July 18, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read two Psalms and three chapters of Job.

July 18: Psalm 56, Psalm 57, Job 9, Job 10, Job 11 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 56, of David. The Psalm is from the time when the Philistines captured him in Gath  It deals with the period between the visit to the tabernacle at Nob and David’s arrival at Adullam. David was alone, desperate, afraid – and had no one left to to trust but  the LORD.

Psalm 57, of David. Charles Spurgeon noted, “There are four of these ‘Destroy not’ psalms, namely, the 57th, 58th, 59th, and 75th. In all of them there is a distinct declaration of the destruction of the wicked and the preservation of the righteous.” It ends with “Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

Job 9, Job: There is no mediator, no one is righteous before God, even though I am righteous.

Job 10, Job: I would Plead with God.

Job 11. It was time for  Zophar the Naamathite to speak. He urges urges Job to repent.