Today Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 20:1-9. Psalm 20 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician. David starts this Psalm by saying, “The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble.” Don’t you want God to hear you when you’re in trouble?
He calls on God to defend and send help from the sanctuary and strengthen them from Zion. Do you ever feel like you need strength to carry on? God can give you the strength you need. Many times we turn to our loved ones to help us in our times of trouble, but they may be busy and not have time to be bothered with our problems. God is always available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. He is never too busy to hear our cries for help.
David asks God to remember their offerings and their burnt sacrifices. He declares that they will rejoice at the salvation of the LORD. He asks for God to answer all of their petitions. David says he knows God saves His anointed.
God sent Jesus, His Son, to die on the cross so He could become our Savior by being the sacrifice God accepted as redemption for our sins. We can trust in Him to forgive us of our sins and give us salvation. We can have victory through Jesus. We can be saved from the enemy. Have you put your faith and trust in Jesus as your Savior? If not, He will hear your cry. Call out to Him today.
David says some people trust in their military, but we put our trust in God. God is our provider. He is our protector and defender. He saves us from the enemy. Others are defeated, but we are lifted up. David’s last cry of this Psalm is, “Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.” Imagine the people of Israel singing this Psalm as a prayer.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
Things to think about:
- In what ways do you cry out to God in times of trouble?
- Share some of the times in your life when God has saved you from trouble.
- What are some times of trouble in which we can pray for fellow believers?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Thank You that we can call on You not only when we are in trouble, but any time day or night. You are always available and ready to hear from us. Help us to turn our troubles over to You and not try to handle them on our own. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 1 Chapters 1-30 by Deborah H. Bateman is part of 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 the 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 1 Chapters 1-30 contains thirty-one 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 groups.
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