Commentary for Psalms 64

Prayer for deliverance. (1-6) The destruction of the wicked, encouragement to the righteous. (7-10)

1-6 The psalmist earnestly begs of God to preserve him from disquieting fear. The tongue is a little member, but it boasts great things. The upright man is the mark at which the wicked aim, they cannot speak peaceably either of him or to him. There is no guard against a false tongue. It is bad to do wrong, but worse to encourage ourselves and one another in it. It is a sign that the heart is hardened to the greatest degree, when it is thus fully set to do evil. A practical disbelief of God's knowledge of all things, is at the bottom of every wickedness. The benefit of a good cause and a good conscience, appears most when nothing can help a man against his enemies, save God alone, who is always a present help.

7-10 When God brings upon men the mischiefs they have desired on others, it is weight enough to sink a man to the lowest hell. Those who love cursing, it shall come upon them. Those who behold this shall understand, and observe God's hand in all; unless we do so, we are not likely to profit by the dispensations of Providence. The righteous shall be glad in the Lord; not glad of the misery and ruin of their fellow-creatures, but glad that God is glorified, and his word fulfilled, and the cause of injured innocence pleaded effectually. They rejoice not in men, nor in themselves, nor in any creature, or creature enjoyments, nor in their wisdom, strength, riches, or righteousness; but in Christ, in whom all the seed of Israel are justified and glory, and in what he is to them, and has done for them.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 64

  • Joyce Myers on Psalms 64
    The Lord led me to this psalm as I was viciously attacked by slander and gossip in the workplace. Workers of iniquity stood out and it is real hiding in people. They gather others with them with gossip. Whet their tongues. Behind it all the enemy of our soul. Spiritual warfare in real time.
  • Kevin Mack on Psalms 64
    Sounds like what is happening in Washington DC and to us Christians. The enemies of God and our President can't stand law and order, so they create false flag terrorism, false witnesses against who don't agree with their agenda, trying to force us into a civil war, operation gladio false flag mass shootings,using haarp weather control on the conservative states to bankrupt our economy. etc.
  • Star Gardner on Psalms 64
    ITS LIKE WHEN WE THIRST FOR YAH WORD THE DEMONS DO ATTACK SPIRITUAL WARFARE YOU CAN FEEL IT SEE IT BUT IM GOING TO PUSH HARDER BECAUSE ITS GREAT TO HAVE SALVATION FROM YAH I FEAR YAH AND LOVE YAHUAH WITH ALL MY HEART N ALL MY SOUL
  • Chrisan Stewart on Psalms 64
    Psalms 64 is conclusion that no matter what the devil do God is all powerful all mighty and able to deliver us from all attacks of the enemy. I have proven it time and time again!
  • Craig williams on Psalms 64
    The enemy are demons. Demons are the secret council in your mind.
    Thier lips and tongue are a bow and arrows words. No one knows they shoot bitter words, snare, into your thoughts. Demons encourage themselves to do evil and fear not God. They search your heart for sin. God wounds them with his Word. Now all the other demons see what happened and flee away. They declare and are fearing God now.
  • Annie on Psalms 64
    Judgment is not a choice it's a fact. My purpose in life is to bring God's light to those who want to see. Time wasted on a man who has decided to be an enemy of God is time diverted from a soul who is seeking God but needs direction. An enemy of light is not my focus; it is the soul that has flicker of light that is about to be extinguished.
  • Annie on Psalms 64
    I trust in God.God is my safe heaven. I am battlefield tested. When it comes to Satan I have and no no fear. I acknowledge and understand the power of God when it comes to my enemy. They have never won or will ever win a battle fought with God's children. It is not a requirement to know God's plan of defeat just to understand that defeat is sure.
  • Marcia stewart on Psalms 64
    Our most gracious saviour is the greatest,in every test in life is the lords of lords most precious guidance and protection . Keeping us from the horrors of this world. The Lord did not create this world for evils to reign but good will always prevail over evil.Let us all continue praying one for another.
  • Samuel on Psalms 64
    To conclude it all psalms 64 finished it,, We are living very very close to wicked onec,, workers of iniquity, But in his power he hired me in his secret pavilion,, then the lord asign the angels To bear me up in there hands,, today I keep saying it am a winner
  • Samuel on Psalms 64
    To conclude it all psalms 64 finished it,, We are living very very close to wicked onec,, workers of iniquity, But in his power he hired me in his secret pavilion,, then the lord asign the angels To bear me up in there hands,, today I keep saying it am a winner


 

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