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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Wrath of Man

Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee:
the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
~ Psalms 76:10 (KJV)

The LORD has made all for Himself,
Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom.
~ Proverbs 16:4 (NKJV)

For if God ... delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment.
~ 2 Peter 2:4-9 (NKJV)

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Having concluded Leviticus, I pick up Psalms again. The below words of Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) on Psalm 76:10 excel whatever I might otherwise offer, and I present him here as a "guest blogger."
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"Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee." It shall not only be overcome but rendered subservient to thy glory. Man with his breath of threatening is but blowing the trumpet of the Lord's eternal fame. Furious winds often drive vessels the more swiftly into port. The devil blows the fire and melts the iron, and then the Lord fashions it for his own purposes. Let men and devils rage as they may, they cannot do otherwise than subserve the divine purposes.

"The remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain." ... Some read it "thou shalt gird," as if the Lord girded on the wrath of man as a sword to be used for his own designs, and certainly men of the world are often a sword in the hand of God, to scourge others.... Even the most rampant evil is under the control of the Lord, and will in the end be overruled for his praise.

Lord, You see how we are tormented in our righteous souls and oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked, who rage against You, our holy God. We trust You to set all in order in Your perfect timing. We wait upon You to raise us up.

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  1. Your timing Lord, is always best.

  2. Spurgeon as a guest blogger? You really are too cool Anne! I have his complete sermons all nestled in book shelf. I LOOOOVE Morning and Evening his daily devotional. Stunning post. Good job,


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