Daily Bible Reading “How Great Thou Art” (Psalm 104:18-35)

Psalm 104 How Great Thou ArtHow Great Thou Art

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 104:18-35. The Psalmist continues to share with us about the creation of the LORD. Do you enjoy looking at God’s creation and marvel at His wondrous works? The Psalmist says, “The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies,” which are a type of rabbit.

He talks about how God created the moon for seasons and to shine its light at night. So, the beasts of the field can hunt for food until the sun rises, then they retreat to their dens. God created the sun to light the day for man so he can work by day and rest at night. Isn’t it amazing how God orchestrated everything to work together?

I love verse twenty-four, which says, “O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.” Then, the Psalmist goes on to talk about the vastness of the sea and all the creatures God created who live in the sea.

Think about that for a minute — all the many creatures God created. Consider all the different shapes, sizes, and colors. Some of the creatures swim, some fly, some walk on four legs. It’s simply amazing when you think of the vastness of God’s creation.

The ships sail upon the sea and search for food. The LORD gives the fishermen their reward in due time. The fishermen gather from the sea what the LORD blesses them with to feed their families. They sell the rest of their catch to make a living.

When the LORD hides His face from man he becomes afraid, and rightly so. Why would God turn His face away from us? Maybe He would do such a thing because we rebelled against Him and sinned. Maybe He would do it to get our attention. God is the one who gives us breath to live. When He takes away our breath we die and return to the dust from which He created us. God sends His spirit to create more life to replenish the earth. The LORD rejoices over His wondrous works. His glory will endure forever.

When God looks on the earth it trembles. When He touches the mountains they smoke. This reminds me of earthquakes and volcanoes.

The Psalmist declares he will sing and praise the LORD as long as he lives. He will meditate on the LORD and enjoy sweet fellowship with Him. He cries out to God for the wicked to be no more on the face of the earth. He blesses and praises the LORD.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 104:18-35

18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.

 

Things to think about:

  • In what ways do you marvel at the works of the LORD?
  • Do you thank God and praise Him for His wondrous works?
  • In what ways can we show the LORD that we appreciate all He has done for us?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 104 in which the Psalmist reminds us to give You glory and praise for Your wondrous works. Help us to show You how much we love and appreciate all the things You have created for us and given us to enjoy. Help us to praise and worship You all the days of our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Daily Bible Reading “How Great is Our God” (Psalm 104:1-17)

Psalm 104 1-2How Great is Our God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 104:1-17. Have you ever considered who the LORD is and all He does or has done? The Psalmist goes through a list of His acts in Psalm 104. He thanks and praises the LORD for His honor and majesty. The LORD covers Himself with light like a garment. He stretched out the heavens as a curtain to cover the world.

The LORD lays the beams of His chambers in the water. He makes the clouds His chariot and walks on the wings of the wind. He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flaming fire. He created the foundations of the earth, and firmly established it, so it wouldn’t be moved forever.

He covers it with the deep like a curtain. The waters stood above the mountains. At the sound of thunder they fled. The water goes up to the mountains and back down to the valley where He founded them. He made springs of water to flow in the valleys between the mountains. He set boundaries so the waters would never cover the earth again. The springs provide water for the beasts of the field to quench their thirst and He causes the grass to grow to feed them.

He also uses the waters of the springs to provide places for the birds to make their nests as they sing with their beautiful voices from the branches of the trees. He causes herbs to grow so man can grow food to feed themselves and their families. He provides oil, bread, and wine to satisfy the hunger of man. His creation plan included every beast of the field, fowl of the air, and human being and all of their needs. He left nothing undone. How great is our God!

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 104:1-17

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.
16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

 

Things to think about:

  • Think about the vastness of God’s creation. Draw a picture on paper or in your mind to remind yourself of His creation.
  • As you look at God’s creation, what is your favorite part?
  • Think about how God provided for each and every creature He created and list them. What an awesome God!

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 104. The Psalmist reminds us of what an awesome God You are. He reminds us of Your creation and how You provided for every creature You created. We thank You for You wonderful plan of provision for the earth and everything in the earth. Help us to show our gratitude for Your creation. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love You, LORD. 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 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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