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If long delayed, the deliverance would come too late. —Henry Drummond, in "Natural Law in the Spiritual World", 1884. It is a warrior's prayer, and smells of the dust and smoke of battle. None can stand before God upon the footing of the law. What blessed arguments lie clustered together in his glorious name! On fixing a time for the answering of our prayer. Our plea with the Lord is our faith: if we are relying upon him, he cannot disappoint us: "in thee do I trust" is a sound and solid argument with God. J. Stewart Perowne. Ver. 7-8, 10-11. We plead this and realize pardon. The smiles of his face, the sweetness of his voice, the gifts of his hand, bless the morning, bless all the day. 1. 3. His throne is our asylum. Ver. Such would we have the evils we suffer—of so short continuance that, neither sunset nor sunrise might see us in our misery. on the near side of Jordan: "My soul thirsteth for thee." Beneath the crimson canopy of our Lord's atonement believers are completely hidden; let us abide there and be at rest. In this psalm, I. —John B. Gough, in "Sunlight and Shadow", 1881. Psalms 143:8. You must put away sin by repentance. 1. Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Nay, was it not so even with the holy Jesus himself? —Sir Richard Baker. In number, in power, in policy and subtilty they are ever above us. Yet while somewhat inclined thus to lay his case before the Court of King's Bench, he prefers rather to turn it all into a petition, and present it before the Court of Requests, hence he cries rather "hear my prayer" than "hear my suit." The present is but a taste, but a drop of the future fulness of joy. 9. David's history illustrates it, and his spirit breathes in it. "In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord": Psalms 77:2. It is true indeed obedience to the law is not required of us now as it was of Adam; it was required of him as a condition antecedent to life, but of those that be in Christ it is required only as a duty consequent to life, or as a rule of life, that seeing he hath purchased our lives in redemption, and actually given us life in vocation and sanctification, we should now live unto him, in all thankful and fruitful obedience, according to his will revealed in the moral law. Thus helped he the Israelites at the Red Sea, when all man's strength and wisdom was at a stand. No sinner can endure sight of thee, O God, if he tries to be self justified. Prayer is not a method or technique that just anybody can use to manipulate God to get what he wants. 3. 6. I am thy servant. Requests which do not appeal to either of these attributes it would not be for the glory of God to hear, for they must contain desires for things not promised, and unrighteous. Compare Job 22:4-5. Ver. could he deliver them in their extremities, and can he not deliver me in mine? Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's. This meditation gives an ease to the overwhelming of my spirits, a comfort to the desolateness of my heart; for I am thinking sometimes upon Jonah, how he was overwhelmed with waters and swallowed up of a whale, and yet at last delivered; sometimes I am thinking of Joseph, how he was bound and left desolate in a pit, and yet at last relieved; and then I meditate thus with myself, —Is God's power confined to persons? 3. He could not reach them of himself; he must be led there. Psalms 143:2. Bible > Bible Commentary; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David; Psalm; Psalm 113; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David << Psalm 112 | Psalm 113 | Psalm 114 >> (Read all of Psalm 113) Exposition - Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher - Works Upon This Psalm TITLE AND SUBJECT. Ver. Men who have a soul, but with little faith, can only envy it. David the king professes himself one of God's pensioners. Ver. we deserve his wrath should last and take fire for ever against us; yea, but (saith the Lord) this is the reason, "The spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made" (Isaiah 57:16): I love and pity the fainting souls and spirits of men: I will help my children; how can I see my creatures whom I made and do love, to perish for want of my help? As for enemies, the church and her members neither have wanted nor shall want innumerable foes, against whom we can only oppose God's protection. 12. 10. "God is our refuge and strength." He who teaches us must put us into leading strings, and guide and conduct us to his own dwelling place in the country of holiness. Ver. (second clause.) If ever trouble be just cause for calling upon thee, how can mine be more just, when the enemy hath persecuted my soul, hath smitten my life down to the ground, and hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead? Hear my prayer, O LORD,Give ear to my supplications!In Your faithfulness answer me,And in Your righteousness.Do not enter into judgment with Your servant,For in Your sight no one living is righteous. O, therefore, "hear my O God, and give ear to my supplications"; that neither my praying may be lost, want of thy hearing it, nor thy hearing it be lost for want of thy attending it. As a poor beggar for an alms. I remember the days of old. —J. 2. The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. Ver. Let us flee to him by prayer, in faith, with hope, for salvation; and he will receive us, shelter us, and be our refuge and strength. His request is not only for hearing, but for speedy hearing: "Hear me, and hear me speedily"; answer, and answer quickly. He hath smitten my life down to the ground. