What believer does not warm to the words of the 23rd Psalm? Probably the best-known psalm in the world, Spurgeon leads the reader unerringly into a deeper and clearer understanding of its great comfort.
The music of Psalm 46 has been ringing in my ears from boyhood days. I don’t mean the tune we sang, but the majesty and calm-inducing power of the words themselves. And who better than Spurgeon to open up their meaning and challenge the reader to “make sure each one of you of your portion in God,” i.e. make sure you have been reconciled to him?
After the Lord graciously drew me to himself as a sinner needing his free forgiveness in my teens, it was often my delight to sing in our parish church what was introduced as the Jubilate Deo, Psalm 100. I wish I had seen Spurgeon’s pithy and helpful comments earlier!
Psalm 46 makes good reading for those going through any time of trouble, while the words of Psalm 100 can just as helpfully lead the thoughts and praises of those who experienced God’s deliverances in the last decade of the twentieth century as surely as they ever did in Spurgeon’s day.
What Christian family has not read Psalm 121 over the breakfast table before a loved member of that family set out on a long or difficult journey, or moved into a new phase of life? Maybe we read it with a lump in our throat! Spurgeon leads us into a deeper understanding of this wonderful psalm. What firm footing for our steps in our onward pilgrimage to heaven, the City that has foundations more firm than anything in this fallen world. “Keep your eyes upon Jesus Let nobody else take his place, So that hour by hour You may prove his power, Till at last you have won the great race.” I recommend this volume to the reader.
LEITH SAMUEL SOUTHAMPTON