Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 109:1-15. Psalm 109 is a Psalm of vindication by David to the chief musician. David requested of God, who he praises, not to hold His peace against his enemies. David’s enemies spoke badly of him and told lies about him. These wicked people said hateful words against David. He was so upset with them he asked God to take care of them. Have you ever been so frustrated with someone that you asked God to handle them?
David hadn’t done anything against the people who complained about him. He gave himself to prayer and tried to show them love, but they returned his love with hatred and evil for his good. Finally David didn’t spare any mercy. He asked God to let Satan sit at his enemy’s right hand. David asked God to pour out His wrath on the workers of iniquity, who poured their wrath out on him.
David is pretty explicit in what he asked God to do. He must have been really distraught with these people, or person. I am reminded of a Scripture in Romans 12:19, which says, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” When people do us wrong, we don’t have to take vengeance against them. We can have faith that God will avenge His children. Does it comfort you to know that God can handle these kinds of situations for us?
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
Things to think about:
- Why was David so upset?
- In what ways had David’s enemies betrayed him?
- How did David respond to their betrayal?
- Have you ever prayed a prayer like this to God concerning those who have wronged you?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 109, where we see that David talked to You about whatever was on his mind. He didn’t hold back. He told You exactly what he was feeling. LORD, help us to realize that we can talk to You like we would talk to our best friend. You care about what we are going through and what we are feeling. Help us to share with You what is on our heart. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118
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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 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.
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