Verse 89-96. While the sun shines, men walk without stumbling as to their feet, and when the Lord smiles on us we live without grief as to our souls. Or to thy faithfulness round about thee. 26. TITLE. Ver. The holiest tremble in the presence of the thrice Holy… ", It would be unwarrantable, therefore, to infer from Ethan's expostulation, that the saints who lived under the early kings were strangers to the hope of everlasting life. For God himself who hath said, Ye are gods, hath also added, Ye shall die like men. A complete set of The Treasury of David in book form is available from Pilgrim Publications, PO Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501. Christ commenced his labours by referring to his Father, for in Lu 2:49 he says, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" Ver. A. Alexander. And in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. It stands on a rock, and is immovable as the rock on which it stands—the threefold rock of God's inviolable decree, of Christ's finished redemption, and of the Spirit's never failing faithfulness. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Ver. —Jeremiah Burrows. Then he uses such similitudes as are taken from things which are held most firm and inviolable amongst men, as Psalms 89:4, foedus incidi, I have cut or engraven my covenant (so in the Hebrew), alluding to what was then in use, when covenants were mutually to be made, such as they intended to be inviolate, and never to be broken; to signify so much, they did engrave and cut them into the most durable lasting matter, as marble, or brass, or the like. (second clause). —Adam Clarke. The Sovereignty of the divine government. 33. Ver. Mercy is said to go before the face of God, because God sends mercy before judgment, that he might find less to punish: so Bellarmine. Ver. I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand, Ver. 1. He is even wondering at this great salvation. Never was there a son more filial in his cries than "the Firstborn among many brethren." Psalms 89:5. When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. 8. The meaning of this title is very doubtful. And in Psalms 89:7, he is there presented with all his saints and angels round about him, as one that is greatly to be feared, or that is terrible in himself, by reason of his greatness, in this his council and assembly of his saints, and to be had in reverence of all that are about him. This house, contrary to the fate of all sublunary buildings, will never fall down, nor ever be taken down. 4. (Nichol's Edition of Swinnock's Works, Vol. Even if you fall, God has provided for it; but take heed; the provision involves much that will be terrible and desperately painful to your mind. 19 (second clause). We have heard of great tyrants and usurpers who vaunted that they had the power of life and death, and as absolutely disposed of men as Domitian did of flies; but we have heard likewise that in a short time (and generally the shorter the more furious they have been) their sceptres are fallen out of their hands; their crowns are toppled off their heads, and they are themselves snatched away by the King of Terrors. Man's faith may fail him sometimes, but God's faithfulness never fails him: God will not suffer his faithfulness to fail. And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. I have exalted one chosen out of the people. Ver. Ver. on StudyLight.org That he knew how to want, and hvw to abound, keeps him from being Enos, miserable or wretched in any fortune; he is gheber, a great man, and a good man, a happy man, and a holy man, and yet Mi gheber, Quis homo, this man must see death. 89 I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. o subject is more important or is so fully the key to … wilt thou hide thyself for ever? I made a covenant with my chosen, etc. salvation—of all grace—of all consolation. God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the. Ver. Thy Son our covenant Head died, and so also shall we; let us not be so deserted of thee in this brief span that we shall be quite unable to testify to thy faithfulness: make us not feel that we have lived in vain. I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: David was the means of bringing great blessings to the people over whom he ruled. 2. He shall cry unto me, thou art my father. The metaphor is taken from those who undertake to watch over the sick, or train up children, or tend sheep. Alexander remarks, that the infinite superiority of God to men and angels is here expressed, or rather indicated, by an accumulation of descriptive titles. The crown of a king, (like that of the high priest, on which was inscribed "holiness to the Lord") (Exodus 28:36) was a sacred thing, and therefore to cast it in the dust was to profane it. 22. Is the reproach aimed at the delays of the Messiah, those long expected footfalls which as yet are unheard? 