Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 132:11-18. In the second half of Psalm 132, a Song of degrees, the Psalmist tells us that the LORD swore to David and He would not go back on His promises. He made a promise that if his children would keep God’s covenants their children would sit on the throne as well.
This is considered to be a Messianic Psalm. God chose Zion to be His habitation, His dwelling place, His place of rest. He promised to bless Zion with provision and take care of the poor and needy of the land.
He declared that He would clothe the priests with salvation and the saints would shout for joy. He proclaimed that there He would make the horn of David to bud; in other words, he would cause the power of David to increase. He has ordained a lamp for His anointed one to lead, guide, and direct him. He will be a light for God’s people. His enemies will be brought to shame, but his kingdom will flourish.
Daily Bible Reading:
11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
Things to think about:
- What was the promise God made to David? What were the conditions of His promise?
- In this Scripture, where are we told is God’s habitation? Is that the only place God lives?
- What does it mean when the Scripture says He will make the horn of David to bud?
- What does all of this mean to us today?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 132 where we are reminded of the promise You made to David. Help us to honor Your Word and Your promises. Give us the faith we need to stand on those promises. 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 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 was 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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