Daily Bible Reading “Blessed Be the LORD” (Psalm 89:42-52)

Psalm 89 52Blessed Be the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 89:42-52. Have you ever felt like God deserted you? The Psalmist continues to question God as to why He turned His back on David. He knew the promises God made to David and couldn’t understand why David was having so much trouble in his life. He seemed to forget about David’s rebellion.

Sometimes when we look at our circumstances we might question if God deserted us also. When things don’t seem to be going so well and it looks like the enemy is winning the battle, we have to be careful not to get discouraged. If we get our eyes off of God and start looking at our circumstances we can easily be distracted. If we let our guard down it will give the enemy the upper hand.

It’s important when we are going through difficult times that we keep your focus on God and His promises. Even if things don’t seem to be going in the right direction, when we keep our focus on God it will give us strength to get through the battles of life. Notice that even though the Psalmist questions God he still praises God in the last verse of this chapter when he says, “Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 89:42-52

42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
46 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.

 

Things to think about:

  • What happens when you focus solely on your circumstances?
  • Have you ever felt like God deserted you?
  • What do you consider to be the battles in your life today?
  • How do you recognize and deal with the enemy in your life?
  • How does keeping your focus on God help you get through these trying times?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 89:42-52, where the Psalmist praises You even though he questions the circumstances. Help us to remember we can count on You. Help us to keep our focus on You instead of our circumstances. Give us strength to withstand the battles of this life. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 has already been 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 “Forever God is Faithful” (Psalm 89:33-41)

Psalm 89 33Forever God is Faithful

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 89:33-41. The Psalmist reminds God of His promises to David. God promised to be faithful to David and show His loving-kindness toward him. He promised not to break His covenant with David. God promised His seed to endure forever.

All these promises God made to David, but the Psalmist was concerned about the trouble David was going through at the time. He couldn’t understand why David seemed to be cast away from God. The Psalmist questions why God had broken His covenant with David. Why has David become a reproach to his neighbors? There were times in David’s life when he was disobedient to God and it caused turmoil in his life.

Remember the Psalmist doesn’t know what we know today, that Jesus came out of the seed of David, which means David’s seed will last forever as God promised. Jesus sits on the right hand of God on His throne. We may fail God, but God’s promises will never fail. He is faithful.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 89:33-41

33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the promises of God we can hold onto?
  • Why does the Psalmist think God has turned His back on David and forsaken His promises to him?
  • What makes you believe God is faithful?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 89, where the Psalmist reminds us of Your promises to David. Help us to know that Your promises stand. We can count on You to be faithful to us. Help us to be obedient and stand by our promises to You. Forgive us of the times we have failed You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 has already been published in 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 4 Chapters 91-118 contains thirty-six 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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Daily Bible Reading “God is Faithful” (Psalm 89:22-32)

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God is Faithful

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 89:22-32. God is faithful to His promises. He promised to be faithful to David. He protected David from the enemy. He showed mercy to David. How often do we experience God’s faithfulness?

God has a plan for us and our life. Even though sometimes we are not faithful and things seem to go by the wayside, God has an ultimate plan and He will work out His will.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).

The Psalmist reminded God of all the promises He made to David. God says if His children don’t obey Him, He will visit their transgressions. Remember as a child, when you would disobey your parents, there would be consequences for your actions. I remember a few times as a child, when I got in trouble and was punished for my behavior. When we are disobedient to God we will suffer the consequences of our disobedience. God loves us. He wants the best for us, but He can’t ignore our sin. God is faithful to us and He wants us to be faithful to Him as well.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 89:22-32

22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

 

Things to think about:

  • How often have you experienced God’s faithfulness in your life?
  • In what ways do you find God faithful?
  • What are some ways we can show our faithfulness to God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 89:22-32, where the Psalmist reminds us of Your faithfulness. Thank You for being faithful to Your children. Help us to show our love for You by being faithful to You as well. 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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Daily Bible Reading “The Holy One of Israel is Our King” (Psalm 89:10-21)

The Holy One of Israel is Our King

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 89:10-21. In this portion of Psalm 89, the Psalmist talks about Rahab, which is another name for Egypt, saying God has broken it into pieces and has scattered His enemies. The Psalmist acknowledges God as the creator of the heavens and the earth.

The Psalmist proclaims that God is a God of strength, mercy, and truth. As the supreme judge both justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne. He declares those who trust in the LORD walk in the light of His face and rejoice in His holy name. They are exalted in God’s righteousness, favor, and the glory of His strength. He states that the LORD God of Israel is their defense and king. He reminds the people how God chose David, His servant and anointed him with His strength to be king.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 89:10-21

10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
18 For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

 

Things to think about:

  • When you think of God, do you think of Him as being strong?
  • How is God your defender?
  • In what ways do you rejoice in God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 89 where the Psalmist reminds us You are our defense, our strength, and our King. It is through Your mercy, grace, and favor that we are exalted. Help us to rejoice in Your holy name. 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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Daily Bible Reading “I will Sing of Your Love Forever” (Psalm 89:1-9)

Psalm 89_1I will Sing of Your Love Forever

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 89:1-9. In Psalm 89 the Psalmist declares he will sing about the love of God forever. He says he will tell of God’s faithfulness throughout the generations. The Psalmist praises God for His wondrous works and says even the heavens will praise God for them.

He thanks God for his faithfulness to the saints and reminds us God is to be feared and revered by His saints. God is all powerful. There is nothing He can’t do.

This would be a good passage of Scripture for us to pray to God. It would be a great way for us to start our prayers. Don’t you think it would get God’s attention if we started our prayers with thanks and praise to Him instead of asking Him for what we want or need? The Psalmist acknowledges that God rules the sea and has the power to calm the waves.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 89:1-9

1 [[Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.]] I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?
7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

 

Things to think about:

  • How can we use music to offer our praises to God?
  • What are some other ways we can praise God?
  • In what ways do you acknowledge God as being all powerful?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you for this Scripture in Psalm 89 where the Psalmist reminds us of Your faithfulness to the saints. He also reminds us to sing praises to You and acknowledges Your strength and power. Help us to always praise You for Your wondrous works. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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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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