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 ..
Although David, to hide his own sin, dealt very cruelly with the husband of the woman whom he had defiled, he in Psalm 51:1 cries out, “Have mercy upon me, 0 God, according to Thy loving kindness: according to the ..
In the concluding remarks in what is called David’s best-known Psalm, he states, “I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever” Psalm 23:6. He began the Psalm with the words, “The Lord is my shepherd.” And although he ..
The sheep that has a faithful and powerful shepherd fears no evil. It knows that the shepherd will watch over it and is able to defend it from the fiercest enemies. And for the sheep of Christ’s flock this is ..
Although. a shadow is impossible where there is no light, a shadow is always caused by an object that stands between that light and the place where that light would otherwise fall. In Psalm 23:4 David speaks of a huge ..