Lancelot Andrewes. Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy. and declare the works of the LORD. Richard Capel (1586-1656) in "Tentations, their Nature, Danger, Cure.". Let David reign! Here is a standing reason for thanksgiving. It is joy in salvation: it is expressed, â€”"The voice": it abides: "the voice is":it is joy in the protection and honour given by the Lord's right hand. Ver. Open to me the gates of righteousness. How much was suspended upon that cord! Our Lord Jesus himself pleads for the salvation and the prosperity of his chosen; as our Intercessor before the throne he asks that the heavenly Father would save and keep those who were of old committed to his charge, and cause them to be one through the indwelling Spirit. According to Matthesius, Luther had this verse written against his study wall. Ver. Cyropaed. He determined to recount the works of Jah; and he does so in this Psalm, wherein he dwells with love and admiration upon the splendour of Jehovah's prowess in the midst of the fight. God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light. Psalms 118:13. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. Ver. | 402 … 22. 20. What is the sacrifice? Henry Cowles. My attempt was entirely in vain; in an instant bees in thousands are about me, and I am mercilessly stung all over my face and hands. "I came for thy prayers, "Daniel 10:12. To the doctrine of atonement. Ver. Psalms 119:9-16. 4. It is so dear a title of God, that the prophet cannot have enough of it. Whole Psalm. When Herod was highly displeased with the armies of Tyre and Sidon, they did not venture to approach him until they had made Blastus, the king's chamberlain, their friend. In many troubles they cannot help us in the least degree: for instance, in sickness, bereavement, or death; neither can they assist us one jot in reference to our eternal state. The Blue Letter Bible team has added a wide selection of Charles Spurgeon's sermons. The severity is limited: "it is not unto death." But, on the contrary, I shall live, not simply as he had hitherto lived, in the greatest distress, which would be a wretched life, a living death: but lively, joyous, happy. Let them all say it: let them all say it now: let every one of us say it for himself, “His mercy endureth for every.”. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. Hosanna signifies, "Save now, I beseech thee." G. R. Ver 19. Those who reject the chosen stone will stumble against him to their own hurt, and ere long will come his second advent, when he will fall upon them from the heights of heaven, and grind them to powder. The hero of the Psalm, while he had no earthly friend upon whom he could thoroughly rely, was surrounded by innumerable enemies, who heartily hated him. 27. No doubt the Israelitish nation celebrated the victory of its champion with a day of feasting, music and song; and surely it is but meet that we should reverently keep the feast of the triumph of the Son of David. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things! Send me an interest in that prosperity which his kingdom brings with it to all those that entertain it. It never ceases to astonish us, as we see, even here below, God by means of weakness defeating power, by the simplicity of his word baffling the craft of men, and by the invisible influence of his Spirit exalting his Son in human hearts in the teeth of open and determined opposition. Ver. For ever thou art my God, and for ever I will give thee thanks. The gates won by his righteousness, to whom we daily say, "Thou only art holy"; the gates which needed the "Via Dolorossa and the cross, before they could roll back on their hinges. Have we been of a forgetful or murmuring spirit? The salvation of how many! Ver. Here is the doctrine of the Christian sabbath: "it is the day which the Lord hath made, "has made remarkable, made holy, has distinguished it from other days; he has made it for man: it is therefore called the Lord's day, for it bears his image and superscription. That hero of heroes, the conquering Saviour, gives to all the families of his people abundant reasons for incessant song now that he has led captivity captive and ascended up on high. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. It is now clear to all by divine grace whom Holy Scripture calls the cornerstone. Ver. Ver. The subject of songs "O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good. And what is this but to say, If you wish to call me good, recognize me as God? Psalm 118 rings out as a beautiful psalm of thanksgiving and praise, from beginning to end. For salvation: rejoicing and salvation go together. The whole Psalm has a peculiar formation. As Christ is risen, "we shall not die, but live"; we shall not die eternally, but we shall live in this world, the life of grace, and in the world to come, the life of glory; that we may in both declare the "works" and chant the praises of God our Saviour. Thy voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous. (a) That which is least esteemed by men as a means of salvation is most esteemed by God. Exposition of Psalm 119:113-120. by Charles Spurgeon. ; "Let the house of Aaron, "etc. Psalm 118 was Martin Luther’s favorite psalm. Next, he tells of his refuge: I betook me to God, I told him my sorrows, and he heard me. Ver. Though the psalm is unattributed, its opening words and repeated refrain-"Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! I shall not die, not absolutely, for see Psalms 89:48; Hebrews 9:27; but not in the midst of my days, Ps 103:24; nor according to the will of mine enemies, who "thrust at me that I might fall, "Psalms 118:13. Psalms 118:22-24. