Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 69:1-12. Psalm 69 is a Psalm of David, a Psalm of the sufferer. David was distraught. He cried out to God, “Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.” Have you ever felt as David did?
David was in despair. He cried so much that his throat hurt and he couldn’t see through his eyes because of the tears flowing down his face. David’s enemies were numerous, more than the hairs on his head. Have you ever been through a time in your life when all you could do is cry out to God?
David doesn’t claim to be perfect. He acknowledges that God knows his sins. We can’t hide our sins from God. He knows everything about us. We may try to hide our shortcomings from people, but we can’t hide them from God.
David declares that he bore reproach for God’s sake. Sometimes God allows us to be in a situation that is beyond us so we can lean on Him and show glory to His name through our reaction to our difficult circumstances.
David says he has become a stranger to his brothers. The enemy loves to try to destroy families and their relationships with each other through circumstances that pit family members against each other. But God can heal the hurts of our hearts if we are willing to turn them over to Him.
David reveals that people were talking bad about him in the streets. Has anyone ever gossiped about you? How did that make you feel?
Some of these same Scriptures are referred to in the life of Jesus Christ. He suffered more than any of us ever have. Jesus was despised and rejected. His closest followers betrayed Him. When we are suffering, let’s draw strength from the life of Jesus Christ. Let’s do as He did by turning our cares and concerns over to our Heavenly Father.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, [A Psalm] of David.]] Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.
6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children.
9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
Things to think about:
- Name some times in your life when all you could do was call out to God.
- How did you know that God heard your cries?
- In what ways did God give you the strength to go through the situation?
- How can looking back at the difficult times give us strength for today?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 69. David was distraught. He was crying out to You for help. His enemies were coming against him. Help us to call out to You when we are in trouble. Help us to know we can count on You to see us through the difficult times in our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms:Part 3 Chapters 61-90 by Deborah H. Bateman is 28th 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.
The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty 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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