To be with Jesus in the rest …

“To be with Jesus in the rest which remaineth for the people of God, is a cheering hope indeed, and to expect this glory so soon is a double bliss. Unbelief shudders at the Jordan which still rolls between us and the goodly land, but let us rest assured that we have already experienced more ills than death at its worst can cause us. Let us banish every fearful thought, and rejoice with exceeding great joy, in the prospect that this year we shall begin to be “forever with the Lord.””
– Charles Spurgeon

The Scripture therefore promotes …

“The Scripture therefore promotes our sanctification, our holiness, by reminding us about all this; that the God whom we approach and whom we worship is the Creator of the universe, the sustainer of everything. There is no end to his might and his majesty, to his dominion and his power.”
– Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Believer, here is encouragement …

“Believer, here is encouragement. Art thou praying for some beloved one? Oh, give not up thy prayers, for Christ is “mighty to save.” You are powerless to reclaim the rebel, but your Lord is Almighty. Lay hold on that mighty arm, and rouse it to put forth its strength. Does your own case trouble you? Fear not, for His strength is sufficient for you. Whether to begin with others, or to carry on the work in you, Jesus is “mighty to save;” the best proof of which lies in the fact that He has saved you. What a thousand mercies that you have not found Him mighty to destroy!”
– Charles Spurgeon

Psalm 12 (Psalm Sunday, Week 5)

Psalm Sunday
Week 5

Psalm 12
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

“1) Help, Lord, for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2) They speak vanity every one with his neighbor; with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3) The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things,
4) who have said, “With our tongue, we will prevail; our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”
5) “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise,” saith the Lord; “I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.”
6) The words of the Lord are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7) Thou shalt keep them, O Lord; Thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
8) The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.”

Psalm 71:14-24

Psalm 71:14-24
“14) But I will hope continually, and will yet praise You more and more.
15) My mouth will show forth Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16) I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of Your righteousness, even of Yours only.
17) O God, You have taught me from my youth: and until now have I declared Your wondrous works.
18) Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed Your strength to this generation, and Your power to every one that is to come.
19) Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who has done great things: O God, who is like You!
20) You, who has showed me great and sore troubles, will make me alive again, and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21) You will increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22) I will also praise You with the psaltery, even Your truth, O my God: to You will I sing with the harp, O You Holy One of Israel.
23) My lips will greatly rejoice when I sing to You; and my soul, which You have redeemed.
24) My tongue also will talk of Your righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.”

Think not that God will be …

“Think not that God will be troubled by your importunately reminding Him of His promises. He loves to hear the loud outcries of needy souls. It is His delight to bestow favours. He is more ready to hear than you are to ask. The sun is not weary of shining, nor the fountain of flowing. It is God’s nature to keep His promises; therefore go at once to the throne with “Do as You have said.””
– Charles Spurgeon