August 13 – 19

This is not meant to be a beating, but rather a tool to give you some help in reading and understanding God’s word.  If you miss a day, and can “catch up: by doubling up, then sweet.  If you can’t read on certain days, adjust the schedule to fit your life.  I think you will find the schedule pretty easy to maintain if you keep just a bit of discipline.

With that said…………….

This week’s reading:
August 13
: Psalm 34 – 36
August 14: Psalm 37 – 40
August 15: Psalm 41 – 43
August 16: Psalm 44 – 47
August 17: Psalm 48 – 50
August 18: Psalm 51 – 54
August 19: Psalm 55 – 57
August 20: Psalm 58 – 61

Summary:
August 6
: Psalm 12 – 14
Psalm 12 is a prayer to God for help and perseverance.  (Note: You can tell by the language of this psalm that it is imprecatory.  Asking God to judge evil is not wrong, asking Him to do so swiftly and definitively is not wrong; attempting to do God’s job is wrong.  This style of Psalm highlights the means God has given His people to conduct spiritual warfare against the darkness.)
Psalm 13 is a lament over isolation and praise of trust in God. 
Psalm 14 is a screed against the evil ones who do not follow God.  (Note: This psalm is quoted by Paul is Romans 3, and helps form the backbone of his argument for the universal understanding of God by humanity.)
August 7: Psalm 15 – 17
Psalm 15 is a praise of the salvation of God. 
Psalm 16 praises God for His provision. 
Psalm 17 is a prayer for protection from God.
August 8: Psalm 18 – 20
Psalm 18 is praise of God for salvation and protection and provision.  (Note: A royal psalm celebrating the deliverance of David, has several allusions to the work of Christ, the true King)
Psalm 19 is a praise of the work of God in creation.  (Note: While not quoted, the content of this psalm is part of the foundation of Paul’s teaching on God in Romans 1.)
Psalm 20 is prayer of hope and declaration of the faithfulness of God. 
August 9: Psalm 21 – 23
Psalm 21 is a prayer to God for salvation and a praise of God’s sovereign rule. 
Psalm 22 is a lament of separation from God and a praise for God’s nearness and work. (Note: This is an oft-quoted Psalm in the New Testament and very descriptive of the work of Christ.) 
Psalm 23 is a praise of God as our shepherd.  (Note: Messianic in character, the wording of this psalm describes the work of God in salvation.)
August 10: Psalm 24 – 26
Psalm 24 is a declaration of the glory of God.  (Note: This is a great reminder of the why of life.  God is the creator and sustainer, Who owns all.)
Psalm 25 is a prayer of protection and provision. 
Psalm 26 is a prayer for God’s examination and mercy.
August 11: Psalm 27 – 29
Psalm 27 is a declaration of the power and provision of God. 
Psalm 28 is a prayer for deliverance and a praise of God. 
Psalm 29 is a praise of God and His attributes as seen in the world.
August 12:  Psalm 30 – 33
Psalm 30 is a thanksgiving song for God’s action. 
Psalm 31 is a praise of God for His protection and grace. 
Psalm 32 is a description of the work of God. 
Psalm 33 is a praise to God for His works.