
23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

 

Things to think about:

  • What did David do different this time when they went to get the ark?
  • How can we tell from this Scripture that this was a time of celebration for David and the people of Israel?
  • Who was the one person that wasn’t happy about the events that took place?
  • What was David’s response to her?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in 2 Samuel we see that David obeyed Your instructions this time concerning the ark. He didn’t disregard them as he had before. He made sure everything was carried out to Your specifications. Help us to honor and obey You in all that we do. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Christian Music Video: “Give You My Heart” – Hillsong (Featuring Holly Dawson)

PS. Thank you for coming to DeborahHBateman.com to study the Bible with us. Come back again tomorrow. Please invite your friends and family to join us for Bible Study.

 

Featured Book:

ZechariahNew Release

The Book of Zechariah: A Story of Dreams and Visions

by Deborah H. Bateman

About the book:

The Book of Zechariah: A Story of Dreams and Visions is a Daily Bible Reading study by Deborah H. Bateman. It is a study of Zechariah from the Old Testament of the Bible. Zechariah was a prophet during Old Testament times. He tells of eight dreams or visions he has where the LORD communicates with him.

In the beginning of the book the LORD is beckoning His people to return to Him and He will return to them. The dreams that Zechariah has are dreams that are pertinent to his day as well as dreams about the future.

The Book of Zechariah: A Story of Dreams and visions contains twenty-two Daily Bible Reading Lessons that take you through the entire book of Zechariah. Each lesson contains a commentary by the author, the Scriptures for Daily Bible Reading, a few questions for contemplation called “Things to think about,” and a Prayer for the Day. It is a great book for individual or group Bible studies.

Go to: http://amazon.com/dp/B00N1ZAOAM
Get your copy now!

 

Subscribe to Deborah H. Bateman to receive FREE
Daily Bible Reading Lessons in your inbox Mon-Fri
at: http://DeborahHBateman.com/subscribe

 

Have a blessed day,

Deborah