63. Two particular requests, which he is thus earnest to present: 1. 2. 2. The concurrence of other good men with him in the joy of that salvation: "Those that fear thee will be glad when they see me relieved by my hope in thy word and delivered according to my hope.’’ The comforts which some of God’s children have in God, and the favours they have received from him, should be matter of joy to others of them. He took a pleasure in reading it, hearing it, and meditating on it, and every thing he met with in it was agreeable to him. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. In his youth he minded business in the country as a shepherd; from his youth he minded business in the court and camp. David’s earnest desire of the continuance of that intimacy, not by visions and voices from heaven, but by the word and Spirit in an ordinary way: Teach me thy statutes, that is, Make me to understand the way of thy precepts. An unexceptionable evidence of this. 1:7 . Thus he did good with his knowledge; he did not hide God’s word from others, but hid it for them; and, out of that good treasure in his heart, brought forth good things, as the householder out of his store things new and old. When we are small and despised we have the more need to remember God’s precepts, that we may have them to support us under the pressures of a low condition. He professes his resolution to adhere to his duty in the strength of God’s grace: "So shall I keep thy law continually. David prays that divine grace would work for him: Let thy hand help me. David’s confidence in God. David praises God’s goodness and gives him the glory of it: Thou art good and doest good. The description of wicked men. 82. Particularly, when we come to him for instruction, we must beg it as a mercy, and reckon that in being taught we are well dealt with. Sometimes it proves that the comforts of the word of God are most pleasant to a gracious soul when other comforts are embittered. This characteristic love for God's law (compare Psalms 1:2 ) ensures increase. What am I worth? The degree of his love. Updated: Mon, 11/09/2020 - 08:50 By admin. Book Notes Barnes' Book Notes Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Book Notes Robertson's Book Notes (NT) Commentaries Adam Clarke Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) … To fear lest we offend him and become obnoxious to his wrath. The rod and reproof give wisdom. He desires no more, no better, than neighbour’s fare, and he will take up with no less; common looks and common mercies will not serve, but such as are reserved for those that love him, which are such as eye has not seen, 1 Co. 2:9 . The conscience be made of conforming to it. It is through much opposition that a soul comes to this, to rejoice in God’s word. David, one of the best of men, was oppressed by the proud, whom God beholds afar off; the condition therefore of the persecuted is better than that of the persecutors, and will appear so at last. He was grieved, not because they were vexatious to him, but because they were provoking to God: They kept not thy word. Lip-labour, if that be all, is lost labour. The proud are at ease (Ps. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. His prayer for the preservation of that work: "Thou that hast inclined me to seek thy precepts, never suffer me to wander from them.’’ The best are sensible of their aptness to wander; and the more we have found of the pleasure there is in keeping God’s commandments the more afraid we shall be of wandering from them and the more earnest we shall be in prayer to God for his grace to prevent our wanderings. 3. his pleas for the benefits of God’s favour. God must be served in a constant course of obedience every day, and all the day long. "They have continued to this day, and shall still continue to the end of time, acting according to the ordinances which were at first given them; for all are thy servants; they do thy will, and set forth thy glory, and in both are thy servants.’’ All the creatures are, in their places, and according to their capacities, serviceable to their Creator, and answer the ends of their creation; and shall man be the only rebel, the only revolter from his allegiance, and the only unprofitable burden of the earth.? Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 98-100. of knowledge, both of the matter of all useful, moral truth, and an experience of its application. everlasting--( Psalms 111:3 ), though to outward appearance seeming dead. His dependence upon God for grace to do so: "I shall then abound in thy work, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.’’ God, by his Spirit, enlarges the hearts of his people when he gives them wisdom (for that is called largeness of heart, 1 Ki. 13. He produces, for proof of it, the constancy of the course of nature: Thou hast established the earth for ever and it abides; it is what it was at first made, and where it was at first placed, poised with its own weight, and notwithstanding the convulsions in its own bowels, the agitations of the sea that is interwoven with it, and the violent concussions of the atmosphere that surrounds it, it remains unmoved. that thy judgments are right, are righteousness itself. God’s testimonies are not only wonderful for the greatness of them, but useful, as a light in a dark place. This petition is backed with a plea: "For I have believed thy commandments, received them, and consented to them that they are good, and submitted to their government; therefore, Lord, teach me.’’ Where God has given a good heart a good head too many in faith be prayed for. (Compare Psalms 119:136 ). 2. That he was inward with God in prayer; he prayed with his heart, and prayer is acceptable no further than the heart goes along with it. He does not prescribe to God what he should do for him; only let it be for good, in such way and manner as Infinite Wisdom sees best; "only let me not be left to my oppressors.’’ Though David had done judgment and justice, yet he had many enemies; but, having God for his friend, he hoped they should not have their will against him; and in that hope he prayed again, Let not the proud oppress me. All our help must be expected from God’s hand, from his power and his bounty. This is at the bottom of all the wickedness of the wicked, and particularly of their malignity and enmity to the people of God; they have forgotten the words of God, else those would give check to their sinful courses. When the eyes fail, yet faith must not. Love it. Wherever there is grace there is a warm attachment to the word of God. AIN. He sympathized with them in their joys and sorrows (Heb. There is but a step between him and death, for the wicked have laid a snare for him; Saul did so many a time, because he hated him for his piety. 166-168. Lying, in commerce or conversation, is a sin which every good man hates and abhors, hates and doubly hates, because of the seven things which the Lord hates one is a lying tongue and another is a false witness that speaks lies, Prov. He will never forget what he has learned of the things of God: "I will not forget thy word, not only I will not quite forget it, but I will be mindful of it when I have occasion to use it.’’ Those that meditate in God’s word, and delight in it, are in no great danger of forgetting it.3. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. They may be in great troubles without and yet enjoy great peace within, sat lucis intus—abundance of internal light. 83. bottle in the smoke--as a skin bottle dried and shriveled up in smoke, so is he withered by sorrow. It discovers to us, concerning God and ourselves, that which otherwise we could not have known; it shows us what is amiss, and will be dangerous; it directs us in our work and way, and a dark place indeed the world would be without it. They are the men of my counsel; so the word is. He comforted himself. He outwitted his enemies; God, by these means, made him wiser to baffle and defeat their designs against him than they were to lay them. God’s promise: "Let me have thy kindness, according to thy word unto thy servant, the kindness which thou hast promised and because thou hast promised it.’’ Our Master has passed his word to all his servants that he will be kind to them, and they may plead it with him. Verse 106 Here is, 1. Of the temptations of a prosperous condition: "Before I was afflicted, while I lived in peace and plenty, and knew no sorrow, I went astray from God and my duty.’’ Sin is going astray; and we are most apt to wander from God when we are easy and think ourselves at home in the world. Continually, without trifling. David, in his time, had seen Goliath, the strongest, overcome, Asahel, the swiftest, overtaken, Ahithophel, the wisest, befooled, Absalom, the fairest, deformed; and, in short, he had seen an end of perfection, of all perfection. This intimates that they lay upon him, and that neither his greatness nor his goodness could secure him from being libelled and lampooned. We all are so, and all good people confess themselves to be so; for heaven is their home, and the world is but their inn, the land of their pilgrimage. Revive me from the death of spiritual helplessness ( Psalms 119:17 Psalms 119:25 Psalms 119:40 Psalms 119:50 , Psalms 116:3 ). Psalm 119:111, KJV: "Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart." The more we love the law of God the more we shall get the mastery of our vain thoughts, the more hateful they will be to us, as being contrary to the whole law, and the more watchful we shall be against them, lest they draw us from that which we love. David can appeal to God in this matter: "Lord, thou knowest that I have chosen thee for my portion, and depend upon thee to make me happy.’’ 2. . That the great thing he prayed for was salvation: Save me. Or he may mean those who had been his teachers when he was young; he built so well upon the foundation which they had laid that, with the help of his Bible, he became able to teach them, to teach them all. (Read Psalm 119:1-8) This psalm may be considered as the statement of a believer's experience. However, it would be of use to the learners, a help to them both in committing it to memory and in calling it to mind upon occasion; by the letter the first word would be got, and that would bring in the whole verse; thus young people would the more easily learn it by heart and retain it the better even in old age. He means either those who would have been his teachers, who blamed his conduct and undertook to prescribe to him (by keeping God’s commandments he managed his matters so that it appeared, in the event, he had taken the right measures and they had taken the wrong), or those who should have been his teachers, the priests and Levites, who sat in Moses’s chair, and whose lips ought to have kept knowledge, but who neglected the study of the law, and minded their honours and revenues, and the formalities only of their religion; and so David, who conversed much with the scriptures, by that means became more intelligent than they. Zeal against sin should constrain us to do what we can against it in our places, at least to do so much the more in religion ourselves. 