For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup. Even now he is actually judging. I prevent it from falling to pieces, as a house, supported by columns too weak to bear its weight, would do. "I thought to promote thee to great honour, "said the king of Moab to Balaam; and yet that promotion ended in a dishonoured and a bloody death. (Revelation 22:1.) 6-10. It is rendered by some, "I will take a set time; "and by others, "I will seize the moment.". Open to Psalm 35 for this Psalm 35 commentary. Ver. It is full of mixture. Resources: Enduring Word commentary; Matthew Henry commentary; Logos.com; Faithlife Study Bible. Psalm 77. 1. Full of mixture. 4. Treasury of David [2 Volume Set - Old Time Gospel Hour Edition] VOL. The original is bremmw (umimmagnarab) and it means duskiness, darkness, and the setting sun, --hence the west. Desiring God. Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. Ver. 3 When … Condensed from a Sermon by Gregory Bateman, preached March 16th, 1862, on his entering upon the Vicarage of Ulrome. The rise and fall of nations and empires are in this Psalm ascribed to God. … I answer; --it were answer enough to say, that we ought not to put questions curiously about such things; it should satisfy us that the Spirit of God is pleased to say it is so, and no more. I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly. 1865-1885, Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 8. The horn was the emblem of boastful power; only the foolish, like wild and savage beasts, will lift it high; but they assail heaven itself with it, as if they would gore the Almighty himself. 7. Never let us neglect thanksgiving, or we may fear that another time our prayers will remain unanswered. For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. Man's sin threatened to destroy the whole creation; but Christ saved the world from utter ruin. 6. Ver. Hermann Venema. 1. Hence, there is no real cause for fear. In dry and solitary places like the sandy desert little advancement can be looked for; like the human intellect, unless cultivated and improved by care and education it is barren as the desert to all holy feelings and improvement, the natural passions like sand choke up every patch susceptible of cultivation, and close up all the avenues to thought and devotion. Now, as the cup of red wine is the Christian doctrine which converts the soul, and in which the true believer spiritually luxuriates, so the dregs thereof are those merely outward, formal, and ceremonious circumstances, which are nothing in themselves more than the dregs and leavings of the signified reality and spiritual substance. Prayer Will Win the Nations: Three Ways to Pray for Missionaries. Selah. The work remains in print today in several editions. Ver. Here the virgin daughter of Zion despises her foe, and laughs him to scorn. Faith promises redoubled praise for greatly needed and signal deliverances. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Power and liberty being restored to Israel, she begins again to execute justice, by abasing the godless who had gloried in the reign of oppression. For infinite goodness there should be measureless thanks. Promotion; or, lifting up. For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the. Ver. Psalms 78:70 - He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds; on StudyLight.org Ver. But yet so long as it is in the cup, they need not meddle with it: nay, but the Lord will pour it out; he shall hold their mouths to it, and make them drink it: the rankest poison in the world, the gall of dragons, and venom of asps, is pleasant and healthful to it. See Psalms on "Psalms 72:9" for further information. Proverbs 1:18. Who consults his own shame? Then let sinners submit to the King of righteousness, and let believers rejoice in and obey him. Wrath of God, remorse, memory of lost joy, fear of future, recriminations, despair, shame, etc., all these are ingredients of the mingled cup. Is not he a fool who lays a snare for himself? They who have drunk so willingly and freely of the cup of sin, shall be forced, whether they will or no, to drink the cup of judgment. Secondly, there's a mixture of comfort and goodness as to the things themselves. Though deliverance be hopeless from all points of the compass, yet God can work it for his people; and though judgment come neither from the rising or the setting of the sun, nor from the wilderness of mountains, yet come it will, for the Lord reigneth. Thomas Horton. Ver. (Read Psalm 75:6-10.) But I will declare for ever. For reading or singing. Let the appointed assize come, O Jesus, and sit thou on thy throne to judge the world in equity. Thy hand have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. In the next four Psalms 75:2-5, the Lord reveals himself as ruling the world in righteousness. Silence, thou silly boaster! We look around; and in the early dawning of youth, with high hopes, mental energies, and perhaps superior talents, anticipate victory over our compeers, and a course of worldly success and prosperity; but alas! Title. Psalm 34 is one of several acrostic psalms. Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charles H. "Commentary on Psalms 75:4". Men wore horns in those days as a part of their state, and these, both literally and figuratively, were to be lopped off; fir since God abhors the proud, his church will not tolerate them any longer. Teacheth us that no disorder or confusion should hinder us from doing that which God requireth of us; nay, rather, the more things are out of order the more readily should we labour to redress them. Let us then cultivate the higher part of our being, and then we may produce fruit unto holiness; let us not wreck so noble a ship as the soul by careless steering and neglect, but trim its sails with early good instruction, and then may we arrive at the haven where we would be. The unceasing thanksgiving of the church, her grand cause for adoration: the nearness of her God, and the evident proof thereof in the displays of his power. Five Minutes in the Word devotional scriptures for today's meditation is Psalm 75. A psalm of Asaph. It is a cup: well, there is a cup that David thirsts for: "I will take the cup of salvation." JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. Oh happy they who drink the cup of godly sorrow, and the cup of salvation: these, though now despised, will then be envied by the very men who trod them under foot. 8. The calamities of war, pestilence, and famine, are all ministers of providence to execute wrath. There is wine in it: better; for wine cheers the hearts, and puts alacrity into the spirits. Ver. And it is not a sip or two shall serve their turns; they must drink all, dregs and all, they shall drink it to the bottom and yet they shall never come to the bottom; they have loved long draughts, and now they shall have one long enough; there is eternity to the bottom. The idea is, that in the matter of" lifting up," or "promotion," all depends on God. Like the disobedient Jews of old, Psalms 78:49, we may speak of this man saying, "How oft did he provoke him in the wilderness and grieve him in the desert!" The cup of wrath. I bear up the pillars of it. It is mixed with the wrath of God, the malice of Satan, the anguish of soul, the gall of sin, the tears of despair: it is red, that is, of a sanguine colour, the wine of blood. Al-taschith. But the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. Every man is two men; we are duplicates, if not triplicates, and it is well sometimes to hold a dialogue with one’s own self. Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. He is a sovereign, and he confers exaltation, whether of an individual or a nation, as he pleases. Red. As the smiling flowers gratefully reflect in their lovely colours the various constituents of the solar ray, so should gratitude spring up in our hearts after the smiles of God's providence. The calamities of war, pestilence, and famine, are all ministers of providence to execute wrath. Ver. See Psalms on "Psalms 75:6" for further information. And treads the monarch down." Ps 132:17 89:18 Ezekiel 29:21. 1856. 3. Ver. Thomas Horton. Acrostic psalms begin the first verse with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet Ver. the treasury of david charles spurgeon commentary on psalms with active table of contents illustrated Sep 27, 2020 Posted By Beatrix Potter Ltd TEXT ID d10191f0f Online PDF Ebook Epub Library all hours of daylight is welcome for many people however there are still many people who along with dont taking into account reading psalms 119 commentary … Vain are their cries and entreaties. But what will the Lord do with this mixed cup? I have often thought of many of the Lord's servants on earth, so superciliously passed by and passed over in man's catalogue of worthies, with what glad and grateful surprise they will at length receive that promotion denied on earth, when their own Master shall say to them, "Friend, come up higher; "and then, as they sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, shall they have honour of them that sit at meat with them. If one had a child very beautiful, yet if he were a fool, the parent would have little joy in him. Ver. The Lord bids the boasters boast not, and commands the mad oppressors to stay their folly. In these verses God is considered as the governor of the world, punishing the wicked, and pouring out judgment on his enemies. J. J. Stewart Perowne. Upon a serious view taken of providence on this wise displayed, we may say as they said of old, "The Lord, he is the God; the Lord he is the God, "1 Kings 18:39. However, he also wrote a three-volume study of the Psalms called The Treasury of David.Although not a technical commentary per se, it is larger than most commentaries on the Psalms and contains much helpful expository material, especially for preachers, and many hundreds of quotations that Spurgeon … Ver. We can imagine a monarch, and especially an eastern monarch, in the plenitude of his power, and the arrogance of his pride, as he casts his haughty glance over the ensign of his might, saying to himself, "I bear up the pillars of the earth." And he poureth out of the same. The exaltation of the Son of David will be the subject of the saints' everlasting praises. Ver. When nations or individuals are prosperous, and glorious, and powerful, they usually ascribe all to themselves or to fortune. 1 Chronicles 25:1 and 2 Chronicles 29:30 add that Asaph was a prophet in his … Is not he a fool who will feed the devil with his soul? Thy name is near. © 2020 Christianity.com. It is compounded, brewed, made unwholesome: this changeth the condition of the cup, of the wine, of the colour, of all. Learn to whom the glory of bearing up the world is due. The changes of providence not the tricks of fortune. 8. Promotion comes not from the east, nor west, nor south, but from the north. Ver. 3. I bear up the pillars of it. The rise and fall of nations and empires are in this Psalm ascribed to God. The renowned preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon who was known to wrestle with the dark cloud of depression had an interesting thought on Psalm 42:5… You see, the psalmist here talks to himself. The people's song of gratitude and adoration begins the hymn in Psalms 75:1. A godless man is like the Arabian desert, of no profit to himself or his neighbours; like ever shifting sands being tossed to and fro by his own wayward passions; heated with the suns of turbulence, self will, and recklessness, he is a desert, a waste where God will not vouchsafe the light of his countenance for promotion. When God's people have drunk the red wine in the cup, the wicked must drink the dregs: the cup passeth from place to place till all be drank off. I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast … The destruction of Sennacherib's army is a notable illustration of this sacred song. Psalm 35 is a lament psalm where David is working through a problem in his life with God’s help. Joseph Caryl. The word promotion here is used in a very expressive way; it means the desire of self advancement, Myrh (harim), and would teach us that all our inward schemes, and outward plans, cannot gain for us advancement, unless based upon the fear and love of God; we look forward to improve our circumstances, like to the ascending of a mountain, and nerve ourselves to the effort of ascent, fondly thinking that no eye watches our efforts; but as "shame is the promotion of fools, "so disappointment is often the return of rashness... From the east promotion doth not come; the word east here is very expressive, auwmm (mimmotza), the rising of the sun, the outgoing of light, the dawning of the day, and the manifesting or revealing of God. 10. They shall all do it too, we may not omit that: all the wicked of the earth. I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly. 5. Not to ourselves, for we were helpless, but to Elohim who heard our cry, and replied to the taunt of our foes. Horn. The unhallowed trio: --wickedness, folly, pride. The foolish dream that he is not, but he is near even now, and on the way to bring in his hand that cup of spiced wine of vengeance, one draught of which shall stagger all his foes. For that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. Thomas Crane. Exposition of Psalm 119:73-80. by Charles Spurgeon. 2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. 75 We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is n near. Al-taschith. 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