The parallel passage in the Prayer book version is, "with the best member I have." It is easy praying for the Lord's beloved, for we feel sure of a favourable answer, since the Lord's heart is already set upon doing them good: yet it is solemn work to plead when we feel that the condition of a whole beloved nation depends upon what the Lord means to do with us whom he has placed in a representative position. For his mercy endures forever." Treasury of David. God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/spe/psalms-108.html. "I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people." His land should be rid in due time of those who had burdened it with wickedness. Taken from The Treasury of David by Charles Spurgeon Part VIII: Psalms 106-118 "Oh, give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good! Wisdom Literature Picture them mustering thousands and thousands of warriors. Thine own musician, Lord, inspire, A song of imprecation. "And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations." Verse 7.—"God hath spoken" the word of assurance. Then, secondly, it signifies fixed. Psalm 108:8. 3. "Manasseh is mine." - The prayer of a representative man. When the soul, meditating upon something divine, saith as the disciples in the transfiguration (Mat 17:4), "It is good to be here.". The church is the Lord's "beloved," or the incorporation, more loved than anything else in the world, therefore here called, "Thy beloved." "I will sing and give praise." Pauline Epistles This somewhat difficult expression may be thus explained. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Praise with excellence - with my glory. Psalm 108:13 With God we perform with valor, and He will trample our enemies. He had not entered yet into its rock built fortresses, but since the Lord was with him he felt sure that he would do so. That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me. But what is to be understood of the next passage, Psa 108:10, "Who will bring me into Edom?" And tread the foe beneath our feet; Charles Spurgeon. This is the public outflow from that secret source: our inward and spiritual faith proves itself by outward and valorous deeds. We have before us THE WARRIOR'S MORNING SONG, with which he adores his God and strengthens his heart before entering upon the conflicts of the day. See 2Sa 8:2; 1Ch 18:1-2, 12-13. David’s mind understood that there were many others that God loved, but his heart came to God as if he were the … Verse 1.—Meditation is a fixed duty. This tribe furnished David with more than twenty thousand "mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers:" the faithful loyalty of this band was, no doubt, a proof that the rest of the tribe were with him, and so he regarded them as the helmet of the state, the guard of his royal crown. As of sorrow and joy. The one was to be like a pot or tub fit only for washing the feet in, while the other was to be like the domestic slave standing by to receive the sandals thrown to him by the person about to perform his ablutions, that he might first put them by in a safe place, and then come and wash his master's feet. For his mercy endures forever." GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point -------------------- Pentateuch David had done so in his youth, and he is all the more sure of doing it again. The sweet singer is sure that Edom shall be captured, because he cannot and will not believe that God will refrain from going forth with the armies of his chosen people. David seemed inspired to foresee that his Psalms would be sung in every land, from Greenland's icy mountains to India's coral strand. Gataker and Lev Clerc illustrate this text from an anecdote related by Herodotus, concerning Amasis, king of Egypt, who expressed the meanness of his own origin by comparing himself to a pot for washing the feet in, (Herod. I will call up the dawn. Verse 12. Psalm 108:1-5. He wishes and endeavours to exalt him as high in his praises as he is in himself; to exalt him above the earth, above the heaven, … Man's thoughts naturally labour with a great inconsistency; but meditation chains them, and fastens them upon some spiritual object. The Gospels TITLE AND SUBJECT. Or if there must be visible instruments he will use our hosts, feeble as they are. We long for the time when God shall be universally worshipped, and his glory in the gospel shall be everywhere made known. Aforetime the Lord had made large promises to David, and these his holiness had guaranteed. The height of our praising of God is to put the work of praising God upon himself, and to point him out unto others as going about the magnifying of his own name, and to be glad for it, as here; "Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.". "Moab is my washpot." Wisdom Literature This is grand faith which can trust the Lord even when he seems to have cast us off. ... Psalm 107:32-43 Remember the Giver; Psalm 108:1-13 What Is Your Heart Condition? Verses 4-5.—There is more stuff and substance of good in the Lord's promises than the sharpest sighted saint did or can perceive; for when we have followed the promise, to find out all the truth which is in it, we meet with a cloud of unsearchable riches, and are forced to leave it there; for so much is included in this, "Thy truth reacheth unto the clouds." we need not be discouraged if we perceive no secondary agent, for we may then fall back upon the great Promiser himself, and believe that he himself will perform his word unto us. We need not that any new agency should be created, God can strengthen our present hosts and enable them to do all that is needed; all that is wanted even for the conquest of a world is that the Lord go forth with such forces as we already have. He will sing and praise, and will do so with his glory, which is likely his tongue, his faculty of speech. Under typical terms we are taught to make use of all sanctified means for stirring of us up unto God's service: for this the psalmist intends, when he saith, "Awake psaltery and harp." Verse 11 (second clause).