Daily Bible Reading “Arise, Oh LORD” (Psalm 7:1-17)

Psalm 7 1Arise, Oh LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 7:1-17.Psalm 7 is a song of David which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of a man David calls Cush, who was slandering King David. This man was from the tribe of Benjamin, the same tribe as the previous king, Saul, and was probably really Shimei, whose story is in 2 Samuel 16:5-14. The name Cush goes way back to the time of Noah. Noah’s son, Ham, called his son Cush.

David declares that his trust is in the LORD. He cries out to God to save him from those who are persecuting him before they, like a lion, tear him to pieces.

David tells the LORD he believes he is innocent of Cush’s accusations, and if he is, indeed, at fault in this situation, let the enemy defeat him. David calls out to the LORD to arise and save him. He tells the LORD to judge him according to his integrity and righteousness.

David asks God to let the wickedness of the wicked end, and to establish the just. David declares that God is his defense. He knows that God judges the righteous and is angry with the wicked. David’s enemy had prepared for battle.

David sings to and praises the LORD. His defense was truly the LORD.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 7:1-17

1 [[Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.]] O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

 

Things to think about:

  • With whom was David in conflict?
  • What was the enemy’s defense?
  • What was David’s defense?
  • Have there been times in your life when you were falsely accused and the only defense you had was the LORD? Recall those times. What was the result of you putting your faith and trust in God to see you through those difficult times?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. We see in this Scripture that David put his faith and trust in You. You were the only defense David had because he believed he was innocent of the accusations against him. Help us to trust You completely and know that if we are innocent and You are on our side we can win the battles of this life. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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The Book of Psalms: Part 1 Chapters 1-30 by Deborah H. Bateman is part of 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 will contain 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 the 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 1 Chapters 1-30 contains thirty-one 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 groups.

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Daily Bible Reading “Heal Me, Oh LORD” (Psalm 6:1-10)

davidHeal Me, Oh LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 6:1-10. Psalm 6 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician on a stringed instrument. David cries out asking the LORD not to judge him in His anger.

David asks God to have mercy on him. He says his body is weak and he is anxious. He begs God to return to him, deliver him and save him. David says he is tired of his own groaning. David declares his bed is wet from his own tears.

Whether David’s grief is from a physical ailment that caused him pain and grief or from the people who were constantly hunting him down, we don’t know. But, we do know that David took his cares and concerns to God and he believed God would help him no matter what his trouble was.

David is in a state of grief because of his enemies. He tells the workers of wickedness to leave him alone, because God has heard his prayers. David asks God to let his enemies be afraid and ashamed.

David was fighting a battle with the enemy. Whether David was fighting a spiritual, physical, or mental battle, he knew who to call on in his despair. Have you ever felt desperate for God to deliver you and wondered how long it was going to be before He gave you relief from your situation?

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 6:1-10

1 [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.]] O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

 

Things to think about:

  • What was David’s state of mind in this Psalm?
  • What are some things in this Scripture that clue us into how David was feeling?
  • What did David do about the way he was feeling?
  • What do you do when you are suffering?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Help us to know from this Scripture that we can call on You in our time of need. Help us to have confidence that You will hear and answer our prayers. Help us to know that when the enemy attacks us You are there to help us fight the battle. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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The Book of Psalms: Part 1 Chapters 1-30 by Deborah H. Bateman is part of 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 will contain 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 the 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 1 Chapters 1-30 contains thirty-one 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 groups.

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Daily Bible Reading “Hear My Cry, Oh LORD” (Psalm 28:1-9)

  psalm 28 7Hear My Cry, Oh LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 28:1-9.  Psalm 28 is a Psalm of David. David cries out to the LORD asking Him not to be silent. David refers to the LORD as his rock. What does that mean? The rock signifies a firm foundation, something to stand on. Those of us who are Christians can stand on the rock of our salvation.

David wanted to make sure the LORD heard his cries for help. Have you ever prayed to God and wondered if He heard your prayers? Not only did David want God to hear his prayers, but he wanted God to answer his prayers. He wanted God to protect him from the enemy.

David declares that the LORD is his strength and shield. He says his heart trusts in God. The LORD hears David’s cries for help and delivers him in his time of need. David rejoices and sings praises to the LORD.

David asks the LORD to save His people and bless their inheritance. He asks God to feed them and lift them up forever. David acknowledges God as the saving strength of His anointed. Do you pray for all of God’s people as well as for yourself?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 28:1-9

1 [[A Psalm of David.]] Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

 

Things to think about:

  • How does David refer to the LORD in this Psalm?
  • What is David’s concern in this Scripture?
  • In verses 8-9, who is David most likely talking about?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. In this Scripture David refers to You as his rock, his shield, and his strength. Help us to lean on You as our rock, our shield and our strength. Thank You that we can come to You not only in times of great need, but in our everyday life, with our cares and concerns. Help us to learn to cast our cares on You instead of trying to carry them on our own. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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About the book:

The Book of Psalms: Part 1 Chapters 1-30 by Deborah H. Bateman is part of 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 will contain 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 the 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 1 Chapters 1-30 contains thirty-one 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 groups.

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