Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 120:1-7. Psalm 120 is the first of fifteen Psalms that is considered to be “A Song of degrees” which includes Psalm 120-134 and means they were sung when people traveled to Jerusalem.
The Psalmist in this Scripture is having a problem with people lying. He calls out for God to deliver him from those who have lying lips and a deceitful tongue. He asks, “What can be done to this lying tongue?”
Proverbs 10:18 says, “He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.”
Proverbs 12:22 tells us that “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.”
How does it make you feel when someone tells lies about you? The Psalmist says he has been around those who lie and despise peace for too long. He was weary of their deceitful ways. The Psalmist prefers peace, but when he speaks, the others with him are for war.
Have you ever lived around someone with whom you couldn’t get along? You tried to have peace, but all they wanted was to fight. They tell lies and make up stories that are not true. Being in a situation like that makes for a miserable existence.
I think this is what the Psalmist is speaking of. He was asking God for deliverance from the situation.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[A Song of degrees.]] In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
Things to think about:
- Do you know anyone who would rather tell lies than the truth any day?
- How hard is it to have a relationship with those who are deceitful?
- Are you an instrument of peace or of war?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 120, where the Psalmist asks for deliverance from lying lips, deceitful tongues, and those who hate peace. Help us to always be truthful and never deceitful. Help us to be instruments of peace and not of war. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.
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For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.
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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 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 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.
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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