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
In 2 Kings 8, we read of the Shunammite woman‘s obedience to Elisha to sojourn “wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine.” Elisha knew good and well who causes famines. God does.Leviticus 26:3–4 says, If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you … More Sovereign over famine and restoration
And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number … More Ryle: Do a thing boldly, unflinchingly, and decidedly, when Jesus says, “do it.”
“Which is his body, the fullness of him [i.e., Christ] who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:23 John Piper explains- So Christ fills all in all. Or as the present tense and the middle voice imply: Christ is now filling for himself all in all. I take this to mean that Christ is filling every … More No place where HIS power does not hold sway
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1: 37 J.C. Ryle: A hearty reception of this great principle is of immense importance to our own inward peace. Questions and doubts will often arise in men’s minds about many subjects in religion. They are the natural result of our fallen estate of soul. Our faith … More Faith never rests so calmly and peacefully as when it lays its head on the pillow of God’s omnipotence.
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. —Galatians 6:14-15 ESV What does that mean, that here must be … More Every blessing in life is meant to magnify the cross of Christ.
In 2 Samuel 22, David praises God for being his Rescuer, his Refuge, his source of strength and success. You may notice that Psalm 18 is nearly the same, and meant as worship to our awesome God. This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he … More His way is perfect
Steve Zeisler, in a message on 2 Samuel 12-19, preached at Peninsula Bible Church: Typewriters have become obsolete, like slide rules and rotary telephones. I think that’s a good thing. Typing was one of my worst classes in high school. Fine motor skills are not my strength. And unfortunately for me there was no way … More Life does not have a “delete” key
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- God’s sovereignty is so apparent in the rescue of David and his men from military service, service to the Philistines and against Israel. God uses David and even his sin to achieve His … More Thousands of unguessable ways God rescues
Many of the Psalms, including the one for our reading today, praise God for His mighty works and awesome deeds. Some of these Psalms even declare the ultimate reason God does these things. Notice the phrase in Psalm 106:8 Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power. … More Why should we emphasize that God loves, forgives, and saves for his own glory?