Psalms Chapter 4
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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.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Brenda Cade's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 1/06/2015, 10:18pm...
Psalm 4, let the reader know that he wants us to stop looking to the world and trust Him. The book of Psalm, let us know that He loves us so much,that not only will we sleep in safety, but also in peace. When the world is struggling and even those that are doing well. His people will increase more than theirs. God will supply all, and more than enough to meet their needs. Also, He is listening to our cry .
Geraldine cole's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 12/19/2014, 6:18am...
Verse 3 is letting God Children no he has set us apart for him self talking to his true believers the ones with his spirit he have known us from before we were born and we who are his know we are his.God Loves everyone but everyone Do Not Love Him some people are not God childern why because they have chosen the devil as there father God childern live in the world they are not of the world and remember sister and brother the ungoly watch the righteous to see what u really believe in by the way u live your life says a lot about U we must no the people we let into our life remember the devil came to kill steal and destroy the Lord came that u would have life. We are not to go around Judgeing people God is the Judge we are witnesses sent from God to this earth to tell the world Jesus die for them and he loves them and pray he will draw them to himself and they would accept him. You see if God don 't draw u and open up your spiritual ear u cannot come to him thats the word of God for everyone that want to hear it Amen
Huebl's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 12/05/2014, 12:02pm...
Well this Psalm shows me that God is protecting us. He NEVER lleave us alone.
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