Prayer is the work of the Holy Spirit, but he works by means. Wisdom Literature We too often rush into the presence of God without forethought or humility. As a man that cutteth with a dull knife is the cause of cutting, but not of the ill-cutting and hacking of the knife—the knife is the cause of that; or if a man strike upon an instrument that is out of tune, he is the cause of the sound, but not of the jarring sound—that is the fault of the untuned strings; or, as a man riding upon a lame horse, stirs him—the man is the cause of the motion, but the horse himself of the halting motion: thus God is the author of every action, but not of the evil of that action—that is from man. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The little child having begun to walk, asks to be still led onward by its parent's helping hand, and to be further instructed in … But it is of little service for the words to be heard, unless the "cry," or the roaring, or the meditation, be considered. Such as is only in the skill and power of God to do. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 23 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: "A Psalm by David." If the Lord's arm be strong enough to wound him dead, he must die. Why art thou cast down, O my soul — With excessive sorrow and despair. Luther, when making his way into the presence of Cardinal Cajetan, who had summoned him to answer for his heretical opinions at Augsburg, was asked by one of the Cardinal's minions, where he should find a shelter, if his patron, the Elector of Saxony, should desert him? A psalm of David. . I have the like breath, but not the same spirit to pronounce them. Let us give to God the mornings of our days and the morning of our lives. Pauline Epistles Verse 6.—"Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing," etc. Thank you for registering. Ah! Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. His commentary takes up 880 pages out of a total of 1245 (a little more than two-thirds of the whole). Verse 3.—"My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord.". If you would have communion with Christ in sweet acts of love, you must have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, nor those that act them. Or leaf but hath his morning hymn; each bush He who walks uprightly,And works righteousness,And speaks the truth in his heart;He who does not backbite with his tongue,Nor does evil to his neighbor,Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;a. . Pauline Epistles One sweet thought here, however. Psalms - Our Daily Bread - Over 400 devotional illustrations by Scripture. Used by Permission. Nothing can be more abominable to the senses than an open sepulchre, when a dead body beginning to putrefy steams forth its tainted exhalations. How many falls, and how many bruises by those falls have we got, by relying too much on our own skill? Two questions are suggested by the last part of this verse. He makes a resolution, that as long as he lived he would pray. -------------------- The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Words are not the essence but the garments of prayer. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. In the first part of the Psalm David most vehemently beseeches the Lord to hearken to his prayer, and in the second part he retraces the same ground. Verse 3. Luke-Acts Christian Sermons and Audio Books 7,607 views. 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. “When I … The voice of the people is in this instance the voice of God. The Old Testament "I will hear what God the Lord will speak," Let the resolution of the prophet be thine, "I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me." Do thou, therefore, understand from my feelings more than I am able to express in words. Evening, August 1 “Thou crownest the year with thy goodness.” — Psalm 65:11 . Verse 2. Psalm … It’s also David’s request for God to deliver the … Verse 7.—"But as for me," etc. It means just this: "I will arrange my prayer before thee;" I will lay it out upon the altar in the morning, just as the priest lays out the morning sacrifice. The forty-fifth was on the lilies, and represented the kingly … In 1874, legendary Baptist leader Charles H. Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers,” published a commentary on Psalm 91, under the title “The Privileges of the Godly.” That psalm famously includes the lines. If you love, approve, entertain that which is hateful to Christ, how can he love you? For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. What more due to such impenitent sinners than hatred? For there are two things with which this life is exercised, HOPE and FEAR, which are, as it were, those two springs of Judges 1:15, the one from above, the other from beneath. Yet never sleep the sun up; prayer should Proverbs 21:15. Little know the wicked how everything which now they have shall be a snare to trap them when God begins to punish them. Our willingness and ability to do reflects our relationship with God. Spurgeon's Verse Exposition Of Psalms (Volume 1: Psalms 1 to 75): The Expansive Commentary Collection - Kindle edition by Spurgeon, Charles H., Turner, David. O leave thy cares and follies! This figure graphically portrays the filthy conversation of the wicked. Historical Books 