By Paul David Tripp
Via those meditations on David's phrases in Psalm fifty one, readers detect there's mercy for each mistaken and beauty for each new starting. What do you do whilst you've gotten relatively blown it? Is sin fairly as harmful and is grace quite as robust because the Bible says they are? Is there this sort of factor as a brand new starting? Sin and grace-these are the 2 subject matters of our lives. all of us blow it and all of us have to commence once more. In Psalm fifty one David tells his tale of ethical failure, own expertise, grief, confession, repentance, dedication, and desire. and since David's tale is each believer's tale, Psalm fifty one is each believer's psalm. It tells how we, as damaged sinners, could be brutally sincere with God and but stand sooner than him with out worry. Whiter Than Snow unpacks this robust little psalm in fifty-two meditations, reminding readers that via God's grace there is mercy for each unsuitable and style for each new starting. Designed for busy believers, those short and fascinating meditations are made sensible through the mirrored image questions that finish every one bankruptcy.
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Extra resources for Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy
The struggle rages within me, nowhere to point or run. No independent righteousness, no reason for smugness or rest. I am my greatest enemy and rescue my only hope. In the quiet I face it I cannot blame somebody else. One more time I close my eyes admitting my only hope is found in Somebody else. Ta k e a M om en t 1. Are there places where you have been tempted to blame inside (heart) struggles on outside pressures? ”) 2. Where have you failed to seek the grace that is yours as God’s child because you have successfully told yourself that your biggest, most abiding problem is outside, not inside, of you?
This prayer for prosperity is the result of a radically changed heart. Why does David pray for prosperity? For one reason, he asks it for the glory and delight of the Lord. When God prospers people who 55 whiter than snow are no longer living for their own little kingdoms but are living for his, the result is the furtherance of his kingdom purposes on earth, which results in his glory. Give wisdom to a man who is living for God’s kingdom and he’ll use that wisdom to advance God’s kingdom. Give money to a man who loves God’s kingdom and he’ll look for ways to invest that money in kingdom causes.
I was very excited as I thought about the evening, not because I had had such a golden opportunity to speak the gospel, but because by means of God’s grace I had been included in it! Take a M om e n t 1. What are the things in life that you regularly celebrate (new job, birthday, holidays, a certain accomplishment)? Do you celebrate the amazing grace of God that has been given you through his Son the Lord Jesus Christ? 2. Do you really believe that your only hope in life is found in God’s grace?