God is faithful!

The Lord has done what he purposed, has carried out his threat; as he ordained long ago, he has demolished without pity; he has made the enemy rejoice over you, and exalted the might of your foes. (Lamentations 2:17 RSV) Ray Stedman on Lamentations 2: In other words, God is faithful. Suddenly Jeremiah realizes that … More God is faithful!

Seeing our faithful, merciful, sovereign God in 1 Samuel

The reading for today, 1 Samuel 29-31, brings us to the end of this book.  Bob Deffinbaugh offers this encouraging commentary at Bible.org- This text reminds us of the faithfulness of God, even when we lack faith. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy 2:13). God anointed David … More Seeing our faithful, merciful, sovereign God in 1 Samuel

Spurgeon: O glorious fear killing sentence!

BUT I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false to my faithfulness. C.H. Spurgeon on Psalm 89: 33……Nevertheless.  And a glorious nevertheless too! Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him. O glorious fear killing sentence! This crowns the covenant with exceeding glory. Mercy may seem to depart from the Lord’s … More Spurgeon: O glorious fear killing sentence!

Spurgeon: Sense sings but now and then, but faith is an eternal songster.

I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have … More Spurgeon: Sense sings but now and then, but faith is an eternal songster.

God Honors Quiet Dedication

Genesis 24 tells a wonderful story of God’s providence and leading, bringing Isaac and Rebekah together through a faithful servant and some pretty amazing signs. Theodore Epp, of Back to the Bible, makes this interesting observation at the end of the very eventful chapter: Have you ever considered yourself so small in the sight of … More God Honors Quiet Dedication

Redeeming Love

Ray Stedman comments on the first 3 chapters of Hosea: So Hosea is rather discouraged and in the opening chapter of this little book of prophecy we read a personal note about him. He went to God and God told him to do a strange thing. God said, “I want you to get married.” I … More Redeeming Love