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Psalms Reading Plan | Day 1
As you come to spend time with Jesus, calm your mind and body until you feel fully present.
Thank Him that you can spend time with Him and ask Him to open your eyes and heart to His word today.
Bible Reading: Psalm 34
Read these verses three times slowly.
I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all;
he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.
Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
The Lord will rescue his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
Reflection & Questions
As we read the five Psalms this week, we are going to use different methods of meditating on Scripture. Today, we are going to simply ask three questions to meditate on this text. These are questions you could ask of any section of Scripture to meditate on it.
- What is a word or phrase that stuck out to you as you read this Psalm?
- Why do you think that word or phrase stuck out to you? Is there a situation you are facing that these words speak into?
- What is God’s invitation to you today in response to that word or phrase? (Is it to believe something, say something, do something?)
Pray in response to today’s reading.
You might use this song today to worship Jesus today:
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