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Welcome back my friends,
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, STTH, April 11, 13, 15,2021, let us study prayerfully Psalm Chapters 18-19-20, verbatim.
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
Let me confess - Oh, take a 'big bite' of what is said here, my friends. This is so 'profound' to me, 'as I really meditate upon this truth'! Though I have read and prayed this Psalm 19 many, many times, there is something extremely 'eye-opening' this time around. I pray that you are taken by this 'truth' - to wit:
Chapter 19 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
The glory of God's works. (1-6) His holiness and grace as shown in his word. (7-10) Prayer for the benefit of them. (11-14)audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
1 '(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.'
[Nature, 'CREATION ITSELF! - SHOUTS - cries and proclaims - the awesome 'otherness'; the 'superlative majesty' - of God!!! NO COMPARISON TO ANYTHING ON EARTH OR EVEN IN THE FOREVER - UNIVERSE!! DO YOU GET THIS!!!! Hallelujah! Amen. Amen.] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where 'their voice' is not heard. [Now, study Romans Chapter 1.]
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.'
The glory of God's works. (1-6) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 1-6 'The heavens so declare the glory of God, and proclaim his wisdom, power, and goodness, that all ungodly men are left without excuse. They speak themselves to be works of God's hands; for they must have a Creator who is eternal, infinitely wise, powerful, and good. The counter-changing of day and night is a great proof of the power of God, and calls us to observe, that, as in the kingdom of nature, so in that of providence, he forms the light, and creates the darkness, Isaiah 45:7, and sets the one against the other. [Who has the audacity - to mess with Him??!! ONLY 'FOOLS'. AMEN. AMEN. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html ]Psalm 14:1' 53:1]
The sun in the firmament is an 'emblem' of the Sun of righteousness, the Bridegroom of the church, and the Light of the world, diffusing Divine light and salvation by his gospel to the nations of the earth. He delights to bless his church, which he has espoused to himself; and his course will be unwearied as that of the sun, till the whole earth is filled with his light and salvation. Let us pray for the time when he shall enlighten, cheer, and make fruitful every nation on earth, with the blessed salvation. Amen. Amen.
They have no speech or language, so some read it, and yet their voice is heard. All people may hear these preachers speak in their own tongue the wonderful works of God. Let us give God the glory of all the comfort and benefit we have by the lights of heaven, still looking above and beyond them to the Sun of righteousness.' Amen. Amen.
His holiness and grace as shown in his word. (7-10) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.' [Amen. Amen.] NO, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING COMPARES. NO WHERE.
His holiness and grace as shown in his word. (7-10)audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 7-10 'The Holy Scripture is of much greater benefit to us than day or night, than the air we breathe, or the light of the sun. To recover man out of his fallen state, there is need of the word of God.
The word translated "law," may be rendered doctrine, and be understood as meaning all that teaches us true religion. The whole is perfect; its tendency is to convert or turn the soul from sin and the world, to God and holiness. It shows our sinfulness and misery in departing from God, and the necessity of our return to him. This testimony is sure, to be fully depended on: the ignorant and unlearned believing what God saith, become wise unto salvation. It is a sure direction in the way of duty. It is a sure fountain of living comforts, and a sure foundation of lasting hopes. The statues of the Lord are right, just as they should be; and, because they are right, they rejoice the heart. The commandments of the Lord are pure, holy, just, and good. By them we discover our need of a Saviour; and then learn how to adorn his gospel. WE HAVE NO LACK! IT, THE ANSWERS WE NEED ARE ALL - IN - THE HOLY BIBLE.
They are the means which the Holy Spirit uses in enlightening the eyes; they bring us to a sight and sense of our sin and misery, and direct us in the way of duty.
The fear of the Lord, that is, true religion and godliness, is clean, it will cleanse our way; and it endureth for ever. The ceremonial law is long since done away, but the law concerning the fear of God is ever the same.
The judgments of the Lord, his precepts, are true; they are righteous, and they are so altogether; there is no unrighteousness in any of them. [Isaiah 45:9]audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
MARK THIS WELL, MY FRIENDS. Gold is only for the body, and the concerns of time; but grace is for the soul, and the concerns of eternity. The word of God, received by faith, is more precious than gold; it is sweet to the soul, sweeter than honey. The pleasure of sense soon surfeit, yet never satisfy; but those of religion are substantial and satisfying; there is no danger of excess.' audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Prayer for the benefit of them. (11-14)audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.'
Prayer for the benefit of them. (11-14)audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 11-14 'God's word warns the wicked not to go on in his wicked way, and warns the righteous not to turn from his good way. There is a reward, not only after keeping, but in keeping God's commandments. Religion makes our comforts sweet, and our crosses easy, life truly valuable, and death itself truly desirable. David not only desired to be pardoned and cleansed from the sins he had discovered and confessed, but from those he had forgotten or overlooked. All discoveries of sin made to us by the law, should drive us to the throne of grace, there to pray. His dependence was the same with that of every Christian who says, Surely in the Lord Jesus have I righteousness and strength.
No prayer can be acceptable before God which is not offered in the strength of our Redeemer or Divine Kinsman, through Him who took our nature upon him, that he might redeem us unto God, and restore the long-lost inheritance.
May our hearts be much affected with the excellence of the word of God; and much affected with the evil of sin, and the danger we are in of it, and the danger we are in by it.' Amen. Amen.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
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.
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, if necessary, change me to be so, in Jesus Name, I pray. Amen. Amen'.
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