From Spurgeon’s introduction to his commentary on Psalm 22 in The Treasury of David: This is beyond all others THE PSALM OF THE CROSS. It may have been actually repeated word by word by our Lord when hanging on the tree; it would be too bold to say that it was so, but even a … More Oh for grace to draw near and see this great sight!
Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you again to the land of your fathers. —Genesis 48:21 ESV C. H. Spurgeon, in “Faith’s Checkbook” Good old Jacob could no more be with Joseph, for his hour had come to die: but … More But God will be with you…
John Piper concludes a message from Acts 13:1-12 this way: God is a searching and saving God; that he is a God on a mission; he has straight paths that lead to faith; he is still sending us “to seek and to save the lost.” He is not aloof or passive or indecisive. He is … More God makes persecution a launching pad for missions
As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. J.C. Ryle comments on Matthew 9:9 He can take a tax collector, and make him an apostle. He can change any heart, and make … More Ryle: He can change any heart, and make all things new.
O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults! Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power. —Psalm 21:1 and 13 ESV C. H Spurgeon comments on these verses in The Treasury of David: Let us with our Lord rejoice in salvation, … More Spurgeon: We need not be afraid of too much rejoicing
So Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here am I.” Then he said, “I am God, the God of your father. Do … More The God who reassures
Here is a summary of the main point of Acts 12, the passage in our read-through-the-Bible plan today. It is taken from the introduction of a sermon by John Piper, “Execution, Escape and Eaten by Worms”: The chapter begins with Herod killing James the apostle of the Lord Jesus (v. 2), and ends with the … More Acts 12: If You Oppose Jesus, You Lose
And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. (Matthew 8:25-26 ESV) J. C. Ryle comments on Matthew 8:23-27 We are … More Ryle: The prayer even of “little faith” is heard
Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. —Psalm … More Spurgeon: He who thinks he knows everything will miss the joy of finding out new truth
Sin. Betrayal. Evil. Joseph’s brothers’ evil intentions to kill him shaped his life forever. The consequences from their actions are part of his history. Joseph doesn’t excuse their behavior or act as if it never happened. BUT he sees God’s hand in his brothers’ treachery. He believes that God was working His purpose out through their sinful … More Joseph’s story: God’s plan, providence and purposes