Sunday, March 20, 2022

Immeasurable Treasure and True Freedom

"The course of my life is in your power;
Rescue me from the power of my enemies
And from my persecutors.
Make your face shine on your servant;
Save me by your faithful love."
Psalm 31:15-16, CSB

"Many are the the fiery darts of the evil one, but our shield is one. Though the javelins of the foe were dipped in the venom of hell, yet our one shield of faith would hold us harmless, casting them off from us. Thus David had the grand resource of faith in the hour of danger. He uttered a glorious claim, the greatest claim man has ever made: 'I say, "You are my God."'

He that can say, 'This kingdom is mine,' makes a royal claim.

He that can say, 'This mountain of silver is mine,' makes a wealthy claim.

But he that can say to the Lord, 'You are my God,' has said more than all monarchs and millionaires can speak. What more can we have?

We do not have the world, but we have the Maker of the world, and that is far more. There is no measuring the greatness of that treasure….

"[David] was not shut up by the hands of the enemy, but his feet stood in a large room, for he was in a space large enough for the ocean, seeing the Lord had placed him in the hollow of his hand. To be entirely at the disposal of God is life and liberty for us."

~Charles H. Spurgeon on Psalm 31

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