Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 119:9-16.
This portion of Scripture in Psalm 119 starts with the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, BETH. The Psalmist asks the question, how can a young man cleanse his way? The Psalmist answers by saying, take heed to thy word. He declares to God that he has sought Him with his whole heart. He requests of God not to let him wander from His commandments.
One of my favorite verses is Psalm 119:11, which says, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” The Psalmist realizes the importance of hiding God’s Word in our hearts.
He praises God and asks God to teach him His statutes. The Psalmist says he has declared the judgments of God’s mouth with his lips. Do you quote Scripture? Quoting Scripture out loud helps you to remember God’s Word and helps it go from your head and mouth to your heart.
The Psalmist says he rejoices in God’s Word as much as riches. He promises to meditate on God’s Word and have respect for God’s ways. He ends this section by saying, “I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.”
Daily Bible Reading:
9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Things to Think About:
- Do you take heed to the word of God?
- Can you claim verse 11 as the Psalmist does?
- Do you delight in the statutes of the LORD?
- Do you make a habit of reading and studying God’s word?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 119 where the Psalmist reminds us how important it is to hide Your word in our hearts. Help us to treasure Your word by reading and studying it every day. Teach us Your ways, dear LORD. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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Suggested Verses for Bible Journaling or Scripture Memorization:
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. – Psalm 119:11
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. – Psalm 119:16
by Deborah H. Bateman
About the Book:
Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman. Psalm 119 is located in the center of the Bible and is the longest chapter in the Bible. Psalm 119 is about the importance of God’s Word in the life of the Psalmist and in your life as well.
Psalm 119 is broken up into twenty-two stanzas of eight verses each so Deborah crated twenty-two short daily devotional lessons which can be used for personal daily devotions or group Bible studies. Each stanza in Psalm 119 starts with a letter from the Hebrew alphabet so you will also learn about one letter of the Hebrew alphabet with each lesson.
Deborah includes a brief commentary, the daily Bible Scripture, a prayer, and a few questions at the end of each lesson for personal reflection or group discussion. This study will encourage you and inspire you to read and study the Bible, God’s Holy Word.
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