Faith on Trial
The classic study of Psalm 73. Why do good people suffer unjustly – and yet others get away with it? The Psalmist, Asaph, dealt with this very problem in Psalm 73 — one that has often perplexed and discouraged God’s people. Asaph 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 counselors.
An excellent book for those struggling with, or wondering about, injustice in the world.
About the Author
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was born in Wales. He was a dairyman’s assistant, a political enthusiast, debater, and chief clinical assistant to Sir Thomas Harder, the King’s Physician. But at the age of 27 he gave up a most promising medical career to become a preacher. He had a far-reaching influence through his ministry at Westminster Chapel in London, England from 1938-68. His published works have had an unprecedented circulation, selling in millions of copies.
“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’ve 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
“If there is anything that struck me forcibly when I first read Faith on Trial it was as I verbalized to myself: ‘This man really loves people. Why, he could love even me.’ It was this love that took him into the practice of medicine and from medicine to preaching. Those who sat in the pews at Aberavon, and later at Westminster and throughout the United Kingdom as he preached widely, knew that the “little man” preaching to them really cared about them.” — Thomas N. Smith, Philosophy and Manual Arts Professor, St. Timothy’s School, Dallas, Texas