What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs? Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a … More What makes you tremble?
Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! Charles H Spurgeon on Psalm 113:1-2 By mentioning the name, the Psalmist would teach us to bless each of the attributes of the Most High, which are as it were the … More Spurgeon: We must not give the Lord a new name nor invent a new nature
He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112:7 I would like this verse to be true of me, trusting in God, even when life hurts. Plans may change, but God’s purpose remains. I was reminded of this when I read of Rachel, a young mom who went … More Spurgeon: no dread that evil tidings will come, and no alarm when they do come.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! Charles H. Spurgeon on Psalm 111:10 Men may know and be very orthodox, they may talk and be very eloquent, they may speculate and be very profound; but the best proof of their intelligence … More What is the best proof of intelligence?
I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music. Psalm 101:1 ESV God intermixeth mercy with affliction: he steeps his sword of justice in the oil of mercy; there was no night so dark, but Israel had a pillar of fire in it; there is no … More God steeps his sword of justice in the oil of mercy.
The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he! —Psalm 99 Spurgeon comments at The Treasury of David: He is great in the esteem of the gracious, great in his acts of mercy, and really great in himself: great in mercy, power, wisdom, justice, and glory. And … More He is high above all the people
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! — Psalm 98:4 Charles H. Spurgeon, in The Treasury of David, says: There is no fear of our being too hearty in magnifying the God of our salvation, only we must take care the song comes from the heart, … More A joyful noise: can it be TOO hearty?