by Bev Schlomann
Psalm 19:1-6 CSB – 1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. 3 There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. 4 Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun. 5 It is like a bridegroom coming from his home; it rejoices like an athlete running a course. 6 It rises from one end of the heavens and circles to their other end; nothing is hidden from its heat.CSB translation
August, 2017. This passage was everywhere. There is no doubt that a solar eclipse is a dramatic, impressive event, and we are right to praise God for his majesty over creation. But the psalmist is not referring to a dramatic event; he is referencing something as “day to day” as the rising and the setting of the sun, and as constant as seeing the stars in the sky every evening.
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Since September my Bible study group has been studying spiritual gifts. It has been an eye-opening experience. I think many of us came away with new insights. In churches today we talked a lot about the Holy Spirit and about the things God provides us, but how many of us actually sit down and read about what God’s word has to say about the issue. I have linked a sermon from John MacArthur on 1st Corinthians 12 which talks about spiritual gifts. It is a sermon series, so every few days or so I will post another sermon series. I hope these bless you as they have me.
The Gifts of the Body, Part One – John MacArthur
Pray with Spurgeon
“All the way has been strewn with mercies”
Daily Prayer for Friday, March 6
At this moment vividly is it upon our recollection, how you brought us up out of the “horrible pit:” we remember now the new song which you put into our mouths, as we found our feet fast on the rock, and our goings established. It is long since then with some of us, but all the way has been strewn with mercies, and we desire this morning to record, “Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”