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Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae

Psalms

Book Overview - Psalms

by Charles Simeon

CONTENTS TO VOL. V.

Discourse

Text

Subject

Psalms

494.

Psalms 1:1-4.

Characters of the Righteous and Wicked

495.

Psalms 2:1-12.

Opposition to Christ vain

496.

Psalms 2:12.

Regard to Christ enforced

497.

Psalms 4:3.

The Privileges of the Godly

498.

Psalms 4:4-5.

A practical Exhortation

499.

Psalms 4:6.

God’s Favour the only substantial Good

500.

Psalms 5:11-12.

The Blessedness of the Righteous

501.

Psalms 7:11-13.

God’s Indignation against the Wicked

502.

Psalms 9:10.

The Name of God a Ground of Trust

503.

Psalms 9:17.

The Danger of forgetting God

504.

Psalms 10:4-5.

Men’s proud Contempt of God

505.

Psalms 10:13.

Men’s Contempt of God

506.

Psalms 11:1-7.

The Workings of Unbelief and Faith

507.

Psalms 12:4.

Practical Atheism exposed

508.

Psalms 14:1.

The Commonness and Folly of Atheism

509.

Psalms 14:6.

Believers vindicated

510.

Psalms 14:7.

The Blessings of Salvation

511.

Psalms 15:1-5.

Character of those that shall be saved

512.

Psalms 16:4.

Superior Blessedness of true Christians

513.

Psalms 16:5-7.

God himself his People’s Portion

514.

Psalms 16:8-11.

Christ’s Resurrection and Glory

515.

Psalms 17:15.

The Man of God

516.

Psalms 18:1-3.

God the all-sufficient Portion of his People

517.

Psalms 18:23.

Besetting Sins

518.

Psalms 18:25-26.

Equity of the Divine Procedure

519.

Psalms 18:50.

Thanksgiving for any great Deliverance

520.

Psalms 19:7-9.

Excellency of God’s Word

521.

Psalms 19:10-11.

The Use and Benefit of the Scriptures

522.

Psalms 19:12-13.

Prayer against Sins of Infirmity and Presumption

523.

Psalms 20:7.

Trust in God the Means of Success

524.

Psalms 21:1-7.

The Kingdom of David and of Christ

525.

Psalms 21:7.

Trust in God recommended

526.

Psalms 22:1.

Our Lord’s Complaint on the Cross

527.

Psalms 22:11-21.

The Sufferings of Christ

528.

Psalms 23:1-6.

David’s Confidence in God

529.

Psalms 24:7-10.

The Ascension of Christ typified

530.

Psalms 25:6-7.

The Saint pleading with God

531.

Psalms 25:9.

Meek Docility inculcated

532.

Psalms 25:10.

God’s Paths are Mercy and Truth

533.

Psalms 25:11.

Proper Method of praying to God

534.

Psalms 25:12-13.

The Portion of those who fear God

535.

Psalms 25:14.

The Secrets of the Lord

536.

Psalms 26:8.

The Worship of God delightful

537.

Psalms 27:4.

David’s Love to God’s Ordinances

538.

Psalms 27:8.

The Duty of Prayer

539.

Psalms 28:7.

Adoring God for his Mercies

540.

Psalms 28:8-9.

God our saving Strength

541.

Psalms 29:10-11.

God the Giver of Strength and Peace

542.

Psalms 30:5.

The Mercy of God

543.

Psalms 30:6-12.

Cause and Cure of spiritual Desertion

544.

Psalms 31:15.

Our Times in God’s Hand

545.

Psalms 31:19-20.

The Goodness of God to his believing People

546.

Psalms 31:21-24.

The Godly encouraged to trust in God

547.

Psalms 32:1-6.

True Blessedness declared

548.

Psalms 32:11.

Joy in the Lord inculcated

549.

Psalms 33:18-22.

God’s Care of his People

550.

Psalms 34:2-3.

Devotion exemplified

551.

Psalms 34:6.

Grateful Recollections

552.

Psalms 34:8.

Experimental Religion enforced

553.

Psalms 34:11-16.

The Fear of God inculcated

554.

Psalms 34:18.

The Broken and Contrite in Heart encouraged

555.

Psalms 35:3.

The Sinner’s Hope

556.

Psalms 35:13-14.

Compassion to the Sick

557.

Psalms 36:1.

Awful State of ungodly Men

558.

