Compare heal its breaches. Upon Zion there was erected an altar dedicated to God for the offering of sacrifices. Psalm 60:8-10 Moab is my washpot "Moab is my wash-pot," nothing more — a thing contemptible and despicable as compared with the eternal realities of covenant blessings; yet, for all that, there was a use for Moab, a use to be rightly understood. Here is one suppliant for many, even as in the case of our Lord's intercession for his saints. Verse 7. To penetrate, to reach the citadel for Jesus. His were the politics of piety, which after all are the wisest and most profound. Verse 10. The self same God art thou, and to thee faith cleaves. She sets this over against all discouraging circumstances; let outward providences say what they will, the voice of a faithful God drowns every sound of tear. A. R. Faussett. Verse 4. Or an error may have crept into the text. Some render, "wine of stupor, "or stupefying. Do not save a drop or a drag: try not to hide one secret sorrow from your God, nor one slight grief that nestles in a corner of your spirit. In war these two must be joined, and indeed in all actions: HE, we; God and man. An insult offered to David's ambassadors by Hanun, king of the Ammonites, led to a serious war. There is a fire water of anguish of soul which even to the righteous makes a cup of trembling, which causes them to be exceeding sorrowful almost unto death. The only other eduth or "testimony" in the Psalter, Psalm 80, makes mention by name of the tribes of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, and is a witness against those tribes for forsaking the Shepherd of Israel who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt. It is less elevated, is more generally level, though crossed by low swells between the water courses, and has little tillage. Verse 3. Bible Toggle Dropdown. The historic record mentions eighteen thousand slain, and here but twelve thousand. From without, by open persecution; from within, by intestine and homebred divisions. For a small moment doth he forsake, but with great mercy does he gather his people. Joseph Francis Thrupp, M.A., in "An Introduction to the Study and Use of the Psalms, "1860. A complete set of The Treasury of David in book form is available from Pilgrim Publications, PO Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501. The psalmist grieves over Israel’s humiliation, but in response to God’s assuring word, he asks for divine help in battle and expresses his confidence in victory.For The greater of course includes the less. Every believer also may by faith triumph over all difficulties, and reign with him who hath made us kings and priests. That is the way to get rid of all your troubles; take your heart, and turn it upside down, and pour out all that is in it. Their invading bands had been slain in the valley of salt, and David intended to push his conquests even to Petra the city of the rock, deemed to be impregnable. Compare Ps 20:5. Faith divides the spoil, she is sure of what God has promised, and enters at once into possession. [Psalm 60:8] Charles Spurgeon: Holiness  All the Day Long - “Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. Verse 1. How, and in what respect this world is the Christian's. But if the enemies were too strong, one would help the other. Thou hast given us by the recent victory, after our prostrate condition, a banner of triumph to lift up (so the Hebrew), because of thy faithfulness to thy promise. Verse 7. John Brinsley. Truth promotes truth. Judah is my lawgiver. Copyright © 2001 by Phillip R. Johnson. Study Psalm 59 using Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Astonishing sin followed by astonishing chastisements, discoveries of corruption, of the spirituality of the law, of the terrors of divine wrath, and by astonishing depressions, temptations, and conflicts. Moreover, the frequent use of this phrase meeting us very often in the book of God, makes this to be the meaning of the words, as clear as the day. The people of Teyâsîr also sow on the south of Mâlih; the water of which is used for irrigation. TITLE.—A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. There was more need for God to turn to his people than for Judah's troops to be brave, or Joab and the commanders wise. Be so subdued as to rejoice in my victories over my other foes. More than this, however, may have been intended—nay, we feel sure was intended by the … (wpe). Had we pleased thee, thou wouldst have pleased us; but as we have walked contrary to thee, thou hast walked contrary to us. See "Spurgeon's Sermons, "No. There is not a grain of vain glory in it, but yet her holy boastings none can hinder. Verses 8-10. As a man when bathing throws his shoes on one side, so would he obtain his dominion over haughty Esau's descendants as easily as a man casts a shoe. Hermann Venema. O that our King, the true David, were come to claim the earth, for the kingdom is the Lord's, and he is the governor among the nations. 45 noch kürzer bezeichnet ist. The Treasury of David by Charles Spurgeon is a Bible commentary on the book of Psalms chapters. Psalm 22:29 Life's Need and Maintenance. Both these ways was the church during the apostles' time broken, distressed by enemies from without who persecuted it. When he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah. Franz Delitzsch. Shushaneduth. John Brinsley (1600-1665), in "The Healing of Israel's Breaches.". The wine of astonishment. "LORD make me to know my end and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know how frail I am." Joab returned and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand, compared with 2Sa 8:13, "David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men, "and 1Ch 18:12, where this very service was performed by Abishai. A banner, which is a sign or instrument: 1. With the Greeks, plunein tina, to wash down any one, was a slang term, signifying to ridicule, abuse, or beat; hence we have the word washpot applied to the subject of such treatment. We ought gladly to learn what inspiration so beautifully teaches. Answer. III. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; to show that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.”