The battle belongs to the Lord. God is sovereignly orchestrating all things in accordance with his good pleasure. Our only responsibility is to simply wait upon the Lord. We must wait humbly, quietly, obediently, and expectantly.
This week Pastor Joel preached Psalm 19:7-9. His focus was on the beauty of God’s Law; it’s purposes and products.
“When [Israel] had got the good land God had promised them they had no zeal against the wicked inhabitants whom the Lord commanded them to extirpate, pretending pity; but so merciful is God that no man needs to be in any case more compassionate than he.” -Matthew Henry
This week, Pastor Joel preached Psalm 8. His focus was on how the majesty of God expressed through our children silences the slander of the wicked.
In this psalm, David is not praying to the Lord. Instead, he is doing what all Christians should regularly do: David is preaching the Gospel to himself. David is not listening to his feelings and following his heart. David is recounting the promises of the Gospel and preaching to his soul. Rather than succumbing to his feelings of discouragement, David …
The psalmist is not content to merely “know” the precepts of the Lord, but to “understand” these precepts. Inother words, he possesses an insatiable desire to logically flesh out the intimate workings of God’s Law so that he might apply them in practical ways to every area of his life.