53. 41-44. 1:15 ), these are the spiritual offerings which all Christians, as spiritual priests, must offer to God; and they must be free-will-offerings, for we must offer them abundantly and cheerfully, and it is this willing mind that is accepted. He thought after what he had done, reflected upon his life past, and recollected the paths he had walked in and the steps he had taken. 2. God built him a house, established his throne; strangers submitted to him, and people that he had not known served him; he had a name like the names of the great men, and yet he calls himself a stranger. Verse 142 Observe, 1. Who carefully avoid all sin (v. 3): They do no iniquity; they do not allow themselves in any sin; they do not commit it as those do who are the servants of sin; they do not make a practice of it, do not make a trade of it. That he began the day with God. Let thy tender mercies come unto me--As I am not able to come unto them. 67. Every sin is a transgression of the law, but a course and way of wilful and avowed sin is downright forsaking it and throwing it off. Verse 19 Here we have, 1. My hands . See in what way God deals with men, not by compulsion, but he draws with the cords of a man, working in them an inclination to that which is good and an aversion to that which is evil.III. 16. 7. He loved all God’s commandments because he esteemed them to be right, all reasonable and just, and suited to the end for which they were made. 41:12 ), to keep him from falling and to keep him from tiring, that he might neither turn aside to evil-doing nor be weary of well-doing. . Those therefore that would have the love of God rooted in them must get the love of the world rooted out of them; for the friendship of the world is enmity with God. Some modern translations replace the last clause of Psalm 119:165 with something akin to "nothing can make them stumble." Who or what shall harm us if God’s power and goodness be engaged for our protection and rescue? What method he took to make himself easy under these abuses: he meditated in God’s statutes, went on in his duty, and did not regard them; as a deaf man, he heard not. commandments--or institutions. 77. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 1. He was not now a babe that needed milk, but had spiritual senses exercised, Heb. We cannot demand God’s favour as a debt, but must be humble suppliants for it, that God will not only be reconciled to us, but accept us and smile upon us. David was thus wasted by age, and sickness, and sorrow. (2.) Their cunning is falsehood, so Dr. Hammond. He not only pleads his innocency, that he was unjustly censured, but, (1.) He makes the favour of God his felicity: Thou art my portion, O Lord! 14, ), whose prophecy perhaps David here had an eye to; and that day we are to look for and pray for the hastening of. Thou art faithful, and therefore wilt perform what thou hast promised, and not break thy word.’’ Those that make God’s promises their portion may with humble boldness make them their plea. 52-56. Some understand this indefinitely: This I had (that is I had that which satisfied me; I had every thing that is comfortable) because I kept thy precepts. When others were sleeping David was remembering God’s name, and, by repeating that lesson, increasing his acquaintance with it; in the night of affliction this he called to mind. Without were fightings, within were fears, and both together brought him even to the dust of death (Ps. That he took pleasure in doing his duty: "Thy law is my delight. Even those that deal most fairly may meet with those that deal perversely. Those that see God’s word to be admirable will prize it highly and preserve it carefully, as that which they promise themselves great things from. The Jews inscribe in the first page of the great Bible, "How dreadful is this place! Verse 131 Here is, 1. Besides the original corruption we all brought into the world with us (from which we are not cleansed unto this day), there are many particular sins which young people are subject to, by which they defile their way, youthful lusts (2 Tim. He had stood many a shock and kept his ground, and surely that grace which had helped him hitherto would not fail him, but would still prevent his wanderings. Those that are taught of God have a great deal of reason to be thankful, for this is the foundation of all these spiritual blessings, which are the best blessings, and the earnest of eternal blessings. Verse 162 Here is, 1. Thou art infinitely happy in the enjoyment of thyself and hast no need of me or my services; yet thou art pleased to reckon thyself honoured by them; assist me therefore, and then accept me.’’ In all our prayers we should intermix praises. Blessed [are] the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. He did this immediately and without demur (v. 60): I made haste and delayed not. The wonderful pleasure and delight which David took in the word of God; it was sweet to his taste, sweeter than honey. The great distress that David was in. See Ps. Observe here, Those that would have God’s testimonies to be their delight must take them for their counsellors and be advised by them; and let those that take them for their counsellors in close walking take them for their delight in comfortable walking.4. The character of wicked people; he means those that are openly and grossly wicked: They forsake thy law. When he was under a forced absence from God’s ordinances he longed to be restored to them again; when he enjoyed ordinances he greedily sucked in the word of God, as new-born babes desire the milk. Verse 158 Here is, 1. When Saul the king was his persecutor and enemy no marvel that many more were so: multitudes will follow the pernicious ways of abused authority. 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. God’s word is a treasure worth laying up, and there is no laying it up safely but in our hearts; if we have it only in our houses and hands, enemies may take it from us; if only in our heads, our memories may fail us: but if our hearts be delivered into the mould of it, and the impressions of it remain on our souls, it is safe. The powerful promises of Psalm 119 teach us how to commune with God in the good times and the bad, revealing the critical role God’s word is to play in our day-to-day lives. The use he would make of his divine learning. Psalm 119:49-50. Psalm 119:111, ESV: "Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart." We cannot proceed, nor persevere, in the good way, unless God quicken us and put life into us; we are therefore here taught to depend upon the grace of God for strength to do every good work, and to depend upon it as grace, as purely the fruit of God’s favour. Hence he fears not wicked men, nor dreads disappointment, sustained by God in making His law the rule of life. Take him in a private capacity, he could appeal to Saul himself that there was no evil or transgression in his hand, 1 Sa. Delight in their company is an evidence of belonging to them ( Psalms 16:3 , Amos 3:3 , Malachi 3:16 ). Verse 130 Here is, 1. 160. Observe,I. Few young people do themselves enquire by what means they may recover and preserve their purity; and therefore David asks the question for them. Verse 126 Here is, 1. Five things he promises himself here in the strength of God’s grace:—(1.) (2.) Verses 98-100 We have here an account of David’s learning, not that of the Egyptians, but of the Israelites indeed. 49:11 ) but on my ways, not on what I have, but what I do:’’ for what we do will follow us into another world when what we have must be left behind. He appeals to God concerning this passionate desire after his precepts: "Behold, I have thus loved, thus longed; thou knowest all things, thou knowest that I am thus affected.’’ 2. (1.) 2. Teach me good judgment and knowledge--namely, in Thy word (so as to fathom its deep spirituality); for the corresponding expression ( Psalms 119:12 Psalms 119:64 Psalms 119:68 ), is, "Teach me Thy statutes.". As God made, so He can best control, us. He asks grace from God: "Teach me thy statutes; give me to know and do my duty in every thing. 3:21 . He therefore prays that God would be good to him according to his necessity and capacity: "Teach me thy statutes. The writer desires God's favor, that he may praise Him for His truth, confesses that he has erred, but, in the midst of all his wanderings and adversities, professes an abiding attachment to the revealed Word of God, the theme of such repeated eulogies, and the recognized source of such great and unnumbered blessings. The more understanding we get by the word of God the more rooted will our hatred of sin be (for to depart from evil, that is understanding, Job. for thy judgments are good--The time must therefore be at hand when Thy justice will turn the "reproach" from Thy Church upon the world ( Isaiah 25:8 , 66:5 , Zephaniah 2:8-10 ). Strengthen me to do the duties, resist the temptations, and bear up under the burdens, of an afflicted state, that the spirit may not fail. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. That he had edified others with what he had been taught out of the word of God (v. 13): With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. There is a day coming which will put them away from among the righteous (Mt. Verse 23 See here, 1. If the principles be true, the practices must be agreeable to them, else we do not act rationally. Whither should the child go but to his father when any thing ails him? He had not only a spiritual communion with them in the same faith and hope, but he joined with them in holy ordinances in the courts of the Lord, where rich and poor, prince and peasant, meet together. Verse 39 Here, 1. By studying and practising God’s commandments, and making them his rule, he learnt to behave himself wisely in all his ways, 1 Sa. It is by virtue of God’s promise to Noah (Gen. 8:22 ) that day and night, summer and winter, observe a steady course. PE. Has God kindled in us desires towards spiritual blessings more than towards any temporal good things, and will he not be so kind as to satisfy those desires? 