Psalms Chapter 34
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 34 Bible commentary...
David praises God, and encourages to trust him. (1-10) He exhorts to fear. (11-22)
1-10 If we hope to spend eternity in praising God, it is fit that we should spend much of our time here in this work. He never said to any one, Seek ye me in vain. David's prayers helped to silence his fears; many besides him have looked unto the Lord by faith and prayer, and it has wonderfully revived and comforted them. When we look to the world, we are perplexed, and at a loss. But on looking to Christ depends our whole salvation, and all things needful thereunto do so also. This poor man, whom no man looked upon with any respect, or looked after with any concern, was yet welcome to the throne of grace; the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The holy angels minister to the saints, and stand for them against the powers of darkness. All the glory be to the Lord of the angels. By taste and sight we both make discoveries, and have enjoyment; Taste and see God's goodness; take notice of it, and take the comfort of it. He makes all truly blessed that trust in him. As to the things of the other world, they shall have grace sufficient for the support of spiritual life. And as to this life, they shall have what is necessary from the hand of God. Paul had all, and abounded, because he was content, #Php 4:11-18|. Those who trust to themselves, and think their own efforts sufficient for them, shall want; but they shall be fed who trust in the Lord. Those shall not want, who with quietness work, and mind their own business.
11-22 Let young persons set out in life with learning the fear of the Lord, if they desire true comfort here, and eternal happiness hereafter. Those will be most happy who begin the soonest to serve so good a Master. All aim to be happy. Surely this must look further than the present world; for man's life on earth consists but of few days, and those full of trouble. What man is he that would see the good of that where all bliss is perfect? Alas! few have this good in their thoughts. That religion promises best which creates watchfulness over the heart and over the tongue. It is not enough not to do hurt, we must study to be useful, and to live to some purpose; we must seek peace and pursue it; be willing to deny ourselves a great deal for peace' sake. It is the constant practice of real believers, when in distress, to cry unto God, and it is their constant comfort that he hears them. The righteous are humbled for sin, and are low in their own eyes. Nothing is more needful to true godliness than a contrite heart, broken off from every self-confidence. In this soil every grace will flourish, and nothing can encourage such a one but the free, rich grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The righteous are taken under the special protection of the Lord, yet they have their share of crosses in this world, and there are those that hate them. Both from the mercy of Heaven, and the malice of hell, the afflictions of the righteous must be many. But whatever troubles befal them, shall not hurt their souls, for God keeps them from sinning in troubles. No man is desolate, but he whom God has forsaken.
Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 34 comment about verse 17 on 3/06/2013, 8:11am...
The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears, then delivers them out of all their troubles. This is the promise given to the children of God. We are not exempt from troubles because we are His children, but when they come, we cry out to Him, then with His right hand He holds us up. If you do not know Yahweh today, then you can cry out to Jesus, who is the mediator between God, and man. Who so ever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
BLESS AND HIGHLY FAVOUR's Psalms Chapter 34 comment on 11/13/2012, 2:08pm...
Psalms 34, I will bless the LORD at all times, he is so good to me, you see the battle that faces me is not my battle so I have just learned to lean on him daily. GOD has never lost a battle, he has won them all today I just want to encourage in you all the battles that you are fighting; it is now you to leave your battles and he will fight them for you. If you are on the LORDís side you are already a winner, but you must believe that there is no impossibility with GOD. He is the author and the finisher of our faith, the beginning and the ending, the first and the last. Who is like unto our GOD, why should we worry when we can pray and ask JESUS and he will lead the way, bring the problem to GOD and talk to him about it. Live a clean Christian life, we know the requirement, pray, fast and read the word and wait on him.
Herbert's Psalms Chapter 34 comment about verse 13 on 11/01/2012, 8:37am...
This verse is teaching that we should desist from talking things that are evil, thus we must hold our mouth and also learn to talk things that are good. Talking bad about someone is a sin and this is linked to devil thinking.
Erik D.'s Psalms Chapter 34 comment on 10/11/2012, 2:00am...
This Psalms is comforting to me. Verse 13 states to depart from evil seek peace and pursue it with the promise in 14 that God will hear our cry, when we follow after righteousness... Encouraged to see all the different perspectives on this Psalm.
Violeta's Psalms Chapter 34 comment on 10/10/2012, 7:35pm...
This Psalm proves to me that our GOD is very powerful. Believe and trust with all your heart in HIM for our salvation and everlasting life. I would encourage readers to read Psalms 34 at time when you needed to cheer yourself up. God, our creator hears us and Amen. Read the King James Bible everyday.
Jerry's Psalms Chapter 34 comment on 9/15/2012, 11:30pm...
This is a Warrior Psalm. When you read it daily against those who persecute you, the judgement and outcome that I have witness is amazing.
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