Heart Aflame: Daily Readings from Psalmsby John Calvin
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“Blessed is the man … his delight is in the law of the Lord.”
John Calvin described the Psalms as “an anatomy of all the parts of the soul.” The description is an apt one, says Sinclair B. Ferguson in the foreward to this volume, “since every experience, every emotion, all the heights and depths, all the joys and sorrows, all the mysteries of human life, are here.”
These select readings from Calvin’s Commentary on the Psalms provide us with a year’s worth of rewarding daily meditations. Calvin wrote as one whose own experience is mirrored in the Psalms. Here we witness his remarkable knack for seeing the real issues, particularly how Christ is the focus of all of Scripture.
“In these pages you will find the Spirit-inspired biblical anatomy of the Psalms and the hands of an oustanding physician and surgeon of the spirit. Reading them on a daily basis can hardly fail to bring you spiritual health and strength… . Calvin seems to come to us from within the Bible, from inside the reality described in the text. He had learned the meaning of the command to love God ‘with all your mind.”
“This elegantly produced paperback presents daily readings from key portions of John Calvin’s Commentary on the Psalms … . To read each day a carefully selected, one-page portion of Calvin’s Commentary is an edifying exercise.”
—David B. Calhoun, Presbyterion (Spring 2001)