Light in the Darkness
Psalm 112:1-10 (vs.4)
May 26, 2002
QUOTE: As you may know, Spurgeon is one of my preacher heroes. He is often referred to as "The Prince of Preachers." A title well deserved of this 19th century pastor from London, England.
Spurgeon wrote the Treasury of David, a complete commentary on the book of Psalms. Let me share with you his comments on this beautiful passage of Scripture:
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness. He does not lean to injustice in order to ease himself, but like a pillar stands erect, and he shall be found so standing when the ungodly, who are as a bowing wall and a tottering fence, shall lie in ruins. He will have his days of darkness, he may be sick and sorry, poor and pining, as well as others; his former riches may take to themselves wings and fly away, while even his righteousness may be cruelly suspected; thus the clouds may lower around him, but his gloom shall not last for ever, the Lord will bring him light in due season, for as surely as a good man's sun goes down it shall rise again. If the darkness be caused by depression of spirit, the Holy Ghost will comfort him; if by pecuniary loss or personal bereavement, the presence of Christ shall be his solace; and if by the cruelty and malignity of men, the sympathy of his Lord shall be his support. It is as ordinary for the righteous to be comforted as for the day to dawn. Wait for the light and it will surely come; for even if our heavenly Father should in our last hours put us to bed in the dark, we shall find it morning when we awake.
1. I can tell you, it doesn't get any better than that. Christian friend, if you are discouraged today, if you are low on finances, if your health is failing you, if someone has risen up against you, if you feel your days are dark, just know that the light will soon come: "Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness" (vs.4).
Let me give you a brief outline this ...
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