Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bible Challenge 07/28 - 08/03

Greetings All!

This week we finish up the fourth section of Psalms (90-106) and being the final section of this large book of poetry (Psalms 107-150). In this last section, 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 several years ago is that anyone traveling from any direction to Jerusalem is always considered to be "ascending" to Jerusalem, as it is Jewish holy city of God.

Here is the schedule:

28, Sunday: Psalms 95-98

29, Monday: Psalms 99-102

30, Tuesday: Psalms 103-106

31, Wednesday: Psalms 107-110

01, Thursday: Psalms 111-114

02, Friday: Psalms 115-118

03, Saturday: Psalms 119-122

May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the understanding and most importantly the living out of His holy word. Amen.

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