His exclamation is: Because thou hast been MY help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. It delights not in grumbling, reproaching, or scolding. When this is the regular frame of a believer's mind, he values the loving-kindness of God more than life. Timothy Cruso (1657-1697). E. W. Hengstenberg. 10. Ver. 8. This Psalm is peculiarly suitable for the bed of sickness, or in any constrained absence from public worship. Thomas Brooks. Indeed, it is easy to the mouth, but it is not easy to the heart. But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. 1. George Swinnock. Ver. He assists here also. He lays no more upon them. One hath chosen for himself a life of business, another a country life, another a life of usury, another a military life; one this, another that. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. Ver. And, accordingly, St. Chrysostom testifies, `That it was decreed and ordained by the primitive Fathers, that no day should pass without the public singing of this Psalm.'" If before thy conversion, especially, thou hast poisoned others by thy vain and corrupt speeches, after thy conversion thou wilt seek to season the hearts of others by a gracious, sweet, and wise communication of savoury and blessed speeches; what the Lord hath taught thee thou wilt talk of it unto others, for the sake of him whom thou lovest. And in his incarnate person he is living bread to us, bread that gives spiritual and eternal life to our souls, and effectually prevents them from perishing... 2. Upon my bed. 1. the treasury of david charles spurgeon commentary on psalms with active table of contents illustrated Oct 24, 2020 Posted By Denise Robins Ltd TEXT ID d10191f0f Online PDF Ebook Epub Library commentary on psalms with active table of contents illustrated oct 10 2020 posted by denise robins media publishing text id d10191f0f online pdf ebook epub library When he was in the Desert of Judah 1 O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; My soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. If the psalmist's divine longing was unquenched, so also was his faith; and in the latter part of the psalm he foretells with full assurance the final overthrow of his enemies. 6. Compare Isaiah 60:19, with James 4:14. Who would not, therefore, hate his own life, which hangs in doubt continually before him, and of which he can have no assurance, when he knows that the living God is his certain portion? Perhaps David had formerly united with those "who by night stand in the house of the Lord, "and now as he could not be with them in person, he remembers the hours as they pass, and unites with the choristers in spirit, blessing Jehovah as they did. Lying awake, the good man betook himself to meditation, and then began to sing. Psalm 63 lesson by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics (Bible interpretation). These views of the divine glory in the sanctuary arm us for our conflict with the last enemy. If we cannot walk with him with equal footsteps, we will at least follow after with all the strength he lends us, earnestly panting to reach him and abide in his fellowship. The Hebrew is beds; probably alluding to the fact that in his unsettled life in exile, he seldom slept for many nights in the same bed, but through fear of adversaries slept in different places. I will wrestle with him till I obtain it. Observe the eagerness implied in the time mentioned; he will not wait for noon or the cool eventide; he is up at cockcrowing to meet his God. 1. Questionless it is, yet nature giveth her consent to this kind of punishment of unnatural crimes. MY help. When Moses with the rod smote the rock twice, "the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also, "Numbers 20:11. 63 O God, you are my God; t earnestly I seek you; u my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in v a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalms 145:10-11. And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. How is God's character in. 6. And meditate on thee in the night watches. Augustine. 1858. Thomas Horton. 3. The last Psalm left the echo of power ringing in the ear, and it is here remembered. St. Austin, expounding this whole prophecy of Christ, yieldeth a special reason of this judgment of God by which the Jews were condemned to foxes. The Lord satisfies the souls of his people as with marrow and fatness, by feasting them with the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ. The sight of God was enough for him, but nothing short of that would content him. If shame will not do it, nor fear, nor reason, then let them be stopped with the sexton's shovelful of earth; for a liar is a human devil, he is the curse of men, and accursed of God, who has comprehensively said, "all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone." I now proceed to point out some of the reasons which, believers have to conclude that their souls shall