Sermon Quotes: "Marvel of Marvels"

"To see the dull indifference, the negligent and thoughtless air that sits upon the faces of a whole assembly, while the psalm is upon their lips, might even tempt a charitable observer to suspect the fervency of their inward religion." Isaac Watts

“No psalm more neatly or succinctly lays bare the heart of genuine worship.” Robert Davidson

“The New Testament will show with sharper definition both the Savior and the saving, and both the initial victory (Heb. 10:14) and its consummation (Rev. 19:11).” Derek Kidner

“The occasion of this psalm is evidently some great national victory, which has been achieved by God’s right hand and holy arm, and in the sight of the nations. Whether the divine victory was over Egypt or Babylon or some other foe, it certainly foreshadows that mightier salvation from sin, Satan and death, which God has brought to us through Jesus Christ His Son. This is the most marvelous of the marvelous things (v1) which God has done, and it prompts the people of God to keep singing a new song, from ever fresh wonder at His grace.” John Stott

“Beware of singing as if you were half dead or asleep; but lift up your voice with strength. Be no more afraid of your voice now, nor more ashamed of its being heard, than when you sang the songs of Satan.” John Wesley

“The psalms we sing now are a rehearsal, and God’s presence among his worshippers is a prelude to his appearing in the world.” Derek Kidner

“And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10