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. God is good. Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. ", 2. Strong humours require strong physic to purge them out. I felt ready, in the evening, for an encounter with half a score of buffaloes or a brace of lions rather than have anything more to do with bees; and this was a sentiment in which all the ship's company heartily concurred. The need of souls. We can well suppose that the notes at the close of the loud hallelujah were more swift, more sweet, more loud than at the beginning. xxiv., No. The way of salvation is the Lord's doing, therefore marvellous in our eyes. Send now prosperity, .God will send it, but his people must pray for it. Whole Psalm. To what is it bound? 19. For what David here prophesied, the people after accomplished: Matthew 21:9, "Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." Ver. Joy suits no person so much as a saint, and it becomes no season so well as a Sabbath. Thus all faithful ministers of the Church must not come in their own name, or the name of Baal, or of Mammon and their own belly, but in the name of God, with a lawful call; concerning which see Hebrews 5:1-14 Re 10:1-11 15:1-8. In this point, almost above all others, God is frequently robbed of his praise. Ever further, ever onward, where no angel's foot may tread, Where the twenty-four elders prostrate fall in mystic, Where the four strange living creatures sing their hymn. 27. Alexander thinks that the deliverance celebrated cannot be identified with any one so exactly as with that from the Babylonian exile; but we judge it best to refer it to no one incident in particular, but to regard it as a national song, adapted alike for the rise of a chosen here, and the building of a temple. 22. In the Hebrew the passage reads, "It is wonderfully done": not only is the exaltation of Jesus of Nazareth itself wonderful, but the way in which it is brought about is marvellous: it is wonderfully done. . Nothing can surpass the force and majesty, as well as the richly varied beauty, of this Psalm. Our whole selves, every talent, all our time, property, position, mind, heart, temper, life to the last. David did not look upon himself as immortal, or that he should never die; he knew he was subject to the statute of death: but the meaning is, I shall not die now, I shall not die by the hands of these men, I shall not die the death which they have designed me to; or when he saith, "I shall not die, but live, "his meaning is, I shall live comfortably and prosperously, I shall live as a king. "There is forgiveness with thee that thou mayest be feared.". His enemies are my enemies; Lord, I beseech thee, save me from them. It was partially used at the time when Messiah, in the days of his humiliation, was received with triumph and acclamation into Jerusalem; and we may conclude it will be fully enacted, when our glorified and triumphant Lord, coming with ten thousand of his saints, will again stand upon the earth and receive the promised salutation, "Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of Jehovah." Messiah now takes up the language of a conqueror, Psalms 118:17-19. The exultation: Psalms 118:24, This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. This is my Psalm, my chosen Psalm. Ver. (Charles Spurgeon) Being such a long Psalm - and the longest chapter in the Bible - this Psalm has been of some historical note. 28. Ver. Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. Here we behold with how strong and impregnable a shield the Holy Ghost furnishes us against the empty vaunting of the Papal clergy. What the close of Psalms 117:1-2 says of God's truth, viz., that it endureth for ever, Psalms 118:1-4 says of its sister, his mercy or lovingkindness. Studying the book of Psalm 1; shows a significant summary of the history, time and relevant details according to the bible’s acts based onSpurgeon - Matthew Bible Commentary and reading parallely the bible’s version King James Version. It is looked upon as a triumphant hymn. Ver. "Commentary on Psalms 118:4". Contributed by Scott Nichols on Jul 18, 2014. Assert their waxen domes, and buzzing progeny; Thus from the tents the fervent legion swarms. The joy of Christian households. Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.” Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.” When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. Click the title of a sermon to view or save the PDF. There are, I believe, 31,174 verses in all, and this is the 15,587th. Yet David here repeats this truth, that if possible it may sink deep into every mind. Ver. Ver. This happens especially in small things; we should ever remember that whatever is worth praying for, is worth praising for also. The stone which the builders rejected. Spurgeon is known mostly for his sermons. With cords. On a fast day we eye God's anger; on a thanksgiving day we look to God's favour. But he ascribes the whole of that light which he possessed unto God the Lord, as the sole author and the only giver of it. Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 16. AN EXPOSITION OF PSALM 139 by Charles H. Spurgeon One of the most notable of the sacred hymns. So the Psalmist says it was with his enemies. In raising him from the dead the Lord God exalted him to be the head of his church, the very pinnacle of her glory and beauty. Ver. This staggers the adversary, for he cannot understand what it is which baffles him: of the Holy Ghost He knows nothing. Still do the builders refuse him: even to this day the professional teachers of the gospel are far too apt to fly to any and every new philosophy sooner than maintain the simple gospel, which is the essence of Christ: nevertheless, he holds his true position amongst his people, and the foolish builders shall see to their utter confusion that his truth shall be exalted over all. