“How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God.” — Psalm 139:17
Divine omniscience affords no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God, it overflows with consolation. God is always thinking upon us, never turns aside His mind from us, has us always before His eyes; and this is precisely as we would have it, for it would be dreadful to exist for a moment beyond the observation of our heavenly Father. His thoughts are always tender, loving, wise, prudent, far-reaching, and they bring to us countless benefits: hence it is a choice delight to remember them. The Lord always did think upon His people: hence their election and the covenant of grace by which their salvation is secured; He always will think upon them: hence their final perseverance by which they shall be brought safely to their final rest. In all our wanderings the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is evermore fixed upon us-we never roam beyond the Shepherd’s eye. In our sorrows, He observes us incessantly, and not a pang escapes Him; in our toils He marks all our weariness, and writes in His book all the struggles of His faithful ones. These thoughts of the Lord encompass us in all our paths, and penetrate the innermost region of our being. Not a nerve or tissue, valve or vessel, of our bodily organization is uncared for; all the littles of our little world are thought upon by the great God.
Dear reader, is this precious to you? then hold to it. Never be led astray by those philosophic fools who preach up an impersonal God, and talk of self-existent, self-governing matter. The Lord liveth and thinketh upon us, this is a truth far too precious for us to be lightly robbed of it. The notice of a nobleman is valued so highly that he who has it counts his fortune made; but what is it to be thought of by the King of kings! If the Lord thinketh upon us, all is well, and we may rejoice evermore. – C.H. Spurgeon
7:00 p.m. Sunday School Teacher Training Introduction
Saturday, May 7
7:00 p.m. FPC Connect Group – on Zoom
Presbytery Meetings and Prayer
The spring Presbytery meetings and prayer times will be held in Greenville, SC on May 9-13, 2022. We ask for your prayers that God will bless these meetings with His presences, guidance, and encouragement.
Sunday, May 8
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Dr. Saunders
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Saunders
Wednesday, May 11
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Wednesday, May 18
7:30 p.m. Annual General Meeting and Deacon Election
Thursday, May 19
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting
Sunday, May 22
4:00 p.m. National Prayer – on Zoom
Tuesday, May 31
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – on Zoom
The Shorter Catechism
Q104: What do we pray for in the fourth petition?
A: In the fourth petition, [which is, Give us this day our daily bread,] we pray, That of God’s free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life,1 and enjoy his blessing with them.2
1. Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me. (Proverbs 30:8).
2. And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. (Psalm 90:17).