“Running to Carry Out Your Commands” (Vermigli)

Here's a wonderful prayer by Reformer Peter Vermigli. It is based on Psalm 119:17-32. I found it the other day reading through the "Prayer" chapter of Early Protestant Spirituality. I hope you enjoy this prayer as a Monday meditation: Since our strength depends on you, O great and good God, and without your help we… Continue reading “Running to Carry Out Your Commands” (Vermigli)

Love to God’s Law (Duncan)

Here and there I've read some great quotes by John "Rabbi" Duncan (d. 1870). I finally decided to read Rabbi Duncan for myself. Right now I'm working my way through Rich Gleanings from Rabbi Duncan. I really like it! Here's a great part of one of Duncan's sermons on Psalm 119:96-97: I have seen a… Continue reading Love to God’s Law (Duncan)

The Christian Attitude toward the Lord’s Teaching (Futato)

I appreciate Mark Futato's commentary on the Psalms in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary. It's not terribly long, but it does give helpful textual notes as well as application insights. For example, Futato doesn't give a verse-by-verse commentary on Psalm 119 (although I wish he would have!). However, he does a great job of summarizing the… Continue reading The Christian Attitude toward the Lord’s Teaching (Futato)

Psalm 119: The Breath of the New Heart (McCheyne)

Psalm 119 has always been one of my favorite Psalms. I love how the Psalmist talks about the beauty and power of God's word, precepts, commands, and laws. Speaking of Psalm 119, Robert Murray MCheyne called it "the breathing of the new heart" in a sermon on Romans 7:22-25. After mentioning how an unbeliever has… Continue reading Psalm 119: The Breath of the New Heart (McCheyne)