Psalms Chapter 35
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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.
Sonya's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 12/15/2014, 8:39pm...
When people devise evil against you turn to GOD, he will fight against those that attack you.
Sabrina's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 12/01/2014, 9:03am...
When I read the Psalms is when I 'm going through something that has to do with the court system or a job I read this psalm before I walk into the building and I trust the Lord that he has already done it for me the battle is not mine its the Lord and those that come up against me is like coming up against God I always have the victory in all the out comes like on today today I will have the victory when I go to court and it will be in my favor that the lies that has been told the truth will come out and I will have the victory as usual in the mighty name of Jesus..
Gadifele Alstady's Psalms Chapter 35 comment on 11/30/2014, 4:32am...
I feel relieved as my redeemer lives.He will fight for me till to the end of all the tribulations and accusations.All my enemies will be put to shame and dishonor.I am more than a conquered.I am a victor.Let the Lord be blessed,magnified,honored and glorified in Jesus name.
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