Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. —Psalm 73:25 Here the psalmist is struggling with the ancient stumbling block of the present prosperity of wicked, godless men and the troubles of the godly man. “Why do bad things happen to good people?” is the … More Glitter or Gold?
In Psalm 71, we read the prayer of an older saint, presumably David. He has had a long life, with remarkable experiences and opportunities for his faith to grow. In this prayer, he affirms His trust in God as his refuge and strength. He recalls how God has been his Rock and his Refuge. He … More …until I proclaim your might to another generation
…as your days, so shall your strength be. “There is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, through the skies in his majesty. The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. —Deuteronomy 33:25-26 As we end March’s designated Bible reading in Deuteronomy today, we come to Moses’ final blessing … More God’s strength displayed in our weaknesses
What kind of sacrifice does God desire? I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. Spurgeon comments on Psalm 69:30-31 Here he puts dishonour upon mere outward offerings by speaking of the horns and hoofs, the … More What kind of sacrifice does God desire?
As I read Psalm 69:1-18 today, I thought of my life and struggles I have faced. I thought of friends facing ugly, impossible situations. I thought of David and the enemies that were pursuing him. Indeed, our circumstances can seem to be a “miry pit” or “deep waters.” Save me, O God! … More Spurgeon: Our Lord was no fainthearted sentimentalist
Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God! —Psalm 68:34-35 Charles H. Spurgeon in the “Treasury of David”: Let us never by our doubts or … More Acknowledge His mighty power
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. —Psalm 67:1-2 ESV Charles Spurgeon, in The Treasury of David: God deals in a way of mercy with his saints, and then they … More Making the God of Mercy Known