Psalms Chapter 27
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 27 Bible commentary...
The psalmist's faith. (1-6) His desire toward God, and expectation from him. (7-14)
1-6 The Lord, who is the believer's light, is the strength of his life; not only by whom, but in whom he lives and moves. In God let us strengthen ourselves. The gracious presence of God, his power, his promise, his readiness to hear prayer, the witness of his Spirit in the hearts of his people; these are the secret of his tabernacle, and in these the saints find cause for that holy security and peace of mind in which they dwell at ease. The psalmist prays for constant communion with God in holy ordinances. All God's children desire to dwell in their Father's house. Not to sojourn there as a wayfaring man, to tarry but for a night; or to dwell there for a time only, as the servant that abides not in the house for ever; but to dwell there all the days of their life, as children with a father. Do we hope that the praising of God will be the blessedness of our eternity? Surely then we ought to make it the business of our time. This he had at heart more than any thing. Whatever the Christian is as to this life, he considers the favour and service of God as the one thing needful. This he desires, prays for and seeks after, and in it he rejoices.
7-14 Wherever the believer is, he can find a way to the throne of grace by prayer. God calls us by his Spirit, by his word, by his worship, and by special providences, merciful and afflicting. When we are foolishly making court to lying vanities, God is, in love to us, calling us to seek our own mercies in him. The call is general, "Seek ye my face;" but we must apply it to ourselves, "I will seek it." The word does us no good, when we do not ourselves accept the exhortation: a gracious heart readily answers to the call of a gracious God, being made willing in the day of his power. The psalmist requests the favour of the Lord; the continuance of his presence with him; the benefit of Divine guidance, and the benefit of Divine protection. God's time to help those that trust in him, is, when all other helpers fail. He is a surer and better Friend than earthly parents are, or can be. What was the belief which supported the psalmist? That he should see the goodness of the Lord. There is nothing like the believing hope of eternal life, the foresights of that glory, and foretastes of those pleasures, to keep us from fainting under all calamities. In the mean time he should be strengthened to bear up under his burdens. Let us look unto the suffering Saviour, and pray in faith, not to be delivered into the hands of our enemies. Let us encourage each other to wait on the Lord, with patient expectation, and fervent prayer.
Scax's Psalms Chapter 27 comment about verse 4 on 2/18/2014, 3:22pm...
The verse reminds us to ask God to make us concious of his presence in our lives everyday so as to give us a guard to our behaviors Further so we can become wise through constant consultation with him regarding our situations TO God our Father be the Glory and Power
Tanya's Psalms Chapter 27 comment on 2/16/2014, 9:32pm...
I have grown up with this psalms and now as an adult I love it even more It uplift your spritit when you are feeling down it also teaches you to wait patiently on anything and trust our lord to know that he will come through for you and will never leave nor forsake us Thank you Jesus Amen
Ar's Psalms Chapter 27 comment on 2/15/2014, 11:30am...
When you pray for something in your spiritual life you will eventually have the Lords assurance and get it by faith and as God is God of the living land you will see results in your physical life too
Sandra Massie Hines's Psalms Chapter 27 comment about verse 13 on 2/15/2014, 5:14am...
With the natural eye men cannot see or taste the goodness of God Faith is the substance of the things hoped for eternal or in the spirit realm that gives us the assurance of that which is to come
Frank's Psalms Chapter 27 comment on 2/12/2014, 1:03am...
i realy like this Psalm especially VS 10 when everyone forsake me God is always there for me
Sunnah Shakir's Psalms Chapter 27 comment on 2/05/2014, 7:41pm...
I really love this bible verse because GOD is always there through everything I go through. I am praying for God to increase my faith to trust and believe in him all the times no matter what it looks like and what I am going through in my life. Trust in the Lord and wait patiently for him to move in my life. Amen.
Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 27 comment about verse 9 on 1/27/2014, 8:43am...
The Lord does not hide His face from His servant, even though others will. Jehovah God is our ever present help in a time of trouble, and He will be our guide until eternity. So trust ye in the Lord Jehovah for there is everlasting strength in Him.
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