— …, The Danger of Unconfessed Sin Though thou slay us, we will trust in thee, and look for thy merciful help. When a cast off soul sighs for its God it is indeed not cast off at all. We know how true it is. 983, "Moab is my washpot.". God with us is better than strong battalions; God displeased is more terrible than all the Edomites that ever marched into the valley of salt, or all the devils that ever opposed the church. We have met with the title of this Psalm before, in Psalms 4, 6, 54, and 55, but with this difference, that in the present case the word is in the singular number: the Psalm itself is very personal, and well adapted for the private devotion of a single individual. We shall do valiantly, we will not be ashamed of our colours, afraid of our foes, or fearful of our cause. Amid distractions it is a great thing to have good and sound legislation, it was a balm for Israel's wounds, it is our joy in the Church of Christ. The position of this mountain at the south end of the sea, enables us also to ascertain the place of The Valley of Salt mentioned in Scripture, where the Hebrews under David, and again under Amaziah, gained decisive victories over Edom. ... Psalm 59 | Psalm 60 >> (Read all of Psalm 59) ... From "The Psalms translated from the Hebrew, with Notes chiefly exegetical." Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. Two other great divisions of the country he mentions, evidently delighting to survey the goodly land which the Lord had given him. It is a very great relief to shed tears; it gives a vent …, Morning and Evening Songs Verse 8. If the Lord turn to us, what care we for Aramnaharaim or Aramzobah, or death, or hell? "—Psalm 60:8 Moab, which had threatened Israel, was to be so completely subdued, and become so utterly contemptible as to be likened to a washpot or basin in which men wash their feet. I. The Lord has called back to himself his servants, and commissioned them for his service, presenting them with a standard to be used in his wars. Heal the breaches thereof. Things were as unsettled as though the solid earth had been made to quake; nothing was stable; the priests had been murdered by Saul, the worst men had been put in office, the military power had been broken by the Philistines, and the civil authority had grown despicable through insurrections and intestine contests. The name Aram corresponds to Syria in its widest and vaguest sense, and is joined with other names to designate particular parts of that large country. Title. Helped in the past, we shall also be helped in the future, and being assured of this we resolve to play the man. Where now thy haughty looks, and promised conquests? (2 Samuel 5.) What is to be done with it. 5. "—Psalm 60:8 . When he fought against Mesopotamia and Syria of Zobah, and Joab returned and killed twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. Or secondly, conquest over themI will walk through Edom and subdue it. Verse 6. The king of this country was tributary to the king of Aram Zobah, as appears from the account of David's second Aramean war (2Sa 10:16,19). The lilies of the testimony—means, that this Psalm has for its chief subject something very lovely and cheering in the law; namely, the words of promise quoted in the beginning of verse six, according to which the land of Canaan belonged to the Israelites, upon which is thus established the confidence expressed in Ps 60:6-8, with respect to their right of property over the land, and their possession of it. It is actually a compilation of sections from two other psalms. He, the Lord's David, pleads for the rest of the beloved, beloved and accepted in him the Chief Beloved; he seeks salvation as though it were for himself, but his eye is ever upon all those who are one with him in the Father's love. Our afflictions have made us like men drunken with some potent and bitter wine; we are in amazement, confusion, delirium; our steps reel, and we stagger as those about to fall. They pray that this may be done with the utmost speed, because there was a danger in delay, for the kingdom was already pressed down with a heavy calamity, and on the brink of ruin, which is signified by the word hjm whose origin is in a very strong and tremulous inclination to one side, properly from the application of a lever, and is applied to those who are leaning so far to one side that they are just on the point of falling; figuratively, therefore, it expresses a most perilous condition, in which one is on the edge of destruction. And specially in fierce temptations, Gods saving precedes man's praying. Faith regards the promise not as fiction but fact, and therefore drinks in joy from it, and grasps victory by it. 2. Psalms 90:1. This manner of speaking hath also allusion to the positive law recorded in De 25:6-10; for the letter of the law is, that is the kinsman would not marry the brother's widow and raise up seed unto his brother; the widow loosing his shoe, and spitting in his face, he lost the claim and interest of such possessions as belonged to the woman in right of her husband. It is strong language, meaning that God had seemed to treat them as if they were loathsome of offensive to him. Commentary on Psalm 60:6-12 (Read Psalm 60:6-12) If Christ be ours, all things, one way or another, shall be for our eternal good. Though thou didst for a time give up thine Israel into the hands of their enemies, thou hast now given them an assurance of thy having received them under thy protection. Live up to thy privileges, take the good which God provides thee. Turnus, having slain Palias,"Bestrode the corpse, and pressed it with his foot." A miktam[ b] of David. Golden secrets are to be told on the house tops; these things were not done in a corner and ought not to be buried in silence. Edward Robinson's "Biblical Researches in Palestine, "1867. Why a banner? But still thy banner we have displayed,
When Joab returned. The present Psalm is connected in thought and language with the foregoing, and linked on to the following Psalm by catchwords. LORD thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. These first two verses, with their depressing confession, must be regarded as greatly enhancing the power of the faith which in the after verses rejoices in better days, through the Lord's gracious return unto his people. The Lord has given us the standard of the gospel, let us live to uphold it, and if needful die to defend it. Of both these the church of God in all ages hath had sufficient experience. For the truth's sake, and because the true God is on our side, let us in these modern days of warfare emulate the warriors of Israel, and unfurl our banners to the breeze with confident joy. And made us drink most bitter wine;
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