The Book of Psalms
Is your Christian experience one of rejoicing, love, hope, and assurance of faith? Is your life marked by delight in God’s commands and promises? While God has promised great joy and hope to believers, we often follow the way of the Israelites when we doubt, complain, and live in a constant state of uncertainty. When we follow this way, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches, we limit God’s power, grace, and glory rather than showcasing his excellencies to the world. Our complaining, heavy hearts declare to the world that the way of God is cumbersome and sorrowful. It says the commands of God are difficult and God is not concerned with our joy. Follow along with Dr. Lloyd-Jones through Psalm 78:41 as he provides the “tests” of assurance, joy, delight and peace to evaluate our hearts in light of the life-giving promises of our Holy God. Listen and be reminded that God provides great joy that cannot be shaken to the believer who earnestly seeks the presence of the Triune God as their source of delight and life. Take comfort in knowing that an assurance of salvation is given as a means of joy and comfort for the believer and be challenged by Dr. Lloyd-Jones’ reminder that the believer who does not hold fast to these promises is limiting the Holy One of Israel.