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    by Jan Couns

September 30, 2022

The voice of Jehovah is on the waters; the God of glory thunders; Jehovah is above many waters. Psalm 29:3 The Holy Spirit makes divine promises to be heard above the many waters of our soul's trouble and we see God as glorious in the spiritual world as well as in the universe of matter. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92 The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty. Psalm 29:4 I have felt the voice of God within me, and the Spirit hath, himself, revealed some dark mystery, opened some secret, guided me into some truth, given me some direction,…  ( Click for more )

September 23, 2022

Jehovah is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; yea, my heart greatly rejoices; and I will thank Him with my song. Psalm 28:7 Trusting God enlarges the heart and teaches it to sing.

The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Psalm 28:8 The work of God can only be carried on by the power of God. The church is a spiritual organism fighting spiritual battles. When we sincerely turn to God, we find that His church always moves forward, never backward. Jim Cymbala, The Brooklyn tabernacle Save Your…  ( Click for more )

September 16, 2022

“(charged with treason for helping David) Ahimelech, the priest, answered, ‘Let not the king impute anything to his servant. For your servant knew nothing of (David’s fall from Saul’s favor)’” 1Sam22:9

.listen to (the) explanation and give . the benefit of the doubt.” Larry Simmons

(Even after the priest’s reasonable explanation of his innocence)(King Saul) said, “You shall surely die,. you and all your father’s house (for helping David)!” 1 Samuel 23:16

.own your own feelings of anger. When we…  ( Click for more )

September 9, 2022

(David to Goliath) This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, .that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 1 Samuel 17:46

To be a witness does not consist of engaging in propaganda or in stirring people up. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist. Emmanuel Suhard (1874–1949)

“.the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, (and) David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine (before he was fully prepared).” 1 Samuel 17:26

You win battles…  ( Click for more )

September 2, 2022

(When young David delivers food to the battle front and discovers Goliath challenging Israel and making the army fearful, he ask, 'who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?' 1 Samuel 17:26

Am I asoldier of the cross, A follower of the Lamb, And shall I fear to own His cause, Or blush to speak His Name? Isaac Watts, Am I a Soldier of the Cross? 1721.

“David said to (king) Saul, ‘.your servant will go and fight with this Philistine (Goliath);.’ And Saul said . ‘you are not able . you are a youth…  ( Click for more )

August 26, 2022

(Samuel to Saul) Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected (yet not removed) you from being king." 1 Samuel 15:23c My fearof God should not be that He will put His hand on me but that He will take it off. Adrian Rogers (1931-2005)

.Saul . to Samuel, "I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord." 1 Samuel 15:24,25 Repentance ofthe evil act,…  ( Click for more )

The Lord rewarded me .. For all His judgments were before me; And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them. 2 Samuel 22:21a,23 Knowing and lining up God’s Word against the constant facets of life, fosters wise and righteous living. (David continues) the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness before His eyes. 2 Samuel 22:25 You can let your conscience by your guide so long as you let God guide your conscience. Adrian Rogers, 1931-2005

(David’s observation of God)With the kind You show Yourself kind……  ( Click for more )

(From David about God) He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. 2 Samuel 22:18

Weakness, with acknowledgment of it, is the fittest seat and subject for God to perfect His strength in; for consciousness of our infirmities drives us out of ourselves to Him in whom our strength lies. Richard Sibbes

(David about his enemies) They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. 2 Samuel 22:19

In heavenly love abiding, No change my heart shall fear. The storm may roar without me, My heart may low be laid;…  ( Click for more )

(God’s response to David’s cry for help) .the earth shook and quaked, The foundations of heaven were trembling And were shaken because He was angry. 2 Samuel 22:8

You asked for a loving God; you have one. The great spirit you so lightly invoked, . is present; not a senile benevolence that drowsily wishes you to be happy in your own way, not the cold philanthropy of a conscientious magistrate, nor the care of a host who feels responsible for the comfort of his guests, but the consuming fire himself, the Love that made the worlds, persistent . provident and…  ( Click for more )

(David to God) My shield and the horn (strength) of my salvation… 2 Samuel 22:3b

Thine has been the vigilance that has turned threatened evils aside. The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 1600/1700s

(David to God) My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3c

Keep me from harm by helping me to walk in the power of the Spirit. The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 1600/1700s

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. 2 Samuel…  ( Click for more )

Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David inquired of the Lord. 2 Samuel 21:1a

It is only through seeking the Lord that we can discover whether something is an attack, a judgment from God, or just a difficulty in life that we must overcome. Ron Daniels

.the Philistines were at war again with Israel, and David grew faint (in battle). Then the men of David (said) ‘You shall go out no more with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.’ 2 Samuel 15-17

Times come when we must stop and examine…  ( Click for more )

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 Faith knows that, by gazing at the present, she cannot fairly judge the whole plan and procedure of God’s providential dealings. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92

Hope in Jehovah; be strong and He will make strong your heart; yea, hope in Jehovah! Psalm 27:14 If we wait on the Lord, we shall be perpetually reinforced from within with a strength graduated to our needs. Leo Green Some of you may have memorized King James: Wait on the Lord:…  ( Click for more )

Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation. Psalm 27:9 Measure not God’s love and favor by your own feeling. The sun shines as clearly in the darkest day as it does in the brightest. The difference is not in the sun, but in some clouds. Richard Sibbes, 1577–1635

Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Psalm 27:10 Earthly relationships dissolve. Affection may decay. Fickleness begets estrangement. Distance may part. Death comes,…  ( Click for more )

One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple. Psalm 27:4 May I be always amongst those who not only hear but know Thee, who walk with and rejoice in Thee, who take Thee at Thy word and find life there. The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 1600/1700s For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in his dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:5 Help me to stop…  ( Click for more )

My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the Lord. Psalm 26:12 Amid all their trials, sorrows, pains, reproaches, let the righteous lift up rejoicing heads. The eye of God rests on their way. He called them to the narrow road. He upholds their feeble steps. He safely leads them to the glorious end. Henry Law, writer Psalm of David. 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 When fear grasps the heart, we feel powerless and alone encased in fretful imaginings.…  ( Click for more )

(I will go to Your altar, O Lord,) That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving. And declare all Your wonders. Psalm 26:7 Some folks go to God as you might suppose criminals would go to the whipping-post (but not David). Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist

God, I love living with you; your house glows with your glory (The Message). Psalm 26:8 Leap my spirit with joy; thy Lord doth dwell with thee in might, power and love.

Do not gather my soul with sinners. Psalm 26:9a Talk to Him of your temptations, that He may shield you from…  ( Click for more )

(Psalm of David) Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Psalm 26:1 In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of thine own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give thee an humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of man or the iniquity of the times may rob thee of other rewards. Author unknown Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind. Psalm 26:2 The voice of conscience is of little weight if…  ( Click for more )

(Mephibosheth to David concerning accusations of treason) he has slandered your servant to my lord the king .. so do whatever pleases you. 2 Samuel 19:27

.give both the benefit of the doubt and make a judgment which benefits both and might facilitate their reconciliation. Bob Deffinbaugh

Barzillai, (a very old wealthy man who supported David in his exile refused David’s offer to reward him but said); let Chimham cross over with my lord the king, and do for him what seems good to you. 2 Samuel 19:31-37

When God’s blessings abound, pray He spread…  ( Click for more )

The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish. Psalm 25:17 Although it is true that faith brings peace, yet it does not always bring it instantaneously. There may be certain reasons calling for the trial of faith, rather than the reward of faith. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist Look on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins. Psalm 25:18 Anxiety makes us doubt God’s loving-kindness, and thus our love to Him grows cold; we feel mistrust, and thus grieve the Spirit of God, so that our prayers become hindered, our…  ( Click for more )

(the man who awes God) His soul shall abide in good. Psalm 25:13a Many things occur to make us uneasy, but there is enough in God’s grace to counterbalance them all and to make us easy. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, was a Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator (the man who awes God) . his seed shall inherit the earth. Psalm 25:13b Do you realize that your walk with God could affect many future generations? How many of your descendants could be blessed because you agreed to be a link to a new cycle of faithfulness to God. Beth Moore, b.1957, Christian…  ( Click for more )

He will guide the meek in justice. Psalm 25:9a Humility makes us ready to be blessed by the God of all grace, and fits us to deal efficiently with our fellow men. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist, highly influential amongst Christians of different denominations

He will teach the meek His way. Psalm 25:9b It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning. Claude Bernard 1813-78 French physiologist, 1952-2001, English novelist

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those keeping His covenant and His…  ( Click for more )

O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Psalm 25:4b Do not be ashamed to learn, and to cast aside your old doctrines and views. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist, highly influential amongst Christians of different denominations

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:5 I cannot recollect a single plan of mine which I have seen reason to be satisfied had it taken place in season and circumstance just as I proposed; it would, humanly speaking, have proved my ruin; or at least it would have…  ( Click for more )

Psalm of David. To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. Psalm 25:1 God looks not at the elegancy of your prayers, to see how neat they are; nor yet at the geometry of your prayers, to see how long they are; nor yet at the arithmetic of your prayers, to see how many they are; nor yet at the music of your prayers, nor yet at the sweetness of your voice, nor yet at the logic of your prayers; but at the sincerity of your prayers, how hearty they are. Thomas Brooks, 1608-81 O my God, I trust in You; do not let me be ashamed; let not my enemies triumph over me. Psalm 25:2 Lord, give…  ( Click for more )

This is the generation of those seeking Him; they seek Your face, O God of Jacob. Selah. Psalm 24:6 Really awakened souls seek the Lord above everything, and as this is not the usual desire of mankind, they constitute a generation by themselves; a people beloved of God. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92 Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Psalm 24:7 God is not a power or principle or law, but he is a living, creating, communicating person - a mind who thinks, a heart who feels, a will who acts. Robert Hamill …  ( Click for more )

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. Psalm 23:6a Live expectantly by Who you trust, not by what you fear.

I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6b God has so manifested himself to me that now it is no longer "if" and "perhaps" but it is positive, eternal, "shall." Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92

A psalm David. The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1 As soon as man began considering himself…  ( Click for more )

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