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the LORD. We know who it is that cometh in the name of the Lord beyond all others. We have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. Ver. Ver. All nations compassed me about. Here the people magnify God for bringing his chosen servant into the honourable office, which had been allotted to him by divine decree. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence. Trace, then, dear reader, a connection between your God and your blessing. The character that our Immanuel bears with respect to this building; he is the stone in a way of eminence, without whom there can be no building, no house for God to dwell in among the children of men. Bind the sacrifice with cords, etc. 1865-1885, Finding the new version too difficult to understand? It is a cheering fact that if we endure chastening God dealeth with us as with sons, and we may well be satisfied with the common lot of his beloved family. But sure, a purpose there must be, alias oves adducendi, of bringing in others, of joining a corner, or else we do not facere secundum exemplar, build not according to Christ's pattern; our fashion of fabric is not like his. Joseph Caryl. 15; Matthew 21:15). But in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Robert Bellarmine. Surely, if it outlives the sting of death, it will not die from the sting of a bee. When others behave badly to us, it should only stir us up the more heartily to give thanks unto the Lord because he is good; and when we ourselves are conscious that we are far from being good, we should only the more reverently bless him that "he is good." We should shout "Hosannah, "and sing loud "Hallelujahs" when we behold the stone which the builders rejected lifted into its proper place. Because we can look back to a time when we walked in no such light, when we felt no such light, when everything spiritual and heavenly was dark to us, and we were dark to them. 1. 27. â€”Bind the sacrifice, etc. John Calvin. "It is better, "etc. Indeed, it is so even in the smallest detail. But not so the Holy Ghost. Samuel Burder. Ver. Ver. And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the Lord; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. It is better to trust in the LORD. 22. Psalms 118:18. He does not give us over unto death at any time, and we may be quite sure that he has not done so while he condescends to chasten us, for if he intended our final rejection he would not take the pains to place us under his fatherly discipline. Ver. See Ephesians 3:20. Before these words must be understood, lead it: for the victims were bound to rings fixed in the floor. This is simply preposterous, because the personal pronouns, "I," "my" and "me" occur thirty times in twenty-five verses (Psalms 118:5-29). Another single voice calls on Israel to acknowledge this great truth; and a third invites the house of Aaron, the priesthood, to acknowledge their share in Jehovah's love. But the Lord helped me; a blessed "but." 17. They made the circle three and four times deep, but for all that he felt confident of victory. 5. Our help is in the name of the Lord, but our fears are in the name of man. He was calm and confident, though surrounded with enemies, and so let all believers be, for thus they honour God. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. Martin Geier. Psalm 118 – The Chief Cornerstone Psalm 118 does not name an author in its title, but there is reason to believe it was King David, the Sweet Psalmist of Israel. Hebrews 13:16. Prayers which come out of distress generally come out of the heart, and therefore they go to the heart of God. Henry Ainsworth. Take a wide range and consider what has been done, should be done, and may be done "in the name of the Lord.". 13. 1. He does not say that he should not suffer, but that he would not fear: the favour of God infinitely outweighed the hatred of men, therefore setting the one against the other he felt that he had no reason to be afraid. Ver. He says, "Jah heard me in a wide place, "for God is never shut up, or straitened. "Better death than false of faith" is the motto of one of our noble houses, and it may well be ours. (2) What David wrote was divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit. 3. Ver. We are accustomed to lay some one stone of a public building with solemn ceremony, and to deposit in it any precious things which may have been selected as a memorial of the occasion: henceforth that cornerstone is looked upon as peculiarly honourable, and joyful memories are associated with it. This is the day which the LORD hath made, (he that made all days, so especially this day, but what follows?) The exalted position of Christ in his church is not the work of man, and does not depend for its continuation upon any builders or ministers; God himself has wrought the exaltation of our Lord Jesus. Franz Delitzsch. Life is good. 22. The struggling hero knew that the voice of woe and lamentation was heard in the tents of his adversaries, for they had suffered severe defeat at his hands; but he was delighted by the remembrance that the nation for whom he had struggled would rejoice from one end of the land to the other at the deliverance which God had wrought by his means. Our Lord Jesus himself saith, "I will praise thee"; and well may each one of us, humbly and with confidence in divine grace, add, on his own account, the same declaration, "I will praise thee." Reference: Psalm 118:22-25.