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. If we have God's countenance we live, but if he turns his back upon us we die. —Harmer's Observations. —to thee, a strong fortress to all that build upon thee; to thee, a safe sanctuary to all that fly unto thee. Therefore David, in these verses, when he was to pray, even as for his life, for deliverance from his enemies, he specially prays God to direct him and keep him, that he might not sin against him; for he knew that by sinning he should enervate and spoil all his prayers. Other Works. He must quicken us because he is the living God, the loving God, the Lord who delighteth in mercy. Ver. Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth. Moreover, he laboured under the sense of fearful loneliness; he was for a while forsaken of his God, and his soul was exceeding heavy, even unto death. Ver. Lead me into the land of uprightness, into the communion of saints, that pleasant land of the upright; or into a settled course of holy living, which will lead to heaven, that land of uprightness, where holiness will be in perfection, and he that is holy will be holy still. He did not only pray in that affliction, but he prayed very much and very often, not the same over again, but new thoughts. Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications. At the gates of Scripture; in the halls of meditation; nigh the footsteps of Jesus. Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. Yet David was of so generous a mind, and dealt so tenderly with Saul, that he could hardly have meant all that his words are made in our version to say. When we see nothing new which can cheer us, let us think upon old things. Not our armies, or our fortresses. -- Others vaunt their impregnable castles, placed on inaccessible rocks, and secured with gates of iron, but God is a far better refuge from distress than all these: and when the time comes to carry the war into the enemy's territories, the Lord stands his people in better stead than all the valour of legions or the boasted strength of chariot and horse. First, by his word. Why it has been set down as one of the seven Penitential Psalms we can hardly tell; for it is rather a vindication of his own integrity, and an indignant prayer against his slanderers, than a confession of fault. Ver. David was not only a great saint, but a great soldier, and yet even he was sometimes ready to faint in the day of adversity. `If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, ' alas! This is its native air: God as the Environment of the soul has been from the remotest age the doctrine of all the deepest thinkers in religion. Man by nature is as a cripple and blind, he cannot go upright unless he be led by a superior spirit; yea, he must be carried as an eagle carrieth her little ones, or as a mother her tender child. We feel how truly they are reading themselves, their deepest selves. The attack was upon the soul or life of the Psalmist: our adversaries mean us the worst possible evil, their attacks are no child's play, they hunt for the precious life. "Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake." One verse of a psalm she had learned at the class, and never forgot. "Thou knewest my path." Mark here, my soul, with what three cords David seeks to draw God to grant him his suits: for his name's sake, for his righteousness' sake, and for his mercy's sake, —three such motives, that it must be a very hard suit that God will deny, if either of them be used. I know thou wilt not judge me now as a rebel, and condemn me, for thou hast put away my sin, but even as thy servant I fear thy chastising rod, if thou enter into judgment with me.”. But is it not the enemy of thyself, O God, who is but my enemy because I am thy servant? As David with his harp played away the evil spirit from Saul, so does he hero chase away gloom from his own soul by holy communion with God. Spurgeon (Audio Reading) Treasury of David: Commentary on Psalms - C.H. 4. So if we be cast down to hell in our feelings, what the worse are we if by that we be raised up to heaven? May the Holy Spirit lead us into its inner meaning. Great faith. He loves to be seen in the mount, in extremities. Forgiveness is not inconsistent with truth or righteousness, and the pardon which in mercy God bestows upon the sinner is bestowed in justice to the well beloved Son who accepted and discharged the sinner's obligations. 2. 11. 9. The Hebrew for "thirsty" in Psalms 143:1-12 is the same as for "weary" in Psalms 63:1, and in 2 Samuel 16:14, and means "panting", "weary", "thirsting." 10. Ephesians 5:9, "The fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth." "Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions": Psalms 51:1. I meditate on all thy works. Ver. Romans 8:1-3. —Thomas Shepherd, in "The Sound Believer", 1671. 1. a. ", Ver. 2. It could be from the time before David was recognized as king, living as a fugitive from King Saul, or it could be f… 1. Psalms 143:11. Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies. Bible > Bible Commentary; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David; Psalm; Psalm 103 ; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David << Psalm 102 | Psalm 103 | Psalm 104 >> (Read all of Psalm 103) Exposition - Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher - Works Upon This Psalm TITLE. Teach me to do thy will, etc. —W. In such desire or grief there is nothing sinful, provided it do not lead to murmuring or distrust of God. All this "the enemy" hath done unto me: but what enemy? We have encountered rebellious words and struggling faith. Many foes beset us, we cannot overcome them, we cannot even escape from them; but Jehovah can and will rescue us if we pray to him. Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings . This he had done in former days, even in his most trying hours. This voice speaks hope. Every part of this psalm shows the propriety of its inscription or title. 10. We have no righteousness of our own to plead, therefore must plead God's righteousness, and the word of promise which he has freely given us, and caused us to hope in... View the entire commentary. Of thy mercy cut off mine enemies. I stretch forth my hands. The verbs in these two last verses, as Dr. Hammond hath noted, should be rendered in the future; "Thou shalt quicken", etc., and then the psalm will end, as usual, with an act of faith and assurance, that all those mercies, which have been asked, shall be obtained; that God, for the sake of his "name", and his "righteousness", of his glory, and his faithfulness in the performance of his promises, will not fail to be favourable and gracious to his servants, "quickening" them even when dead in trespasses and sins, and bringing them, by degrees, "out of all their troubles": going forth with them to the battle against their spiritual "enemies", and enabling them to vanquish the authors of their "affliction" and misery, to mortify the flesh, and to overcome the world; that so they may triumph with their Redeemer, in the day when he shall likewise quicken their mortal bodies, and put all enemies under their feet. Spurgeon ( Audio Reading ) - Duration: 15:07. And enter not into judgment with thy servant. There is no weariness even in their ceaseless sighing, except the lover's weariness for the absent—if they would fly away, it is only to be at rest. He is God's servant by birth. It is so much like other Davidic psalms that we accept the title without a moment's hesitation. The morning is the season in which David desires to hear the voice of the lovingkindness of the Lord. Still there is a more excellent way. So will the weary bands be raised yet again, through faith in him who stretched forth his hands upon the cross. Scholars have raised questions about the Davidic authorship of some psalms Jehovah rescued his people in the ages which lie back, centuries ago; wily should he not do the like again? —Thomas Manton. Ver. Yea, this desire extends so far that it comes to the Son of man, the blessed Seed of the woman, who was so clad with human weakness that he earnestly prayed for speedy help from his heavy anguish; and that not once, but often, —"Oh, my Father, if it be possible", etc. Psalms 143:3-4 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. Psalms 143:11-12. To dwell in darkness. This is a short and sweet morning prayer. It is not without some use to observe in this psalm how the, heart of its devout composer turned alternately from spiritual to temporal, and again from temporal to spiritual subjects. For the servant: he seeks protection because he belongs to his master. Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God (there is David's rule, viz., God's will revealed); Thy Spirit is good (there is David's wind, that enabled him to steer his course according to it). In leaving of sin, then we procrastinate and put off; and when God says, "Today hear my voice", we answer, "Tomorrow", and are like the Levite's wife's father (Jude 19:6), too kind hosts to such bad guests: saying to our sins, "tarry till the morning." Ver. Whole Psalm. When their lives are examined they are frequently found to be more faulty than the humble penitents before whom they vaunt their superiority. For thy righteousness' sake. The Spirit is the only fountain of all goodness and holiness: Nehemiah 9:20, "Thou gavest also thy good Spirit to instruct them." Ah! —James Smith, in "The Believer's Daily Remembrancer.". Observe how David mixes together prayers for joy, for guidance, and for sanctification—"Hide not thy face from me." He is the servant of God, not in some one of the four ways, but in all of them together. Ver. It is the Lord's lovingkindness that pardons me. As God showed great mercy and kindness to his church by the death of Pharaoh, Sennacherib, Herod, and other troublers thereof. B. H. Ver. I stretch forth my hands unto thee. He was a man of thought and feeling, and suffered both in spirit and in heart from the undeserved and unprovoked hostility of his persecutors. In what way will it glorify God, so that we may plead for the sake of his name? How should our spirits do other but fail, when our Comforter sleeps, when our only friend seems to be our enemy? For in leaving of two things we change our desires, and are much different. Now this is exactly right: our prayers, as well as our other obedience, must be without partiality; nay, we should desire comfort for the sake of holiness, rather than holiness for the sake of comfort. Not only the worst of my sins, but the best of my duties speak me a child of Adam. 5, 6. I am not one of the ungodly, whom thou wilt judge and cast away, but still even thy servant though I am, enter not into judgment with me. 10. 5. 1. The above is scarce, but will be found in Mr. Higham's Reprint of Sir R. Baker on the Psalms.]. You will find it true to the letter. He prays for comfort, guidance, and deliverance. May Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Ver. Shall I suffer, grievously suffer, for thy sake, and wilt thou forsake me? It is his opportunity; he usually helps when all other helps fail, that we may the more strongly cleave to him, and ground ourselves upon him, as knowing how infirm we are, if he confirm us not. There is an Exposition of Psalms 143:1-12., in Vol. 1. Ver. Ver. 3. Christian Sermons and Audio Books 4,762 views. 