August 6 – 12

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 6
: Psalm 12 – 14
August 7: Psalm 15 – 17
August 8: Psalm 18 – 20
August 9: Psalm 21 – 23
August 10: Psalm 24 – 26
August 11: Psalm 27 – 29
August 12: Psalm 30 – 33
August 13: Psalm 34 – 36

Summary:
July 30
: Job 33 – 35
Job 33 – 35 continues Elihu’s rebuke as he defends God and rebukes Job.  (Note: Elihu does not even attempt to argue with Job, instead he defends the majesty and greatness of God, His transcendence.  He also points to salvation, and not earthly need, as the greatest good.)
July 31: Job 36 – 38
Job 36 & 37 move along with Elihu’s attempt at Godly explanation. 
Job 38 sees God address Job and question him.  (Note: God does not attempt to argue with Job, instead He points to His majesty and greatness as justification for His action.)
August 1: Job 39 – 42
Job 39 – 41 (with a small break in chapter 40 for Job to stutter a bit), continue with God’s demonstration of His power and wisdom. 
Job 42 concludes the book with Job’s repentance as well as His friends before God restores Job.  (Note: God concludes with His blessing for His purposes, as the sacrifices for sin must be given by those who have besmirched God.  Realize that Job is declared righteous by his repentance; even in this book, we are shown how God’s salvation has always worked in grace through faith.)
August 2: Psalm 1 – 2
Psalm 1 compares the righteous and the wicked.  (Note: This “kickoff” Psalm, rightly differentiates between the just and the unjust.  The only way of righteousness is the way that follows God.)
Psalm 2 challenges earthly rule by pointing to a God who reigns. (Note: This is a Messianic psalm.  God is pointing to what He will do in the work of Christ.)
August 3: Psalm 3 – 5
Psalm 3 is prayer of David.  (Note: God is thoroughly exalted in the Psalms; even here, David praises and requests of God in the midst of his trials and afflictions.)
Psalm 4 is a prayer of trust in God. 
Psalm 5 is a prayer of protection.  (Note: Viewed by some as the 1st of the Imprecatory Psalms, God is rightly asked to judge the guilty; something all of His people should wish for.)
August 4: Psalm 6 – 8
Psalm 6 is prayer for mercy.  
Psalm 7 is a prayer for refuge and deliverance. 
Psalm 8 is a praise of God.  (Note: Seen by some as Messianic, there are elements of praise for God, and for His appointed Ruler.)
August 5:  Psalm 9 – 11
Psalm 9 is a prayer of thanksgiving and salvation. 
Psalm 10 is plea for the wicked to be judged. 
Psalm 11 is a praise of God for His power and provision.  (Note: Also imprecatory, the desire of the Psalmists for God to judge wickedness is a recurring theme of the book.)