Psalms Chapter 65
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God is to be praised in the kingdom of grace. (1-5) In the kingdom of providence. (6-13)
1-5 All the praise the Lord receives from this earth is from Zion, being the fruit of the Spirit of Christ, and acceptable through him. Praise is silent unto thee, as wanting words to express the great goodness of God. He reveals himself upon a mercy-seat, ready to hear and answer the prayers of all who come unto him by faith in Jesus Christ. Our sins prevail against us; we cannot pretend to balance them with any righteousness of our own: yet, as for our transgressions, of thine own free mercy, and for the sake of a righteousness of thine own providing, we shall not come into condemnation for them. Observe what it is to come into communion with God in order to blessedness. It is to converse with him as one we love and value; it is to apply ourselves closely to religion as to the business of our dwelling-place. Observe how we come into communion with God; only by God's free choice. There is abundance of goodness in God's house, and what is satisfying to the soul; there is enough for all, enough for each: it is always ready; and all without money and without price. By faith and prayer we may keep up communion with God, and bring in comfort from him, wherever we are. But it is only through that blessed One, who approaches the Father as our Advocate and Surety, that sinners may expect or can find this happiness.
6-13 That Almighty strength which sets fast the mountains, upholds the believer. That word which stills the stormy ocean, and speaks it into a calm, can silence our enemies. How contrary soever light and darkness are to each other, it is hard to say which is most welcome. Does the watchman wait for the morning? so does the labourer earnestly desire the shades of evening. Some understand it of the morning and evening sacrifices. We are to look upon daily worship, both alone and with our families, to be the most needful of our daily occupations, the most delightful of our daily comforts. How much the fruitfulness of this lower part of the creation depends upon the influence of the upper, is easy to observe; every good and perfect gift is from above. He who enriches the earth, which is filled with man's sins, by his abundant and varied bounty, can neither want power nor will to feed the souls of his people. Temporal mercies to us unworthy creatures, shadow forth more important blessings. The rising of the Sun of righteousness, and the pouring forth of the influences of the Holy Spirit, that river of God, full of the waters of life and salvation, render the hard, barren, worthless hearts of sinners fruitful in every good work, and change the face of nations more than the sun and rain change the face of nature. Wherever the Lord passes, by his preached gospel, attended by his Holy Spirit, his paths drop fatness, and numbers are taught to rejoice in and praise him. They will descend upon the pastures of the wilderness, all the earth shall hear and embrace the gospel, and bring forth abundantly the fruits of righteousness which are, through Jesus Christ, to the glory of the Father. Manifold and marvellous, O Lord, are thy works, whether of nature or of grace; surely in loving-kindness hast thou made them all.
Mas's Psalms Chapter 65 comment on 3/17/2013, 5:23am...
"Unto thee shall the vow be preformed." Simply means any single vow a man of God vows is honoured in God honour and reverence.
Just like the return of Jesus Christ and the rewards of the future are the motivation in every single undertaking Christians engage in.
God bless you.
Marcus's Psalms Chapter 65 comment on 3/16/2013, 5:29pm...
"Unto thee shall the vow be preformed." What vow is referred to here?
Stephen Michael's Psalms Chapter 65 comment on 1/28/2013, 12:09pm...
Psalms 65 is a prayer to open prosperity in one’s life. Jesus said, "I came so that you could live life more abundantly."
HARRY ALLISON's Psalms Chapter 65 comment on 6/05/2012, 4:22am...
ENDURE is an awesome WORD...I hear it alot in my SPIRIT.VALLEYS of frustration and pain are inevitable.SEEKING JESUS in these times seem to be the hardest,until afterwards.VICTORY comes for me when i ENDURE,and not give in to trials awaiting.JESUS LOVES ME VERY MUCH
Tosin's Psalms Chapter 65 comment on 12/07/2011, 11:19am...
Thank you Pastor. It's amazing how God fights for his children at all times. Verse 5 of this chapter made it clear to us that God is the greatest caring parent that cares for his children. In the books of numbers chapter 22,God protected his people and that's what he does today. In case you have not accepted Jesus as your saviour, this is the chance to do so. You too will become one of his children. Amen.
Susan Dalton's Psalms Chapter 65 comment on 9/16/2011, 12:31am...
"Iniquities prevail against me:" Like a violent storm upon the sea, iniquities can beat down upon us. Like a ship upon the sea, and seafarers on deck, a sudden, violent storm (iniquities - evil, perverseness, wickedness, unrighteousness...) can arise and blast against our soul. Insolent,they are. They come in opposition to our will. They stike and drive unrelentingly. Will the ship withstand? Will the seafarers be lost at sea?
What if the prayer "peace be still" renders no change in the storm. "How long, O Lord, how long?" becomes the souls thought. "Iniquities prevail against me" but they are not me. "For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God." (Psalms 18:21) The word wickedly means to be wrong. When iniquities prevail against you, keep the way of the Lord; do not wickedly depart from God - do not be moved to become the wrong. Stand fast, if the waves go over your head, keep the way of the Lord, do not depart from truth. If the storm rages day and night and it seems to have no end, hold fast, for if you have to endure a long night,(this time on earth) the storm (the iniquities prevailing against you) cannot enter the kingdom of heaven! Continue; keep the ways of the LORD, do not wickedly depart from God.
Pastor Samuel Olaniyan's Psalms Chapter 65 comment about verse 5 on 9/30/2010, 9:07am...
God is good and does not do evil, yet in His Holiness (Righteousness)He does somethings that look humanly terrible.Example,killing is terrible, yet God killed the Egyptians for His people in righteousness. Because of His covenant, God can do anything to favour His own- "Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated".
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