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Verse 13-14. Darkness engenders sleep, and despondency is not slow in making the eyes heavy. George Swinnock. How long? Is it not stronger than any hellebore? But I have trusted in thy mercy. How often do we find the holy prophet, when he first kneels down to pray, full of fears and doubts, who, before he end the duty part, grows into a sweet familiarity with God, and repose in his own spirit! Ver. Faith keeps the soul from sinking under heavy trials, by bringing in former experiences of the power, mercy, and faithfulness of God to the afflicted soul. 1 Chronicles 25:1 and 2 Chronicles 29:30 add that Asaph was a prophet in his musical compositions.. How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? O pray instantly that this joy may never be taken from us; for it passeth all the delights in this world. Ver. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tod/psalms-13.html. They that live in fens and ill airs dare not stir out without a morning draught of some strong liquor. Perhaps, too, here is an allusion to that cheering of the spirits so frequently called the enlightening of the eyes because it causes the face to brighten, and the eyes to sparkle. How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Though passion possess our bodies, let "patience possess our souls." But what a precious “but” this is! Timothy Cruso, 1696. Estás por descargar Psalms Vol.1 en PDF, EPUB y otros formatos. Ver. One that stirs little we see grow pursy, and is soon choked up with phlegm, which exercise clearly clears the body of. I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me. That which the French proverb hath of sickness is true of all evils, that they come on horseback and go away on foot; we have often seen that a sudden fall, or one meal's surfeit, has stuck by many to their graves; whereas pleasures come like oxen, slow and heavily, and go away like post horses, upon the spur. 3. Ver. I never knew what it was for God to stand by me at all turns, and at every offer of Satan to afflict me, etc., as I have found him since I came in hither; for look how fears have presented themselves, so have supports and encouragements; yea, when I have started, even as it were at nothing else but my shadow, yet God, as being very tender to me, hath not suffered me to be molested, but would with one Scripture or another, strengthen me against all; insomuch that I have often said, Were it lawful, I could pray for greater trouble, for the greater comfort's sake. Ver. The Psalm cannot be referred to any especial event or period in David's history. The departures of God from true believers are never final; they may be tedious, but they are temporary. Many psalms include a superscription, which we believe to have been added after the fact by the people putting together the psalm book. "How wearily the moments seem to glide Over sadness! Ver. Ver. 6. brethren, let us drive away the thought, and hear the voice of our covenant God by the mouth of the prophet, "But Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. 2,4. We are all prone to play most on the worst string. 6. Ver. "Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy.". Psalm 13 Commentary: Confidence (5) But in contrast we have Davidâs statement of confidence in verse 5. Does not the oft repeated cry become a very HOWLING? Psalm 46:9. It is a small matter for people that are at ease, to deal severely with such as are afflicted, but they little know how their severe speeches and their angry words pierce them to the very soul. (2) Every seeker of salvation. Purge corruptions, excite graces, raise desires heavenward. The necessity of daily sorrow. Psalm 118:15- note The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. The city crowns the hill and its Temple stood on a âmount.â In this exalted place, â¦ Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 133" So often, the psalms are a means of communicating an emotion of the author. If the reader has never yet found occasion to use the language of this brief ode, he will do so ere long, if he be a man after the Lord's own heart. On the other hand, health and joy render the organs of vision bright and sparkling, seeming, as it were, to impart "light" to them from within. 5. Spurgeon's The Treasury of David Bible Commentary on Psalms Spurgeon's own commentary on every verse of the Psalms is extremely insightful, and by itself it would have been rich enough for posterity. God forgive me my unthankfulness, and unworthiness of so great glory. The Treasury of David is the most exhaustive commentary on the book of Psalms available, written by C. H. Spurgeon and commonly regarded as his magnum opus. Through God we shall do valiantly - From him we derive our courage, from him our strength, and by him our success. Verse 1. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. How long, etc. For the Jewish people in ancient times, that high place was the Temple in the city of Jerusalem. 1. It is a hymn of praise throughout, expressing wonder that Yahweh has made people “a little lower than God” (v. Delight in God. 4. . How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? I think them like lying fallow of lean and weak land for some years, while it gathers sap for a better crop. Lu 13:11. HOW LONG wilt thou hide thy face from me? The cure of daily sorrow. comes to conclude it with, "I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me." Psalms 107:13 - Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. This would dishonour God, and cause the evil one to boast. Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; When it is dark, very dark, we get drowsy. Readers through the centuries have interpreted “A Psalm by David” to mean “A Psalm written by David,” but a number of scholars question that interpretation today. Hath not every man something or other he useth to put away dumps, to drive away the evil spirit, as David with his harp? Ver. 5. 