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    by Jan Couns

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my strong tower; I shall not be greatly moved. Psalm 62:2 No soul can be really at rest until it has given up all dependence on everything else and has been forced to depend on the Lord alone. Hannah Whitall Smith

My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. Psalm 62:5 In the soul-searching of our lives; we are to stay quiet so we can hear Him say all that He wants to say to us in our hearts. Charles Swindoll My salvation and my honor depend on God. Psalm 62:7a A devout heart, purged from self-conceit,…  ( Click for more )

Through God we shall do mighty things; for He shall tread on our oppressors. Psalm 60:12 Victorious lives flow from victorious thoughts. Thinking victorious thoughts come from setting our focus on a victorious God. Beth Moore, b1957, Christian author, teacher, Breaking Free

From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 Cause me to hear thy strengthening and encouraging voice of grace lifted up in my spirit, reanimating my feeble faith. Jean Baptiste Massillon, 1663-1742, French bishop, preacher…  ( Click for more )

My God in His lovingkindness will go before me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes (physical and spiritual). Psalm 59:10 Regardless of how things appeared, there was no need to fear. God has already gone ahead and "sawed through" the enemy's defenses. Voice of the Lord, Lewis/Harriet Lederer Foundation, Messianic Jewish Publishers

.I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress. Psalm 59:16b The Christian is cheerful, not because he is blind to injustice and…  ( Click for more )

I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me. Psalm 57:2 Faith is that act of our soul that turns away from our own insufficiency to the free and all-sufficient resources of God. John Piper, b. 1947

He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah God shall send forth His mercy and His truth. Psalm 57:3 The dispensations of divine grace are to the fullest degree sovereign and irrespective of human merit; yet in the dealings of Providence there is a rule of justice by which the injured are at length…  ( Click for more )

This I know, that God is for me. Psalm 56:9b What we understand of Him is good and loving. Let us be sure that what we do not yet understand is good and loving too. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher

Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You. Psalm 56:12 Committed to trust Thee during the storms of night; Lord I gratefully sing Thy praises for bringing me into the morning light.

You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.…  ( Click for more )

Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you. Psalm 55:22a By His providence, He works for us: by His grace, He works in us to silence our fears and still the tumult of the spirits. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator

He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22b No matter where we are, no matter what we do, no matter how bleak or frightening our prospects, each and every one of us who believe, each and every day lies in the same safe and impregnable place, in the hollow of God's hand.' Tony…  ( Click for more )

Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted.. Psalm 55:2 Sometimes God delays the answer to our prayer in final form until we have time to build up the strength, accumulate the knowledge, or fashion the character that would make it possible for him to say yes to what we ask. Samuel Pepys, 1633–1703

Fear and trembling come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me. "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” Psalm 55:5-6 Whenever you run from fear, fear will be waiting at the front door.…  ( Click for more )

Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one. Psalm 53:3 The terrible condition of man's heart will never be recognized by people who assess it only in relation to other men. John Piper, 1946-, Pastor for Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

(Psalm by David) Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your power. Psalm 54:1 Diligently ponder the revelation of God's character, and summon every attribute to advocate our cause. Henry Law, Exposition of Psalms, 1878

Behold, God…  ( Click for more )

I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. Psalm 52:8 He does not need to transplant us into a different field, but right where we are, with just the circumstances that surround us, He makes His sun to shine and his dew to fall upon us, and transforms the things that were our greatest hindrances into the chiefest and most blessed means of our growth. Hannah Whithall Smith, 1832–1911

I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it.. Psalm 52:9a A state of mind that sees God in everything…  ( Click for more )

You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. Psalm 51:16 We are so easily seduced into believing that we actually can gain all the approval we need by our behavior. Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.. Psalm 51:17a I have my own will, yet I will the good will of God. Watchman Nee, 1903-72, Chinese Christian evangelist and author

A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. Psalm 51:17b Acknowledge your problems…  ( Click for more )

(As the Philistines prepared to attack) . David inquired of the Lord, and He said, ‘You shall not go up (frontal attack like last time); circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. 2 Samuel 5:23

Trust God. Follow His rules of combat. As illogical as they may seem they inevitably lead to victory. Kevin Pauley, Christian pastor, writer

(God to David) And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. 2 Samuel 5:24

Timing is so important! If you are…  ( Click for more )

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. Psalm 51:12a Man cannot find true essential joy anywhere but in his relationship to God. Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917

.sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:12 My lips are ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel, and my ways reluctant to amend. The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 1600/1700s (After King David ask God to restore and sustain him) Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will turn back to You. Psalm 51:13 Take your mess and turn it into a message. Don Piper, Baptist…  ( Click for more )

Let the bones which You have broken rejoice. Psalm 51:8b Lord, let me have the comfortable tokens and evidences of thy favour to me: that shall put gladness in my heart in the midst of all my griefs. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and commentator

Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities. Psalm 51:9 Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores and more than abundantly. Jim Elliot, martyred missionary Create in me a clean heart,…  ( Click for more )