Psalms 36:2.

The self-flattering Delusions of Sinners exposed

559.

Psalms 36:4.

Sin to be abhorred

560.

Psalms 36:6.

God’s Word and Works Mysterious

561.

Psalms 36:7-8.

The Loving-kindness of God

562.

Psalms 36:9.

Christ the Fountain of Life and Light

563.

Psalms 36:10.

God’s continued Care implored

564.

Psalms 37:3-6.

Confidence in God recommended

565.

Psalms 37:23-24.

God’s Interest in his People

566.

Psalms 37:31.

The Security of the upright Soul

567.

Psalms 38:1-9.

David’s Distress and Consolation

568.

Psalms 39:4-5.

The Shortness of Human Life

569.

Psalms 40:1-3.

David’s Success in Prayer an Encouragement to us

570.

Psalms 41:9-10.

Christ a Preacher of Righteousness

571.

Psalms 40:17.

Consolation to the Distressed

572.

Psalms 42:1-2.

David’s Desire after God

573.

Psalms 43:3-4.

Access to God in Ordinances

574.

Psalms 43:5.

Sources and Remedy of Dejection

575.

Psalms 45:3-5.

The Reign of Christ desired

576.

Psalms 45:7.

Benefits attendant on Holiness

577.

Psalms 45:10-11.

Duty of the Church as married to Christ

578.

Psalms 45:13-16.

The Church’s Beauty and Happiness

579.

Psalms 46:4.

The River of God

580.

Psalms 47:5-7.

The Ascension of Christ an Occasion for Joy

581.

Psalms 48:12-14.

The Church’s Security in God

582.

Psalms 49:13.

The Folly of worldly Men

583.

Psalms 49:20.

The degraded State of Men

584.

Psalms 50:7-15.

Spiritual Obedience preferred before Sacrifice

585.

Psalms 51:1-3.

True Patience described

586.

Psalms 51:4.

Sin an Offence against God

587.

Psalms 51:5.

Original Sin

588.

Psalms 51:6.

The Importance of inward Integrity

589.

Psalms 51:7.

The Means of Deliverance from spiritual Leprosy

590.

Psalms 51:8.

The Operations of Sin and of Grace

591.

Psalms 51:10.

True Renovation of Heart

592.

Psalms 51:14.

The Penitent encouraged

593.

Psalms 51:16-17.

A broken Heart the best Sacrifice

594.

Psalms 55:6.

The afflicted Soul comforted

595.

Psalms 56:12.

Vows to be performed

596.

Psalms 57:7-11.

David’s Love to God

597.

Psalms 60:4.

God’s Banner over his People

598.

Psalms 61:2.

Advice to the Afflicted

599.

Psalms 62:5-8.

God our only and all-sufficient Help

600.

Psalms 63:1-7.

The Believer’s Dispositions towards God

601.

Psalms 63:8.

Following after God

602.

Psalms 65:3.

Consolation in God

603.

Psalms 65:4.

The Blessedness of waiting upon God

604.

Psalms 65:9-13.

God’s Works of Providence and Grace

605.

Psalms 66:8-9.

Stability the Gift of God

606.

Psalms 66:16.

Answers to Prayer acknowledged

607.

Psalms 66:18; Psalms 66:20.

Sin a Preventive to the Acceptance of our Prayers

608.

Psalms 67:1-7.

Calling of the Gentiles prayed for

609.

Psalms 68:18.

The End of Christ’s Ascension

610.

Psalms 68:19-20.

Gratitude to God for his Benefits

611.

Psalms 68:35.

The Character of God

612.

Psalms 69:1-4.

Sorrows and Sufferings of Christ

613.

Psalms 69:32-33.

Humble Souls encouraged

614.

Psalms 70:4-5.

The Christian’s Frame of Mind

615.

Psalms 71:3.

God a Habitation for his People

616.

Psalms 71:7-9.

The King’s Accession

617.

Psalms 71:15.

Salvation a Ground of Joy

618.

Psalms 72:6-11.

Excellence of Christ’s Government

619.

Psalms 72:12-15.

Christ’s Government of his Church

620.

Psalms 72:16.

The Success of the Gospel

621.

Psalms 72:17.

The Perpetuity and Excellency of Christ’s Kingdom

622.

Psalms 72:18-19.

Praise to God for Redemption

CONTENTS TO VOL. VI

Discourse

Text

Subject

Psalms

623.

