Spurgeon: We need a whole heart to praise the Lord’s perfections

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

Spurgeon: God does all things from this motive

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

Sweet harmony

Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! In John 17, Jesus prays for us as believers to have this unity, that we should be one. And in Acts 4:32, we read that, “Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul.”  As in music, … More Sweet harmony

Sam Storms: fearing God is the necessary fruit of forgiveness

“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared” (Ps. 130:3-4). Sam Storms comments at EnjoyingGodMinistries.com: On first reading, something seems terribly askew. Would it not have made more sense for the psalmist to have said: “But with you there is justice, … More Sam Storms: fearing God is the necessary fruit of forgiveness