Here is Part 2 from a commentary on Psalm 148-150 by Sam Storms of Enjoying God Ministries: Second, the focus of such adoration is always and ever God alone for who he is and what he’s done. We do not worship the world or revere the reflection. We fix our hearts on the Original, the … More The focus of praise
Over the course of the next three days, I will post parts of a commentary on Psalm 148-150 by Sam Storms of Enjoying God Ministries. Here is Part 1: Psalms 148-150 are too lengthy for me to include in the text of this meditation, and too important for any of us to ignore. So I … More Worship is a universal privilege
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground. —Psalm 147:2-6 … More He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Sam Storms’ meditation on the greatness of God can be found at Enjoying God Ministries: David begins with God’s greatness (vv. 3, 6b), a word that is horribly overused in our day and applied to anything from deodorant to the most obnoxious professional athlete. Historically, many have taken the adjective Great and made it part of their name: Alexander the … More Who alone is great?
Sam Storms, of Enjoying God Ministries: Just when I think I might have God ever so slightly figured out, he pulls a surprise on me that shatters and confuses and discombobulates what little understanding I have of him. I’m a theologian by trade, so its my responsibility and calling (and joy) in life to do … More Sam Storms: Just when I think I might have God ever so slightly figured out….
Dr. Sam Storms, of Enjoying God Ministries: Psalm 139 is all about God, simply and solely. If that doesn’t interest you, I doubt that you’ll find it of much help in life. That it might not interest you is, of course, tragic. That it ought to interest you goes without saying. But let me say it anyway. Better still, … More A subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity
Paul’s closing line in Colossians is “I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.” Sam Storms on Colossians 4:18 ….But why call on them to “remember” his “chains”? Certainly he’s not asking for pity. The last thing he wanted was for them to shift their focus from … More Chains and grace
“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 EnjoyingGodMinistries.com: 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
From Part 10 of Sam Storms’ Meditations on Psalm 119: Finally, if you’re still tempted to cast aside God’s Word for the sake of worldly gain, consider how he compares the value of God’s word to all earthly treasures: “The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces” … More Better than gold and silver
Sam Storms’ commentary on Psalm 119: On numerous occasions the psalmist speaks of his commitment to persevere in obedience to God’s Word in spite of the evil done to him by the wicked. What he has in mind is how the Word of God satisfies his heart and keeps and preserves him from the ways … More God’s Word satisfies and preserves