2. . Many psalms include a superscription, which we believe to have been added after the fact by the people putting together the psalm book. When a dump overtakes thee, if thou wouldst say to thy soul in a word or two, "Soul, why art thou disquieted? Mr. Philpot answered, "My lord, the mirth which we make is but in singing certain Psalms, as we are commanded by Paul, to rejoice in the Lord, singing together hymns and Psalms, for we are in a dark, comfortless place, and therefore, we thus solace ourselves. Lu 16:20-22. When we complain of God’s forsaking us, we are not alone. Ver. See Psalms on "Psalms 13:1 " for further information. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical works on the Hebrew … He is sure of his faith, and his faith makes him sure; had he doubted the reality of his trust in God, he would have blocked up one of the windows through which the sun of heaven delights to shine. Herein we have often been like David, for we have considered and reconsidered day after day, but have not discovered the happy device by which to escape from our trouble. on StudyLight.org Scripture Shortly after the statewide âStay At Homeâ directive was implemented, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco invited local pastors to attend a weekly telephone conference call. I will sing unto the Lord. Ver. Our covenant God will complete the confusion of all our enemies, and if for awhile we become their scoff and jest, the day is coming when the shame will change sides, and the contempt shall be poured on those to whom it is due. For the speech is abrupt and imperfect, as is very usual, not only with the inspired penmen, but many other authors, in all vehement passions or commotions of mind, such as David was in at this time. We make use of our arch enemy for once, and compel him, like Samson, to grind in our mill while we use his cruel arrogance as an argument in prayer. These two verses are so precious to me that I often find comfort in them. PSALM 13 OVERVIEW. Therefore it should be prayed for, and thankfully acknowledged. There are many persons, who, when in trouble, imitate David in the former part of this experience: I wish we may imitate him in the latter. Psalm 13 - For the director of music. Thou hast also given me the neck of mine enemies, "etc. addressed to Marcella's friend and companion Principia (see Letter CXXVII.). It betokens very intense desire for deliverance, and great anguish of heart. Note the nature of the wicked two ways; namely, the more they prevail the more insolent they are; they wonderfully exult over those that are afflicted. How now should the Christian get out of these distempers, had he not a throne of grace to resort to, where, if once his soul be in a melting frame, he (like one laid in a kindly sweat), soon breathes out the malignity of his disease, and comes into his right temper again? Qui habitat. (91). WORKS UPON THE NINETY-FIRST PSALM S. Patris Bernardi, in Psalmum 90. Study Psalm 13 using Charles H. Spurgeonâs Treasury of David to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. 2. Ver. Oh, think of it, and resolve never to be dumb while God is deaf, never to leave off prayer till God return a gracious answer. None live so easily, so pleasantly, as those that live by faith. Ver 2,4. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was the catalyst of the new birth, a new birth which commended the life of â¦ Our God hath helped us; we are risen, not for a breathing space, but to stand upright for ever. how like a fool thou talkest! But now prayer lifteth up her voice, like the watchman who proclaims the daybreak. 941. Psalms 20:8. Ver. Psalms 13 Commentary, this seven volume magnum opus was first published in weekly installments in The Sword and the Trowel This is the peace of God that passeth all understanding. My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. is put in four shapes. 1. etc. How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? and how unbecoming is it for thee now to sink in trouble? The work remains in print today in several editions. This peace, the more his chosen be afflicted, the more they feel it, and therefore cannot faint neither for fire nor water." Believe me, there is no such joy in the world, as the people of God have under the cross of Christ: I speak by experience, and therefore believe me, and fear nothing that the world can do unto you, for when they imprison our bodies, they set our souls at liberty to converse with God; when they cast us down, they lift us up; when they kill us, then do they send us to everlasting life. Thomas Gataker, 1637. As a father pities his children, ... 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – firstname.lastname@example.org. There are two verses for each, mourning, praying, rejoicing. 2 (first clause). And those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved Ã¢â¬â compose comedies out of my tragedies. It may be significant that those three are But what good doth it to any to have a cordial by him if he use it not? The bountiful giver and the hearty singer. Oh, if I could but creep one foot, or half a foot, nearer in to Jesus, in such dismal night as that when he is away, I should think it a happy absence! In 1874, legendary Baptist leader Charles H. Spurgeon, the âPrince of Preachers,â published a commentary on Psalm 91, under the title âThe Privileges of the Godly.â That psalm famously includes the lines. But by that time he had exercised himself a little in duty, his distemper wears off, the mists scatter, and his faith breaks out as the sun in its strength, Psalms 13:5-6 : "I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. See Psalms on "Psalms 13:1 " for further information. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 8 INTRODUCTION: While the superscription notes this psalm is for the use of the Chief Musician or choirmaster, the psalm itself is addressed to Yahweh. 