Just Quote’n -Charles Spurgeon #1
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! – Psalm 107:8
If we complained less and praised more, we would be happier, and God would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common mercies – common as we frequently call them, yet so priceless that, when deprived of them, we are ready to perish. Let us bless God for the eyes with which we behold the sun , for the health and strength to walk around, for the bread we eat, for the clothing we wear. Let us praise Him that we are not cast out among the hopeless or confined among the guilty. Let us thank Him for liberty, for friends, for family, and for comforts. Let us praise Him, in fact, for everything that we receive from His bounteous hand; for we deserve little, yet we are abundantly endowed. But, beloved the sweetest and loudest note in our songs of praise should be of redeeming love. God’s redeeming acts towards His chosen are forever the the favorite themes of their praise. If we know what redemption means, let us not withhold our sonnets of thanksgiving. We have been redeemed from the power of our corruptions, uplifted from the depth of sin in which we were naturally plunged. We have been led to the cross of Christ. Our shackles of guilt have been broken; we are no longer slaves, but children of the living God. We can anticipate the time when we will be presented before the throne without ‘spot, wrinkle, or any such thing‘ (Eph5:27). Even now by faith we wave the palm branch and wrap ourselves about with the fair linen that is to be our everlasting array. Will we not unceasingly give thanks to the Lord our Redeemer? Child of God, can you be silent? Awake, awake, inheritors of glory, and lead your ‘captivity captive’ (PS68:18), as you cry with David, “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name” (Ps103:1). Let the new month begin with new songs.