May 21 Psalm 114

May 21 Psalm 114 (ESV) Tremble at the Presence of the Lord 114:1 When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 2 Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion. 3 The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. 5 What ails you, … More May 21 Psalm 114

Spurgeon: We must not give the Lord a new name nor invent a new nature

Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! Charles H Spurgeon on Psalm 113:1-2 By mentioning the name, the Psalmist would teach us to bless each of the attributes of the Most High, which are as it were the … More Spurgeon: We must not give the Lord a new name nor invent a new nature

May 20 Psalm 113

May 20 Psalm 113 (ESV) Who Is like the Lord Our God? 113:1 Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! 4 The Lord is high above all nations, … More May 20 Psalm 113

Spurgeon: no dread that evil tidings will come, and no alarm when they do come.

He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112:7 I would like this verse to be true of me, trusting in God, even when life hurts.  Plans may change, but God’s purpose remains. I was reminded of this when I read of Rachel, a young mom who  went … More Spurgeon: no dread that evil tidings will come, and no alarm when they do come.

May 19 Psalm 112

May 19 Psalm 112 (ESV) The Righteous Will Never Be Moved 112:1  [1] Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! 2 His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. 4 Light … More May 19 Psalm 112

May 18 Psalm 111

May 18 Psalm 111 (ESV) Great Are the Lord‘s Works 111:1  [1] Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. 2 Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. 3 Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. … More May 18 Psalm 111

Jesus has implicit faith in the reliability of the Psalms.

The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” Psalm 110:1 (Jesus quotes this in Mark 12, which we read last week.) John Piper: Now add one more observation about the Psalms in general: The Psalms are inspired by God. They are not merely the word … More Jesus has implicit faith in the reliability of the Psalms.