be. Thomas Horton(--1673). J. P. Lange. He doth not say my soul thirsteth for water, but my soul thirsteth for thee; nor he doth say my soul thirsteth for the blood of my enemies, but my soul thirsteth for thee; nor he doth not say my soul thirsteth for deliverance out of this dry and thirsty land, where no water is; nor he doth not say my soul thirsteth for a crown, a kingdom, but my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee. In the Hebrew, these words are: [~'Elohiym], [~'Eli]. Ver. Yes, but not as in the sanctuary; and therefore he saith, To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary; there I have seen thee otherwise than ever elsewhere; there he saw the king upon his throne and in his glory. As a place of indifference; that is, there as well, as anywhere besides. Psalm 73 – “My Feet Almost Slipped” The title of this psalm (A Psalm of Asaph) tells us that it was written by the great singer and musician of David and Solomon’s era (1 Chronicles 15:17-19, 16:5-7, 25:6). Psalms 63:6-7. A complete set of The Treasury of David in book form is available from Pilgrim Publications, PO Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501. We are to enquire the reason why David thus followed hard after God. They shall be a portion for foxes. But the second word, Eli, is in itself nothing less than a separate revelation of an entire aspect of the Being of God. DIVISION. TITLE. IV. Every blow aimed against the godly will recoil on the persecutor; he who smites a believer drives a nail in his own coffin. 4. My mouth shall, praise thee with joyful lips. Usurpers shall fade, but he shall flourish; and his prosperity shall be publicly acknowledged as the gift of God. and struggling with Satan, who is our spiritual enemy, the Lord is here nigh to help us, which may encourage, us still in our resistance and opposition: we have a, mighty second to stand for us, and to take up our, III. My soul followeth hard after thee. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF C. H. SPURGEON Within this set you can access other study helps [ bible, theology, commentary, sermons, and more ]. (1,2) His satisfaction in God. Alexander Pringle, in "A Stay in Trouble; or the Saint's Rest in the Evil Day, "1657. and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. As when the, Israelite and the Egyptian strove together, Moses came, in and helped the Israelite (Exodus 2:12); even so, does God in this case with us, when we are wrestling. Often had his heart been gladdened by communion with God in the outward ordinances, and for this great blessing he sighs again; as well he might, for it is the weightiest of all earth's sorrows for a Christian man to lose the conscious presence of his covenant God. Into the pits which they digged for others they shall fall themselves. For first, he extols the lovingkindness of God with his lips (Psalms 63:3): My lips shall praise thee. But the division of the strophes renders the following translation preferable, which, moreover, obviates the need of supplying "and:" Whenever I remember thee upon my bed, I meditate on thee in the night watches. There were night watches kept in the tabernacle, for praising God (Psalms 134:1), which it is probable David, when he had liberty, joined with the Levites in: but now he could not keep place with them, he kept time with them, and wished himself among them. You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. Under the wings we are near the heart of God, and he who knowest God’s heart of love must needs be glad. When David began to meditate upon God, it was sweet to him as marrow. That his object in going to the sanctuary is definite and distinct. Ver. not want him. The word is ordinarily applied to water. It confers a great deal of benefit, and requires a great deal of grace, which belongs unto it, in the truth and reality of it. (Folio. Is it not, however, the natural and unstudied gesture of earnest supplication? Ps 36:8 65:4. This was probably written while David was fleeing from Absalom; certainly at the time he wrote it he was king (Psalms 63:11), and hard pressed by those who sought his life. Some persons have excellent banquets in their closets. 2. The memory is the chest to lay up a truth, but meditation is the palate to feed upon it. He had a feast in the night, and a song in the night. William Still. 1-2. 1. they are but dry breasts, and a miscarrying womb that will never bring forth the fruits of holiness. Read that sentence how you will, it is unspeakably precious. 4. 9. