: Examining the Modern Life with Help from the Past Song of Solomon 2:14, Psalms 141:2. deeper than hell; what canst thou know? Ver. Jesus greater than our highest efforts, attainments, desires, expectations, conceptions. The New Testament He vows to serve God. Every one has his own needs. Ver. Those we are to sup with we may well be content to dine with. The rock that is higher than he, must be higher than any man; for David was a mighty monarch. ", We might divide the verses according to the sense, but it is preferable to follow the author's own arrangement, and make a break at each SELAH. When would he pray? -------------------- Spurgeon noted that this psalm is a pearl: little but precious. So here David foretells the uninterrupted succession of the kingdom down to the time of Christ. Hints to the Village Preacher. There can be no doubt, therefore, that the series of years, and even ages, of which he speaks, extends prospectively to the coming of Christ, it being the very condition of the kingdom, as I have often remarked, that God maintained them as one people under on head, or when scattered, united them again. Luke-Acts If he can but climb up to the top of it, and get sure footing upon it, the billows will not be able to reach him, and he will be safe. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth, even for evermore. II. Ver. "The rock," he says, "must be higher than I, or the waves will reach me, and wash me off again." If it is about Absalom wanting to be king, then the *inheritance is the land of Israel that David got back when Absalom died. The Old Testament J. Burns, D. D. I. My cry. Hear my cry, attend unto my prayer." 3. The character of this refuge, and the position of a, believer when availing himself of it: the place of, refuge is "a rock, "and the position of the believer. Even the harp may be eloquently silent when deep, profound calm completely fills the bosom, and sorrow has sobbed itself into a peaceful slumber. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. Major Prophets To be absent from the place of divine worship was a sore sorrow to saints in the olden times; they looked upon the tabernacle as the centre of the world, and they counted themselves to be at the fag end of the universe when they could no longer resort to the sacred shrine; their heart was heavy as in a strange land when they were banished from its solemnities. Surely we have already experienced the power and tenderness of that hand? 9, pp. Let me once get back to thy courts, and nothing shall again expel me from them: even now in my banishment my heart is there; and ever will I continue to worship thee in spirit wherever my lot may be cast. the exiled king prays for restoration. Psalms - Collection of Commentaries Part 2. What is our duty when answers are denied? I am confused, and cannot find thee; I am weak, and cannot climb thee.      While others go and come; The original indicates that both the hymn and the musical instrument were David's. Psalm 61:5 "For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given [me] the heritage of those that fear thy name." Verse 2.—"Higher than I." The prey is in the hands of the mighty, and the Almighty alone is mightier. 8. This is its glory, and is our delight when we have once climbed into the rock, and claimed an interest in it; but while we are as yet trembling seekers, the glory and sublimity of salvation appal us, and we feel that we are too unworthy ever to be partakers of it; hence we are led to cry for grace upon grace, and to see how dependent we are for everything, not only for the Saviour, but for the power to believe on him. Because my prayer is answered, my song shall be perpetual; because Jesus for ever sits at thy right hand, it shall be acceptable; because I am preserved in him, it shall be grateful. Historical Books What is our duty when answers are denied? The Gospels Wisdom Literature Thus he calls for some one to rescue him from the deep, and to place him on the "rock." "From the end of the earth will I cry:" he had thus cried, and he will therefore cry again and again. Experience is the nurse of faith. 1-2. We have this place brought before us, as abundantly sufficient, when personal weakness has been realised. Verse 2.—"Lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Rock that Is Higher Than I Psalm 61. If we are honest, many of us can relate to the feelings of David. John Jess. Psalm 61:1-8: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. 1865-1885, Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Where would he pray? 3. ", 1. To this Isaiah alludes when he says, "Who shall declare his generation or age? Give it thy consideration, and such an answer as thy wisdom sees fit. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The divine omnipresence surrounds such a one consciously; his faith sees all around him the palace of the King, in which he walks with exulting security and overflowing delight. Verse 2.—"Cry." William Jay. "Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.". I am at the point to die; and I must sink, and be no more seen for ever, if there is none to help me." W. Forsyth . Vows to be carefully fulfilled on earth. The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, You know who it is that speaks these words, our Lord Jesus himself. Let me once get back to thy courts, and nothing shall again expel me from them: even now in my banishment my heart is there; and ever will I continue to worship thee in spirit wherever my lot may be cast. 8. 6. F1. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. This tower and rock were too high for David himself to get into, and therefore he sets to the scaling ladder. He implies, therefore, that the refuge he seeks must be more than any "arm of flesh" can afford him; it must be therefore divine. General Epistles We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise. He is so spent and exhausted, that he cannot reach the rock himself. And except as he is thus higher, as he is God, he could not be a Saviour; for "He is a just God, as well as a Saviour." Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (5-8) 1-4 David begins with prayers and tears, but ends with praise. The Old Testament "Lead me to the rock," or as it is in the Prayer book version, "Set me upon the rock that is higher than I! A hiding place must be locus exelsissimus. General Epistles Resources » Commentaries » Psalm » Chapter 61 » exegesis. Poetical Books For thou, O God, hast heard my vows. He shall abide before God for ever. C. H. Spurgeon :: Psalm 58 ← Back to C. H. Spurgeon's Bio & Resources . 7. Lead me to the rock. We are made heirs, joint heirs with all the saints, partakers of the same portion. He is so spent and exhausted, that he cannot reach the rock himself. Ver. Verse 2.From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee. O for more trust; it cannot be too implicit: such a covert invites us to the most unbroken repose. The language is very remarkable. "Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name." David cannot be considered as using these words of gratulation with an exclusive reference to himself. I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Verses 1-2.—One ejaculation begetteth another. 1. Saints are described as fearing the name of God; they are reverent worshippers; they stand in awe of the Lord's authority; they are afraid of offending him, they feel their own nothingness in the sight of the Infinite One. Cookie Notice: Ver. Enable me to tread it: work faith in me. My cry. Verse 1.—Answers to prayer to be earnestly sought. We would worship God de die in diem, going right on as the days roll on. Thou, O God, hast heard my vows: that is, his prayers, which are always to be put up with vows. Indeed, that prayer is a blank which hath not a vow in it. TITLE.—The word Neginah (the singular of Neginoth) may be understood to be synonymous with the kinnor or harp: that is to say, the instrument of eight strings, probably played with a bow or plectrum. David, considering his many perils, enjoyed a long and prosperous reign. "—words in which he predicts that the church would survive through all ages, notwithstanding the incessant danger of destruction to which it is exposed through the attacks of its enemies, and the many storms assailing it. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. We have the same inheritance as the Firstborn himself; what better is conceivable? Bible > Bible Commentary; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David; Psalm; Psalm 61; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David << Psalm 60 | Psalm 61 | Psalm 62 >> (Read all of Psalm 61) Exposition - Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher TITLE. Pharisees may rest in their prayers; true believers are eager for an answer to them: ritualists may be satisfied when they have, "said or sung" their litanies and collects, but living children of God will never rest till their supplications have entered the ears of the Lord God of Sabaoth. So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever. If you are wondering as to the how and the whom, Psalm 61 offers the answer. The original indicates that both the hymn and the musical instrument were David's. Jesus Christ is a high place; he is as high as heaven. PSALM 61 PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING OF AN EXPELLED KING ON HIS WAY BACK TO THE THRONE. For thou hast been a shelter for me. Isaiah 61:1-2. ...Overwhelming troubles are such as sweep over a man, just as the mighty billows of the ocean sweep over and submerge the sands. II. Happy are the indoor servants who go not out from his presence. He "cried." III. We are not offered an inscription giving us insight into the occasion of this psalm, but many interpreters believe that it was probably written while David was on the run from Absalom. But a rock is not only high, but deep; it not only erects its front above the waves, but its base is fixed in the ocean's bed. 2. There is a text in Job where the "hypocrites in heart" are spoken of condemningly, because "they cry not when he bindeth them." Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. It falls into two divisions, each expressing two main thoughts; the … -------------------- Verse 3. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The saint's asylum in distress. David seeks God upon former experience. What a consoling thought it is that the Lord at all times hears his people's cries, and is never forgetful of their prayers; whatever else fails to move him, praying breath is never spent in vain! Job 11:7. If Psalm 61 is about David fighting the Syrians, then the *inheritance is the land that David got in the fight. As is often the case, the worship leader is faced with the choice of reading the entire psalm or of going with only the selected verses. Verse 2.—"The end of the earth." 3. 2. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Verse 6.—Our King, his eternal existence, our personal joy in this, and our joy for our descendants. Ver. It is more the image of one overtaken by the tide, as he is hastening onwards to get beyond its reach, and yet with every step he sees it rolling nearer and nearer to him; he hears its angry roar, the loosening sand sinks beneath his tread--a few minutes more, and the waves will be around him; despair hath "overwhelmed his heart; "when in the very depths of his agony he sees a point of rock high above the waves. Community, Friendship. (first clause). The New Testament The psalmist trusts God alone for his salvation. Thus he who began at the foot of the rock, half drowned, and almost dead, is here led to the summit, and sings as a priest abiding in the tabernacle, a king ruling with God for ever, and a prophet foretelling good things to come. Historical Books -------------------- It was a wise resolution, for had he ceased to pray he would have become the victim of despair; there is an end to a man when he makes an end to prayer. John Owen's Two Sermons. We know that the centre of the affections and devotions of the pious Israelite was the "holy city, Jerusalem; whither the tribes went up, even the tribes of the Lord, to testify unto Israel, and to give thanks unto the name of the Lord." General Epistles Pauline Epistles Along the iron bound coast of our northern shores, lives are lost because the rocks are inaccessible to the shipwrecked mariner. To a person who should penetrate the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle, the most conspicuous object would be the outspread wings above the mercyseat: under their shelter and upon the mercyseat David would abide in quiet confidence. Verse 6.