“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great toward us. And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!” Psalm 117 is the shortest Psalm in the Bible folks. It only has 2 verses. As many times as I have read the book of Psalm, I never noticed this little fact. Although short, Psalm 117 reminds us that we should give God thanks for all that He has done.
It reminds us that no matter what lies and foolishness we as men and women put into the word, the truth according to God will always reign supreme! The longest Psalm is Psalm 119. It has 176 verses! When I first read the 119th Psalm as a teenager, I thought it was written by multiple people. However, that’s not the case.
Those strange symbols and words at the top of every 8 verses aren’t names but are actually letters from the Hebrew alphabet and the word tells you how to pronounce it. Learning something new every day with this Bible studying I tell you. I really like the 119th because it’s one big poem about how great God and His word is. If you’ve never read the 119th Psalm, I suggest that you do so.
And while you’re reading be sure highlight or right down any verses that stand out to you. Then mediate on those verses daily. You’ll definitely notice that small things won’t bother you as much. You’ll be too busy reminding yourself of how wonderful God is and thinking of all the great things He’s done for us already!
Week 23 Readings
6/3: Psalms 130-134
6/4: Psalms 135-137
6/5: Psalms 138-140
6/6: Psalms 141-144
6/7: Psalms 145-150
6/8: Proverbs 1
6//9: Proverbs 2