Psalms Chapter 3
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 3 Bible commentary...
David complains to God of his enemies, and confides in God. (1-3) He triumphs over his fears, and gives God the glory, and takes to himself the comfort. (4-8)
1-3 An active believer, the more he is beaten off from God, either by the rebukes of providence, or the reproaches of enemies, the faster hold he will take, and the closer will he cleave to him. A child of God startles at the very thought of despairing of help in God. See what God is to his people, what he will be, what they have found him, what David found in him. 1. Safety; a shield for me; which denotes the advantage of that protection. 2. Honour; those whom God owns for his, have true honour put upon them. 3. Joy and deliverance. If, in the worst of times, God's people can lift up their heads with joy, knowing that all shall work for good to them, they will own God as giving them both cause and hearts to rejoice.
4-8 Care and grief do us good, when they engage us to pray to God, as in earnest. David had always found God ready to answer his prayers. Nothing can fix a gulf between the communications of God's grace towards us, and the working of his grace in us; between his favour and our faith. He had always been very safe under the Divine protection. This is applicable to the common mercies of every night, for which we ought to give thanks every morning. Many lie down, and cannot sleep, through pain of body, or anguish of mind, or the continual alarms of fear in the night. But it seems here rather to be meant of the calmness of David's spirit, in the midst of his dangers. The Lord, by his grace and the consolations of his Spirit, made him easy. It is a great mercy, when we are in trouble, to have our minds stayed upon God. Behold the Son of David composing himself to his rest upon the cross, that bed of sorrows; commending his Spirit into the Father's hands in full confidence of a joyful resurrection. Behold this, O Christian: let faith teach thee how to sleep, and how to die; while it assures thee that as sleep is a short death, so death is only a longer sleep; the same God watches over thee, in thy bed and in thy grave. David's faith became triumphant. He began the psalm with complaints of the strength and malice of his enemies; but concludes with rejoicing in the power and grace of his God, and now sees more with him than against him. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; he has power to save, be the danger ever so great. All that have the Lord for their God, are sure of salvation; for he who is their God, is the God of Salvation.
Roger burton's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 5/22/2013, 4:23am...
How privileged we are this morning to have one who is the lifter up of our head. Often I spend too much time on computer but I am greatly encouraged by comments here on Psalm 3 and go out today knowing that come what may we serve a great God. May all of Gods people know his strength today.
Patience's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 5/14/2013, 2:22am...
I have been fasting and praying for my husband to get saved. Yesterday he told me that he will be joining me this coming Monday for a prayer meeting. Glory be to God.
Kaya's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 5/09/2013, 9:08pm...
Very interesting yet powerful verse, on the surface it does talk about family issues and staying true to go even when those around you are opposing you.
However in the spiritual realm it seems to be talking about the rise of the anti-church. (David) being an O.T type of Jesus, and (Absalom) being a type of the Anti-Christ to come. The Anti-Christ Spirit comes out the Body of Christ, as the unholy perversion that it is. Even now so many people within our Body are becoming dead weight that needs to be shed off.
And since the weights off we only live off the diet given to us by our Great Lord God.
ONI SAMUEL's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 5/07/2013, 10:08am...
Verse number 3 has been a wonderful verse in this particular chapter.We sleep and wake up everyday,not by our own power,but by God's grace and is mercy.This a great miracle every believer should be thankful for.Dear Lord,you have been so good to me and my family.i appreciate you for everything you done for me
Rowena's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 3/20/2013, 9:28pm...
I read Psalms 3 and found when we have difficulties, we can extend our hand to the Lord, he is always there through our trails that we can depend on him.
Thank you god's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 3/08/2013, 10:28am...
Thank you Lord!
Pastor williams's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 2/23/2013, 7:06pm...
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