God\'s Mercy is Compared to a Shower and There are Seasons When These Showers Fall, Spurgeon Notes on Psalm 68:9

You, God, showered abundant rain;
you revived your inheritance when it languished.
-Psalm 68:9

Hints for Preachers (Spurgeon, TOD):

1. God\’s mercy compared to a shower.

(a) It is direct from heaven; not through priests.
(b) It is pure and unmixed. \”You, God showered abundant rain;
you revived…\”
(c) No one has a monopoly of it.
(d) There is no substitute for it.
(e) It is sovereignly dispensed, as to (1) time; (2) place; (3) manner; and (4) measure.
(f) It works efficiently. (Isa 55:10).
(g) Prayer can get it. There are seasons when these showers fall.

2. There are seasons when these showers fall.

(a) In the house of God.
(b) In the means of grace.
(c) In prayer.
(d) In affliction.
(e) When saints are weary (1) through working; (2) through sickness; (3) through non success.
(f) By the Holy Spirit refreshing the heart. You, God, showered abundant rain;
you revived your inheritance when it languished.
-Psalm 68:9
3. These showers are meant to \”confirm God\’s people.\”
4. They are wanted NOW.

-Charles H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, Psalm 68, Hints for Preachers.

Psalm 68 is about God\’s majestic power, God\’s triumph, God scattering His enemies, praise and thanksgiving, the glory of God in his goodness to Israel.
(CSB, ESV, TPT, NRSV, NKJV)

You, God, showered abundant rain;
you revived your inheritance when it languished.
-Psalm 68:9

Notes inspired by Spurgeon, in my words:

  • God is going to send abundant blessings upon his church.
  • It is going to be overflowing.
  • We will be given more than we know what do do with.
  • The issue will be not wasting it and stewardship of it.
  • Crowd control and time management.
  • Burnout and rest.
  • Innumerable people are going to need immediate care.
  • Everyone is a servant, all ministers, making disciples.
  • God is going to pour out his mercy directly from heaven onto his people.
  • Not through a man or woman, pure and direct.
  • No person can control it or monopolize it.
  • It will seem chaotic to those who are used to control and regiment.
  • It will be fresh and different than before.
  • We have weary saints today:

-sick
-burned out
-discouraged

  • The revival shower of blessings will bring us back to life.

  • People who thought they were saved will really get saved.

  • People who had lost hope will find new life.

(These are my notes from Spurgeon\’s Treasury of David)

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