Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 47:1-9. You will notice a lot of the Psalms start off saying, “to the Chief Musician.” They were meant to be songs of praise and worship. This psalm begins by saying, “O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.” We need to learn how to praise God, exalt Him and worship Him. How do you praise and worship God?
The Scripture reflects on the time when the Lord comes back to set up His kingdom. It reminds us He is the great king over the whole earth. As believers, we will spend eternity with Him, worshiping and praising Him forever. So, we need to get used to doing it now.
The Bible tells us, “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
So many times, as Christians, we take God for granted. We don’t give Him the honor and place of importance He deserves in our lives. He will come again to rule and reign on the earth, so we need to be ready for His appearance.
There are many ways of honoring and praising God for who He is and what He has done in our lives. We can praise Him through songs and worship. Many people worship Him by going to church. There are holidays set aside that are meant for times of honoring God, such as Easter and Christmas. No doubt even these celebrations which are meant to bring honor to God are sometimes not celebrated in a way that brings honor and glory to God. Let’s find ways to worship and praise God in our everyday lives that brings honor and glory to His name.
Daily Bible Reading:
Psalm 47: 1-9
1 [[To the Chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.]] O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.
Things to think about:
- How can we honor God as the king of our lives?
- Are you listening for the sound of the trump of God?
- How can we get ready for His return?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. We thank You that You inspired these Scriptures in the Bible to let us know Your plans for us. We praise You for who You are. You are the king of the whole earth. You are holy and deserve our praises. Help us, dear God, to honor, praise and worship You in a way that glorifies Your name. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 2 Chapters 31-60 by Deborah H. Bateman is 27th 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 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 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 2 Chapters 31-60 contains thirty-five 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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