Psalm 126:2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. They that were laughed at, now laugh, and a new song is put into their mouths. It was a … More Matthew Henry: A laughter of joy in God
And when they prevailed over them, the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hands, for they cried out to God in the battle, and he granted their urgent plea because they trusted in him. They carried off their livestock: 50,000 of their camels, 250,000 sheep, 2,000 donkeys, and 100,000 men … More Crying out and trusting in God
Colossians 1 The Most Concentrated Description of Christ’s Glories Paul has just prayed for the Colossians that they would “be filled with the knowledge of [God’s] will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and … More Piper: This is worth memorizing
One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing … More Forgiven much. Loved much.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore. —Psalm 125:2 It is not enough that we are compassed about with fiery walls, that is, with the sure custody, the continual watch and ward of the angels; but the Lord himself is our wall: so that every way we … More The Lord surrounds his people
Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked. Charles H. Spurgeon comments on 1 Chronicles … More Spurgeon: Whatsoever leads you to God is a true blessing.
Colossians 1:3-6 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in … More Too heavenly-minded?
As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to … More No friend or comforter who can be compared to Christ.
Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Charles H. Spurgeon, in “The Treasury of David” Our help, our hope for the future, our ground of confidence in all trials present and to come. Is in the name of the Lord. Jehovah’s revealed character is our foundation of confidence, his person is our sure … More When we worship the Creator let us increase our trust in our Comforter.
We are nearly at the halfway point in our journey of reading through the Bible this year. Some of you have hung in there and are wondering where the NEW posts are…(see the next paragraph) Some of you may be struggling to keep up, wondering if it is worth it. (It IS!!) Some of you … More Keep Reading!