Daily Bible Reading


March 23, 2023

Psalm 122(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 122: Today’s reading is another psalm from the “Songs of Ascents” collection. It expresses a song of praise for Jerusalem and a prayer for Jerusalem’s well-being. As noted in yesterday’s reading, it most likely was sung by pilgrims journeying to Jerusalem to worship and celebrate one of Israel’s major […]

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March 22, 2023

Psalm 120(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 120: Today’s reading is from a collection of psalms (120—134) known as “Songs of Ascents.” Jerusalem is built on hills, and the Temple was located on the hill called Zion.  Psalms in this collection were probably sung by pilgrims as they were “going up” to Jerusalem for one of […]

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March 21, 2023

Psalm 91(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 91: This psalm expresses confidence in God’s protection, particularly in times of danger. Those who are faithful are assured of God’s unfailing presence. Scripture Reading God Our Protector 91 Whoever goes to the Lord for safety,    whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty,2 can say to him,    “You are my defender and protector.    You are […]

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March 20, 2023

Psalm 90(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 90: This psalm is a communal prayer that reflects the human quest to understand life’s meaning, particularly as life is drawing to a close. It juxtaposes the eternal nature of God with the shortness of human life. In this psalm, the Lord is called “our home” and the psalm […]

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March 19, 2023

Psalm 88(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 88: Today’s reading is an individual lament of someone who is suffering and appealing to God for help. Scripture Reading A Cry for Help 88 Lord God, my savior, I cry out all day,    and at night I come before you.2 Hear my prayer;    listen to my cry for help! 3 So many troubles have […]

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March 18, 2023

Psalm 84(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 84: Today’s reading is a psalm that celebrates the joy of being and living in God’s presence. True happiness comes from depending on God, and the writer expresses longing to be in the LORD’s Temple. Scripture Reading Longing for God’s House 84 How I love your Temple, Lord Almighty!2     How I want to […]

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March 17, 2023

Psalm 80(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 80: Today’s psalm is considered a communal lament dating quite possibly back to 722 B.C. following the fall of Samaria (in the northern kingdom of Israel) to the Assyrians (see 2 Kings 17). The psalm expresses a plea to God for the nation’s restoration. Scripture Reading A Prayer for […]

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March 16, 2023

Psalm 77(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 77: Today’s reading begins with the psalm writer questioning God and wondering if God has forgotten the people. But the writer also remembers God’s saving acts and miracles and concludes by praising God’s power. Scripture Reading Comfort in Time of Distress[a] 77 I cry aloud to God;    I cry aloud, and […]

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March 15, 2023

Psalm 76(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 76: Today’s reading is a hymn of praise that celebrates God’s universal rule. The psalm affirms that God’s dwelling place is Jerusalem on Mount Zion, a city which God protects from enemy attacks. Scripture Reading God the Victor 76 God is known in Judah;    his name is honored in Israel.2 He has […]

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March 14, 2023

Psalm 75(GNT)

God’s Saving Word: Prayer Introduction Psalm 75: In today’s reading the psalm writer expresses trust in God’s judgment and acknowledges that God judges with fairness. Scripture Reading God the Judge 75 We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks to you!    We proclaim how great you are    and tell of the wonderful things you have done. 2 “I […]

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