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
“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
In Psalm 129, we come to yet another instance of an “imprecatory” Psalm. Theopedia.com explains: Imprecatory psalms are those those psalms that contain curses or prayers for the punishment of the psalmist’s enemies. To imprecate means to invoke evil upon, or curse. Psalms 7, 35, 55, 58, 59, 69, 79, 109, 137 and 139 all contain … More Spurgeon on the imprecatory psalms
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Psalm 128:1-2 Charles H. Spurgeon, in “The Treasury of David” If we fear God we may dismiss all other fear. In walking … More If we fear God we may dismiss all other fear
Psalm 127:2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Charles Spurgeon wrote in Treasury of David: God is sure to give the best thing to his beloved, and we here see that he gives them … More Spurgeon: Sleep like Jesus
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.
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.
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Psalm 122:1 Charles H. Spurgeon, in “The Treasury of David” Good children are pleased to go home, and glad to hear their brothers and sisters call them thither. David’s heart was in the worship of God, and he was … More Spurgeon: Go where your desires have already gone
So Jehoiachin put off his prison garments. And every day of his life he dined regularly at the king’s table, and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, according to his daily needs, as long as he lived. 2 Kings 25:29-30 Charles H. Spurgeon comments in “Morning and Evening, Feb … More Our Daily Bread