BRIMMING OVER

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Tents of Issachar

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Harry Foster

BRIMMING OVER

My cup runneth over” (Psalm 23:5)

THIS psalm is full of references to “me” and “my”, so that at first sight it may appear that its author was self-centred. A compensating fact, however, is that it is also full of references to God; it begins and ends with His personal name, The LORD. The real truth about David is that he was God-centred. While his psalm is intensely personal it is in no way selfish. As we look at it more closely we find that it contains a phrase which is really the secret of all spiritual helpfulness to others: “My cup runneth over”. All the personal concern and experience is well justified if it results in an overflowing of blessing to others. Put the other way round, there can be no overflowing blessings from my life unless I am living in the…

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