Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me…… I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed … More Who gives victory to kings?
“Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” Charles H. Spurgeon on 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 Even the sweetest visits from Christ, how short they … More Always with the Lord
Psalm 141:1 O Lord, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you! Charles H. Spurgeon on prayer: This is my last resort: prayer never fails me. My prayer is painful and feeble, and worthy only to be called a cry; but it is a cry unto Jehovah, and this ennobles … More Spurgeon: “This is my last resort”
I say to the LORD, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O LORD! O LORD, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle. —Psalm 140:6-7 ESV Spurgeon, in the Treasury of David: … More The Lord was David’s own by deliberate choice
In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. Luke 10:21 Coty Pinckney: Why does Jesus rejoice? Surely … More Delighting in childlike humility
I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; —Psalm 138:1 ESV We need a broken heart to mourn our own sins, but a whole heart to praise the Lord’s perfections. If ever our heart is whole and wholly occupied with one thing, it should … More Spurgeon: We need a whole heart to praise the Lord’s perfections
Psalm 136 opens with “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love [mercy] endures forever.” Each of the following 26 verses of this Psalm declare “for for his steadfast love [mercy] endures forever.” Charles Spurgeon comments: Mark the one sole cause of his bounty—For his mercy endureth for ever. He … More Spurgeon: God does all things from this motive