Psalms and Proverbs Reading Day 30

Today’s readings are Psalms 146 through 150 and Proverb 31.

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Psalms and Proverbs Reading Day 29

Today’s readings are Psalms 140 through 145, Psalm 155 (text below), and Proverb 30.

Psalm 155
Spoken by David when returning thanks to God, who had delivered him from the lion and the wolf and he had slain both of them
155 Praise the Lord, all ye nations; glorify Him, and bless His name:
2Who rescued the soul of His elect from the hands of death, and delivered His holy one from destruction:
3and saved me from the nets of Sheol, and my soul from the pit that cannot be fathomed.
4Because, ere my deliverance could go forth from before Him, I was well nigh rent in two pieces by two wild beasts.
5But He sent His angel, and shut up from me the gaping mouths, and rescued my life from destruction.
6My soul shall glorify Him and exalt Him, because of all His kindnesses which He hath done and will do unto me.

Psalms and Proverbs Reading Day 22

Today’s readings are Psalms 104, 106, and 154 (text provided), and Proverb 24.

Psalm 154
Spoken by David when he was contending with the lion and the wolf which took a sheep from his flock

154 O God, O God, come to my aid; help Thou me and save me; deliver Thou my soul from the slayer.
2Shall I go down to Sheol by the mouth of the lion? or shall the wolf confound me?
3Was it not enough for them that they lay in wait for my father’s flock, and rent in pieces a sheep of my father’s drove, but they were wishing also to destroy my soul?
4Have pity, O Lord, and save Thy holy one from destruction; that he may rehearse Thy glories in all his times, and may praise Thy great name:
5when Thou hast delivered him from the hands of the destroying lion and of the ravening wolf, and when Thou hast rescued my captivity from the hands of the wild beasts.
6Quickly, O my Lord (Adonai), send from before Thee a deliverer, and draw me out of the gaping pit, which imprisons me in its depths.

Psalms and Proverbs Reading Day 21

Today’s readings are Psalms 103 and 105 and Proverb 23.

Psalm 103: Verse 6, think on this in both physical terms and spiritual terms. What are the similarities and differences between the two?

Psalm 105: This psalm offers a brief retelling of the Exodus plagues narrative and the entry into the promised land. Read some of the wording here and compare it to what we read in Exodus, the rest of the Pentateuch, and in Joshua. Is the tone different?

Proverb 23: Verse 4: “Do not wear yourself out to get rich.” How often to we see folks, church folks, doing this today?