Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
Yes, it is pleasant to sing praises to our God. What a perfect application of the word, “pleasant” It brings to mind spring afternoons, lying in a newly mow-en hay field and watching the summer clouds drift overhead. Gentle breezes waft, bringing the essential aroma of hay drying, memories of joys yet to come of the loose hays drying in the barn, the soft and gentle sounds of cattle feeding on their evening feed while Grandpa and his hands are doing the milking.
Yes, pleasant is a very important word, bringing a sense of serenity to the meaningful aspects of our lives.
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Morning Psalm 85, Noon Psalm 119:1-9 , Evening Psalm17, If you follow this regimen, you will pray through the Psalms every 47 days or just under 8 times per year.
An alternate Reading Plan is 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.
Or set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits. But a daily time in the Word of the LORD is an absolute.
Suggested Supplementary Reading
The Christian’s Creed: Embracing the Apostolic Faith by Dr. Stanley D. Gale. There is also a workbook available.