Thursday, June 12, 2008

We boast in God alone

“In God we boast all the day long.”

We have abundant reason for doing so while we recount his mighty acts. What blessed boasting is this! it is the only sort of boasting that is bearable. All other manna bred worms and stank except that which was laid up before the Lord, and all other boasting is loathsome save this glorying in the Lord, which is laudable and pleasing.

“And praise thy name for ever.”

Praise should be perpetual. If there were no new acts of love, yet ought the Lord to be praised for what he has done for his people. High let the song be lifted up as we bring to remembrance the eternal love which chose us, predestinated us to be sons, redeemed us with a price, and then enriched us with all the fullness of God.

From the exposition of Psalm 44, verse 8, within "The Treasury of David." Flickr photo by Flemming Christiansen; some rights reserved.

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