2. Jehovah is here exhibited, by the sacred poet, under the character of a Sovereign, and of a Judge, he being presented to our adoring regard as on his throne; the throne of universal empire, and absolute dominion; as exercising his authority, and executing his laws, with an omnipotent but impartial hand. 1. He is holiness itself, the only being who can be called "the Holy One", and in his perfection of character we see the most excellent reason for our faith. Psalm 6. —Mollerus. In all their dangers they shall be more than conquerors. higher than the kings of the earth. When inveterate sensuality has succeeded in quenching in a man's heart the hope of a life beyond the grave, the dreary void which succeeds utters itself, not in solemn complaints like Ethan's, but in songs of forced mirth—dismal Anacreontic songs: "Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die.". The Singer's Duty, magnifying the mercies of God always, even from one generation to another. We have everything except the divine energy, and we must never rest content until we see it in full operation among us. 32. Let us, therefore, when he chastens us, plead the covenant that is here recorded, and say to him, “Thou hast said, ‘Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. Ver. Epaminoudas the Theban general, cultivated truth so studiously, that he is reported never to have spoken a falsehood even in jest. Ver. 27. He suffers the fury of the enemy to swell against his cause, but he stills it at his pleasure. He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father. wynb, his sons, i.e. Ver. The sun and moon, which had been made tokens of the covenant, would praise God for such an extraordinary display of mercy, and the angels and redeemed spirits would sing, "as it were, a new song.". And his throne as the sun before me; that is, perpetual and glorious, as the Chaldee explains it, shall shine as the sun. Ver. Psalms 89:16. Former mercies are fundamental to later ones. What we hear is the language of passion, not of sedate conviction. Ver. God's possession of earth most certain, and its manifestation in the future most sure. Psalms 89:20. Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, etc. 1. Did He create man to heap up wealth together? Ver. Ver. We do it every day. After tossing about on a sea of trouble the Psalmist here leaps to shore and stands upon a rock. With my mouth. 25. What Church? Psalms 89:27. In the Escurial the palace of the Kings of Spain, is their cemetery too; there their royal ashes lie. The north and the south thou hath created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. And what is that rock or marble here? 35. Thou wouldst reach with one hand to the east, and with the other to the west." Where are the glories of Pentecost? Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? Some people say, "Then God will leave them." —The Lord is represented as summoning the whole earth to hear his declaration, Psalm 50:1-6; he then declares the nature of the worship which he accepts, Psalm 50:7-15, accuses the ungodly of breaches of the precepts of the second table, Psalm 50:16-21, and closes the court with a word of threatening, Psalm 50:22, and a direction of grace, Psalm 50:23. Jehovah has overthrown his enemies with his own right arm, unaided and alone. 2. The great Jehovah, the Maker and the Owner and the Ruler of the universe, hath said respecting his Christ, "I will make him my firstborn"; that is, I will constitute him the chief of all creatures, and the depository of all power, and the possessor of all privileges, and the heir of all creation. Mercies celebrated. Ver. (a) To a state of peace and reconciliation with God. Psalm 11. If the gospel system can be disproved, nothing remains for us or any other of the sons of men, which can render existence worth the having. Men often fail in truth because their power is limited, and then they find it easier to break their word than to keep it; but the strong Jehovah is equal to all his engagements, and will assuredly keep them. 1. And in that psalm the parallel to these “sons of God” is “those in heaven.” It’s a group of beings in heaven. Nothing can befall you which is not contemplated—nothing which God has not provided for. "The Lord sitteth upon the floods; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever", and in all his ruling and over ruling he has respect unto his covenant; therefore, although our house be not so with God as our hearts would wish, yet we will rejoice in his covenant ordered in all things and sure, and delight in him as all our salvation and all our desire. Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound —viz., of the trumpets sounded in token of joy at the great festivals, and chiefly on the first day of the seventh month, the feast of trumpets (Leviticus 23:24), and on extraordinary occasions, especially after the yearly atonement, on the day of jubilee, the tenth day of the seventh month of the fiftieth year, proclaiming liberty to bondmen, and restoration of their inheritance to them that had forfeited it (Leviticus 25:8-10). 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