Taking a pause between Romans and 1 Corinthians we read today three Psalms and two chapters in 1 Chronicles..
Psalm 40, of David. It speaks of the servant that comes to do God’s will. David attributed this to himself, but it is spiritually a messianic Psalm.
Psalm 41, of David. A prayer for help in sickness and protection from traitors and other enemies.
Psalm 42, a Maskil. Of the sons of Korah. A very old Psalm, it mentions Elohim many times, but Jehovah only once. It begins “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.” Enjoy!
1 Chronicles 13.The Ark was brought from Kirjath Jearim to the family of Obed-Edom the Gittite. “And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the Lord blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.“
1 Chronicles 14, David was firmly established at Jerusalem and he went to battle with his growing army and defeated the Philistines.