What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs? Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a … More What makes you tremble?
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
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 Galatians 3:15-29 (ESV) The Law and the Promise 15 To give a human example, brothers:  even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring … More May 20 Galatians 3:15-29
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
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 (ESV) The Righteous Will Never Be Moved 112:1  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
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! Charles H. Spurgeon on Psalm 111:10 Men may know and be very orthodox, they may talk and be very eloquent, they may speculate and be very profound; but the best proof of their intelligence … More What is the best proof of intelligence?
May 18 Psalm 111 (ESV) Great Are the Lord‘s Works 111:1  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
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.