Daily Bible Reading

November 23, 2023

Psalm 138(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Praise and Thanksgiving

Introduction

Psalm 138: This psalm is a prayer of thanksgiving for God’s love and care, and the writer expresses trust in God’s promises.

Scripture Reading

A Prayer of Thanksgiving[a]

138 I thank you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I sing praise to you before the gods.
I face your holy Temple,
    bow down, and praise your name
because of your constant love and faithfulness,
    because you have shown that your name and your commands are supreme.[b]
You answered me when I called to you;
    with your strength you strengthened me.

All the kings in the world will praise you, Lord,
    because they have heard your promises.
They will sing about what you have done
    and about your great glory.
Even though you are so high above,
    you care for the lowly,
    and the proud cannot hide from you.

When I am surrounded by troubles,
    you keep me safe.
You oppose my angry enemies
    and save me by your power.
You will do everything you have promised;
    Lord, your love is eternal.
    Complete the work that you have begun.

Today’s Key Verse: Psalm 138:1a

I thank you, LORD, with all my heart.

Reflect

Verse 2 refers to God’s “constant love and faithfulness,” an indication of the covenant bond that unites God and people. In what ways have you experienced God’s constant love and faithfulness? In verse 3, the psalm writer refers to answered prayer. When or how have you experienced an answer to prayer?

Pray

I thank you, LORD, with all my heart. Your love and faithfulness are constant. I call out to you, and today I thank you for _____________________________. Amen.

Tomorrow’s Reading

Psalm 144: A king thanks God for victory.

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