Bought by the Blood

October 13, 2008

Spurgeon on Psalm 1

Filed under: Charles Spurgeon,Psalms — cubsfan1980 @ 11:36 pm
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I’ve recently started a read the Bible in a year reading plan.  I’ve never done one before and decided that since I got a new Bible this would be a great one to read through my Bible in a short amount of time and be able to underline passages that I haven’t gotten to yet.  One of the places that today’s reading had me was Psalm 1.  Since I own all three volumes of “The Treasury of David” by Spurgeon, I opted to read what he said about this Psalm and I just want to share it here because it was definitely very edifying to my soul.  The word of Spurgeon are in italics

his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
In the day of his prosperity he sings psalms out of the word of God, and in the night of affliction he comforts himself with promises from the same book…In David’s day how small was the volume of inspiration, for they had scarcely anything save the first five books of Moses!  How more, then should we prize the whole written Word which it is our privilege to have in all our houses!

He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
The rivers of pardon and the rivers of grace, the rivers of promise and the rivers of the communion with Christ, are never failing sources of supply
that yields its fruit in its season,
The man who delights in God’s word, being taught by it, brings forth patience in the time of suffering, faith in the day of trial, and holy joy in the hour of prosperity.
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
But we must not always estimate the fulfillment of a promise by our own eyesight…It is not outward prosperity which the Christian most desires and values; it is soul prosperity which he longs for…As there is a curse wrapped up in the wicked man’s mercies, so there is a blessing concealed in the righteous man’s crosses, losses and sorrows. The trials of the saint are a diving husbandry,by which he grows and brings forth abundant fruit.

Psalm 1:2-3

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