1, . Hence the pious are encouraged and inclined to seek a knowledge of it, and persevere amidst the efforts of those planning and waiting to destroy them. They are conscious to themselves of much iniquity that clogs them in the ways of God, but not of that iniquity which draws them out of those ways. "As, if I be wicked, woe to me; so, if I be sincere, it is well with me.’’. Thieves break through and steal. We are all strangers on earth and must so account ourselves. That he directed his prayer to God: I cried unto thee. He determined to make the word of God his rule, and to walk by that rule. 2. 2. Verses 111-112 The psalmist here in a most affectionate manner, like an Israelite indeed, resolves to stick to the word of God and to live and die by it.I. The streams of God’s goodness are so numerous, and run so full, so strong, to all the creatures, that we must conclude the fountain that is in himself to be inexhaustible. David had the law written with his own hand, for the king was obliged to transcribe a copy of it for his own use (Deu. A general petition for audience repeated: Let my cry come near before thee; and again, Let my supplication come before thee. 79, 80. ZAIN. His acknowledgment of his favour to all his people: As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. It has not gained its validity by lapse of time, as many governments, whose best plea is prescription and long usage, Quod initio non valet, tractu temporis convalescit—That which, at first, wanted validity, in the progress of time acquired it. His prayer to God not to leave him: "O forsake me not! We are by nature blind to the things of God, till his grace cause the scales to fall from our eyes; and even those in whose hearts God has said, Let there be light, have yet need to be further enlightened, and must still pray to God to open their eyes yet more and more, that those who at first saw men as trees walking may come to see all things clearly; and the more God opens our eyes the more wonders we see in the word of God, which we saw not before. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! What is the Almighty, that we should fear him? David’s complaint here is like St. Paul’s of a body of death that he carried about with him. That God’s promise was graciously performed. Verse 161 David here lets us know, 1. Good men, when they are drooping and melancholy, sometimes think themselves more slighted than really they are. The degree of that pleasure—as one that finds great spoil. But those that sincerely endeavour to do his commandments ought to keep up a good hope of the salvation; and that hope will both engage and enlarge the heart in doing the commandments. God’s testimonies are a heritage to all that have received the Spirit of adoption; for, if children, then heirs. Hard and foul words indeed break no bones, and yet they are very grievous to a tender and ingenuous spirit; therefore David prays, "Lord, remove them from me, that I may not be thereby either driven from my duty or discouraged in it.’’ God has all men’s hearts and tongues in his hand, and can silence lying lips, and raise up a good name that is trodden in the dust. Verses 69-70 David here tells us how he was affected as to the proud and wicked people that were about him. 4. Psalm 119 Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet. which--rather, "who," that is, "the proud"; "pits" is not the antecedent. That God’s word is righteousness, and it is an everlasting righteousness. If God deals in strict justice with us, we die, we perish, we all perish; if these forfeited lives be preserved and prolonged, it is because God deals bountifully with us, according to his mercy, not according to our deserts. The more lively the hope is the more lively the obedience will be. In order to adhere to His word, we must seek deliverance from temptations to sin as well as from despondency. This we must aim at in all we do in religion, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of the Lord. God’s truth is a law (Jn. 1:74, Lu. A Bible is a pleasant companion at any time if we please. The use we should make of it. Sometimes, in this world, the wicked are, by the censures of the church, or the sword of the magistrate, or the judgments of God, put away as dross, Prov. Abraham saw it at a distance, and so did others, but at such a distance that it put their eyes to the stretch and they could not stedfastly see it. He had not departed from God’s judgments; he had not chosen any other rule than the word of God, nor had he wilfully deviated from that rule. Psalm 119:130. Psalm 119:1 in all English translations. 14:6 ), and their reproaches will be for ever silenced when the salvation of the saints is completed; then it will appear, beyond dispute, that it was not in vain to trust in God. David, being a public person, had many enemies, but withal he had many friends, who loved him and wished him well; let him set the one over-against the other. The sentiment more fully carried out. 25:4, Prov. That his sin was justly corrected: I know, O Lord! The allusion is to the lamps and torches carried at night before an Eastern caravan. 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