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. The favour of princes is proverbially fickle, the testimonies of worldlings to this effect are abundant. The afflictions of the people of God are chastisements: "The Lord hath chastened me.". It is his care that "the spirit fail not before him, nor the souls which he hath made, "Isaiah 57:16. 24. The fittest spirit in which to enjoy it: "Praise thee", 1. Philip Bennet Power. b) This group of psalms called the Egyptian Haifa runs from Psalm 113 to 118. i) If you recall from two lessons ago, Psalm 113 is about being "called" by God. Ver. Martin Geier. Ver. Ver. 1. The grass lacerates my hands, and I try to gain the mainland, hoping to find shelter in the woods. Thou must learn to call, and not to sit there by thyself, and lie on the bench, hang and shake thy head, and bite and devour thyself with thy thoughts; but come on, thou indolent knave, down upon thy knees, up with thy hands and eyes to heaven, take a Psalm or a prayer, and set forth thy distress with tears before God. Let us do our best to magnify the great Father of lights from whom our present blessedness has descended. "The sword of the Lord and of Gideon" brings instant terror into the midst of the foe. To no purpose do I try to protect my face with a handkerchief, and the more violently I fling my hands about, so much the more violent becomes the impetuosity of the irritated insects. Enjoy it.” All of this is true, in a sense. True joy is peculiar to the righteous. In their tabernacles: in their pilgrimage state. â€”G.R. R. H. Ryland, in "The Psalms restored to Messiah, "1853. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Ver. Ver. Philip Bennet Power. It will be a lasting Ebeneze r bearing this witness, ³Hitherto ha th the LORD helped us. God having purposed to set his servant upon the throne, the whole race of mankind could do nothing to thwart the divine decree: the settled purpose of Jehovah's heart could not be turned aside, nor its accomplishment delayed, much less prevented, by the most rancorous hostility of the most powerful of men. "Chastening, Jah hath chastened me, "says our poet: as much as to say that the Lord had smitten him very severely, and made him sorrowfully to know the full weight of his rod. But this arises from the shallowness of the reader's own mind. Chapter 118 It is probable that David penned this psalm when he had, after many a story, weathered his point at last, and gained a full possession of the kingdom to which he had been anointed. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear what man can. Psalms 118:14-15, "Because God had become his salvation, "and "the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly." The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Scripture This is our third Sunday of not having a corporate worship service in our sanctuary. 2. God hath given us grace and promised us glory, and we are constrained to ascribe all grace to him, and all the glory of it also. It is grand to hear a man speak in this fashion when it is not boasting, but the calm declaration of his heartfelt trust in God. Verse 27. I think many of us could make just such a record as that and not once but many times in our lives, we could say, “I called upon the Lord in distress.” We have had many trials, but we have a mercy-seat always to fly to, and a God always ready to hear the cries of his distressed ones. "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." Ver. David's success was mercy to Israel, as well as mercy to himself. But the Lord's day is the highest thanksgiving day, and deserveth much more than the Jewish Purim, to be a day of feasting and gladness, and a good day. 17. The man of God had called upon the Lord when he was not in distress, and therefore he found it natural and easy to call upon him when he was in distress. Ver. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee, my mighty God who hath done this mighty and marvellous thing. They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. What a consolatory fact it is that the Lord takes our part, and that when he raises up friends for us he does not leave them to fight for us alone, but he himself as our chief defender deigns to come into the battle and wage war on our behalf. Why does it need binding? They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about. The phrase "the gate is sometimes used to signify power or empire"; as, for instance, "the Sublime Porte" signifies the seat of empire of Turkey; the entrance to the temple was the true Sublime Porte, and what is better, it was the porta justitiae, the gate of righteousness, the palace of the great King, who is in all things just. This passage (Psalms 118:22-27) will appear to be a mixture of the expressions of the people and of the hero himself. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118 He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Ver. 5. Compare this place with Matthew 11:22-23, and Acts 4:11, and you will find that the precedent verses are a prophetical prediction of Christ's resurrection, and so this verse foretells the church's joy upon that memorable and glorious day. The endurance of the divine mercy is a special subject for song: notwithstanding our sins, our trials, our fears, his mercy endureth for ever. Let Israel now say. The exultation:Psalms 118:24, This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. If others are good in a measure, he is good beyond measure. The best of earthly joys pass away, and even the world itself grows old and hastens to decay, but there is no change in the mercy of God; he was faithful to our forefathers, he is merciful to us, and will be gracious to our children and our children's children. He worshipped he praised, he prayed: for all this is included in calling upon God, even when he was in a straitened condition. 