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. This is another, III. Those who hunt souls shall be themselves the victims. He embraces him at first word, as we used to do friends at first meeting. Psalms 63:1. Could not David see them in the heavens, in the mountains, in the goodly cedars, and other works of God? When professors follow hard after the world, they will fall into the ditch; but none are ever too eager after communion with the Lord. Ver. By seeing the divine power and glory in the sanctuary, we shall have our strength renewed to go on our Christian course afresh. Personal communion with God is the end of our graces; for as reason and the intercourse of it makes men sociable one with another, so the divine nature makes us sociable with God himself: and the life we live by is but an engine, a glass to bring God down to us. The best of men have been betimes on their knees. Ver. John Piper Jun 21, 1992 31 Shares Sermon. 3. In other words, man can be imperfect in his acts as he is imperfect and finite in his nature. Ver. Elijah saw God in the wilderness. De 6:15. These sinister, guilty, woebegone brutes, when pressed with hunger, gather in gangs among the graves, and yell in rage, and fight like fiends over their midnight orgies; but on the battle field is their great carnival. In the bed, of choice, rather than anywhere else, where I am left to my, liberty. In case of excessive weariness, contracted to the body from some occasion (this is, often put accidentally in Scripture), "To commune with, our hearts upon our bed, "etc., the occasion of it, here; it may fall out that the bed may be the fittest. Meditation had refreshed his memory and recalled to him his past deliverances. Ver. Is there any other word comparable to it for delights? It follows. 8. Nor did his denunciations fail to meet with a certain accuracy of fulfilment even in the battle by which his own deliverance was effected. To praise. Your hearing will be in vain; and your praying will be in vain; there will be no spirit moving, no voice answering, no heart warnings, no soul refreshing, no God meetings. Is it possible that any man should love another and not commend him, nor speak of him? Ah! Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. God carries us in his language, in his speaking, upon that which is past, upon that which he hath done already. A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judeah. TITLE. In Psalms 63:1-8 verses the writer expresses his holy desires after God, and his confidence in him, and then in Psalms 63:9-11 remaining three verses he prophesies the overthrow of all his enemies. 10. Psalms 19:1. (The pink didn’t … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 63:1-8" Ver. 2. Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charles H. "Commentary on Psalms 63:4". The psalmist, therefore, means that his soul adhered to God with the warmest affection, and longed to offer up his sacrifice of praise in his sanctuary. Nevertheless, when himself in the wilderness, David did not recur to those records for encouragement. The love of life is a very frequent and pernicious snare, which a sense of God's love must deliver us from being entangled by. TITLE. As he cried out, "Give me any deformity, any torment, any misery, so you spare my life." In doing and bearing. Matthew Henry. Thomas Brooks. —In Psa 63:1-8 verses the writer expresses his holy desires after God, and his confidence in him, and then in Psa 63:9-11 remaining three verses he prophesies the overthrow of all his enemies. 3. Psalm 63 – Love Better than Life The title of this psalm is, A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah. very great books for everyone who wants to understand the psalms He had felt the sweetness of divine love, he had tasted that the Lord was gracious; he knew by happy experience that his lovingkindness was sweeter than all the comforts of life; and he hoped to be blessed with further experience of his love, with such experience as would warm his heart, and afford matter of a new song of praise to God: and thus he expected to be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. God helps his people; namely, to. The word early has not only the sense of early in the morning, but that of eagerness, immediateness. (second clause). Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 63:3-6 Even in affliction we need not want matter for praise. 1. Lovingkindness, not wounding our natures. Many men have been weary of their lives, as is evident in Scripture and history; but no man was ever yet found that was weary of the love and favour of God. Peter Damiano (988-1072). Jacob dug a well near to Sychar, which was afterwards called Samaria, and as the woman of Samaria said, "drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle, " John 4:12. It evinces an intenseness of concern that quickens and rouses the man into life and earnestness; that draws his very soul along with it; that reconciles him to every needful exertion and sacrifice, however trying; and urges him to persevere, whatever difficulties or discouragements he meets with in his course. Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. 1. 5. When the wilderness caused David weariness, discomfort, and thirst, his flesh cried out in unison with the desire of his soul. 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