Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 124:1-8. Psalm 124 is A Song of degrees written by David. The people sang it while going to Jerusalem. David acknowledges that if it hadn’t been for the LORD being on their side Israel would have been destroyed. Have you ever felt like David did?
There were men who rose up against them with great wrath. The enemy could’ve swallowed them up if the LORD hadn’t been on their side to defend them. David praises the LORD for protecting them from the enemy. He proclaims that the LORD, who made heaven and earth, is the one who helped them to win the battle. He gives God all the glory.
As long as we live on this earth, we’ll have people who come against us. As believers we have the greatest defense anyone could have. We have the LORD on our side. He is our helper, our comforter, our defender, our Savior, our protector, and our provider. We’re blessed to have Him on our side. When the enemy comes against us we can have the upper hand because the LORD is on our side.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;
2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Things to think about:
- In what ways do you give thanks that the LORD is on your side?
- Name a time in your life when you knew the LORD was watching over you.
- When have you experienced the LORD defending you against the enemy?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 124, where David reminds us that You are on our side. Help us to remember that You are our defender against the enemy. Keep us safe. Give us strength to fight the battles of this life. You are our rock and our redeemer. In Jesus’ name, we pray. 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
About the book:
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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