This month we are returning the the Old Testament book of Psalms. Psalms is a huge book, too big for one month so we have broken it into three. This November we will be reading the second third from Psalm 51 to Pslam 100.
Our brother Bob Monckton has out together the following plan to help us benefit from this wonderful book.
Please join with us as we read God’s word togeher.
Suggested RBT Reading Plan for Psalms 51-100 for November 2020
|Sun 1st Nov||Ps 51||David repents of his great sin||2 Sam 11-12|
|Mon 2nd Nov||Ps 52||David speaks of Doeg the Edomite||1 Sam 21:1-9|
|Ps 53||There is no-one who does good||Romans 3:10-12|
|Tues 3rd Nov||Ps54||Treachery. The Ziphites betray David to Saul||1 Sam 23:19-26|
|Ps 55||Perhaps: David’s response to Absalom’s rebellion||2 Sam 15:31|
|Wed 4th Nov||Ps 56||David seized by the Philistines||1 Sam 27:7-12, 29:1-11|
|Ps 57||David spares Saul in the cave||1 Sam 24:7-22|
|Thurs 5th Nov||Ps 58||Our God is the judge of all the earth||Romans 12:19|
|Ps 59||When Saul sent men to David’s home to kill him||1 Sam 19:11-17|
|Fri 6th Nov||Ps 60||Perhaps: War against Syria||2 Sam 8|
|Ps 61||Perhaps: David reflecting after victory over Absalom||2 Sam 19:5-8|
|Sat 7th Nov||Ps 62||David waits for God and God alone to rescue him||Acts 4:11-12|
|Ps 63||David wrote this in the wilderness when he was king. Perhaps: During or just after Absalom’s rebellion||2 Sam 16-19|
|Sun 8th Nov||Ps 64||David prays for preservation from the plots of his enemies||Perhaps
1 Sam 19:1-3
|Ps 65||Perhaps: Old Testament feast of Pentecost-Harvest||Leviticus
|Mon 9th Nov||Ps 66||Perhaps: Celebrating David’s return to Jerusalem after Absalom’s rebellion||Compare
2 Sam 22
|Ps 67||Perhaps: For the Feast of Tabernacles||Leviticus
23: 33- 44
|Tues 10th Nov||Ps 68||Bringing the Ark to Jerusalem||2 Sam 6:12-23|
|Wed 11th Nov||Ps 69||Perhaps: David facing Absalom’s rebellion||2 Sam 18:1-4|
|Thurs 12th Nov||Ps 70||An emergency call to the Lord
|Ps 71||Trusting God in old age||Perhaps:
1 Kings 1:5-27
|Fri 13th Nov||Ps 72||David’s prayer for his son Solomon||Perhaps
1 Kings 1:28-48
|Ps 74||A cry for God to remember…||Perhaps
2 Chron 12
|Sat 14th Nov||Ps 73||Envying the arrogant. My feet Lord almost slipped||Perhaps
2 Sam 14
|Sun 15th Nov||Ps 75||The Lord is the sovereign judge||1 Sam 2:1-10|
|Ps 76||Who can stand before the Lord||2 Kings
|Mon 16th Nov||Ps 77||Seeking the Lord in the day of trouble||Romans 10:13|
|Ps 79||How long Lord?||2 Chron 36:22-23|
|Tues 17th Nov||Ps 78:
|Recounting Israel’s history, calling the new generation to serve the Lord, to faithfulness and trust in the Lord.||
|Wed 18th Nov||Ps 78:
|Thurs 19th Nov||Ps 80||God’s ancient people pictured as a vine and a flock of sheep.||John 15|
|Ps 81||The Lord calls on His people to listen to His voice.||Luke 9:35|
|Fri 20th Nov||Ps 82||Give justice to the weak and needy||Luke 18:1-8|
|Ps 83||Asaph calls on God to defeat all Israel’s enemies||Phil 2:10-11|
|Sat 21st Nov||Ps 84||Dwelling in the house of the Lord||Matthew 18:20|
|Ps 85||Revive us again O Lord||Habakkuk 2:1-2|
|Sun 22nd Nov||Ps 86||The Lord’s servant David prays to his faithful God||Lamentations 3:23|
|Ps 87||God’s City Jerusalem … the Church … Heaven||Matthew 5:14|
|Mon 23rd Nov||Ps 88||Deserted by all Heman cries continually to the Lord||Isaiah 53:3|
|Ps 90||A prayer of Moses: From everlasting to everlasting||Hebrews
|Tues 24th Nov||Ps 89:
Ethan calls on the Lord to fulfil His
Covenant promises to King David.
2 Sam 7:1-17
|Wed 25th Nov||Ps 89:
|Thurs 26th Nov||Ps 91||Security in the Almighty||Matthew 4:6|
|Ps 92||Praising and thanking the Lord together on the Sabbath||Ps 118:4|
|Fri 27th Nov||Ps 93||The mighty Lord reigns||Proverbs 3:5|
|Ps 94||The judge of all will not forsake His people||Romans 12:19|
|Sat 28th Nov||Ps 95||Worship and warning||Hebrews 3:9|
|Ps 96||A great missionary song||Habakkuk 2:14|
|Sun 29th Nov||Ps 97||“The Lord is King lift up thy voice”||Phil 2:10-11|
|Ps 98||Make a joyful noise to the Lord||Eph 5:19-20|
|Mon 30th Nov||Ps 99||Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty||1 Peter 1:16|
|Ps 100||The Lord is God, His love endures forever||John 3:16|
The final column has a Bible reference related in some way to the psalm. For the psalms composed by David the reference is mainly to background events connected with the psalm. Where the word ‘perhaps’ is used interpretation is involved as the Bible does not state the connection explicitly. For the rest of the psalms the connection is varied in nature but hopefully pertinent.
The section Psalm 51 – 70 contains psalms written by David.
Psalms 73 – 83 are attributed to Asaph, a Levite, appointed by King David to lead the choir in worship (1 Chronicles 6:39). Some of these psalms may have been written by his descendants (the Sons of Asaph) who were involved in temple worship down to the time of Ezra.
Psalms 84, 85 and 87 are by or dedicated to the Sons of Korah, who were also involved in temple worship.
Psalm 86 is a prayer of David.
Psalms 88 and 89 are by Heman and Ethan, who were also involved, with Asaph, in the prophetic music of the sanctuary during David’s reign.
Psalm 90 is a prayer of Moses
Nothing is said about authorship for Psalms 91 – 100.