Psalms Chapter 35
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 35 Bible commentary...
David prays for safety. (1-10) He complains of his enemies. (11-16) And calls upon God to support him. (17-28)
1-10 It is no new thing for the most righteous men, and the most righteous cause, to meet with enemies. This is a fruit of the old enmity in the seed of the serpent against the Seed of the woman. David in his afflictions, Christ in his sufferings, the church under persecution, and the Christian in the hour temptation, all beseech the Almighty to appear in their behalf, and to vindicate their cause. We are apt to justify uneasiness at the injuries men do us, by our never having given them cause to use us so ill; but this should make us easy, for then we may the more expect that God will plead our cause. David prayed to God to manifest himself in his trial. Let me have inward comfort under all outward troubles, to support my soul. If God, by his Spirit, witness to our spirits that he is our salvation, we need desire no more to make us happy. If God is our Friend, no matter who is our enemy. By the Spirit of prophecy, David foretells the just judgments of God that would come upon his enemies for their great wickedness. These are predictions, they look forward, and show the doom of the enemies of Christ and his kingdom. We must not desire or pray for the ruin of any enemies, except our lusts and the evil spirits that would compass our destruction. A traveller benighted in a bad road, is an expressive emblem of a sinner walking in the slippery and dangerous ways of temptation. But David having committed his cause to God, did not doubt of his own deliverance. The bones are the strongest parts of the body. The psalmist here proposes to serve and glorify God with all his strength. If such language may be applied to outward salvation, how much more will it apply to heavenly things in Christ Jesus!
11-16 Call a man ungrateful, and you can call him no worse: this was the character of David's enemies. Herein he was a type of Christ. David shows how tenderly he had behaved towards them in afflictions. We ought to mourn for the sins of those who do not mourn for themselves. We shall not lose by the good offices we do to any, how ungrateful soever they may be. Let us learn to possess our souls in patience and meekness like David, or rather after Christ's example.
17-28 Though the people of God are, and study to be, quiet, yet it has been common for their enemies to devise deceitful matters against them. David prays, My soul is in danger, Lord, rescue it; it belongs to thee the Father of spirits, therefore claim thine own; it is thine, save it! Lord, be not far from me, as if I were a stranger. He who exalted the once suffering Redeemer, will appear for all his people: the roaring lion shall not destroy their souls, any more than he could that of Christ, their Surety. They trust their souls in his hands, they are one with him by faith, are precious in his sight, and shall be rescued from destruction, that they may give thanks in heaven.
Angel's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 8/26/2014, 10:48am...
My Mama told Me 2 read dis Everyday...Nd Watch N C How Things Will Change N Wrk N My Favor... Amen, Amen Amen
Tishan's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 8/14/2014, 7:11am...
Dear friends and family remember in everything we do the Lord is present in da midst just have faith. Be of good courage and he will see you true.
Janice's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 7/31/2014, 8:09pm...
This psalms helps me to overcome my enemies in jesus name very powerful if you read it daily
Baby Miller's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 7/24/2014, 5:10am...
It is important for us to remember we are never alone,God allows us to walk bodly in the face of our enemies without fear, knowing that no weapon formed against His children shall prosper. This Psalms let 's us know to be vigilant when standing before our enemies for all power belongs to the Father who is able to quench the fiery darts thrown at us by men of authority of this world. May God continue to show His children that He is always with us no matter what the enemy throws at us.
Sikemi's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 7/16/2014, 3:47am...
This psalm never fails,read it day and night and your enemies will be like chaffs in the wind.This psalm has made me overcome my enemies.
Zama's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 7/08/2014, 1:30pm...
Halleluah. I am revived by the words of Jehovah in this psalm, i can go anywhere knowing my Father in Heaven has my back.
Bette Walker's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 6/24/2014, 5:52am...
It 's a powerful Message knowing that God will fight your battles if you let him
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