Psalms Chapter 4
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 4 Bible commentary...
The children of men proved, and the happiness of godly people. (1-5) God's favour is happiness. (6-8)
1-5 Hear me for thy mercy-sake, is our best plea. He who will not ask such blessings as pardon, and justifying righteousness, and eternal life, must perish for the want of them. Alas! that so many should make so fearful a choice. The psalmist warns against sin. Keep up holy reverence of the glory and majesty of God. You have a great deal to say to your hearts, they may be spoken with, let it not be unsaid. Examine them by serious self-reflection; let your thoughts fasten upon that which is good, and keep close to it. Consider your ways, and before you turn to sleep at night, examine your consciences with respect to what you have done in the day; particularly what you have done amiss, that you may repent of it. when you awake in the night, meditate upon God, and the things that belong to your peace. Upon a sick-bed, particularly, we should consider our ways. Be still. when you have asked conscience a question, be serious, be silent, wait for an answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence must be pan answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence only: therefore, after commanding the sacrifices of righteousness, the psalmist says, Put your trust in the Lord.
6-8 Wordly people inquire for good, not for the chief good; all they want is outward good, present good, partial good, good meat, good drink, a good trade, and a good estate; but what are all these worth? Any good will serve the turn of most men, but a gracious soul will not be put off so. Lord, let us have thy favour, and let us know that we have it, we desire no more; let us be satisfied of thy loving-kindness, and will be satisfied with it. Many inquire after happiness, but David had found it. When God puts grace in the heart, he puts gladness in the heart. Thus comforted, he pitied, but neither envied nor feared the most prosperous sinner. He commits all his affairs to God, and is prepared to welcome his holy will. But salvation is in Christ alone; where will those appear who despise him as their Mediator, and revile him in his disciples? May they stand in awe, and no longer sin against the only remedy.
Amanda's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 5/04/2013, 4:11pm...
I love the lord and i pray that we all can come together and praise he HOLY NAME
Bill's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 5/04/2013, 7:28am...
"Oh God of my righteousness", indeed. Without him I would have none. Distress comes easily to me and I call on him for mercy/help. Leasing is all those other things that draw me away from him. Vanity is emptiness. Shame is recognizing how short I fall. I must sin not, and thus, offer the sacrifice of righteousness. Then I can find gladness in my heart, at the memory of the peace he gives me.
Oyeyemi's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 4/24/2013, 11:23am...
The Lord has been good to me each time I read this psalm. Just in March 2013, God commissioned me to be reading this word of God every morning. It's the Lordís doing.
Diane Cannon's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 3/31/2013, 11:37pm...
God has comissioned me to read it every night before I go to sleep! No really and if I get in bed before I read it if I forget or something he will make me get back up and read it.
Matthew's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 8/12/2012, 7:29am...
Meditating upon, memorizing and recalling this psalm - every nuance, word, thought, phrase (and their relationship with each other), and the whole - helped heal me from being beset by general anger problems for a long period after my fathers death. I'd recommend this psalm for anyone with anger problems of any sort. My experience with this has led me to a new awe at the mind-blowing depth of the psalms and scripture - this psalm, when you really closely analyse it, pray with it and USE it, is revealed by the Holy Spirit to be far too clever, meaningful, powerful, and beautiful to have been written by man alone.
Shawhalegloria's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 6/25/2012, 8:28am...
God wants us to always have on the whole armour and guard or hearts, stand in awe and sin not and see the salvation of of our Lord God almighty whose always with us even when we are not deserving he is still there waiting for us to get it right, I know I can always just in God He is the World's only hope
CARILYN WHITE's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 5/16/2012, 10:07am...
SAFTLY IN MY LORD ARMS, THAT ALL I NEED. THANK YOU JESUS FOR LOVING ME SO MUCH. ALWAYS PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE LORD AND HE WILL CARRY YOU THOUGH WHAT EVER THE PROBLEM IS. TRUST, FAITH AND HOPE.
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