Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 87:1-7. Psalm 87 is a Psalm for the sons of Korah. God created the whole world; He could have picked any place He wanted as His chosen city. He chose Jerusalem. The Scripture tells us that the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are said about the city. When Jesus comes back He will set up His throne there and He will rule the earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The Bible says in Zechariah 2:10-12, “Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.”
David said that people would be proud to say they were born in Jerusalem. The LORD will establish her. He said when the LORD writes down the people He will note those who were born in Zion. There will be a great celebration in Jerusalem when Jesus comes back. The singers and instrument players will be there praising and worshiping Him. Are you looking forward to His return?
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [A Psalm [or Song for the sons of Korah.]] His foundation is in the holy mountains.
2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.
Things to think about:
- Why did God choose Zion as His dwelling place?
- What is the significance of those who were born in Zion?
- Have you ever been to Jerusalem?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 87. David tells us about Your love for Zion and how You established it as Your city. You could have chosen any place on the earth You wanted, but You chose Jerusalem as Your dwelling place. Help us to realize the importance of Zion to You. Help us look forward to the return of Christ. 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 has already been published in a book by itself 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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