He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, Like showers that water the earth. In His days the righteous shall flourish, And abundance of peace, Until the moon is no more. He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth. Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him, And His enemies will lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles Will bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba Will offer gifts. Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; All nations shall serve Him. For He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also, and him who has no helper. He will spare the poor and needy, And will save the souls of the needy. He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; And precious shall be their blood in His sight. And He shall live; And the gold of Sheba will be given to Him; Prayer also will be made for Him continually, And daily He shall be praised.
We've just had one of those late summer mornings and afternoons that make Vermont such a delightful place to live. The day started with a blue sky dotted with small puffy clouds and a very gentle breeze. Shortly after lunch the blue was replaced by a light gray that covered the sky bringing a gentle rain. It was raining as I started this paragraph but now replaced by our blue skies freckled with puffy clouds. Beautiful. “Like rain upon the grass before mowing”
This Psalm is filled with beautiful pictures; the dominion from sea to sea; those from the wilderness to the kings of all nations will serve Him. Why? So He can deliver the needy and the poor and all suffering from oppression and violence. All of creation will praise Him.
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Morning Psalm 12, Noon Psalm 119:161-168, Evening Psalm 58.
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.