Matthew Henry ‚Äď that worthy commentator 'False men are ready to think others as false as themselves; and those that bear ill-will to their neighbors are resolved not to believe that their neighbors bear any good-will toward them...Unfounded suspicion indicates a wicked mind.'
Great Sermon! My reading for this morning was Psalm 20 and I usually go and find a sermon that elaborates on it. Very good and interesting. A huge problem for sure and really appreciate the quote by Matthew Henry.
Living Stone (11/9/2013)
Fascinating Sermon! This sermon is very interesting. I learned many things about the state of Israel at the time of this incident from 2 Sam. The battle strategies taking place and the horror that ensued because of the reading of motives. "...unfounded suspicion reveals a wicked mind." Matthew Henry quote. The beautiful Psalms, 20 & 21, and their meaning are explained. This is a wonderful sermon, but the very best is the conviction the Holy Spirit brought upon my heart and how wicked it is when I try to read others motives. I'm reminded "Love thinks no evil." (1 Cor. 13:5b) We are to love our enemies (See Mat. 5:24) I'm so grateful for this teaching from the Word of God. By His grace we press on to the glory of His faithfulness, His righteousness.
Pastor Steve came to Christ at the age of 11. He graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in 1979 with a B.A. in theology as the Valedictorian of his class. He joined our church in 1978, came on staff, full-time in 1980, was ordained as an Elder in 1982, and became...