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5 Sin is not just a sudden thought, or a mere outward act, or an offence committed under the influence of strong temptation: it was the result of an entire corruption of human nature. Albert Barnes, 1798-1870

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being. Psalm 51:6a Every man should know his own heart, that is to say, he should endeavor to get a true and accurate knowledge of his spiritual condition as in the sight of God. Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92

And in the hidden part…  ( Click for more )

And to him who orders his way aright, I shall show the salvation of God. Psalm 50:23b Doing what God desires not only flows from the spring of a loving heart, but it also enables the believer to enjoy God’s presence, provision, and protection. Lifeway, Explore the Bible, Summer 2007

(Psalm of David) Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1 Confession is an act of honesty and courage - an act of entrusting ourselves to the mercy of a loving and forgiving…  ( Click for more )

(Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving) And pay your vows to the Most High; Psalm 50:14b As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me. Psalm 50:15 When a man, in the dire hour of his distress, casts himself upon God and believes He is able to succor and to help him. Then there is evidence of true reliance and real confidence in a real God, whom the mind’s eye sees and rejoices in. Charles…  ( Click for more )

The Mighty One (El), God (Elohiym), the Lord (Yehovah), has spoken, And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Psalm 50:1 God does not live in isolation—not in the solitude of a single person, but three persons in one essence. Louis Evely, 1910-85, Belgium writer, priest Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth. Psalm 50:2 God hides nothing. His very work from the beginning is revelation—a casting aside of veil after veil, a showing unto men of truth after truth. On and on from fact divine he advances, until at length…  ( Click for more )

When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heard of it, he went down to the stronghold. 2 Samuel 5:17

When old companions, old lusts, and sins crowd in upon you, and when you feel that you are ready to sink, what can save you, sinking sinner? This alone - I have a high priest in heaven, and he can support in the hour of affliction. Robert Murray M'Cheyne

(The Philistines took a war stance) Then David prayed to God: ‘Shall I go up and fight the Philistines? Will you…  ( Click for more )

David said, Whoever would strike the Jebusites (who held impregnable Jerusalem for 400+ years), let him reach (them). through the water tunnel. 2 Samuel 5:8a It is when you stop banging on the doors of the stronghold, and begin to enter through the water tunnel (power of the Holy Spirit and the Word) that you will find victory. Ron Daniel

David made the fortress city (Jerusalem) his home and named it "City of David." He developed the city from the outside terraces inward. 2 Samuel 5:9

Just as you would not neglect seeds .planted with the hope that…  ( Click for more )

.there was war (- 5 yrs) between the house of Saul (11 tribes of Israel with a puppet king, lead by the military command, Abner) and the house of David (1 tribe of Israel, Judah). But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker. 2 Samuel 3:1

The renewal of our natures is a work of great importance. It is not to be done in a day. We have not only a new house to build up, but an old one to pull down. George Whitefield 1714-1970, British Methodist Evangelist

(Fed up with the puppet king)…  ( Click for more )

(after hearing the news that Saul and Jonathan were killed and Israel defeated) David and all the men (still living in Philistine) . mourned and wept and fasted .for Saul and Jonathan his son, for the people of the Lord and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword. 1 Samuel 1:11,12

.let us be exceedingly mindful that bearing one another's burdens and sharing one another's suffering is integral to being members of Christ's body. Frank Griswold

(may we be ever aware to pray and mourn for the suffering church worldwide no matter what our differences) …  ( Click for more )

February 23, 2024
The Lord has kept the promise He made: I have succeeded David my father . and I have built the temple . just as the Lord promised. 1 Kings 8:20 God does not give His words merely to quiet us, and to keep us hopeful for awhile with the intention of putting us off at last; but when he speaks, it is because he means to do as he has said. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist, highly influential amongst Christians of different denominations (Solomon prays as he dedicates the Temple) Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How…  ( Click for more )
February 16, 2024

I have collected a fairly large data base of "unauthorized" quotes. Most are Christian quotes by Christians but many are out of context quotes by nonchristians (therefore are unable to stand alone). If you know of any preachers or Christian leaders who would like a copy, I would be glad to send them a cd. Jan, Knoxville, TN, …  ( Click for more )

February 9, 2024

.in the 4th year of his reign, Solomon began to build the house of the Lord (as the Lord commissioned him to do). 1 Kings 6:1 {David (had given) him the plans of all that the Spirit had put in his mind for the temple. 1 Chronicles 28:11}

.we must take care to know our place, take it, and keep to it. We must minister as the Spirit has given us ability, and not intrude upon our fellow servant's domain. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist, highly influential amongst Christians of different denominations

And the temple, when it was being…  ( Click for more )

February 2, 2024

Hiram king of Tyre (50 miles south of Buirut, Lebanon) sent his servants to Solomon, . , for Hiram had always loved David. 1 Kings 5:1

We can continue to show love to those who have left us by giving respectable regard to that which they loved.

(Solomon to Hiram) You know how my father David could not build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the wars which were fought against him on every side, until the Lord put his foes under the soles of his feet. 1 Kings 5:3

Pushing back the curtain of evil and entrenched familiar sin, and then overcoming,…  ( Click for more )

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