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
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. —Psalm 67:1-2 ESV Charles Spurgeon, in The Treasury of David: God deals in a way of mercy with his saints, and then they … More Making the God of Mercy Known
He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my … More My Mighty Rock
God has spoken in his holiness: (Psalm 60:6 ESV) Spurgeon, in The Treasury of David: Faith is never happier than when it can fall back upon the promise of God. She sets this over against all discouraging circumstances; let outward providences say what they will, the voice of a faithful God drowns every sound … More Faith regards the promise not as fiction but fact
In Psalm 59, David prays (1-2), complains (3-4), prays more (5) and then breaks into song. That is just in the first five verses. We see this repeated again as he complains (6-7), declares his confidence in God (8-10) and prays again (11-15) and ends with singing aloud God’s praises (16-17). I love verse 10: … More The foreseeing grace of heaven
The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked. Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.” —Psalm 58:10-11 Imprecatory psalms are difficult to understand. Here are two comments that help us: … More Joy in God’s justice and glory
For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! Psalm 57:10-11 ESV Spurgeon comments: Imagination fails to guess the height of heaven, and even thus the riches of mercy exceed our highest thoughts. The psalmist, … More God’s goodness is more vast and more sublime than even the vaulted skies.