Nuggets Dug from the Psalms Goldmine

Daily Treasure prepared by James M. Renihan

“Among the godly Israelites the biography of their nation was preserved by oral tradition, with great diligence and accuracy…The main point of the history transmitted from father to son was the work of God; it is the core of history, and therefore no man who is a stranger to the Lord’s work can write history accurately…Those who are taught to see God in history have learned a good lesson from their fathers, and no son of believing parents should be left in ignorance of so holy an art.”  – Charles Spurgeon


Daily Treasure is a collection of daily readings on the Psalms, excerpted from The Treasury of David by Charles Spurgeon. The Treasury of David is a commentary on the Psalms and is a useful resource for pastors and preachers, or a good study aid if you really want to delve into a deep study of the Psalms. Dr. Renihan has done a wonderful job of mining out gems from Spurgeon’s work and editing and compiling them into a collection of daily devotional readings. Renihan observes regarding The Treasury of David,

The whole range of sanctified emotions may be found in the Psalms, and in this work Spurgeon has helped to make them accessible to every believer. Drawing from the vault of his unique wisdom and experience, as well as his superb gifts as an expositor,… he has constructed an almost unending source of benefit for devotional mediation.

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Daily Readings from the “Prince of Preachers”

Morning and Evening: Daily Readings by Charles H. Spurgeon

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night…And whatever he does shall prosper” (Psalm 1: 2-3).

From strength to strength go on;
Wrestle, and fight, and pray,
Tread all the powers of darkness down,
And win the well-fought day.
 
No neutralities can exist in religion. We are either ranked under the banner of Prince Immanuel, to serve and fight His battles, or we are vassals of the black prince, Satan. To whom belongest thou?
C. H. Spurgeon, "The Prince of Preachers&...
C. H. Spurgeon, “The Prince of Preachers” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was an English preacher who lived from 1834-1892 and is known for his bold sermons and writings. Spurgeon became a pastor at age 20 and preached over 3000 sermons during his lifetime. His largest and probably best-known work is his Treasury of David, a seven volume collection of sermons on the Psalms. At our church, we almost think of Spurgeon as an honorary elder because our pastors and teachers value and draw from his works so much. I’ve had the intention of reading a major work by Spurgeon for years and finally decided this year to go through his Morning and Evening devotionals, and I am finding it a tremendous blessing. Continue reading “Daily Readings from the “Prince of Preachers””