Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bible Challenge 07/31 - 08/06

Greetings Bible Challenge Readers!

We are almost done with the last book of Psalms. In this fifth book, 15 Psalms are ascribed to David and one is considered a charge to Solomon (#127).

In this week's reading we get both the shortest Psalm (#117 with 2 verses) and the longest Psalm (#119 with 176 verses). The interesting thing about Psalm 119 is that it is composed in sets of eight verses and each verse starts with one of the 22 letters comprising the Hebrew alphabet.

Psalms 120–134 are often referred to as a group called the Songs of Ascents. They are thought to have been used as hymns of approach by pilgrims to the Temple in Jerusalem. One of the interesting things that we learned on our trip to Israel is that anyone traveling from any direction to Jerusalem is considered to be "ascending" to Jerusalem, as it is the Jewish holy city of God.

Here is the schedule:

31, Sunday - Psalm 108-111

1, Monday - Psalm 112-115

2, Tuesday - Psalm 116-119

3, Wednesday - Psalm 120-123

4, Thursday - Psalm 124-127

5, Friday - Psalm 128-131

6, Saturday - Psalm 132-135

May you be blessed and refreshed by the Spirit as you read this week!

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