A Well-Hammered Nail: Hywel Jones on Ps 119

HyweljonesPs119A skilled carpenter at work is a thing of beauty. The hammer goes where it ought and the nail is struck soundly. In Scripture, wisdom and skill are closely related and they are often regarded as Spirit-given. It is certainly true that wisdom and skill in handling God’s Word is Spirit-given. Hywel Jones‘ latest volume, Psalm 119 for Life, is a place where we see Spirit-given skill at work in handling the Word and that’s fitting as Psalm 119 is a meditation on the Word of God. We live in a noisy age where volume passes for wisdom and sophistry for insight. There’s so much noise and sophistry one fears that the truth might be drowned out. There is, however, a distinctive sound when a carpenter strikes a nail perfectly and that sound cuts through the clutter. As you read this book you will understand what I mean and you will understand God’s Word more deeply. This is a little book (22 brief chapters covering all 176 verses!) but it is not a small book. You will be glad you read it. This work will be excellent for bible studies, as a devotional, for graduates, or for anyone with a desire to understand God’s Word and his way with his people more fully. The volume is available this month from the Bookstore at WSC for $13.71 plus shipping.

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  • R. Scott Clark
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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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