Daily Bible Reading “Trust in the LORD” (Proverbs 3:1-6)

Trust in the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 3:1-6. In this Scripture, Solomon says, “My son, don’t forget my law (instructions); but let your heart keep my commandments (code of wisdom).” They will add long life and peace to you.

Solomon tells his son not to forsake mercy (goodness, faithfulness or kindness) and truth. He instructs him to tie them around his neck and inscribe them on his heart.

He tells him by doing this he will find favor (grace or acceptance) and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

He reminds his son to trust (confide or have confidence) in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding (discernment). In all your ways acknowledge (know or consider) him, and he will direct your paths.

When we trust in our own understanding instead of trusting God to lead us on the road of life, we may end up on a dead end street. When we trust God and add His wisdom and knowledge to our lives He guides us to the path of eternal life.

When we trust in our own wisdom, we may have limited knowledge about certain things or circumstances. If we trust in the wisdom of other people, their wisdom is limited as well. They may lead us down the wrong path.

We are much better off to trust God and His leadership, guidance and direction in our lives. His knowledge is greater than all of our knowledge put together. He knows the past, present, and future. He knows all the details. His knowledge is not limited like ours is.

Trusting God is not a onetime thing, it is a continual process of trusting Him more and more with our lives and the decisions in our lives. We learn to depend on Him. We learn to pray to Him and ask for His guidance in our circumstances. As we develop an ongoing relationship with God we learn to trust Him more and more each day.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 3:1-6

1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

 

Things to think about:

  •  What does Solomon encourage his son to do?
  • What benefits does Solomon say he will receive if he follow these instructions?
  • What does Solomon tell his son to do concerning the LORD? Why?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see that Solomon instructed his son in Your ways. He encouraged him to trust You and not to lean on his own understanding. Help us to do the same, to trust You and not depend on our own wisdom or the wisdom of other people to guide our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

**Please say a prayer for me this week. I will be having surgery on my right hand to remove a ganglian cyst on Tuesday. I am right-handed so I am hoping and praying everything goes well and I don’t have any problems. Please also remember the doctor that God will lead, guide and direct his hand as he works on my hand. If all goes well I should be able to continue doing the work I do. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I love you with the love of the Lord. Blessings, Deborah

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Those Who Trust in the LORD” (Psalm 125:1-5)

Psalm 125 1Those Who Trust in the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 125:1-5. Psalm 125 is A Song of degrees, which was sung when the Israelis were going up to Jerusalem. The Psalmist declares that those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which can’t be moved but abide forever. The LORD surrounds His people like the mountains surround Jerusalem.

The wicked will not persevere over the righteous unless the righteous turn to sin. The Psalmist cries out to God to do good to those who do good and who are pure at heart. Proverbs 20:9 asks, “Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?” Matthew 5:8 reminds us, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”
The LORD will lead those who are wicked and crooked in their ways to the workers of iniquity, but He will lead Israel to peace.

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 125:1-5

1 [[A Song of degrees.]] They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

 

Things to think about:

  • Do you trust in the LORD?
  • What does verse two say the LORD does to His people?
  • Where does the LORD lead the wicked?
  • What does the Psalmist say about Israel?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 125, where the Psalmist reminds us those who trust in the LORD will be like Mount Zion. We thank You for Your protection over us as Your children. Help us to be righteous in heart and not follow the ways of the wicked. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

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Psalm 119 has already been published in a book 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.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

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Daily Bible Reading “Trust In the Lord” (Psalm 71:1-12)

Psalm_71-1Trust In the Lord

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 71:1-12. The Psalmist begins this Psalm saying, “In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust.” He asks God to deliver him from the hand of the wicked. He says, God is his hope and has been his trust since he was young.

He declares that God is his refuge. He asks God to help fill his mouth with praise for God. Notice this Psalm is written when the author is older, because he says, “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.”

He also said in verse one, “don’t let me be put to confusion.” Sometimes, as people get older, they get confused and don’t know what to expect. The Psalmist was asking God to keep him strong in his faith even as he grew older, and help him to always praise God for everything. What is your prayer for your old age? One of my prayers would be to be healthy and the other is that I would remain faithful to Him all the days of my life.

Proverbs 3:5 tells us, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” We need to put our past, present, and future in the hands of God and trust Him to direct our paths. We don’t know what the future holds, but when we put our faith in God, we know who holds the future and we can have peace about it.

The Psalmist cries out to God to protect him and deliver him from his enemies who are still seeking to destroy him. He sounds desperate because he asks God to make haste to help him. Have you ever felt desperate for God’s help?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 71:1-12

1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

 

Things to think about:

  • Are you in a relationship with God?
  • If so, how long have you trusted in God?
  • What is your greatest desire as you grow older?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 71. We see through this Scripture that the Psalmist was getting older and still wanted and needed Your help. His desire was to praise and worship You all the days of his life. Help us to follow his lead in continuing to worship and praise You as we grow older. Help us not to grow weary in the battle against the enemy. Give us strength to continue on for You. 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.

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