Say among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

Psalm 126:2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. They that were laughed at, now laugh, and a new song is put into their mouths. It was a … More Say among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

Esther: Better do my duty and die for my people than shrink from my duty and die with them.

Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, … More Esther: Better do my duty and die for my people than shrink from my duty and die with them.

Matthew Henry on Psalm 53: Convinces us of our sins, sets us blushing and trembling because of them

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Thus begins Psalm 53, our passage for today. In “The Treasury of David”, Spurgeon condenses Matthew Henry: God, in this Psalm, “speaketh twice,” for this is the same almost verbatim with the fourteenth Psalm. The scope of it is to convince us of our sins, … More Matthew Henry on Psalm 53: Convinces us of our sins, sets us blushing and trembling because of them

Challenging reading in Jeremiah?

      Find all the reading about judgment in Jeremiah difficult?  Here is a note by Matthew Henry, from his commentary on Jeremiah 49: Note, When God punishes the less guilty it is folly for the more guilty to promise themselves impunity; and when judgment begins at God’s house it will reach the strangers.

Prophetic Singing

  David and the chiefs of the service also set apart for the service the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who prophesied with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals. The list of those who did the work and of their duties was: 2 Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and … More Prophetic Singing