Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised. Song of Solomon 8:7 You can’t buy love. We see this truth repeatedly in our culture. A person can be wealthy beyond comprehension and yet be lonely and unloved. … More You can’t buy love.
Psalm 132:16. Her saints shall shout aloud for joy. It would astonish and amuse a European stranger to hear these natives sing. They have not the least idea either of harmony or melody; noise is what they best understand, and he that sings the loudest is considered to sing the best. I have occasionally remonstrated with … More How loud do you sing the praises of Jesus?
Because you did not carry it the first time, the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not seek him according to the rule.” So the priests and the Levites consecrated themselves to bring up the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel. And the Levites carried the ark of God on their shoulders … More Fatal mistake
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! Psalm 108:3-5 Spurgeon on verse … More Your mercy is great above the heavens
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his … More Do you notice the missionary spirit here?
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. —Proverbs 15:33 C.H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening: When a man is sincerely humble, and never ventures to touch so much as a grain of the praise, there is scarcely any limit to what God will do for him. Humility makes us … More The sauce of humility
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. —Psalm 81: 10 You may easily over expect the creature, but you cannot over expect God: “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it”; widen and dilate the desires and expectations of your souls, and God is able to fill every chink to the vastest … More God is able to fill every chink to the vastest capacity
From Spurgeon’s sermon, “Fear Not”, posted at “Grace Gems” Lift up your eyes, behold the heavens, the work of God’s fingers– behold the sun guided in his daily march; go forth at midnight, and behold the heavens; consider the stars and the moon; look upon these works of God’s hands, and if you be men of sense, and your … More Contemplating God’s greatness!
From C. H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening(Evening May 16): The armies of the three kings were famishing for want of water: God was about to send it, and in these words the prophet announced the coming blessing. Here was a case of human helplessness: not a drop of water could all the valiant men procure from the … More What trenches am I digging?
C. H Spurgeon on Psalm 8 at The Treasury of David: We may style this Psalm the Song of the Astronomer: let us go abroad and sing it beneath the starry heavens at eventide, for it is very probable that in such a position, it first occurred to the poet’s mind. Dr. Chalmers says, “There … More Song of the Astronomer