@ReadingSpurgeon: Psalm 47:4 – A Wise Desire (NPSP1S33)
C. H. Spurgeon in his sermon on Psalm 47:4 – “He shall choose our inheritance for us” – wants us to know that “He who redeemed us, He who ransomed us, He who loved us, He shall choose our inheritance for us.”
“If one man has his “inheritance in heaven,” it will be because Christ chose his inheritance for him. And if another man has his place in hell, it will be because he chose his inheritance himself. We do need someone to choose for us in that matter.”
He had two points:
I. A Glorious Fact
“It is a great truth that God does choose the inheritance for His people.”
For the Christian, God chooses his inheritance for him. He “is engaged in overruling, ordering, altering, working all things according to the good pleasure of His will” for us.
II. A Prayer
“It is not the doctrine which helps us, it is our assent to the doctrine.
Spurgeon wants us to say in our prayers, “You shall choose my inheritance for me.”
To pray this in reference to our mercies, our employments, and our afflictions.
It is not only good for us to offer this pray, it better for you to pray this prayer than to control yourself.
“It was a true faith that made the Psalmist say he relied upon God. He knew Him to be worthy of his trust, so he said, “You shall choose my inheritance for me.” And again, it was true love, for love can trust affection, can put confidence in the one it loves, and since David loved his God, he took the unwritten roll of his life and he said, “Write what You will, my Lord.” “You shall choose my inheritance for me.”
If you were always to pray this prayer, “it would bring a holy calm continually” and “would so relieve your mind from anxiety that you would be better able to walk as a Christian should.”