12. was he not very heavy, and his soul exceeding sorrowful even unto death? 10. I stretch forth my hands unto thee. Even the sterner attributes of God are upon the side of the man who humbly trusts, and turns his trust into prayer. 4. We seek in vain temporal deliverances of God if we neglect to seek spiritual graces, which are most necessary for us. 2. He desireth God to slay his enemies in his mercy, when rather their destruction was a work of his justice? The Spirit of life doth free us from the law of sin and death; but not from the holy, and pure, and good, and righteous law of God. He therefore pleads, "hide not thy face from me, lest I become like them that go down into the pit"; and urges the failing of his spirit before him who" will not contend for ever, lest the spirit should fait before him." Therefore when thou art in treaty with God for any mercy, observe, doth God still after praying keep thee in a more obedient frame of spirit? The title of this Psalm is simply, A Psalm of David. Thirdly, a supplication for temporal deliverance and spiritual graces. Because his life was filled with so much activity and danger, it is impossible to link this psalm to any one particular point of crisis. We prefer to follow the natural cleavage, and therefore have made no other dissection of it. Therefore since faith cometh by hearing of God's word, and all our comfort cometh by it, let us pray God to bore our ears and our hearts, that we may receive the glad tidings of reconciliation from God. After this, the thought of his enemies rushes in again upon his soul, and he flees to God for protection. Abbot, in "The Baptist Messenger", 1870. 35-66, Of "Sermons chiefly designed for the Use of Families, by John Fawcett, A.M. 2 Vols. Prudence:he hides before the storm, ere the enemy comes upon him. He believed verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living; yet so intense was his desire, that faith could hardly keep his spirit from fainting, while the blessing, which he so eagerly pursued, seemed still distant, and fled before him. —Thomas Watson. So will the soul cry to the heard, and that soon, lest its faith grow faint with delay; and the hiding of God's face, the denying of his smile of pardon, will press on the spirit like sickness, and weigh it down like the heaviness of death. In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. 2. To seek my safety in holes and obscure places in the wilderness. 6. "Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning." In two forms he implores the one blessing of gracious audience: —"hear" and "give ear." Is desolate. Here is a blessing—those that thirst shall be satisfied. Ver. In Psalms 142:3 he saith, "When my spirit was overwhelmed within me"; here (Psalms 143:4), "My spirit is overwhelmed within me." As the hart after its environment, so man after his; as the water brooks are fitly designed to meet the natural wants, so fitly does God implement the spiritual need of man. 2. The second petition ariseth very well from the first. If we know not wherein we should walk, how shall we be likely to follow the right path?, The Psalmist lifts up his soul: faith is good at a dead lift: the soul that trusts will rise. 3. When the work of our own hand grieves us, let us look to the work of God's hands. Jesus Christ will not be a sanctuary for rebels, he will not protect evil doers. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. There is. A man is sometimes thrown into difficulties in which he sits down beginning to despair, and says to himself, "Well, this time it is all over with me"; like Sterne's starling, or, worse, like Bunyan's man in the cage, he says, "I cannot get out." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical works on the Hebrew … —William Gurnall. If other thoughts get into our hearts in the morning, we may not be able to turn them out all the day. God could bring him out of it, and especially he could at once lift up his soul or spirit out of the ditch. As the soil cracks, and yawns, and thus opens its mouth in dumb pleadings, so did the Psalmist's soul break with longings. It is a vain thing to imagine that our obedience is to have no other rule but the Spirit, without an attendance to the law: the Spirit is indeed the efficient cause of our obedience, and hence we are said to be "led by the Spirit" (Romans 8:14); but it is not properly the rule of our obedience, but the will of God revealed in his word, especially in the law, is the rule; the Spirit is the wind that drives us in our obedience; the law is our compass, according to which it steers our course for us: the Spirit and the law, the wind and the compass, can stand well together. This is not the language of a revengeful and bloodthirsty spirit. The same is true when he keeps thee from using ill means, etc. What fixes the connection of the psalm with the history is the frequent application of the term "Thy (Jehovah's) servant", by David to himself in the latter, as in Ps 143:2 144:12 of the former. For I lift up my soul unto thee. Trusting Omniscience in everything. This worthy psalm, then, containeth these three things. We ourselves have a rich past to look back upon; we have sunny memories, sacred memories, satisfactory memories, and these are as flowers for the bees of faith to visit, from whence they may make honey for present use. The whole valley is surrounded by ranges of regal crags; but the mountain of the Gemmi, apparently absolutely inaccessible, is the last point to which you would turn for an outlet. 