21. The psalm was translated into the Greek Septuagint (about 250BC) in Hellenistic Egypt.There is a presence of Aramaisms in the psalm which has been interpreted by a few as evidence of a late date, though this is not definitive. It resembles the Maschal Psalms, for each verse has of itself its completed sense, its own scent and hue; one thought is joined to another as branch to branch and flower to flower. It has saved me from many a pressing danger, from which nor emperor, nor kings, nor sages, nor saints, could have saved me. The exaltation: Psalms 118:22, The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. The sons of Aaron were specially set apart to come nearest to God, and it was only because of his mercy that they were enabled to live in the presence of the thrice holy Jehovah, who is a consuming fire. His heart had vividly realized his position of peril at the time, and now he delights to call it again to mind in order that he may the more ardently adore the mercy which made him strong in the hour of conflict, so that he broke through a troop, yea, swept a host to destruction. In which words we have the church's solace, or joy, and the season, or day of it. Thus we shall learn good out of their evil; make them our tutors, and give them our pupillage. I am not jealous of my property; I would divide it with the whole world... And would to God that all men would claim the Psalm as especially theirs! Albeit all the elect have interest in God's praise for mercies purchased by Christ unto them, yet the elect of Israel have the first room in the song; for Christ is first promised to them, and came of them according to the flesh, and will be most marvellous about them. Therefore, unto him be all the honour of our enlightenment. In these words we may notice the following particulars. 22. This was the peculiar shout of the feast of tabernacles; and so long as we dwell here below in these tabernacles of clay we cannot do better than use the same cry. That man has attained a high rank among the faithful, who resting satisfied in God, never ceases to entertain a lively hope, even when he finds no help upon earth. David Dickson. God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light, or "God is Jehovah, "the only living and true God. Psalms 118:2-3. The author of Historia Scholastica mentions it as a tradition that at the building of the second temple there was a particular stone of which that was literally true, which is here parabolically rehearsed, viz., that it had the hap to be often taken up by the builders, and as oft rejected, and at last was found to be perfectly fit for the most honourable place, that of the chief cornerstone, which coupled the sides of the walls together, the extraordinariness whereof occasioned the speech here following: This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. This psalm may be considered as the statement of a believer's experience... View the entire commentary. This interpretation being only founded on the repetition, may it not more probably be designed as suited to the musical performance? The reason is, God is stronger than all his foes, Psalm 118:13-14. Ver. Psalms 118:2-3. The dogs from under my bed burst out frantically, overturning everything in their way. 6. He is "the head over all things to the church, "and by him the church is fitly framed together, and groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord. 22. 17. So he says to the Hebrew church: "But to do good and to communicate (that is, to the wants of God's people), forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased." We are bound to the doctrine of atonement; we are bound to Christ himself, who is both altar and sacrifice; we desire to be more bound to him than ever, our soul finds her liberty in being tethered fast to the altar of the Lord. His mercy endureth for ever. His failure: "but the Lord helped me.". As the rope was being drawn along through the grass on the banks it happened that it disturbed a swarm of bees. This web site has been graciously prepared by one of Spurgeon’s most able students and scholars Phil Johnson. Psalm 73 – “My Feet Almost Slipped” The title of this psalm (A Psalm of Asaph) tells us that it was written by the great singer and musician of David and Solomon’s era (1 Chronicles 15:17-19, 16:5-7, 25:6). Satan hath little hope to prevail unless he can persuade us to omit our duties when the clock strikes, and therefore his skill is to urge us to put it off till another time as fitter or better. Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charles H. "Commentary on Psalms 118:4". (b) The covenant obligation: "I will praise thee." The expression may also be translated "to me, "that is to say, Jehovah belongs to me, and is mine. Ver. We gratefully thank The Spurgeon Archive for the use of their source files and the above image of Spurgeon. These are David’s words, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, taken and applied to a present challenge. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. Ver. Psalm 23 is one of those places. 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