—Whether God will go forth with our hosts depends upon—Who they are? (b) Of the best faculties of the best educated man. The New Testament Authorship. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. The New Testament He can bring us into the strong city even by such weak weapons as we wield today. Verse 13.—How, when, and why a believer should do valiantly. This is the experience of all God’s redeemed and gathered ones; they were, at one time, all lost, and wandering to and fro in the wilderness, as God’s ancient people did. As each section was completed it was published as a volume until the seventh and final volume was released in 1885. For confirmation: "Rejoice in the Lord, and again I say rejoice:" they went through Syria and Cilicia again confirming the churches. Psalm 108:7. Psalm 108:36-37. The Church shall yet arouse herself to praise her God with all her heart, and then with songs and hosannas she will advance to the great battle; her foes shall be overthrown and utterly crushed by the power of her God, and the Lord's glory shall be above all the earth. The setting up of King Messiah upon the holy hill of Zion is graphically described, and all Jehovah's promises are realised in the most ample measure. Oh, choristers, wake up, for this is not a work for dreamers, but such as requires your best powers in their liveliest condition. In Psa 57:7-11 these words are a song in the cave of Adullam, and are the result of faith which is beginning its battles amid domestic enemies of the most malicious kind; but here they express the continued resolve and praise of a man who has already weathered many a campaign, has overcome all home conflicts, and is looking forward to conquests far and wide. This exposition consisted of readings from Psalms 57:7-11; Psalms 108. Edom cannot be entered by any human power, yet from its fastnesses the robber bands come rushing down; therefore, O Lord, do thou interpose and give thy people deliverance. -------------------- "God hath spoken in his holiness." Thank you for registering. Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my law-giver; Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. Praise with musical instruments - lute and harp. Pauline Epistles Christian Character. His Impudence! They shall fall before him, and as they lie prostrate he shall march over them, and all the hosts of his people with him. As this office was servile, so the vessels employed for this purpose were a mean part of household stuff. Opposite of heart fixed. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Wisdom Literature Faith is neither a coward nor a sluggard: she knows that God is with her, and therefore she does valiantly; she knows that he will tread down her enemies, and therefore she arises to tread them down in his name. Edom, descendant of him who despised his birthright, is deprived of his independence;—for "flinging a shoe" was a sign of the transference of a prior claim on land. Therefore shall the song be lifted high and the psalm shall peal forth without stint of far resounding music. The Old Testament Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; Here, we begin with praise, — the very praise with which we finished the other Psalm, — praise in a very joyous, confident spirit, for the praise which precedes prayer has more of the “Jubilate” note in it than ordinary praise has. But, then, for its own deliverance and blessing it looks to the exalting of God. Verse 4.—"For thy mercy is great," etc. David greatly rejoiced after the Lord had spoken to him by the mouth of Nathan. II. We ought to pray with all the more confidence in God when our confidence in man is altogether gone. "I will divide Shechem." Psalms 108:1-5. He wishes and endeavours to exalt him as high in his praises as he is in himself; to exalt him above the earth, above the heaven, and the clouds. -------------------- 1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. who will lead me into Edom?" This refers to all the words in which the land of their inheritance was defined, especially Gen 15:18; Exo 23:31; Deu 11:24, and that remarkable prediction concerning the perpetuity of David's line, 2Sa 7:1-17, which must have made a deep impression on his mind. III. Psalm 109. Henceforth he would apportion the kingdoms of the world and subdue them unto himself at his own holy will. He claims by faith the victory, and regards his powerful enemy with contempt. The difficulty is plainly perceived. When all the nations become the kingdoms of Messiah, what is this Edom that is to be amongst his latest triumphs? His Son and Thine reveal in me, Psalm 108 Commentary by Brad Boyles. Pauline Epistles Covenant Theology. T. W. Chambers, D. D. I. Verse 10.—The strong city built on the rock, even man's hardened heart, stronger and more stony than the tomb, he had conquered and overcome; and in him and his might are his people to carry on his warfare, and to cast down all the strongholds of human pride, and human stubbornness, and human unrepentance. "As we said before so say I now again, if any man preach," etc. This is the exclamation of the representative head of the people, when he ponders upon the divine utterance. Some expressions are so admirable that they ought to be used again; who would throw away a cup because he drank from it before? Would to God that wherever professing Christians travel they would carry the praises of the Lord with them! A Song or Psalm of David. "I will rejoice." Christian Life. What a Psalm this is! Treasury of David 108. It shall be as the floor upon which the bather throws his sandals, it shall lie beneath his foot, subject to his will and altogether his own. Amen, so let it be. Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. Here is ample space for the loudest chorus, and a subject which deserves thunders of praise. Verse 9. O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. We, through the cloud, believe thy grace, The best results. Moab I will use as a vessel to wash my feet in. "And mete out the valley of Succoth." This prayer has often fallen from the lips of men who have been bitterly disappointed by their fellows, and it has also been poured out unto the Lord in the presence of some gigantic labour in which mortal power is evidently of no avail. Thankful hearts dwell upon the gifts which the Lord has given them, and think it no task to mention them one by one. Even though I have to shout in the battle I will also sing in my soul, and if my fingers must needs be engaged with the bow, yet shall they also touch the ten stringed instrument and show forth thy praise. Ruth 4:7. David's Son and David's Lord has taken to himself his great power and begun to reign, and sitting upon the throne of his glory, he sings this hymn, Psa 108:1-6. Spurgeon.). Psalm 108 - Determined to Worship. When our suit is not a selfish one, but is bound up with the cause of God, we may be very bold about it. I myself will awake early. Verse 3. Sometimes a nation seems to hang upon the petitions of one man. Sing about the Lord wherever you travel. Because the church is God's beloved, the care of it should be most in our mind, and the love of the preservation of it should draw forth our prayer most in favour of it. Edom is already treated as a vassal state, Psa 108:9. Hold not Thy peace, O God of my praise. This is a prophecy. "Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth." Scholars assume that the song borrowed from these psalms of the past to confront a problem in the present. As men wash their feet after a long journey, and so are revived, so vanquished difficulties serve to refresh us: we use Moab for a washpot. As Ephraim was the most populous of all the tribes, he appropriately terms it "the strength of his head," that is, of his dominions. When a man has musical gift, he should regard it as too lovely a power to be enlisted in the cause of sin. If well I know the tuneful art The two Psalms, 117th and 118th, are placed together because, though each is a distinct portion in itself, the 117th is an exordium to that which follows it, an address and an invitation to the Gentile and heathen world to acknowledge and praise Jehovah. The best and brightest hours of the day shall find me heartily aroused to bless my God. "Judah is my lawgiver." One passage only seems to bear upon it, Isa 63:1, and from this we learn that it is from Edom as the last scene of his vengeance, the conquering Messiah will come forth, "clothed with a vesture dipped in blood." The Gospels It is not a cursory work. Thus in gracious and flattering words, the victor addresses his confederates and subjects. King James Version. -------------------- Pentateuch He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Shall not the beloved be delivered by him who loves them? Verse 7.—God's voice the cause of joy, the reason for action, the guarantee of success. Adam. He who gives us Gilead and Manasseh will not fail to put the rest of the promised territory into our hands. Spurgeon.). And let my consecrated lyre Praise with song - I will sing. General Epistles As the glory of man above the brute creatures, is that from a reasonable mind he can express what is his will by his tongue: so the glory of saints above other men, is to have a tongue directed by the heart, for expressing of God's praise: "I will sing and give praise, even with my glory." Nations and peoples would soon know the gospel of Jesus if every Christian traveller were as intensely devout as the Psalmist. In the spirit of a truly courageous leader, he means to fight with that ancient foe of Israel; and wisely appeals to God to lead his army: —. Verse 9.—"Moab is my washpot." But when "the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, then was their mouth filled with laughter and their tongue with singing" (Psa 126:1-2). -------------------- Faith leads on to strong desire for the realization of the promise, and hence the practical question, "Who will bring me into the strong city? From these passages it is evident that Aram as well as Edom was included in the full compass of the territory designed for Israel, and that David felt himself to be in the path of destiny when he was endeavouring to extend his sway from the river of Egypt to the great river, even the Euphrates. 