Devotional -Plus Interesting Reads – 05/12/2023


Pslam CONTEXT from Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete): This is a most excellent psalm, but in many places the genuine sense is not easy to come at; for in this, as in some other scriptures, there are things dark and hard to be understood. It does not appear when, or upon what occasion, David penned this psalm; but probably it was when, God having given him rest from all his enemies round about, he brought the ark (which was both the token of God’s presence and a type of Christ’s mediation) from the house of Obed-edom to the tent he had pitched for it in Zion; for the first words are the prayer which Moses used at the removing of the ark, Num. 10:35. From this he is led, by the Spirit of prophecy, to speak glorious things concerning the Messiah, his ascension into heaven, and the setting up of his kingdom in the world. I. He begins with prayer, both against God’s enemies (v. 1, 2) and for his people (v. 3). II. He proceeds to praise, which takes up the rest of the psalm, calling upon all to praise God (v. 4, 26, 32) and suggesting many things as matter for praise. 1. The greatness and goodness of God (v. 4-6). 2. The wonderful works God had wrought for his people formerly, bringing them through the wilderness (v. 7, 8), settling them in Canaan (v. 9, 10), giving them victory over their enemies (v. 11, 12), and delivering them out of the hands of their oppressors (v. 13, 14). 3. The special presence of God in his church (v. 15-17). 4. The ascension of Christ (v. 18) and the salvation of his people by him (v. 19, 20). 5. The victories which Christ would obtain over his enemies, and the favours he would bestow upon his church (v. 21-28). 6. The enlargement of the church by the accession of the Gentiles to it (v. 29-31). And so he concludes the psalm with an awful acknowledgment of the glory and grace of God (v. 32-35). With all these great things we should endeavour to be duly affected in singing this psalm.

One of my favorite Commentaries on our main text is from MacLaren’s Expositions Of Holy Scripture. His final note, IV. lastly, what we should therefore do with our burdens, explains with grace the requirement for Christians to lay their burdens at the feet of Christ while not doing so in a flippant manner. The modern evangelical expression of “Let go and let God” is not applicable here. We are not just letting go of our burdens, as with Christian In Paul Bunyons’ classic Pilgrims Progress, his burden is not released because he reaches the celestial city, but because he realizes the penalty paid for his burden.

We too may freely come to Christ with our burdens. Note however the verses preceding Matthew 11:28-30, where Jesus is reminding those (cities) about being unrepentant. We like them can not expect to be free of burden if we refuse to repent of our shameful sinful ways.

In HIS Service


Americana, Christian Life, Culture/Society, Informed Citizenship, Informed Patriotism, Pro-Life, Military/Veterans, You Can’t Make This Up, and more.

We hope you become informed readers and citizens based both Biblically and upon our founding fathers: Acts 17:10-12, 2 Tim 2:14-16, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine.

EXCLUSIVE: Colorado Would Force Her to Create LGBTQ Wedding Websites. She’s Fighting Back.

Christians have clear call in culture crisis: Quit sitting on the pew

SatanCon 2023 Attendees Shred Bible, Remind Us That We’re All in a Spiritual Battle From the Daily Citizen:

Why Avoiding Suffering at All Cost Undermines Compassion and Medicine

What Does It Mean to Live a Life Worthy of the Gospel? Sinclair B. Ferguson

Christian Scouting Group — Trail Life USA — Celebrates 1,000th Troop From the Daily Citizen

Solzhenitsyn’s Graduation Speech Revisited

What the War on the Family is Actually About

The Great Book Ban Panic of 2023

Arizona Christian University Settles with School District That Rejected Student Teachers — Because of Their Commitment to Christ, From the Daily Citizen

Indiana Legislation Protects Children and Parental Rights in Education From the Daily Citizen

The New Pagan Revival From the Daily Citizen:

How to Revive Lifeless Prayer Time

Nearly 100% of Evangelicals Believe Faith Positively Impacts Health

Polls Show Americans are Pro-Life, Reject Democrat Position of Abortions Up to Birth

“Christian” University Will Pay for Students to Kill Their Babies in Abortions

Documents Show Biden Admin Considers Pro-Life Moms Potential Domestic Terrorists

The Quiet Pain of Men and Abortion Fox News reports:

Biden Admin Backs Down From Violating Catholic Hospital’s Religious Rights After Legal Threat

San Antonio Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Measure to Legalize Abortions

Big Pharma Gets Unsafe Birth Control Drug Recommended for OTC Sale – Including to Children

The War on America’s Babies

Reihan Salam: The Issue of Crime Made Me a Conservative

13-year-old ‘hardened criminal’ shoots cop. ‘He has no regard for life. None. Zero,’ outspoken Florida Sheriff Grady Judd says.

The Strongest Border Security and Enforcement Legislation Put Forth to Date’

How Did They Get Here? What We Know About Unaccompanied Children Arriving at Southern Border

Exploding Border Crisis May Mark Terminal Stage of Biden’s Presidency

Biden Prepped to Veto Bill That Addresses Border Crisis

GOP going public with Bidens’ ‘influence peddling’

The Left’s Plan for Hostile Takeover of Supreme Court 

CHAOS BEGINS: Drone Footage Shows Miles-Long Line of Migrants Crossing into TX as Title 42 Ends

Democrats’ policies: Help the poor and minorities, or just make them more dependent on the government?

What Are They Hiding? Pro-Transgender Groups Refuse to Hand Over Internal Documents Even as They Move to Oppose Florida Medicaid Rule

In Zeal for Transgenderism, Washington State Muscles Parents Out, Gets Control of Their Kids

The New Ugly Americans

How Liars Wreck a Country

GA Court of Appeals Returns Fulton Counterfeit Ballot Case to Lower Court, Upholds GA Supreme Court Order on Standing

Treaty of Tripoli & the confusion surrounding it explained in four points – American Minute with Bill Federer

What’s in the defense spending bill?

Legion supports bill to address businesses posing as service-disabled veteran owned

What Cal Thomas Witnessed as a ‘Watchman’ in 50 Years of Reporting on America

Today’s America Resembles Roman Republic When it Fell into Decadence

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