"He will give grace and glory."
"He will give grace and glory."
— Psalm 84:11Bounteous is Jehovah in his nature; to give is his delight. His gifts are beyond measure precious, and are as freely given as the light of the sun. He gives grace to his elect because he wills it, to his redeemed because of his covenant, to the called because of his promise, to believers because they seek it, to sinners because they need it. He gives grace abundantly, seasonably, constantly, readily, sovereignly; doubly enhancing the value of the boon by the manner of its bestowal. Grace in all its forms he freely renders to his people: comforting, preserving, sanctifying, directing, instructing, assisting grace, he generously pours into their souls without ceasing, and he always will do so, whatever may occur. Sickness may befall, but the Lord will give grace; poverty may happen to us, but grace will surely be afforded; death must come but grace will light a candle at the darkest hour. Reader, how blessed it is as years roll round, and the leaves begin again to fall, to enjoy such an unfading promise as this, "The Lord will give grace." The little conjunction "and" in this verse is a diamond rivet binding the present with the future: grace and glory always go together. God has married them, and none can divorce them. The Lord will never deny a soul glory to whom he has freely given to live upon his grace; indeed, glory is nothing more than grace in its Sabbath dress, grace in full bloom, grace like autumn fruit, mellow and perfected. How soon we may have glory none can tell! It may be before this month of October has run out we shall see the Holy City; but be the interval longer or shorter, we shall be glorified ere long. Glory, the glory of heaven, the glory of eternity, the glory of Jesus, the glory of the Father, the Lord will surely give to his chosen. Oh, rare promise of a faithful God!
Two golden links of one celestial chain:
Who owneth grace shall surely glory gain.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be 2perfect and complete, lacking •nothing. 5 e•If any of you lacks wisdom, flet him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and git will be given to him. 6 hBut let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is ia double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. The Perspective of Rich and Poor 9 •Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, 10 but the rich in his humiliation, because jas a flower of the field he will pass away. 11 For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; •its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.
NKJV | Ps 84,11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. 12 O LORD of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in You! NASB95 | Ps 84,11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12 O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You! NRSV | Ps 84,11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the LORD withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12 O LORD of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you. Jes 60,19 | "The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the LORD will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory. Jes 60,20 | Your sun shall no longer go down, Nor shall your moon withdraw itself; For the LORD will be your everlasting light, And the days of your mourning shall be ended. Ps 34,9 | Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. Ps 34,10 | The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing. Spr 2,7 | He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; Gen 15,1; Jos 24,14; Ps 3,3, 5,12, 15,2, 18,2, 27,1, 28,7, 34,9, 10, 59,11, 84,9, 85,9, 12, 89,18, 115,9, 10, 11, 119,114; Spr 2,7, 30,5; Jes 60,19, 20; Mal 4,2; Mt 6,33, 7,11; Offb 21,23 11, 12. As a sun God enlightens (Ps 27:1); as a shield He protects. grace—God's favor, its fruit— glory—the honor He bestows. uprightly—(Ps 15:2; 18:23). 12. that trusteth—constantly. Context in Hebrew: 11 כִּ֤י טֽוֹב־י֥וֹם בַּחֲצֵרֶ֗יךָ מֵ֫אָ֥לֶף בָּחַ֗רְתִּי הִ֭סְתּוֹפֵף בְּבֵ֣ית אֱלֹהַ֑י מִ֝דּ֗וּר בְּאָהֳלֵי־רֶֽשַׁע׃ 12 כִּ֤י שֶׁ֨מֶשׁ׀ וּמָגֵן֮ יְהוָ֪ה אֱלֹ֫הִ֥ים חֵ֣ן וְ֭כָבוֹד יִתֵּ֣ן יְהוָ֑ה לֹ֥א יִמְנַע־ט֝֗וֹב לַֽהֹלְכִ֥ים בְּתָמִֽים׃ 13 יְהוָ֥ה צְבָא֑וֹת אַֽשְׁרֵ֥י אָ֝דָ֗ם בֹּטֵ֥חַ בָּֽךְ׃