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Psalm 14 -The Folly of Denying God By Our Sin

The Psalmist has evidently been reflecting on the extreme wickedness of the human heart, in that men, for the purpose of prosecuting their evil ways without fear, would banish God himself from the universe [Note: ver. 1.], and, by impious derision, drive out all regard for piety from the world   View the state of […]

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Posted on: July 27, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 13 – The God Who Hears Even When He Seems Distant

It seemed as if God had forgotten David, had hidden Himself from him, and as if it would last forever. It always seems as if a time of intense trial lasts forever, doesn’t it? The hard thing about waiting is that you have to wait! Don’t you hate to wait? Waiting is especially hard if […]

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Posted on: July 20, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 12 – The Trustworthy Word of the Lord Brings Strength Amidst Worry

“You preachers are always talking about God hearing us when we pray, and God coming and helping us, and protecting us and judging the wicked. How in the world can you know that this is true? Anyone can say things like that.” That is a common question, and the answer is in our psalm. I […]

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Posted on: July 13, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 11 – The Lord Our Refuge

Have you ever felt like running away? “In the Lord I put my trust; how can you say to my soul, ‘Flee as a bird to your mountain’?” (v. 1). All of us have days when we feel like quitting. We throw up our hands and say, “That’s it. I’ve had it, and I’m leaving.” […]

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Posted on: July 6, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 10 – The Lord Hears Even We Think He Isn’t Listening

If God has had love enough to prepare your heart to pray, He has grace enough to give you the blessing. The more difficult thing of the two is not to give the blessing, but to prepare your heart to cry for it. If He has done the one He will certainly do the other. […]

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Posted on: June 29, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 9 – Confidence in the Character of God

Now, it says for your comfort – you who seek the Lord – who really pour out your very soul before him – who seek him on your bed – who seek him in the different hours of the day – who seek him with an honest heart – who really hunger and thirst after […]

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Posted on: June 22, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 8 – The Glory of God in the Gospel According to the Psalms

Now, what is the testimony of Psalm viii.? Look at the psalm. What does it mean? David praises the goodness of God, and the condescension of God to man. The name of God is known all over the earth; the glory of God is high above the heavens. He who has made the heavens, and the […]

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Posted on: June 15, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 7 – God’s Holy Anger Is Our Only Hope Against Injustice

Our theology-averse age has lost sight of divine vengeance. This doctrine doesn’t fit well in a soft, therapeutic, “best life now” kind of Christianity. There’s a lot of “blessing” in such a system, but little justice. Christ becomes a brand-consultant to the upwardly mobile. This doctrine is also largely missing in garden-variety “new way to […]

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Posted on: June 8, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 6 – The Lord Over Our Lasting Troubles

To fly and escape the anger of God, David sees no means in heaven or in earth, and therefore retires himself to God, even to him that wounded him that he might heal him. He flies not with Adam to the bush, nor with Saul to the witch, nor with Jonah to Tarshish; but he […]

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Posted on: June 1, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 5 – The Holiness and Goodness of Our Prayer-Hearing God

What is it that keeps a man safe when he thus has around him the walls of some citadel? Is it himself, is it the act by which he took refuge, or is it the battlements behind which he crouches? So in faith it is the running of the man, when he knows himself to […]

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Posted on: May 25, 2017 - 10:00PM