Mercy Shall Surround Him

“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.” – Psa. 32:10

Which will it be sorrows or mercy?

Do Not Be Like the Mule

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near (their master).” – God (Psa. 32:8-9)

God’s personal engagement. Far too often I am the stubborn mule.

Surround Me With Songs

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” – Psa. 32:7

God hides, preserves, and surrounds us with songs.

Forgiven, Covered, Not Imputed

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.” – Psa. 32:1-2

Sin is forgiven, covered, and not imputed (not counted against).

Content In Whatever Circumstances

“I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” – Phil. 4:11

Ultra-countercultural verse for our society today which seems malcontent in whatever circumstance it is.

As, What, and When Thou Wilt

“For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.” – Rom. 11:35

“As Thou wilt; what Thou wilt; when Thou wilt.” – Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471)

In Power, In the Holy Spirit, and With Full Conviction

For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.” – 1Thes. 1:5

Man’s word alone cannot do it.