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Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, Kings will bring presents to You. Psalm 68:28-32

Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, Kings will bring presents to You. Rebuke the beasts of the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Till everyone submits himself with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples who delight in war. Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God. Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah

I find this passage quite puzzling. I get the first sentence; no doubting the relationship between the location of the temple and the willingness of kings to worship there. But from there until the reference to people who delight in war; I'm lost.

Redeemed by the last sentence which takes me back to the beginning. Praise the LORD, ye peoples of the earth. The day will come and is coming soon.

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Reading

Morning Psalm 150, Noon Psalm 119:65-72, Evening Psalm 46.

Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation.

Set your own up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits.

I suggest either setting aside a period of the day to read all, or break the readings up into morning, mid-day, and evening series. Both approaches have their advantages, and both will build an awareness of the Bible as a whole over time.

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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