Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 81:1-7. Psalm 81 is a Psalm of Asaph to the Chief Musician. He exhorts the people to sing out to God, who is our strength, and make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob. He encourages them to gather all their musical instruments and praise and worship God through singing.
He talks about blowing the trumpet on a feast day on the full moon. It was a call for them to gather together to celebrate all the good things God had done for them. In what ways do you celebrate the good things God has done for you?
When we gather together as fellow believers in Christ it helps encourage us in the Lord. It helps to give us strength when we fellowship with one another. Singing praises to God lifts our spirits and it’s something God very much enjoys us doing as well – worshiping and praising Him.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [To the chief Musician upon Gittith, [A Psalm of Asaph.]] Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
Things to think about:
- In what ways do you enjoy praising God?
- How does it make you feel to sing praises to God?
- In what ways does it encourage you to gather together with other believers?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 81.Thank you for the reminder for us to come together to worship and praise You. Help us to celebrate You and Your goodness to us on a regular basis. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms:Part 3 Chapters 61-90 by Deborah H. Bateman is 28th 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 not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already 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 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty 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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