Daily Bible Reading “God Chose the Tribe of Judah” (Psalm 78:63-72)

lion_of_judah-50God Chose the Tribe of Judah

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 78:63-72. In this portion of Psalm 78, Asaph tells us that God chose the tribe of Judah because the tribe of Ephraim rebelled. Who was the tribe of Judah? Why were they significant to God?

God poured out His wrath on the tribe of Ephraim. The young men were consumed with fire, and because of this the maidens were unable to marry. Even the priests indulged in sin and fell by the sword, and the widows didn’t weep over their loss.

God built His tabernacle in Zion. He took David from the sheepfolds and chose him to be a servant of God. David was crowned king and was put in charge of leading the people of Israel. In this Scripture we see how people’s choices can cause them either to be lifted up by God or to be destroyed because of their rebellion against God.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 78:63-72

63 The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.
64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.
65 Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.
67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:
68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.
69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.
70 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:
71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why was the tribe of Ephraim not chosen by God?
  • Why was the tribe of Judah chosen by God?
  • In this Scripture, who did God choose to lead His people?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 78. In this Scripture we see where You lifted some up because of their obedience, and caused some to fall because of their rebellion against You. Help us to be obedient children of God. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Daily Bible Reading “Israel Provoked God to Anger” (Psalm 78:53-62)

God Parting of the Red SeaIsrael Provoked God to Anger

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 78:53-62. In this Scripture, we are told that God led the children of Israel to safety, when He divided the Red Sea and the sea overtook their enemies.

God brought them to His sanctuary. He cast out the heathen from them and set up the tribes of Israel in their tents.

God did all this for them, but they didn’t keep His testimonies and provoked Him to anger. Do we ever do the same thing by turning our backs on God after all the blessings He has given us?

They turned away from God and were unfaithful to Him like their fathers were. They provoked God to anger with the high places they built for the other gods. The children of Israel caused God to be jealous because of their worship of images that they carved from stone.

God was so angry with Israel that He forsook the tabernacle at Shiloh and delivered them into the hands of the enemy. We don’t ever want to be in this position with God.

“Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you; (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth” (Deuteronomy 6:14-15).

“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” (Exodus 34:14).

Exodus 20:1-6 says, “And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. “

All these Scriptures show us the character of God, that He is a jealous God and wants us to serve Him only. He is not willing to share our love and affection with other gods. He loves His children and shows mercy to those who love Him and serve Him with their whole heart.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 78:53-62

53 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.
55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:
57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:
60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;
61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy’s hand.
62 He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does it mean to be jealous?
  • Did you realize God was a jealous God?
  • How do we put other things ahead of God?
  • How can we put God first in our lives?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Please help us to realize as we read this Scripture in Psalm 78 that You are a jealous God and You don’t want us to put anything or anyone above You. Help us not to worship other things in our lives, but to serve You only. Help us to love You and worship You in a way that is pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Daily Bible Reading “God Forgave Their Iniquity” (Psalm 78:32-39)

Psalm 78.38-39God Forgave Their Iniquity

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 78:32-39. In Psalm 78 Asaph tells us the people sinned against God and didn’t believe all His wondrous works. Because of their rebellion against God their days were consumed in vanity and their years were spent in trouble. When God slew some of them, the rest knew they needed to return to God. They remembered that God was their rock and their redeemer. How many times do we return to God when we are in trouble?

The people gave God what we call lip service. They professed God with their mouths, but their hearts weren’t right with Him. They flattered Him with their mouth, and then lied to Him with the same tongue. They were unfaithful to His covenant. God, being a compassionate God, forgave their sins. He could have destroyed them all; instead God turned His wrath away and spared their lives many times. He remembered they were only human, made of flesh, and were fleeting, like the wind, which passes away.

God is a God of wrath, but He is also loving, kind, and compassionate. He loves His children and gives them every opportunity He can to repent of their sins and turn back to Him.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 78:32-39

32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.
33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.
34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.
35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.
36 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.
37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.
39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

 

Things to think about:

  • Do we tend to call on God when we are in trouble?
  • Have you ever been guilty of saying you love God, but not living for Him?
  • How can we have pure hearts before God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 78. It reminds us You not only want us to profess our faith in You, but to live it out. Help us to have pure hearts before You. Help us to love You with all of our hearts. Forgive us of the many times we fail You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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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.

