Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 33:1-22. The psalmist reminds us the righteous should rejoice in the LORD. We can praise the LORD through playing instruments and singing songs of praise and worship. In what ways do you like to praise the LORD?
He reminds us that the word of the LORD is right, and all His works are done in truth. He loves righteousness and judgment. You may wonder how the LORD can be both righteous and our judge. It seems like opposite ends of the spectrum. But He is both our righteous LORD and our judge. He loves us, but He will also judge us.
This reminds me of being a parent. We love our children and want the best for them, but when they do wrong, it is our job as parents to punish them for their behavior. We are the ones who have to determine what good, acceptable behavior is and what is not. We are the ones who have to decide what the punishment will be for bad behavior.
I love verse 6 where the psalmist talks about the world being created by the word of the LORD. If you read Genesis chapter one you’ll see where it says, “He spoke” and it was. God spoke this world into existence. All He had to do is say what He wanted to create and it was done. How powerful is it to be able to speak things into existence?
The psalmist says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” As a nation, it is important for us to serve God. We need His blessings on our nation as well as on our individual lives.
The Scripture says God looks down from heaven and sees us. He watches over us, protects us, leads, guides, and directs our lives. We should rejoice in the LORD, because we trust in Him.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
Things to think about:
- When you look at this world God created, what are some of the things that cause you to be in awe of Him?
- When you think about how much God loves us, how do you show your gratitude to Him?
- How do you praise and worship God for all He has done for you?
- What makes you think of God as your protector and your guide?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms where we’re reminded to rejoice in You. We thank You for this world You created for us to live in. You are all powerful and we can see this when we look at Your creation. We praise You that You are in heaven looking over us. Help us to always be grateful and thankful to You. Help us to praise and worship You forever. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms:
Part 2 Chapters 31-60
by Deborah H. Bateman
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The Book of Psalms: Part 2 Chapters 31-60 by Deborah H. Bateman is 27th 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 will contain 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 2 Chapters 31-60 contains thirty-five 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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