PSALMS

Will God always provide for us?

Will God always provide for us?


The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. Psalm 34:10

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger. They are fierce, cunning, strong, in all the vigour of youth, and yet they sometimes howl in their ravenous hunger, and even so crafty, designing, and oppressing men, with all their sagacity and unscrupulousness…

Read more

Does God really reign over all?

Does God really reign over all?


Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.” Psalm 96:10

This is the gladdest news which can be carried to them,—the Lord Jehovah, in the person of his Son has assumed the throne, and taken to himself his great power.

Read more

Is God always with us?

Is God always with us?


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

This unspeakably delightful verse has been sung on many a dying bed, and has helped to make the dark valley bright times out of mind.

Read more

Where does goodness come from?

Where does goodness come from?


He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Psalm 33:5

He loveth righteousness and judgment. The theory and practice of right he intensely loves. He doth not only approve the true and the just, but his inmost soul delights therein. The character of God is a sea…

Read more

Are you humble enough to be taught?

Are you humble enough to be taught?


The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. Psalm 25:9

We are all sinners; and Christ came into the world to save sinners, to teach sinners, to call sinners to repentance. We value a promise by the character of him that makes it; we therefore depend upon God’s promises.

Read more

Has God protected you?

Has God protected you?


He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. Psalm 62:6

By God’s grace he has supported me, and by his providence delivered me. He only can be my Rock and my salvation; creatures are nothing without him, therefore I will look above them to him. Trusting in God, the heart is fixed.

Read more

Has God healed your heart?

Has God healed your heart?


He heals the brokenhearted, And binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

God gathers outcast sinners by his grace, and will bring them into his holy habitation. To those whom God heals with the consolations of his Spirit, he speaks peace, assures them their sins are pardoned. And for this, let others praise him also.

Read more

Have you been merciful?

Have you been merciful?


The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives. Psalm 37:21

The Lord our God requires that we do justly, and render to all their due. It is a great sin for those that are able, to deny the payment of just debts; it is a great misery not to be able to pay them. He that is truly merciful, will be ever merciful.

Read more

How can we follow Christ’s example?

How can we follow Christ’s example?


I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8

Christ being the Head of the body, the church, these verses may, for the most part, be applied to all good Christians, who are guided and animated by the Spirit of Christ; and, in singing them, when we have first given glory to Christ.

Read more

Is there joy after suffering?

Is there joy after suffering?


Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. Psalm 126:5

Suffering saints are often in tears; they share the calamities of human life, and commonly have a greater share than others. But they sow in tears; they do the duty of an afflicted state. Weeping must not hinder sowing; we must get good from times of affliction.

Read more

Why do you love the Lord?

Why do you love the Lord?


I love the Lord, because He has heard, My voice and my supplications. Psalm 116:1

We have many reasons for loving the Lord, but are most affected by his loving-kindness when relieved out of deep distress. When a poor sinner is awakened to a sense of his state, and fears that he must soon sink under the just wrath of God…

Read more

How can we stand firm?

How can we stand firm?


God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. Psalm 46:5

This psalm encourages to hope and trust in God; in his power and providence, and his gracious presence with his church in the worst of times. We may apply it to spiritual enemies, and the encouragement we have…

Read more

How can we conquer shame?

How can we conquer shame?


They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed. Psalm 34:5

When we look to the world, we are perplexed, and at a loss. But on looking to Christ depends our whole salvation, and all things needful thereunto do so also. This poor man, whom no man looked upon with any respect…

Read more

How should we treat God’s law?

How should we treat God’s law?


I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. Psalm 119:16

Let this be our plea with Him to teach us his statutes, that, being partakers of his holiness, we may also partake of his blessedness. And those whose hearts are fed with the bread of life, should with their lips feed many.

Read more

Does God hear us when we call on Him?

Does God hear us when we call on Him?


Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me. Psalm 50:15

And call upon me in the day of trouble. Oh blessed verse! Is this then true sacrifice? Is it an offering to ask an alms of heaven? It is even so. The King himself so regards it. For herein is faith manifested, herein is love proved…

Read more

Does God take pleasure in wickedness?

Does God take pleasure in wickedness?


For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. Psalm 5:4

And now the Psalmist having thus expressed his resolution to pray, you hear him putting up his prayer. He is pleading against his cruel and wicked enemies. He uses a most mighty argument.

Read more

Will every nation worship God?

Will every nation worship God?


All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And shall glorify Your name. Psalm 86:9

All nations whom thou hast made, and these include all mankind, since they all come of the first Adam—thy creature, and their lives are all distinct creations of thine omnipotence.

Read more

Is the Lord your light?

Is the Lord your light?


The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation. Here is personal interest, “my light, “”my salvation; “the soul is assured of it, and therefore, declaring it boldly. “My light; “

Read more

Has God revived you?

Has God revived you?


Then we will not turn back from You; Revive us, and we will call upon Your name. Psalm 80:18

So will not we go back from thee. Under the leadership of one whom God had chosen the nation would be kept faithful, grace would work gratitude, and so cement them to their allegiance.

Read more

Is God with us?

Is God with us?


The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Psalm 34:18

It is the constant practice of real believers, when in distress, to cry unto God, and it is their constant comfort that he hears them. The righteous are humbled for sin, and are low in their own eyes.

Read more

Why should we be grateful to God?

Why should we be grateful to God?


Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Psalm 107:1

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good. It is all we can give him, and the least we can give; therefore let us diligently render to him our thanksgiving. The psalmist is in earnest in the exhortation, hence the use of the interjection “O”…

Read more

Will God sustain us?

Will God sustain us?


Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. Psalm 61:1

Hear my cry, O God. He was in terrible earnest; he shouted, he lifted up his voice on high. He is not however content with the expression of his need: to give his sorrows vent is not enough for him, he wants actual audience of heaven, and manifold succour as the result.

Read more

Will God supply our needs?

Will God supply our needs?


For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11

We are here in darkness, but if God be our God, he will be to us a Sun, to enlighten and enliven us, to guide and direct us.

Read more

What to do when you’re afraid?

What to do when you’re afraid?


Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3

We may flee to, and trust the mercy of God, when surrounded on all sides by difficulties and dangers. David’s enemies were too hard for him, if God did not help him. He resolves to make God’s promises the matter of his praises, and so we have reason to make them.

Read more

Will God give us the desires of our hearts?

Will God give us the desires of our hearts?


Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

To delight in God is as much a privilege as a duty. He has not promised to gratify the appetites of the body, and the humours of the fancy, but the desires of the renewed, sanctified soul. What is the desire of the heart of a good man?

Read more

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3