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. "Isaac went into the field to meditate." We consider this explanation to be the real key that opens all the difficult passages in this book, where curses seem to be called for on the head of the ungodly. They laugh first and weep ever after; we weep now, but shall rejoice eternally. Read Psalm 5 commentary using The Treasury of David. -------------------- He draws the rent of it. To the devout mind there is here presented a precious view of the Lord Jesus, of whom it is said that in the days of his flesh, he offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears. The Treasury of David: Charles Spurgeon Commentary on Psalms (with Active Table of Contents) [Illustrated] by Charles H. Spurgeon | Apr 7, 2011 4.8 out of 5 stars 52 Meditation is like the charging of a piece, and prayer the discharging of it. Psalm 103 – Bless the LORD, O My Soul. Luke-Acts It is well always to take good aim in prayer; some prayers are like random shots, they cannot be expected to hit the target; but David’s prayer was well aimed, and he expected it to prevail with God: “ In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”. As if he had said, never will he frustrate the patient waiting of his saints; doubtless my silence shall meet with its reward; I shall restrain myself, and not make that false haste which will only retard my deliverance. Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charle Haddon. All liars shall have their portion in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone. "Make thy way," not my way, "straight before my face." When David had set his prayers, his petitions, in rank and file, in good array, then he was resolved he would look abroad, he would look about him to see at what door God would send in an answer to prayer. Now we come to the second part, in which the Psalmist repeats his arguments, and goes over the same ground again. What more proper than wrath, since they treasure up wrath? Will he entertain those in the bosom of love whom his soul hates? And in the same moment he may be supposed to invite his saints to sympathise in his decision; just as in Revelation 18:20, "Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets." The Septuagint, the Geneva translation, and Tremellius, in his marginal notes on it, read it to "pray;" and the Hebrew word הָגִּג used there signifieth both to pray and meditate; whereby we may learn that they are very near akin; like twins, they be in the same womb, in the same word. Verse 7.—David saith, "In thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple." Wisdom Literature The shield doth not only defend the whole body, but it is a defence to the soldier's armour also; it keeps the arrow from the helmet as well as head, from the breast and breastplate also. (2) As a sepulchre doth consume and devour bodies cast into it, so wicked men do with their cruel words destroy others; they are like a gulf to destroy others. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. Poetical Books Note that remarkable figure, "Their throat is an open sepulchre," a sepulchre full of loathsomeness, of miasma, of pestilence and death. Read Psalm 25:5 commentary using The Treasury of David. "When I pray against my tempters," says David, "I pray against the very things which thou thyself abhorrest." -------------------- The prophet in these words, makes use of two military words. Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament. Study Resources:: Text Commentaries:: C. H. Spurgeon:: Treasury of David ... C. H. Spurgeon :: Psalm 5 ← Back to C. H. Spurgeon's Bio & Resources. Micah 7:7. The Old Testament Verse 8. 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To heal but the lungs or the liver, if corrupted, is counted a great cure, though performed but upon one part of thee; but all thy inward parts are very rottenness. …Mordecai, no doubt, had put up many prayers for Esther, and therefore he waits at the king's gate, looking what answer God would in his providence give therunto. The workers of iniquity must perish. Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His … "Commentary on Psalms 5:4". As natural fear makes the spirits retire from the outward parts of the body to the heart, so a holy fear of miscarrying in so solemn a duty would be a means to call thy thoughts from all exterior carnal objects, and fix them upon the duty in hand. The Treasury of David by Charles Spurgeon is a Bible commentary on the book of Psalms chapters. Verse 4.—"Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness." TITLE.