June 18 Psalm 119 137-144 (ESV) 137 Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your rules. 138 You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness. 139 My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words. 140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it. 141 I am small and despised, yet I do not … More June 18 Psalm 119 137-144
June 18 2 Kings 10-11 (ESV) Jehu Slaughters Ahab’s Descendants 10:1 Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the rulers of the city,  to the elders, and to the guardians of the sons  of Ahab, saying, 2 “Now then, as soon as this letter comes to you, seeing your master’s … More June 18 2 Kings 10-11
John Piper on Philippians 2:17-18: Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me. Paul loved this church. He loved all the churches. And he died every … More Pouring out for others..over and over
And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus answered them, “Those who are … More How should disciples relate to sinners?
Charles H. Spurgeon on Psalm 119:137, from the Treasury of David This passage deals with the perfect righteousness of Jehovah and his word, and expresses the struggles of a holy soul in reference to that righteousness. The initial letter with which every verse commences in the Hebrew is “P”, and the keyword to us is … More Always right; actively light
Bob Deffinbaugh on 2 Kings 10, in a message, “The Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet—Jehu Cleans House (Ahab’s House)” Some might be repulsed by the events of our text as violent and bloody. I would agree that what Jehu did was violent and bloody. I would suggest that this should warn us as … More How much does God hate sin?
Look at Philippians 2:4- “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” John Piper comments in a sermon, “The Mind of Christ: Looking Out For the Interests of Others”: The word interests is a filler. In the original, it’s open-ended. All that is specified is “your own … More Looking to the interests of others
And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the … More Do you have the faith of a stretcher-carrier?
The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130 Unfolding…unpacking….brings to mind an image of a suitcase full of stuff. Now a suitcase full of stuff does not have much practical use until you unpack it. Your toothbrush and toothpaste can’t be used until you take them out of … More Unfolding God’s Word
In 2 Kings 8, we read of the Shunammite woman‘s obedience to Elisha to sojourn “wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine.” Elisha knew good and well who causes famines. God does.Leviticus 26:3–4 says, If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you … More Sovereign over famine and restoration