Undoubtedly my favorite book about The Book is Charles Spurgeon’s commentary on the Psalms, The Treasury of David. As I read the psalms, I love to read the insights of Christianity’s most prolific author.
To give you a taste, here are a few short by powerful snippets from Spurgeon’s thoughts on Psalm 145:1-4.
I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
“David as God’s king adores God as his King. It is well when the Lord’s royalty arouses our loyalty . . . To bless God is to praise him with a personal affection for him . . . Our praise of God shall be as eternal as the God we praise.”
Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.
“Whatever the character of the day, or of my circumstances and conditions during the day, I will continue to glorify God . . . Our love to God is not a matter of holy days: every day is alike holy to holy men . . . Praise is not to be discharged by proxy: there must be your very self in it, or there is nothing in it.”
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.
“In some beings greatness is but vastness of evil: in God it is magnificence of goodness . . . When we meditate most, and search most studiously, we shall find ourselves surrounded by unknowable wonders . . . His deserved praise is still above and beyond all that we can render to him . . . He is past finding out.”
One generation shall commend your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts.
“Let us see to it that we praise God before our children and never make them think that His service is an unhappy one . . . The praise of the Lord enlarges the heart and as it grows upon us our minds grow with it.”
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