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Daily Bible Reading “The Wrath of God” (Psalm 78:19-31)

Psalm 78 The-Wrath-of-GodThe Wrath of God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 78:19-31. In this Scripture Asaph talks about how the children of Israel spoke against God even after He had done so much for them. As they were wandering in the wilderness they questioned how God would provide water for them. He had Moses perform another miracle for them by using his staff to hit a rock and water flowed out of the rock and gave them plenty of water for all of their needs. With examples like this why do we ever question whether God can meet our needs?

I know when I lost my job it was devastating for me. My salary was half of our income at the time. I worried about how we would pay our bills. I was afraid there wouldn’t be enough money to take care of our basic needs.

God had to show me that He was my provider and He could provide for me any way He chose. I had to humble myself and accept that God had chosen my husband to work and provide for our family’s needs.

Shortly after I lost my job my husband got another job paying one and one-half times as much as his previous job. He has continued through different jobs to increase his salary to provide our needs. I can honestly say we have never gone without our basic needs and God has supplied many of our wants, as well. He loves us and wants the best for us. He wants us to trust Him completely.

The Israelites wondered how God would feed them in the wilderness. He rained down manna from heaven every day to feed them, but that wasn’t good enough, either.

They complained because they wanted meat to eat so God caused birds to fall from the skies, so much so that they ate them until they were sickened by them. I guess this is a lesson for us to be careful what we ask for, because we might get it.

While they were still filling the lust of their flesh with the birds, God’s wrath poured out against them. He killed some of their men and brought the chosen men of Israel to their knees. It’s a sad day when God is forced to pour His wrath out against His children because of their disobedience in order to cause them to repent and turn back to Him.

If you are a parent, you know how it makes you feel when you have to discipline your children because they are disobedient. It grieves your heart to have to correct them, but you know you cannot allow their disobedient ways to continue because they will only worsen. At some point you have to pull in the reigns and stop the process from happening, or watch them destroy themselves in the process. It’s not easy, but it must be done. As parents we can get a little glimpse into the way it must make God feel when He has to correct our paths.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 78:19-31

19 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?
21 Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;
22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:
23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,
24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
25 Man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full.
26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind.
27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:
28 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.
29 So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;
30 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,
31 The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

 

Things to think about:

  • Are you thankful for what God has provided for you?
  • What causes you to complain about what you do or don’t have?
  • How can we show our gratitude to God for His provisions?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 78. We see through this Scripture that You are all powerful and You can supply all of our needs, whatever they might be. Help us to be grateful for Your provisions. Help us not to complain about what we don’t have, but be thankful for what You have provided for us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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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.

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Daily Bible Reading “The Children of Ephraim” (Psalm 78:9-18)

  Psalm 78 18The Children of Ephraim

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 78:9-18. In the first part of this chapter Asaph talks about teaching our children about God and the works of God. Now we’ll learn about the children of Ephraim. Ephraim was one of Joseph’s sons. He was the head of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

The Scripture says they turned their back on God during the day of battle. They didn’t keep God’s covenant and refused to keep the laws of God.

They forgot all the wondrous works of God which He had shown them. God performed mighty miracles in Egypt in front of their fathers, but they forgot about those things. God divided the sea so they could pass through it. He led them in the daytime by a cloud and at night by fire.

God caused water to come out of the rocks for them in the wilderness. Even to the point of having streams of water flowing from the rocks like rivers so they would have plenty of water. God did all this for them, but they sinned even more.

They provoked God to anger with their sin and rebellion. God provided manna for them to eat in the wilderness, but that wasn’t good enough for them, either. They wanted meat to eat instead of manna. Do we ever act ungrateful like the children of Israel did? How do you think it makes God feel when He provides for us, yet we grumble and complain about it?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 78:9-18

9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;
11 And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.
12 Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.
14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.
16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.
18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the ways you remember God’s wondrous works?
  • Do you ever complain about the things God provides for you?
  • What are some ways we can be more thankful and grateful to God for all the things He does for us?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 78. Thank You for reminding us how the children of Ephraim acted. Help us not to behave in this manner. Help us to remember Your wondrous works and to praise You always for who You are and all You do for us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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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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