Spurgeon: Christ is better

   You have put more joy in my heart         than they have when their grain and wine abound. —Psalm 4:7 ESV Spurgeon, in the Treasury of David: Christ in the heart is better than corn in the barn, or wine in the vat. Corn and wine are but fruits of the world, but … More Spurgeon: Christ is better

How sweet? Spurgeon: “Our souls may well faint for joy.”

“The kindness and love of God our Saviour.”—Titus 3:4 C.H. Spurgeon, in Morning and Evening: HOW sweet it is to behold the Saviour communing with His own beloved people! There can be nothing more delightful than, by the Divine Spirit, to be led into this fertile field of delight. Let the mind for an instant … More How sweet? Spurgeon: “Our souls may well faint for joy.”

Shaky joy?

Psalm 2:11 commands us to “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.” Is this to mean that our joy in the Lord is on shaky ground? Do we have reason to be afraid? This is not the only place in the Bible where we will see seemingly contrary commands.  The Bible describes Christ’s … More Shaky joy?

God gives joy!

Nehemiah 12:43 And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away. C.H. Spurgeon comments:  “For the Lord had made them glad with great joy.” God alone can give us this great joy. … More God gives joy!