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We have a new key ring around here, if you know what I mean...... • • “Yes, I truly have reason to bless the Lord for abundant supplies; His treasury has been wide open to me, His riches have constantly outweighed my necessities. He has multiplied His mercies above all my desires.” -Susannah Spurgeon
“I am afflicted and in pain; let Your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise His own people who are prisoners.“ -Psalm 69:29-33 That last verse holds more weight for me than it ever has. But, more than that, as I read this passage this morning, I realized how appropriate and applicable it is for the current landscape of our national state of emergency and the worldwide pandemic called the coronavirus. So many words have been spilled on this topic and I don’t presume to add any additional wisdom to those of medical professionals, trusted church leaders, or those with greater insight than I into what is going on. I don’t know any of that. What I do know is that which I am compelled (and commanded) to say. So here I stand (sit), joining my voice with thousands of others by proclaiming what we pray and believe is more pleasing to the Lord than a sacrifice of ox or bulls, and that is this: God has not left the throne. He has not and will not ever abdicate. He faithfully remains in sovereign control over every molecule in this universe. Therefore, we have every reason to praise our God with a song and magnify Him with thanksgiving. We should let our hearts revive by commanding them to bless the Lord and forget not all His benefits (Psalm 103) because He hears the needy (spoiler: that’s us all the time, not just in a global crisis). He does not despise his people who are prisoners—whether imprisoned in a jail cell or in isolation or by physical ailments wracking their body. He does not despise His own people. Period. End of story. Christ’s blood is too precious for God to waste by despising those purchased and covered by it. Therefore: “Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.” -Psalm 69:34 No caveats. No conditions. He is worthy.

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Monday Morning Munch No. 56 – Deep Calls to Deep

deep calls to deep

“Deep
calls
to
deep”

Charles Spurgeon’s sermon “Deep Calls Unto Deep,” delivered April 11, 1869, addresses verse seven and helped me see what this passage was talking about (because I had no clue).

There is rich, rich truth in this message (it’s Spurg, of course there is rich truth) and my heart felt led to share a few key paragraphs with whoever may read this, hoping its truth would encourage your heart in whatever trial or “deep” you may find yourself.

The opening of the sermon speaks of creation and how the splendor of the two firmaments (deep and deep), hold fellowship with one another. He then shares how this verse is from David when he was in exile from his throne and country and filled with despondency and sad forebodings.

“At the same time his heart sank within him, for the deep outside called to the deep within.

Externally and internally, rest was removed far from him. Outside were fights, within were fears; deep called unto deep at the noise of God’s waterspouts—all the waves and billows of God’s Providence had gone over him.

Do not wish that you could be the obscurest of all the saints, to find some quiet nook in which you might be left alone to rest in forgetfulness! Rather let me remind you that if in your experience there is a deep of extraordinary trial, there is most surely another deep answering to it. Open now your ears and your hearts to hear the calling of this deep unto its brother deep. Listen while I translate the echoes of the Truth of God.

Inasmuch as you have many trials, remember the depth of the Divine Faithfulness.

May we always remember.

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