Psalms 73:1.

The Goodness of God to Israel

624.

Psalms 73:16-17.

Prosperity of Sinners not to be envied

625.

Psalms 73:23-24.

The Christian’s Experience and Hopes

626.

Psalms 73:25.

The Christian’s Choice

627.

Psalms 73:28.

Benefit of drawing near to God

628.

Psalms 74:22.

God’s Interest in his People

629.

Psalms 76:7.

God greatly to be feared

630.

Psalms 77:7-10.

Despondency depicted and reproved

631.

Psalms 78:8.

Jews and Christians compared

632.

Psalms 78:19-22.

The Evil of Unbelief

633.

Psalms 78:32.

Obstinacy in Sin reproved

634.

Psalms 78:32-33.

The Fruit of Impenitence and Unbelief

635.

Psalms 78:34-39.

The Extent of God’s Mercy

636.

Psalms 80:17-19.

The Efficacy of Prayer

637.

Psalms 81:10.

Prayer Effectual to any Extent

638.

Psalms 81:11-12.

God giving up obstinate Transgressors

639.

Psalms 84:1-4.

Divine Ordinances lovely

640.

Psalms 84:10.

God’s Ordinances precious

641.

Psalms 84:11.

Promises to the Upright

642.

Psalms 85:8.

Attention to God’s Word encouraged

643.

Psalms 85:9-10.

The Perfections of God reconciled in Christ Jesus

644.

Psalms 86:1-5.

A praying Spirit exemplified

645.

Psalms 86:11.

How to walk with God

646.

Psalms 87:3.

The Glory of Zion

647.

Psalms 88:14-16.

Distress of Soul considered

648.

Psalms 89:15-16.

The Blessings of God’s People

649.

Psalms 89:19.

The Sufficiency of Christ to save

650.

Psalms 89:28-35.

God’s covenant Engagements with Christ and us

651.

Psalms 90:11-12.

God’s Anger a Reason for turning to him

652.

Psalms 90:14.

Satisfaction in God alone

653.

Psalms 90:17.

The Beauty of Jehovah imparted to his People

654.

Psalms 91:1-4.

The Blessedness of God’s People

655.

Psalms 91:9-10.

The Security of those who dwell in God

656.

Psalms 91:14-16.

The Character and Privilege of the Gospel

657.

Psalms 92:4-5.

God admired in his Works

658.

Psalms 92:12-15.

The Believer’s Security

659.

Psalms 94:19.

Comfort in God

660.

Psalms 95:6-11.

Devotion to God recommended and enforced

661.

Psalms 96:1-3.

The Duty of making Christ known to the Heathen

662.

Psalms 96:9.

Worship in the Beauty of Holiness

663.

Psalms 97:2.

God’s Ways dark but just

664.

Psalms 97:11.

The Blessedness of the Righteous

665.

Psalms 98:1-9.

Christ’s Advent a Ground of Joy

666.

Psalms 100:1-5.

Gentiles called to glorify God

667.

Psalms 101:1.

Mercy and Judgment Grounds of Praise

668.

Psalms 101:2.

A wise Deportment delineated

669.

Psalms 101:3.

Integrity

670.

Psalms 102:13-15.

The Restoration of the Jews

671.

Psalms 102:25-28.

The Eternity and Immutability of Christ

672.

Psalms 103:1-5.

Duty of praising God for his Mercies

673.

Psalms 103:8-13.

The Goodness of God

674.

Psalms 103:15-18.

Perpetuity of God’s Mercy

675.

Psalms 104:33-34.

The Duty of praising God

676.

Psalms 106:4-5.

The Christian’s Desire

677.

Psalms 106:10-12.

The Effects which national Mercies should produce on us

678.

Psalms 106:21-23.

The Evil and Danger of Ingratitude

679.

Psalms 106:30.

The Zeal of Phinehas commended

680.

Psalms 106:48.

Praise to God for his Mercies

681.

Psalms 107:1-3.

Praise to God for Redemption

682.

Psalms 107:8-9.

The Duty and Grounds of Praise

683.

Psalms 107:43.

God’s Love seen in all his Dispensations

684.

Psalms 110:1-7.

The Person and Offices of Christ

685.

Psalms 111:2.

The great Work of Redemption

686.

Psalms 111:10.

The Fear of the Lord

687.

Psalms 113:5-8.