9. If I have thee, may I not ask to have thy perfect mind? —James Comper Gray, in "The Biblical Museum", 1879. As a child puts out its hand to its mother, so did he stretch out his hands to his God. God is all spirit and all good. "Lovingkindness" is a favourite expression, is a choice theme of David's. Depend upon it, that adversity is one of the covenant promises. B. H. Ver. 1519, "At School. of whom should we seek, but of the Lord? Ver. 6. Meditation is prayer's handmaid to wait on it, both before and after the performance of supplication. Hear my prayer. —J. Thy name's sake...thy righteousness' sake...And of thy mercy. Ver. No argument for speed can be more powerful than this. 8-10. He who made the ear will cause us to hear: he who is love itself will have the kindness to bring his lovingkindness before our minds. Exposition. 11. Ver. This is the alone and all sufficient source of joy. —Sir Richard Baker. 7. Or rather, "is full of amazement", literally, "astonishes itself"; seeks to comprehend the mystery of its sufferings, and is ever beaten back upon itself in its perplexity: such is the full force of the reflexive conjugation here employed. Loves, and still delights to keep. Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning. Beggary here is not the easiest and poorest trade, but the hardest and richest of all other. —Thomas Pierson, 1570-1633. 2. In Ps 142:3 he saith, "When my spirit was overwhelmed within me"; here (Ps 143:4), "My spirit is overwhelmed within me." God alone the desire of his people. 6-7. 7. 8. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. Jacob flies to Laban; the manslayer to the refuge; the bird to his mountain; and the Christian to his God. persecuted my soul, hath smitten my life down to the ground, and, hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long, Ver. Danger: the Christian may be in danger from sin, self, foes. He thought out his subject and arranged his matter: "I meditate.". Behold what a wonderful effect God worketh by afflictions: they depress and cast down the outward man, and our inward man by them is elevated and raised aloft; yea, the more we are afflicted, the more we are stirred up. “In the world ye shall have tribulation,” is your Master’s own word to you, and you must not expect to find it untrue. do they think us such idiots that we would go on speaking in a keyhole with nobody to hear us? God hath nailed that door up, that none can for ever enter by a law righteousness into life and happiness. Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications. —Andrew Robert Fausset. How profoundly Hebrew poetry is saturated with this high thought will appear when we try to conceive of it with this left out. Oh, said he, the judgment of man and the judgment of God are different. —Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153. The enemy was not content with felling his life to the ground—he would lay him lower still, even in the grave; and lower than that, if possible, for the enemy would shut up the saint in the darkness of hell if he could. —J. Ver. Treasury of David: Commentary on Psalm 3 - C.H. There is probably here a tacit reference to the great transgression, the consequences of which followed David all his days. The deep depression of spirit he may even permit his saints to experience, Psalms 143:4. Or “lead me in a straight path.” So it is rendered by the best scholars. And when the morning of eternity shall come, "cause me to hear the voice of thy lovingkindness" welcoming me to its joys. As if he had said, "Lord, if the holiest, purest, best of men should come and stand before thee in judgment, or plead with thee, they must needs be cast in their cause. 11. Good men began to forget him, as though he had been long dead; and bad men made ridicule of his rueful visage as though it belonged not to a living man, but was dark with the shadow of the sepulchre. The great lengths God may sometimes permit the enemy to go, Psalms 143:3. Surely, here he spake not as a man, to whom one hour's trouble is accounted a day, a day a month, a month a year. For thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 11-12. I meditate on all thy works. He repeats his perusal of the page of nature, and counts it a balm for his wounds, a cordial for his cares, to see what the Lord has made by his skilful hands. It is well to have a subject like this to occupy our waking thoughts, and to take hold of our first desires. Hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. Psalms 143:9-10. Saints desire to be answered as well as heard: they long to find the Lord faithful to his promise and righteous in defending the cause of justice. And when some said to him, "You have been so active and faithful, why should you fear?" 2. 6. He has no arm of flesh to trust to, and nothing within himself to support his hope; but with what simplicity, and energy of trust, does he betake himself to God, revolving ill his memory past seasons of deliverance, and staying his mind on the power and truth of Jehovah! To him there is beauty, sweetness, fulness in the theme; it is his joy and rejoicing. Ver. For thy righteousness sake bring my soul out of trouble. ", 3. This psalm, as those before, is a prayer of David, and full of complaints of the great distress and danger he was in, probably when Saul persecuted him. That trouble was soon over when the Lord. natural law in the Book of Psalms, we may groundless. 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