Psalms Chapter 54
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1 (To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?) Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 54 Bible commentary...
David complains of the malice of his enemies. (1-3) Assurance of the Divine favour and protection. (4-7)
1-3 God is faithful, though men are not to be trusted, and it is well for us it is so. David has no other plea to depend upon than God's name, no other power to depend upon than God's strength, and these he makes his refuge and confidence. This would be the effectual answer to his prayers. Looking unto David, betrayed by the men of Judah, and to Jesus, betrayed by one of his apostles, what can we expect from any who have not set God before them, save ingratitude, treachery, malice, and cruelty? What bonds of nature, or friendship, or gratitude, or covenant, will hold those that have broken through the fear of God? Selah; Mark this. Let us set God before us at all times; for if we do not, we are in danger of despair.
4-7 Behold, God is mine Helper. If we are for him, he is for us; and if he is for us, we need not fear. Every creature is that to us, and no more, which God makes it to be. The Lord will in due time save his people, and in the mean time he sustains them, and bears them up, so that the spirit he has made shall not fail. There is truth in God's threatenings, as well as in his promises; sinners that repent not, will find it so to their cost. David's present deliverance was an earnest of further deliverance. He speaks of the completion of his deliverance as a thing done, though he had as yet many troubles before him; because, having God's promise for it, he was as sure of it as if it was done already. The Lord would deliver him out of all his troubles. May he help us to bear our cross without repining, and at length bring us to share his victories and glory. Christians never should suffer the voice of praise and thanksgiving to cease in the church of the redeemed.
Tarry's Psalms Chapter 54 comment on 5/04/2013, 4:24am...
Love mercy and when the mercyless come to you ultimetly they will turn on themselves. The Lord's Army and Officers are always Greater that those in the World. I have heard most accidents are preventable,but some are taken for a sign to those who The Lord is speaking to, and it is no accident with HIM!
Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 54 comment about verse 3 on 3/26/2013, 7:23am...
David is crying out to God to save him from the Zephites, who were countrymen; yet they were acting like strangers, because they did not put God before them. Always put the Lord before you, and your enemies will not triumph over you. God in His righteousness will judge us, and we must glorify Him when we are delivered from the hands of strangers. On this earth, we are pilgrims, and strangers, looking for a city whose builder, and maker is God. This world is not our home, we are just passing through. We walk by faith, and not by sight. Thank God that Jesus is at the right hand of the Father praying for us to finish the race, and we give Him the glory for the victory.
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