Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 94:1-11. The Psalmist proclaims that vengeance belongs to the LORD and requests God to show Himself and judge the earth. He questions how long the wicked will be allowed to triumph over God’s people.
How long will the workers of iniquity be allowed to speak bad things against the chosen children of God? The wicked do all kinds of evil acts against the people of God. The Psalmist asks, “How long will you tolerate these acts, Oh God?” We could probably ask some of these same questions today.
The Psalmist says to God, “The wicked think You don’t see what they are doing.” They think they are getting away with their foolishness. They are so unwise that they don’t understand that You, God, are the one who created man and all the aspects of man. How could You not see, hear, and know what they are doing? They don’t realize it is just a matter of time before You will repay them for their evil works. You are all knowing and You know the thoughts and intents of man.
Romans 12:19, says, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” We don’t have to worry about getting revenge, the LORD will take care of it all in due time. He is a loving God, but He is also a just God. He will judge the wicked for their evil acts.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
Things to think about:
- Do you ever wonder the same things as the Psalmist contemplates in this Scripture? If so, how do you resolve the issue?
- Do you try to take vengeance on those who have wronged you, or do you let God handle it?
- Do you pray for those who do wrong that they may see the light and not just what you think is right?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 94. Help us to realize that You see and know all things that are happening in the world today. Help us to know that You are in charge of vengeance and we don’t need to worry about it. You will take care of those who mistreat Your children. Help us to trust completely in You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118
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The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118
by Deborah H. Bateman
About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118 by Deborah H. Bateman is 29th 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 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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