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.
Maki's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 10/22/2014, 8:21am...
God is the most glorious. Let his name be praised. This verse strengthen me all the time.
THABANG's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 10/21/2014, 2:02am...
it uplift my spirit and make me have more faith in him cause with my life is success
Nasline's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 10/10/2014, 10:12pm...
Every time I read it, I feel secure. This is because I know Our God is fighting our spiritual battles.
Smbiso chiroodza's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 10/06/2014, 6:46am...
it makes me to have the confidance that GOD is the one who fights all my battles.
Maxwell's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 10/05/2014, 1:54am...
God is good for all who love and trust in him
AUDREY GORE's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 10/01/2014, 9:56am...
I love this verses because it keeps me focus on the betrayal I am living. I Praise his Name and walk with the Guidance of his Word. Nothing can corrupt my focus on "God " through My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!!!
Yaa's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 10/01/2014, 4:42am...
Great psalm to read most times to calm you down in difficult times. God will show up and fight all spiritual battles for us. Feels good and increases confidence in God when I read it. God be with us all
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