Saturday, November 08, 2008

All things for good and Scottish Metrical Psalms - Psalm 147

Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for your prayers and encouragements.

I am thankful to God for working all things for His glory and our good.

I just reread this short except and felt much encouraged to remember God's love and faithfulness in working all things for His glory and our good even when we don't understand it. Our faith is based on Truths that are revealed in the Words of God. God is unchanging and His Words stands forever.

Hope this excerpt taken from Thomas Watson’s “All Things For Good”, The Banner of Truth Trust, 1991, 1st Published 1663, pages 25 to 26 will encourage you too:

To know that nothing hurts the godly, is a matter of comfort; but to be assured that ALL things which fall out shall co-operate for their good, that their crosses shall be turned into blessings, that showers of affliction water the withering root of their grace and make it flourish more; this may fill their hearts with joy till they run over.

“We know.” It is not a matter wavering or doubtful. The apostle does not say, We hope, or conjecture, but it is like an article in our creed, WE KNOW that all things work for good.

Hence observe that the truths of the gospel are evident and infallible. A Christian may come not merely to a vague opinion but to a certainty of what he holds. The Spirit of God imprints heavenly truths upon the heart as with the point of a diamond.

We have arrived at a holy confidence. Let us not rest in scepticism or doubts, but labour to come to a certainty in the things of religion. It concerns us to be well grounded and confirmed in it.

So all God’s providences, being divinely tempered and sanctified, work together for the best of the saints. He who loves God and is called according to His purpose, may rest assured that every thing in the world shall be for his good.

The result of the text is this. ALL THE VARIOUS DEALINGS OF GOD WITH HIS CHILDREN DO BY A SPECIAL PROVIDENCE TURN TO THEIR GOOD.

“All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant” (Psalm 25:10). If every path has mercy in it, then it works for good.
May God enable us to praise Him always as we remember His love, goodness and mercies to us daily and how He is working all things for His glory and our good, and all His paths are mercy and truth.



From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised. Psalm 113:3
(my friend, Sau, took this lovely picture at Saipan)

Hope you enjoy this lovely video on Psalm 147:1-11 posted on Youtube:





Psalm 147:1-11

1 Praise ye the Lord; for it is good
praise to our God to sing:
For it is pleasant, and to praise
it is a comely thing.

2 God doth build up Jerusalem;
and he it is alone
That the dispersed of Israel
doth gather into one.

3 Those that are broken in their heart,
and griev├Ęd in their minds,
He healeth, and their painful wounds
he tenderly up-binds.

4 He counts the number of the stars;
he names them ev'ry one.
5 Great is our Lord, and of great pow'r;
his wisdom search can none.

6 The Lord lifts up the meek; and casts
the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the Lord, and give him thanks;
on harp his praises sound;

8 Who covereth the heav'n with clouds,
who for the earth below
Prepareth rain, who maketh grass
upon the mountains grow.

9 He gives the beast his food, he feeds
the ravens young that cry.
10 His pleasure not in horses' strength,
nor in man's legs, doth lie.

11 But in all those that do him fear
the Lord doth pleasure take;
In those that to his mercy do
by hope themselves betake.


Thanks for stopping by.

May God grant you a rested and refreshing weekend, and blessed Lord's day!

Take care.

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14 comments:

Denise said...

Thanks for this my friend, so beautiful.

Melanie said...

Great scripture from Psalm 113. Isn't it great to know the Lord is and always will be with us?!

Have a great weekend, Nancie.

Darlene said...

Hi Nancie!

This is so beautiful! I am always uplifted by your posts, thank you :)

Casdok said...

Yes i did enjoy - thank you.

Michele Williams said...

Beautiful as always. You are such a blessing to me. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. I beginning to feel better. Still tired and a little cough hanging on... but I am feeling so much better than I had been. Thank you.

Bless you my friend.

Jim said...

Thanks for sharing. I am still around even though I am not posting as much.

Have a great week.

Jim

Mariposa said...

Very beautiful Nancie!

I love that photo and that Psalm 113:3...and so enjoyed that song from Psalm 147:1-11!

Serendipity said...

A lovely post and very encouraging. Yes, all things work for the good. Have a blessed week ahead.

Darlene said...

It's Tuesday and I stopped by to say hi and enjoy your posts.

You are in my prayers and God bless, my friend!

Michele Williams said...

I love you my friend.


Stop by my blog to receive some much deserved awards...

Serendipity said...

Just dropping in to wish you a blessed weekend, Nancie!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis.. You continue to bless me and I love the realness of your posts and your heart shines so much fo the Lord. I enjoy my visits when I come here. Hope you are doing well and just wanted to give you a (((Hugz)))).

Luv ya Lorie

Nancie said...

Thanks, dear friends, for stopping by and all your encouragements. Take care and may God bless you!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Nancie, your courage and faith is very outstanding. I have a friend who have a problem, I just wish she is as strong as you are.