Greatness and Condescension of God

688.

Psalms 115:9-13.

Trust in God recommended

689.

Psalms 116:1-7.

Thanksgiving for Deliverance

690.

Psalms 116:8-9.

Grateful Recollections

691.

Psalms 116:12-14.

How to requite the Lord for his Mercies

692.

Psalms 116:15.

The Death of Saints precious

693.

117.

The Gentiles called to praise God

694.

Psalms 118:27-28.

The Exaltation of Christ a Ground of Confidence

695.

Psalms 119:4-6.

Practical Religion enforced

696.

Psalms 119:9.

God’s Word the Means of Sanctification

697.

Psalms 119:18.

How to attain Divine Knowledge

698.

Psalms 119:20.

David’s Desire after God’s Word

699.

Psalms 119:30-32.

Christian Experience

700.

Psalms 119:34.

Wisdom of true Piety

701.

Psalms 119:37.

The Vanities of this World an Obstacle to spiritual Progress

702.

Psalms 119:45.

True Liberty

703.

Psalms 119:51-52.

Comfort under Persecution

704.

Psalms 119:59-60.

Serious and speedy Conversion to God recommended

705.

Psalms 119:68.

The Goodness of God

706.

Psalms 119:71.

The Benefit of Affliction

707.

Psalms 119:76.

The Loving-kindness of God

708.

Psalms 119:97-100.

David’s Boasting explained and vindicated

709.

Psalms 119:128.

The true Test of Religion in the Soul

710.

Psalms 119:132-133.

The Christian’s chief Desires

711.

Psalms 119:136.

Reasons for weeping over Sinners

712.

Psalms 119:145-148.

David’s Desire to serve God

713.

Psalms 119:165.

Blessedness of those who love God’s Law

714.

Psalms 121:1-8.

Security of those who trust in God

715.

Psalms 124:1-8.

Thanksgiving for great Deliverance

716.

Psalms 124:1-8.

God to be acknowledged in our Mercies

717.

Psalms 125:1-2.

Trust in the Lord

718.

Psalms 125:4-5.

The Upright and Apostates contrasted

719.

Psalms 126:1-4.

Deliverance from spiritual Bondage acknowledged

720.

Psalms 126:5.

Sowing in Tears

721.

Psalms 126:5-6.

The Spiritual Harvest

722.

Psalms 130:1-4.

God’s Mercy an Encouragement to Prayer

723.

Psalms 130:5-6.

Waiting upon God

724.

Psalms 130:7-8.

The Duty of hoping in God

725.

Psalms 131:2.

Weanedness from the World

726.

Psalms 132:13-16.

Zion a Type of the Church

727.

Psalms 133:1-3.

The Benefit of Christian Unity

728.

Psalms 136:26.

A Call to adore God for his Mercy

729.

Psalms 138:2.

God’s Word magnified

730.

Psalms 138:3.

Answers to Prayers

731.

Psalms 138:4-5.

The Gospel a Source of Happiness

732.

Psalms 138:6.

God’s Views of the Lowly and of the Proud

733.

Psalms 138:8.

God’s Care of his People

734.

Psalms 139:1-12

Omnipresence and Omniscience of God

735.

Psalms 139:17-18.

A Christian’s Delight in God

736.

Psalms 139:23-24.

The Difficulty of knowing our own State

737.

Psalms 142:7.

Liberty desired

738.

Psalms 143:2.

A strict Award of Justice deprecated

739.

Psalms 143:7-10.

God a Refuge to the Distressed

740.

Psalms 144:15.

The Blessedness of the Righteous

741.

Psalms 145:1-2.

Praise to God for his Goodness and his Mercy

742.

Psalms 145:8-9.

The Goodness of God to Man

743.

Psalms 145:18-19.

God’s Readiness to answer Prayer

744.

Psalms 146:5.

The Blessedness of trusting in God

745.

Psalms 146:7-8.

The Extent of Christ’s Compassion

746.

Psalms 147:5-7.

The Power and Wisdom of God

747.

Psalms 147:11.

God’s Regard for the least of his Saints

748.

Psalms 147:12-14.

Temporal Mercies a Ground of Praise

749.

Psalms 148:14.

God’s People near unto him

750.

Psalms 149:2.

Joy in Christ

751.

Psalms 149:4-6.

Duty of praising God for his Goodness

752.

Psalms 150:6.

The Duty of praising God