But You, You are to be feared! —Psalm 76:7 The fear of man is a snare, but the fear of God is a great virtue, and has great power for good over the human mind. God is to be feared profoundly, continually, and alone. Let all worship be to him only. ~C.H. Spurgeon, in The … More Spurgeon: Fear of God vs fear of man
We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. —Psalm 75:1 From The Treasury of David: As the smiling flowers gratefully reflect in their lovely colours the various constituents of the solar ray, so should gratitude spring up in our hearts after the smiles … More God is at hand to answer and do wonders- He is not hidden.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. —Psalm 73:25 Here the psalmist is struggling with the ancient stumbling block of the present prosperity of wicked, godless men and the troubles of the godly man. “Why do bad things happen to good people?” is the … More Glitter or Gold?
“April showers bring”…..God’s grace in Christ! Psalm 72:6 says, “May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!” From The Treasury of David, Spurgeon quotes John Willison, with some spiritual lessons from RAIN: 1. As the rain is the free gift of God to the dry ground, it … More May HE be like rain, like showers
In Psalm 71, we read the prayer of an older saint, presumably David. He has had a long life, with remarkable experiences and opportunities for his faith to grow. In this prayer, he affirms His trust in God as his refuge and strength. He recalls how God has been his Rock and his Refuge. He … More …until I proclaim your might to another generation
What kind of sacrifice does God desire? I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. Spurgeon comments on Psalm 69:30-31 Here he puts dishonour upon mere outward offerings by speaking of the horns and hoofs, the … More What kind of sacrifice does God desire?
As I read Psalm 69:1-18 today, I thought of my life and struggles I have faced. I thought of friends facing ugly, impossible situations. I thought of David and the enemies that were pursuing him. Indeed, our circumstances can seem to be a “miry pit” or “deep waters.” Save me, O God! … More Spurgeon: Our Lord was no fainthearted sentimentalist