“Your word have I treasured in my heart that I may not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11)
Do you treasure the Word of God? I sincerely hope and pray that you do. It is worth it.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
Regardless of spiritual maturity or experience with the Bible, everyone should partake of the riches of God’s Word each and every day. In fact, the Scriptures should be the primary focus of your daily musings. And there is no better storehouse of Biblical treasure on which to muse than the Psalms.
This week I would like to pass on a handy tool to help you read through the book of Psalms in a month. Just follow this simple formula. Begin with the date. For example, if you are beginning on the 1st day of the month read Psalm 1 and then add thirty, which will take you to Psalm 31. Then add thirty again and again… As a result, on the 1st day of every month you will have read Psalms 1, 31, 61, 91, and 121. Using this pattern you will read five Psalms each day of the month. The only exception to the rule occurs on the 29th. Psalm 119 would normally be read on this day, but since it is so long, skip it and read it by itself on the 31st.
Repeat the process for several months and you will not only reap the rewards of the priceless wisdom found on the pages of this great book, but you will enjoy closer communion with God as a result. Guaranteed!
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
Soli Deo Gloria!