Psalms Chapter 35
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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.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Dianne's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 1/28/2015, 11:00am...
Many years ago, this verse was giving to me by a good friend. I was having difficulties with a few co-workers and my manager. I did everything under the sun right, but the enemy always seemed to find his way to attack me. My friend said read it for 7 days and you will see results within 7 days or even before. I did. You can actually see change right away. God always looks out for your best interest. He would never hurt your enemy either, but he would just remove him or her from your circle and you can feel the peace and glory that GOD worked it out right away. I love Psalm 35
Marie-Mai's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 1/26/2015, 2:49am...
Halleluiah. Praise and Glory to the living God alone. This psalm is a miraculous one. Amen. Whenever I feel like giving up in my christian life, I turned to psalm 35 and I feels what David felt when he was surrounded by his enemies. Only minutes after meditating on it,you could see all your enemies down on the battle ground. God has promised and he will fulfill it. Try it, it has worked in my life. But the secret is that you must keep your heart clean at all times and wait on the Lord Jesus Christ to act. Amen.
Valerie Greensberry's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 12/24/2014, 10:11am...
I truly honestly felt the anointing of the 35 psalm working as I read it the devil is a liar and I keep praying my job will not rob me of my blessing and peace of mind amen thank you Jesus!
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