Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. Psalm 48:1a As we get a bigger glimpse of His greatness, our prayers will naturally include more praising and less asking. Charles Stanley, b.1933, First Baptist Church of Atlanta pastor
God is in her citadels; he has shown Himself to be her fortress. Psalm 48:3 Knowing He is always "for us" We, as children of His grace Can afford to bear with patience "Trusting where we cannot trace." Anon
As when You break the ships of Tarshish With an east wind. As we have heard, So we have seen In the city of the Lord of hosts, In the city of our God: God will establish it forever. Selah Psalm 48:7,8 Glory be to God! the whole of the bulwarks of salvation are secured by divine power, and even the minor towers, which we may imagine might have been left to man, are guarded by almighty strength. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, Br. Reformed Baptist
Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Psalm 48:9 Love sets the soul on musing, and from musing to praying. William Gurnall
Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness. Psalm 48:10 The most unmusical voice is tuned to melody by God’s great blessings received and appreciated, and they need never want a theme who can tell what the Lord has done for their souls. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher
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