5. The law of our profession binds us to a warfare; patiendo vincimus, our troubles shall end, our victory is eternal. How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? (second clause). Ver. For desertions. This is the way, though it be narrow, which is full of the peace of God, and leadeth to eternal bliss. Matthew Henry. If we have mourned with him, let us now dance with him. How long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Ah, Lord, let me die, that I may see thee; let me see thee, that I may die: I would not live, but die; that I may see Christ, I desire death; that I may live with Christ, I despise life. OCCASION. Impatience, and other evil passions, cause the seeming length. A psalm of David. If they miss it a day together they are troubled with rheums, dulness of spirits. My most secret thoughts and intentions, and the innermost recesses of my soul, are subject to thy control. How long? For God to forget David, not to mind him, or look after him, is much! At the top of the vane were the words, âGod is love.â Spurgeon remarked that this was an inappropriate place for such a message, because weather vanes are changeable, but Godâs love is constant. Lighten mine eyes. "I will praise thee every day, Now thine anger's past away; Comfortable thoughts arise From the bleeding sacrifice.". Ver. We set up monumental stones over the graves of our joys, but who thinks of erecting monuments of praise for mercies received? 1-2. Nor do they less significantly describe the restoration of the soul to a state of spiritual health and holy joy, which will manifest themselves in like manner, by "the eyes of the understanding being enlightened; "and in this case, the soul is saved from the sleep of sin, as the body is in the other, from the sleep of death. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical works on the Hebrew â¦ As the NIVâs translation suggests, Psalm 139 can be divided into four strophes: verses 1â6; 7â12; 13â18; and 19â24.Tucker and Davis offer an overview of these four movements: Before exploring the meaning of this passage in detail, here is the whole psalm for your consideration from the NIV: A Psalm of David. It is some relief when others, though they cannot help us, yet seem to be truly concerned for the sadness of our case; when by the kindness of their words and of their actions they do a little smooth the wounds they cannot heal; but it is an unspeakable addition to the cross, when a man is brought low under the sense of God's displeasure, to have men mock at his calamity, or to revile him, or to speak roughly; this does inflame and exasperate the wound that was big enough before; and it is a hard thing when one has a dreadful sound in his ears to have every friend to become a son of thunder. how long do our days appear when our soul is cast down within us! OCCASION. "C.H. I have, my heart shall. The Psalm cannot be referred to any especial event or period in David's history. Ver. This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 116:13-note I shall lift up the cup of salvation And call upon the name of the LORD. As Samuel dealt with Saul; he kept away till the last hour, to see what Saul would do when Samuel seemed not to keep touch with him. Abraham began with fifty, but his faith got ground on God every step, till he brought down the price of their lives to ten. We write four books of Lamentations and only one of Canticles, and are far more at home in wailing out a Misere than in chanting a Te Deum. How long? You can hear the chain rattle as the anchor goes down to hold the vessel. Children fill their mouths with bitterness when they rebelliously chew the pill which they ought obediently to have taken at once. 1-4. "He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire." Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charle Haddon. A week within prison walls is longer than a month at liberty. Sorrows, because they are lingering guests, I will entertain but moderately, knowing that the more they are made of the longer they will continue: and for pleasures, because they stay not, and do but call to drink at my door, I will use them as passengers with slight respect. Suppose thou shouldest continue knocking twenty, nay, forty years, yet if at last, though but one hour before thou diest thy heart be opened to Christ, and he be received into thy soul, and when thou diest heaven be opened to thee, and thy soul received into it, will it not infinitely requite thee for all thy labour? As the shipwrecked mariner clings to the mast, so did David cling to his faith; he neither could nor would give up his confidence in the Lord his God. for in many respects we need the Holy Spirit's illuminating rays. He remembers at once the root of his woe, and cries aloud that it may be removed. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/spe/psalms-13.html. Why he pities; "for he knoweth our frame." Isa 8:17 30:18. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF C. H. SPURGEON Within this set you can access other study helps [ bible, theology, commentary, sermons, and more ]. A. Fuller. This wonderful psalm may be best understood by the dominant pronouns within. Why so long? Psalm 12 was something of a NATIONAL lament psalm. There is in the original the idea of "laying up" counsels in his heart, as if his devices had become innumerable but unavailing. may suggest deep searching of heart. 5. Thus his faith lays the cloth, expecting a feast ere long to be set on: he that now questioned whether he should ever hear good news from heaven, is so strong in faith as to make himself merry with the hopes of that mercy which he is assured will come at last. There are many situations of the believer in this life in which the words of this Psalm may be a consolation, and help to revive sinking faith. Made conformable to our Head, Christ David feeling that he never had times... 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