You can talk about your Psalms and your John 3:16. Well, Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your *ss.— Stone Cold Steve Austin
Most Powerful Psalms quotations
If God is for us, who can be against us?
The cliché, God hates the sin but love the sinner, is false on the face of it and should be abandoned. Fourteen times in the first fifty Psalms alone, we are told that God hates the sinner, His wrath is on the liar, and so forth. In the Bible, the wrath of God rests both on the sin (Romans 1:18ff) and on the sinner (John 3:36).
My strength returns to me with my cup of coffee and the reading of the psalms.
My yoke is easy, and my burden light.
The greatest king of Israel, King David, the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in battle so that he could sleep with his wife.
There are only two rules. One is E. M. Forster's guide to Alexandria; the best way to know Alexandria is to wander aimlessly. The second is from the Psalms; grin like a dog and run about through the city.
Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation.
Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
I will give thanks to thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. Psalms 139:14
Body have to physically strong and sturdy.
Spiritually balanced fi clean and purge me. Mentally advanced fi always urge me. Read a couple books and challenge the clergy. Read a couple psalms up in the morning early.
If we think we will have joy only by praying and singing psalms, we will be disillusioned. But if we fill our lives with simple good things and constantly thank God for them, we will be joyful, that is, full of joy.
The Bible is full of dreadful things.
There's a Psalm that says "Happy will you be when you take your enemy's children and dash their heads against the stones." Don't read that to me on Sunday morning and say "This is the word of the Lord." It's like that crazy man down in Alabama who wanted to put the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of trauma, I will fear no concussion.
The Psalms wrap nouns and verbs around our pain better than any other book.
As my son Frankie put it, Humanism has changed the Twenty-third Psalm: They began - I am my shepherd. Then - Sheep are my shepherd. Then - Everything is my shepherd. Finally - Nothing is my shepherd.
But the context of religion is a great background for doing science.
In the words of Psalm 19, 'The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork'. Thus scientific research is a worshipful act, in that it reveals more of the wonders of God's creation.
I used to read five psalms every day - that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.
Sooner or later, all the peoples of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.
The Psalms are much more than poetry.
Many of them bear the title, Maskil, or teaching psalm. They are thus intended to instruct the mind as well as to encourage the heart. They are designed not only to reflect a mood, but to show us also how to handle that mood; how to escape from depression or how to balance exaltation with wisdom.
I love the intensity of the Psalms. No-one ever sounds bored about God or about life in the Psalms.
In a thousand words I can have the Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, the Hippocratic Oath, a sonnet by Shakespeare, the Preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and almost all of the Boy Scout Oath. Now exactly what picture were you planning to trade for all that?
We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comet in the morning. Psalms 30:5
Let your thoughts be psalms, your prayers incense, and your breath praise.
Romans gave Luther his theology, but it was the Psalms that gave him his thunder.
Psalm 34 says, 'Those who trust in the Lord will never lack any good thing.
' This means if you don't have it right now, you don't need it right now. Our attitude should be, 'I'm equipped, empowered and anointed for this moment. I am not lacking, shortchanged or inadequate. I have what I need for today.'
The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.
Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. Psalms 18:29
Holy is the dish and drain, the soap and sink, and the cup and plate and the warm wool socks, and the cold white tile, showerheads and good dry towelsand frying eggs sound like psalms, with bits of salt measured in my palm. It's all a part of a sacrament, as holy as a day is spent.
The more deeply we grow into the psalms and the more often we pray them as our own, the more simple and rich will our prayer become.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. Psalms 116:15
Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Psalms 64:1
The testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple. Psalms 19:7
Whenever I read the psalms, I feel like I am eavesdropping on a saint having a personal conversation with God.