Why do good people suffer unjustly – and yet others get away with it? Asaph, close confidant of King David, dealt with this very problem in Psalm 73 – it’s a conundrum that has often perplexed and discouraged God’s people.
The psalmist reveals his own no-holds-barred feelings and leads us step-by-step from near-despair to final assurance. For this reason it has always appealed to preachers and counsellors. This is an excellent book for those struggling with, or wondering about, injustice.
Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote this book back in 1965, and it remains relevant for today. This study of Psalm 73 consists of meditations, thoughts and applications culled from each verse of this classic psalm. It will make for excellent devotional reading and also serve well in group settings.
About the Author:
Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was born in Wales. He was a dairyman’s assistant, a political enthusiast, debator, and chief clinical assistant to Sir Thomas Harder, the King of England’s Physician. But at the age of 27 he gave up a most promising medical career to become a preacher….
When a spiritual history of the 20th Century comes to be written, it will be bound to include mention not only of the far-reaching influence of Dr. Lloyd-Jones’ ministry at Westminster Chapel in London, England from 1938-68, but of the remarkable fact that his published volumes of expository sermons have had an unprecedented circulation for such material, selling in the millions of copies.
Praise for Faith on Trial:
“…take advantage of this new book of old sermons. If you haven’t read Martyn Lloyd-Jones before, this is as a good place to start as any. Faith on Trial makes for wonderful devotional reading. It can also be a supplement to your study of Psalm 73. It’s also an engaging, honest look at Christianity perfect for an inquiring non-Christian. The truths are deep, but the approach is accessible. Lloyd-Jones gives you meat, but he cuts it up first.” ~ Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan
“When this book first appeared in 1965, I was an undergraduate reading chemistry and mathematics. I recall thinking as I read the book that this Lloyd-Jones chap (whom at that point I still had not met) had a God-given ability to meditate on a text, and ponder it within the framework of the entire Bible. I have not changed my mind, but I would now add as well that his exposition of Psalm 73 is saturated with spiritual wisdom designed to help Christians face trials and temptations of many sorts. I am very thankful to God to see this book come back into print.” ~ D.A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois