57 Lamentation (persecuted and accused)
God, Be Gracious to Me
1 Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me,
For my soul takes refuge in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
Until destruction passes by.
· “There are seasons when we are permitted to enjoy the calm sunshine of prosperity; but there is not a day of our lives in which we may not suddenly be overtaken by storms of affliction, and it is necessary we should be persuaded that God will cover us with his wings.” (Calvin)
· One of the darkest signs in some professors of religion is want of stability. Their hearts are not fixed. Their principles are not established. They are not settled. This may be owing to ignorance of Scripture doctrine, to natural levity of mind, to evil habits long indulged, to the weakness or want of grace.
· We constantly need the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the study of the Scriptures, that we may get their true scope and meaning.