Psalms Chapter 57
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1 (To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.) Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 57 Bible commentary...
David begins with prayer and complaint. (1-6) He concludes with joy and praise. (7-11)
1-6 All David's dependence is upon God. The most eminent believers need often repeat the publican's prayer, "God be merciful to me a sinner." But if our souls trust in the Lord, this may assure us, in our utmost dangers, that our calamities will at length be overpast, and in the mean time, by faith and prayer, we must make him our refuge. Though God be most high, yet he condescends so low, as to take care that all things are made to work for good to his people. This is a good reason why we should pray earnestly. Look which way we will on this earth, refuge fails, no help appears; but we may look for it from heaven. If we have fled from the wrath to come, unto Jesus Christ, he that performed all things needful to purchase the salvation of his people, will do for us and in us all things needful for our enjoyment of it. It made David droop to think there should be those that bore him so much ill-will. But the mischief they designed against him, returned on themselves. And when David was in the greatest distress and disgrace, he did not pray, Lord, exalt me, but, Lord, exalt thine own name. Our best encouragement in prayer, is taken from the glory of God, and to that, more than to our own comfort, we should have regard in all our petitions for mercy.
7-11 By lively faith, David's prayers and complaints are at once turned into praises. His heart is fixed; it is prepared for every event, being stayed upon God. If by the grace of God we are brought into this even, composed frame of mind, we have great reason to be thankful. Nothing is done to purpose, in religion, unless it is done with the heart. The heart must be fixed for the duty, put in frame for it; fixed in the duty by close attention. Our tongue is our glory, and never more so than when praising God; dull and sleepy devotions will never be acceptable to God. Let us awake early in the morning, to begin the day with God; early in the beginning of a mercy. When God comes toward us with his favours, let us go forth to meet him with our praises. David desired to bring others to join in praising God; and in his psalms, he is still praising God among the people, singing to Him among the nations. Let us seek to have our hearts fixed to praise his boundless mercy and unfailing faithfulness; and to glorify him with body, soul, and spirit, which are his. Let us earnestly pray that the blessings of the gospel may be sent through every land.
Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 57 comment about verse 8 on 3/29/2013, 8:06am...
Awake up, my glory, awake psaltery and harp. I will awake the dawn. The Lord Jesus said if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me. As Jonah was three days and nights in the belly of the whale, so the Son of man will be three days, and nights in the heart of the earth. Sing for joy unto the Lord, for Jehovah shall not leave my soul in hell, nor allow His holy one to see corruption. Good Friday will give way to Resurrection Morning.
Sylvia's Psalms Chapter 57 comment on 12/30/2012, 3:02am...
This scripture has been my comfort in times of great trials. When I read it I feel at peace in our Father's arms.
HARRY ALLISON's Psalms Chapter 57 comment on 5/27/2012, 4:40am...
THERE will always be people out there wanting to tear me down.ULTIMATELY ,I WIN.EVEN in the storm..."ENDURE" is a great WORD.
HARRY ALLISON's Psalms Chapter 57 comment on 5/26/2012, 5:55am...
I BELIEVE that i must be teachable.ONE OF MY MAIN LESSONS AND HARDEST TO LEARN IS "feelings and emotions lie are deceptive"A HARD LESSON .MAY MY HEART ALWAYS BE FIXED ON JESUS DESPITE any influences.....JESUS LOVES US.
MIKE.'s Psalms Chapter 57 comment on 3/03/2012, 1:40am...
we must give thanks to God for His love and mercy
and that we must always praise Him.
Poet's Psalms Chapter 57 comment on 6/08/2011, 8:41pm...
David, a prophet indeed, who trusts in God as no other in his day. For God knows those who will trust in him forever
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