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Welcome to the study of Psalms audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Our Summary – The book of psalms is not narrative (story). It is poetry and so there are few connections between the psalms. One of the ways in which the book is divided up is into 5 'general' sections:
Part 1: 1-41 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Part 2: 42-72 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Part 3: 73-89 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Part 4: 90-106 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Part 5: 107-150audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Let us get down to the verbatim posts of each Psalm, with notes from Matthew Henry, 1710 for more edification. Now continuing from:
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'the Psalms' - Introduction; Bi-Monthly, SMWF, March 7, 2021; and ongoing.
This week, SMWF, April 4,5,7,9 2021, let us study prayerfully Psalm Chapters 14-17, verbatim. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
In such times as we are in, 2021, [ESTHER 4:14; 2 TIMOTHY 3], these 'Psalms' may have some of the most important information and warning, like never before. Please take your time, prayerfully, before the Lord. Do not leave, without 'searching your heart' with Him, seeing exactly and precisely what He will have to say for and to you, personally. THEN, WITHOUT DELAY - OBEY!! audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Chapter 16 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
1 '(Michtam of David.) Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.'
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
This psalm begins with expressions of devotion, which may be applied to Christ; but ends with such confidence of a resurrection, as must be applied to Christ, and to him only.
- David flees to God's protection, with cheerful, believing confidence. Those who have avowed that the Lord is their Lord, should often put themselves in mind of what they have done, take the comfort of it, and live up to it.
He devotes himself to the honour of God, in the service of the saints. Saints on earth we must be, or we shall never be saints in heaven. Those renewed by the grace of God, and devoted to the glory of God, are saints on earth. The saints in the earth are excellent ones, yet some of them so poor, that they needed to have David's goodness extended to them.
David declares his resolution to have no fellowship with the works of darkness; he repeats the solemn choice he had made of God for his portion and happiness, takes to himself the comfort of the choice, and gives God the glory of it. This is the language of a devout and pious soul. Most take the world for their chief good, and place their happiness in the enjoyments of it; but how poor soever my condition is in this world, let me have the love and favour of God, and be accepted of him; let me have a title by promise to life and happiness in the future state; and I have enough.
Heaven is an inheritance; we must take that for our home, our rest, our everlasting good, and look upon this world to be no more ours, than the country through which is our road to our Father's house.
Those that have God for their portion, have a goodly heritage. Return unto thy rest, O my soul, and look no further. Gracious persons, though they still covet more of God, never covet more than God; but, being satisfied of his loving-kindness, are abundantly satisfied with it: they envy not any their carnal mirth and delights. But so ignorant and foolish are we, that if left to ourselves, we shall forsake our own mercies for lying vanities.
God having given David counsel by his word and Spirit, his own thoughts taught him in the night season, and engaged him by faith to live to God.
Verses 8-11, are quoted by St. Peter in his first sermon, after the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Acts 2:25-31; he declared that David in them speaks concerning Christ, and particularly of his resurrection. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
And Christ being the Head of the body, the church, these verses may be applied to all Christians, guided and animated by the Spirit of Christ; and we may hence learn, that it is our wisdom and duty to set the Lord always before us. And if our eyes are ever toward God, our hearts and tongues may ever rejoice in him. Death destroys the hope of man, but not the hope of a real Christian. Christ's resurrection is an earnest of the believer's resurrection.
In this world sorrow is our lot, but in heaven there is joy, a fulness of joy; our pleasures here are for a moment, but those at God's right hand are pleasures for evermore. Through this thy beloved Son, and our dear Saviour, thou wilt show us, O Lord, the path of life; thou wilt justify our souls now, and raise our bodies by thy power at the last day; when earthly sorrow shall end in heavenly joy, pain in everlasting happiness.'
Amen. Amen. [John 16:33] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
As we study all Holy Bible Scripture, let us all answer the question, the most important reason for studying God's Word - 'Am I here? Oh, Lord, search my heart and make this true for me, or, as appropriate, change me, in Jesus Name, I pray. Amen. Amen'.
For we must each ever remember that in the end, it is still true - we are to Take up Your Cross: for
…35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it. 36 What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?… [Mark 8:35-37] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
This my friends, is why we pray through anything, yes, everything.!! Amen. Amen.
What a God we have as our 'Father'; LORD, SAVIOR, MASTER and EVERYTHING in between!! Amen. Amen.
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