To pray for something is to ask for a gift. Therefore when we pray to God, we do not try to bargain with Him. That is not praying. Praying is throwing ourselves com-pletely upon God’s mercy and grace. It contains ..
What would it take to bring you joy and gladness today? What work of God above all would make you sing? Would it be this: Blot out all my iniquity, and hide my sins from view; Create in me a ..
Although it is certainly true that we learn how to com-mit new sins, and children learn to sin by what they see and hear — especially on TV — the fact that we sin has a far deeper explanation. David ..
Conceived and born in sin we are blacker than coal. And David had just confessed that God had to put truth in his inward parts, because he was born without it. But now in Psalm 51:7 he speaks of the ..
When David in Psalm 51:4 confessed, “Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done evil in Thy sight,” he was not forgetting the sin which he had committed when he killed Uriah, after defiling the man’s wife. No, he ..
To judge that David’s sins of adultery and murder were heinous sins is certainly correct, but Scripture does not want us to stop there. David himself wholeheartedly de-clares in one of our versification of Psalm 51: 0 wash me wholly ..
One truth we must hold on to with both hands and never let go. With Asaph we must say, “Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart” Psalm 73:1. That truth we must ..
What do you have planned for today? It may or may not take place. It all depends on what the all-wise God of all mercy has planned in His eternal, unchangeable counsel. And that counsel is not a dead blueprint ..
What lies in store for us in the year we entered today we know only in broad, general terms. But we know not how long we will continue in this valley where the shadow of death is cast. For some, ..