Sam Storms: fearing God is the necessary fruit of forgiveness

“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared” (Ps. 130:3-4). Sam Storms comments at On first reading, something seems terribly askew. Would it not have made more sense for the psalmist to have said: “But with you there is justice, … More Sam Storms: fearing God is the necessary fruit of forgiveness

July 6 Psalm 129

July 6 Psalm 129 (ESV) They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth A Song of Ascents. 129:1 “Greatly [1] have they afflicted me from my youth”—  let Israel now say— 2 “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.” 4 The Lord is righteous; … More July 6 Psalm 129

July 5 Psalm 128

July 5 Psalm 128 (ESV) Blessed Is Everyone Who Fears the Lord A Song of Ascents. 128:1 Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! 2 You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. 3 Your wife will be like a fruitful … More July 5 Psalm 128

July 4 Psalm 127

July 4 Psalm 127 (ESV) Unless the Lord Builds the House A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of … More July 4 Psalm 127

July 3 Psalm 126

July 3 Psalm 126 (ESV) Restore Our Fortunes, O Lord A Song of Ascents. 126:1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. 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.” 3 The Lord has done great things … More July 3 Psalm 126