I'm no better than David, and would do what he did or worse, if put in the same position as king, highly exalted. I would forget God and challenge Him to His face, taking His mercies for granted. I'd give it all up for a little pleasure, a little having my way, and so would you, whether your lust is toward women, towards religious pride, or towards pragmatic self interest, it does not matter [see King Asa and King Uzziah]. We are kept by God, and only He delivers us.
Lord, teach us to number our days and consider that we are dust. Teach us to remember You, and pity us. Keep us from sin. Do not lead us into temptation, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
“For in Your sight a thousand years are like yesterday that passes by, like a few hours of the night.” [Ps 90:4]
“God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas.” vs1-2 There is a healthy amount of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
So many Christians are miserable, because you're neglecting the positive side of the gospel. You're not doing the negative - avoiding fornication, no longer at the false church - but you're not doing the positive of living to share the gospel...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“Your throne, God, is forever & ever; the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of joy more than your companions.” vs6-7...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Blessed is the man who can preach sovereign grace and call all men to repentance. Blessed is the man who has no righteousness in himself, leans entirely upon Christ / righteousness imputed to faith, and lays his life down to serve the Son of God....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“For I do not trust in my bow, and my sword does not bring me victory.” vs6 I am not self confident [vs1-8]! That has been destroyed. Failure has risen up and shown me that I am nothing without You, and I cannot do what You have...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“Vindicate me, God, and defend my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.” vs1 The believer shall be helped by God. We must keep this in mind always. First, we need to be rescued [vs1-2]....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I thirst for God, the living God. When can I come and appear before God? vs2 Our longing for prayer is prayer, so long as we bring our petition before God [vs1-2]. The darkness of our condition leads us to Christ and to God, if we are wise,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“Blessed is one who cares for the poor; the LORD will save him in a day of adversity. The Lord will keep him and preserve him; he will be blessed in the land. You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies. The LORD will sustain him...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect & the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness.” vs1 1 The true gospel is according to godliness. There are those...[ abbreviated | read entire ]