Thus the royal psalmist rejoiced because his own land had been cleansed of intruders, and a regular government had been set up, and guarded by an ample force, and in all this he found encouragement to plead for victory over his foreign foes. Spurgeon.). PSALM 108. Of hymns, of prayers, of sermons. We read that "David smote the Philistines and subdued them" (2Sa 8:1), even as he hath smitten Edom and filled it with his garrisons. Under the leadership of the Almighty, he felt so secure of conquering even fierce Edom itself that he looks upon it as a mere slave, over which he could exult with impunity. His Holiness? 2. c. 172). II. David greatly rejoiced after the Lord had spoken to him by the mouth of Nathan. General Epistles
I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. To praise God makes a man both happier and holier, stronger and bolder—as the succeeding verses show. Gataker and Lev Clerc illustrate this text from an anecdote related by Herodotus, concerning Amasis, king of Egypt, who expressed the meanness of his own origin by comparing himself to a pot for washing the feet in, (Herod. Major Prophets
Strings are wonderful things when some men play upon them, they seem to become sympathetic and incorporated with the minstrel as if his very soul were imparted to them and thrilled through them. The Treasury of David, by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, ... Psalms Chapter 108. Psalm 34:-12 (Concerning David, when he pretended to be insane in the presence of Abimelech, who drove him out, and he departed.) "That thy beloved may be delivered: save.". Petra is strong and hard to enter: the Psalmist warrior knows that he cannot enter the city by his own power, and he therefore asks who is to help him. Canst thou for ever forsake thine own and leave thy people to be overthrown by thine enemies? --------------------
Many commentators have been reduced to saying something like, “We know it is inspired, but we don’t have to like it.” The great C.S. A Song or Psalm of David. Wisdom Literature
Verse 10.—The strong city built on the rock, even man's hardened heart, stronger and more stony than the tomb, he had conquered and overcome; and in him and his might are his people to carry on his warfare, and to cast down all the strongholds of human pride, and human stubbornness, and human unrepentance. Then the psaltery and harp of former generations awoke (Psa 108:2). Verse 3. And let my consecrated lyre who will lead me into Edom?" "Ephraim also is the strength of mine head." None but the elect of God who have obtained "like precious faith" can sing—. 1-5). (Ps. Verse 6.—That thy beloved may be delivered, etc. From these passages it is evident that Aram as well as Edom was included in the full compass of the territory designed for Israel, and that David felt himself to be in the path of destiny when he was endeavouring to extend his sway from the river of Egypt to the great river, even the Euphrates. ... Psalm 107:32-43 Remember the Giver; Psalm 108:1-13 What Is Your Heart Condition? Verse 7.—"God hath spoken" the word of assurance. A distinct reason for hope to light upon. Verse 1.—"With my glory." And fill with sacred melody 106:1) ... "Psalm 108" Note the different application of the words as they are used in Psalms 57 and 60. Commentaries. Thy right hand shall thy people aid; I will boast in … 1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Praise with musical instruments - lute and harp. Faith is neither a coward nor a sluggard: she knows that God is with her, and therefore she does valiantly; she knows that he will tread down her enemies, and therefore she arises to tread them down in his name. Major Prophets
We cannot too often with fixed heart resolve to magnify the Lord; nor need we ever hesitate to use the same words in drawing near to God, for the Lord who cannot endure vain repetitions is equally weary of vain variations. "And mete out the valley of Succoth." Verse 1.—Meditation is a fixed duty. Verse 12.—"Give us help from trouble," etc. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point
One passage only seems to bear upon it, Isa 63:1, and from this we learn that it is from Edom as the last scene of his vengeance, the conquering Messiah will come forth, "clothed with a vesture dipped in blood." (a) Of what? Verses 1-5.—After David has professed a purpose of praising God (Psa 108:1-3) he tells you, next, the proportion that is between the attributes which he praiseth in God, and his praise of him. "I will praise the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. Praise is an offering - give. It is at least ours to endeavour to do so, and we may expect divine assistance therein. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. As men wash their feet after a long journey, and so are revived, so vanquished difficulties serve to refresh us: we use Moab for a washpot. Wisdom Literature
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