107-119 (Book 5a) This work is a compilation drawn, with permission, from the best on the web for viewing Spurgeon’s sermons (www.spurgeon.org ). He had but one theme, he sang Jehovah and none beside, and his work being thus made of gold, silver, and precious stones, has endured the fiery ordeal of time, and was never more prized than at this day. [2] [3] John Paul II said that the fusion of Psalms 57 and 60 with Psalm 108 shows that "Israel, already in the Old Testament, was re-using and bringing up-to-date the Word of God revealed". The work remains in print today in several editions. There are times when to answer me is to deliver the church - at such times I have a powerful plea. Minor Prophets "And wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?" To be sung jubilantly as a national hymn, or solemnly as a sacred psalm. The greatness of the attributes mercy and truth we have in Psa 108:4, "Thy truth reaches unto the clouds"; and there is an answerable greatness in his praises of God for them, Psa 108:5: "Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth." The old songs revived on their lips, and the melodies of David acquired new charms for them. -------------------- "Ephraim also is the strength of mine head." If the Lord had meant to destroy us he would not have spoken to us as he has done. Jesus the sole and only lawmaker in the church. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible In all worship this should be the personal resolve of each worshipper: "I myself will awake.". In the latter part is the prayer for preservation of the church, Psa 108:6, with confidence to be heard and helped, whatsoever impediment appear, against all who stand out against Christ's kingdom, whether within the visible church (Psa 108:7-8), or whether without, such as are professed enemies unto it, (Psa 108:9-11), which prayer is followed forth (Psa 108:12), and comfortably closed with assurance of the Church's victory by the assistance of God, Psa 108:13. - A Song or Psalm of David, - To be sung jubilantly as a national hymn, or solemnly as a sacred Psalm. Verse 6.—That thy beloved may be delivered, etc. A Song or Psalm of David. Minor Prophets      To sound the praise divine. Verse 9.—"Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast my shoe." The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, T. W. Chambers, D. D. I. 106:1) ... "Psalm 108" Note the different application of the words as they are used in Psalms 57 and 60. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. His Holiness? Charles Spurgeon. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Home conquests come first. Let thy praise be according to the greatness of thy mercy. A complete set of The Treasury of David in book form is available from Pilgrim Publications, PO Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501. THE IMPRECATION OF WRATH (vers. The work remains in print today in several editions. As far as we can see we behold thy truth and faithfulness, and there is much beyond which lies shrouded in cloud, but we are sure that it is all mercy, though it be far above and out of our sight. 101 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing. ... (C. H. Historical Books Both with voice and music will I extol thee—"I will sing and play," as some read it. 1-5). Secure of thy compassion still. Verse 6. Dawn with the day, there are set awful hours THE CRY FOR MERCY (vers. Verse 7.—He, the second David, had accomplished his warfare, and had crowned himself with victory. Verses 4-5.—The greatness of mercy, the height of truth, and the immensity of the Divine praise. Verse 1.—"With my glory." If God calls David to take Petra, he shall take Petra. The Old Testament Major Prophets He would march to battle praising Jehovah, and when he had conquered he would make the captured cities ring with Jehovah's praises. General Epistles Verse 5. Verse 10. David looked for his conquest to Jehovah's infinite power and he looked not in vain. Psalm 108 is the 108th psalm in the Book of Psalms.The first verse attributes it to King David, the author of many Psalms.It is a hymn, beginning in English "O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory" in the King James Version (KJV). With what ardour should such an one pour out his soul! The Old Testament The whole earth with its overhanging dome would seem too scant an orchestra, and all the faculties of all mankind too little for the hallelujah. In a different strain, a strain of sarcasm and contempt, he announces his pleasure respecting his vanquished enemies." The wheels of a chariot revolve, but the axletree turns not; the sails of a mill move with the wind, but the mill itself moves not; the earth is carried round its orbit, but its centre is fixed. No other tribe could lawfully govern but Judah: till Shiloh came the divine decree fixed the legal power in that state. "In his holiness," in the immutable integrity of his heart, which was an infallible guarantee for the fulfilment of his promise. To us also there is no lawgiver but our Lord who sprang out of Judah; and whenever Rome, or Canterbury, or any other power shall attempt to set up laws and ordinances for the church, we have but one reply—"Judah is my lawgiver." Let my prayer avail for all the beloved ones. II. Praise for His mercy and truth - verse 4. I know one man who is using these devotionals daily in discipling his daughters. King James Version. We will Philistia's land invade. "Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible". It is at least ours to endeavour to do so, and we may expect divine assistance therein. Philistia follow my chariot, and shout forth my triumph." It’s very personal and comes towards the end of the author’s life. Historical Books Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a of Scripture. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The great Charles Spurgeon wrote of Psalm 108, “The Holy Spirit is not so short of expressions that he needs to repeat himself…there must be some other intention in the arrangement of two former divine utterances in a new connection.” Time of those who had enticed Israel to impurity, is made a vessel its. 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