• Charnock's "Perfections Of The Godhead"(Complete)

    12 The Dominion Of God

    Psalm 103:19.—“The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens: and his kingdom ruleth over all.” The Psalm begins with the praise of God, wherein the penman excites his soul to a right and elevated management of so great a duty (ver. 1): “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name:” and because himself and all men were insufficient to offer up a praise to God answerable to the greatness of his benefits, he summons in the end of the psalm the angels, and all creatures, to join in concert with him. Observe, 1. As man is too shallow a creature to comprehend the excellency of God, so he is too dull and scanty a creature to…

  • Charnock's "Perfections Of The Godhead"(Complete)

    13 The Patience Of God

    Nahum 1:3.—“The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” The subject of this prophecy is God’s sentence against Nineveh, the head and metropolis of the Assyrian empire: a city famous for its strength, and thickness of its walls, and the multitude of its towers for defence against an enemy. The forces of this empire did God use as a scourge against the Israelites, and by their hands ruined Samaria, the chief city of the ten tribes, and transplanted them as captives into another country (2 Kings 17:5, 6), about six years after Hezekiah came…

  • Charnock's "Perfections Of The Godhead"(Complete)

    14 The Goodness Of God

    Mark 10:18.—“And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God.” The words are part of a reply of our Saviour to the young man’s petition to him: a certain person came in haste, “running” as being eager for satisfaction, to entreat his directions, what he should do to inherit everlasting life; the person is described only in general (ver. 17), “There came one,” a certain man: but Luke describes him by his dignity (Luke 18:18), “A certain ruler;” one of authority among the Jews. He desires of him an answer to a legal question, “What he should do?” or, as Matthew hath it, “What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life”…

  • Isaac Watts Hymn Studies,  Jared Smith's Hymn Studies

    Great God, How Infinite Art Thou

    Some of the points covered in this sermon: • The theme of this hymn is the transcendence of God • Explaining what the transcendence of God means, by using the framework of sovereign grace as a backdrop • Each stanza of the hymn highlights a different aspect of God’s transcendence • Stanzas 1 and 6—God is incomparably glorious • Stanza 2—God is self-existent • Stanzas 3 and 4—God providentially governs the world according to His eternal decree • Stanza 5—God is immutable

  • The Gospel Standard

    Who Is A God Like Unto Our God?

    Gospel Standard Magazine No. 237 — September 1, 1855 —Vol. 21, Pages 283,284 Dear Friend,—I was glad to hear from you and learn something of your estate: to hear that the good hand of the Lord was upon you as well as upon many others of the chosen race, the instructed, corrected, and quickened family of the Almighty. I am tolerably well, better than I deserve to be. I am a great debtor to the great Creditor, and have no hope to stand before him with acceptance only in and through the great Surety and his great and all-sufficient satisfaction, and receive a forgiveness of all my debts out of the love and mercy of the Creditor and Surety, revealed, brought home and applied unto…