—"To the Chief Musician upon Nehiloth, a Psalm of David." "Lead me, O Lord," as a little child is led by its father, as a blind man is guided by his friend. Nay, to assure us that meditation was the mother which bred and brought forth prayer, he calls the child by its parent's name, "Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation." These expressions all evince the urgency and energy of David's feelings and petitions. Along with Carson’s commentary on Matthew, it is one of the two or three best commentaries in the Expositor’s Bible Commentary. … As Christ hates iniquity, so the "workers of iniquity." But, furthermore, do we not forget to watch the result of our supplications? We are not aliens to him: he is the King of our country. By praying you seem to depend on God; by not expecting, you again renounce your confidence. You have permission for joy. Psalms - Part 1 - Devotionals from Morning and Evening Indexed by Psalm 4. DEVOTIONALS ON PSALMS by C H Spurgeon Morning and Evening Click to go to Part 1 — Psalms 4:2-62:8. Psalms 5:1. Now this expectation which faith raiseth in the soul after prayer, appears in the power that it hath to quiet and compose the soul in the interim between the sending forth, as I may say, the ship of prayer, and its return home with its rich lading it goes for, and it is more or less, according as faith's strength is. And that leads David to expound on the good that he’s done for these men in times past in verses 13 and 14. Verse 5. He that makes instruments and tools of iron or other metal, he maketh not the rust and canker which corrupteth them, that is from another cause; nor doth that heavenly workman, God Almighty, bring in sin and iniquity; nor can he be justly blamed if his creatures do soil and besmear themselves with the foulness of sin, for he made them good. O impenitent man, be it known unto thee that all thy godly friends will give their solemn assent to the awful sentence of the Lord, which he shall pronounce upon thee in the day of doom! 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When we hear a judge condemning a murderer, however severe his sentence, we do not feel that we should be justified in condemning others for any private injury done to us. -------------------- As if he had said, in a common way of expression, I speak with deep anxiety and concern, but with a failing utterance; and I cannot express myself, nor make myself understood as I wish. "In thy righteousness," not in my righteousness, for that is imperfect, but in thine, for thou art righteousness itself. A Song for Alamoth.These sons of Korah were Levites, from the family of … Bonar entitles this Psalm, "The awful utterance of the Righteous One regarding those that hate him without cause, "and he makes the following remarks thereupon: --"Throughout the endless day of eternity the Lord Jesus shall himself speak the Father's `praise, 'and shall put marked emphasis on his `righteousness'-- that righteousness which shall have been exhibited, both in the doom of those who hated the offered Redeemer, and in the salvation of those who received him… Psalms - Sermons and Devotionals by C H Spurgeon Indexed by Scripture. If they were my enemies I would forgive them, but I cannot forgive thine. Scripture Reading: Psalm 5:1-3. — Is there any cause that anxiety of mind should put thee into a state of such perturbation, as if all hopes of this felicity were lost for ever? How great a cure doth the Spirit of God effect in restoring a soul by sanctifying it! With flutes. They flatter with their tongue. Every man is two men; we are duplicates, if not triplicates, and … Psalm 53:5. "In the days of our fathers," says Bishop Burnet, "when a person came early to the door of his neighbour, and desired to speak with the master of the house, it was as common a thing for the servants to tell him with freedom— 'My master is at prayer,' as it now is to say, 'My master is not up.'". not in any spirit of revenge; not from want of tender love to souls, but from intense earnestness of concern for the glory of his God. But hope comes from beholding the promises, and the all-sweet mercies of God; as it is written (Psalm 25:6), "Remember, O Lord, thy loving kindnesses, and thy tender mercies which have been ever of old." The Hebrew word Nehiloth is taken from another word, … When first thy eyes unveil, give thy soul leave 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. my brothers and sisters, sometimes we cannot put our prayers into words: they are nothing but a cry: but the Lord can comprehend the meaning, for he hears a voice in our cry. You may be as happy as ever you like. The title of this psalm is To the Chief Musician.To Jeduthun. Verse 10.—Viewed as a threatening. The Psalmist here speaks as a judge, ex officio; he speaks as God's mouth, and in condemning the wicked he gives us no excuse whatever for uttering anything in the way of malediction upon those who have caused us personal offence. Verse 10. Prayer without fervency is like hunting with a dead dog, and prayer without preparation is hawking with a blind falcon. The Gospels - Universal Beginnings (Chuck Missler), ← Back to C. H. Spurgeon's Bio & Resources. Rise to prevent the sun; sleep doth sins glut, I will not go there on my own merits, but ‘in the multitude of thy mercy.”’. The renowned preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon who was known to wrestle with the dark cloud of depression had an interesting thought on Psalm 42:5… You see, the psalmist here talks to himself. Where can we go for shelter but unto God our Maker! -------------------- Verse 12.—"As with a shield." Throughout the first, second, third, and forth Psalms, you will have noticed that the subject is a contrast between the position, the character, and the prospects of the righteous and of the wicked. He is God, so adore him with your prayers, and if you can put both your hands on him, and say, as David did, “ My King, and my God,” what abundant motives you have for abounding in prayer to him, Psalms 5:3. 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