—"Thou wilt prolong the king's life," etc. No matter how abrupt the prayer be, so it be the representation of our hearts. The Power Of Prayer In Trouble . For every condition, there is a Psalm that is suitable and elevating!" Exposition. He who communes with God is always at home. Surely we have already experienced the power and tenderness of that hand? 5. Observe that David never dreamed of seeking any other God; he did not imagine the dominion of Jehovah to be local: he was at the end of the promised land, but he knew himself to be still in the territory of the Great King; to him only does he address his petitions. And that hand can do everything for us, even in our worst of times. Minor Prophets And his years as many generations. And this sense suits well with the following words: "I will trust in the covert of thy wings.". 2. He was banished from the spot which was the centre of his delight, and at the same time his mind was in a depressed and melancholy condition; both actually and figuratively he was an outcast, yet he does not therefore restrain prayer, but rather finds therein a reason for the louder and more importunate cries. He calls it an inheritance, to show that no man obtaineth the kingdom by his own good works; for no man hath so lived as to render himself worthy of the kingdom, but all is of the grace of God. David begins (61:1a), “My soul waits in silence for God only.” Calvin (p. 418) helpfully explains what David means by “silence”: “The silence intended is, in short, that composed submission of the believer, in the exercise of which he acquiesces in the promises of God, gives place to his word, bows to his sovereignty, and suppresses every inward murmur of dissatisfaction.” Faith's greatest triumphs are achieved in her heaviest trials. We ask no vacation from this heavenly vocation; we would make no pause in this sacred service. Wisdom Literature Our experience leads us to understand this verse right well, for the time was with us when we were in such amazement of soul be reason of sin, that although we knew the Lord Jesus to be a sure salvation for sinners, yet we could not come at him, by reason of our many doubts and forebodings. What we promise him is his due already, and yet he deigns to accept our vows as if we were not so much his servants as his free suitors who could give or withhold at pleasure. Psalms 61 He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. The prayer of Psalms 61:1 is certain of an answer because of the experience of Psalms 61:5, since we deal with an immutable God. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever. Wisdom Literature Jesus Christ is a high place; he is as high as heaven. Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament. Where doth he pray? Ver. David having declared in his own behalf the purpose of God towards him for everlasting salvation, "he," speaking of himself, "shall abide before God for ever:" he withal considering what he was to run through in this life, and what it might require to keep him unto the end, and so "for ever," doth presently thereupon, in way of prayer, subjoin "O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve me." It gives us the idea of a man suffering shipwreck. TITLE. Those we are to sup with we may well be content to dine with. ", 2. Wherefore he saith, "When ye have done all, say that we are unprofitable servants, for we have only done that which we ought to have done." Such a rock may occasion the wreck, but it will not afford any help to the sufferers afterwards; it is a rock to split upon for destruction, not to stand upon for safety. Troubles are of various kinds; some are provoking, some are gnawing, some are perplexing, and some are overwhelming; but whatever form they assume, they are troubles, and are part of the wear and tear of life....Overwhelming troubles are such as sweep over a man, just as the mighty billows of the ocean sweep over and submerge the sands. Spurgeon noted that this psalm is a pearl: little but precious. SUPERSCRIPTION: FOR THE CHIEF MUSICIAN; ON A STRINGED INSTRUMENT. 2. The vow to celebrate the divine name for ever is no hyperbolical piece of extravagance, but such as grace and glory shall enable us to carry out to the letter. V. Whence does he derive his encouragement to pray? A Psalm by David. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Covert of thy wings. Verse 2. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. When the action of the heart is paralysed, even temporarily, it will tell upon all the members, a chill there send its cold vibration through every limb; Satan knows this well, and so all his dealings are heart dealings, efforts to paralyse the very spring of life itself. View Psalm . Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. David's personal claim to sit enthroned for ever is but a foreshadowing of the revealed privilege of all true believers. The vow to celebrate the divine name "for ever" is no hyperbolical piece of extravagance, but such as grace and glory shall enable us to carry out to the letter. Hewers of wood and drawers of water in the tents of Jehovah are more to be envied than the princes who riot in the pavilions of kings. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point And then comes the cry, the agonizing cry, to him that is mighty to save, Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Verse 4.—"Covert of thy wings." Psalms - Part 1 - Devotionals from Morning and Evening Indexed by Psalm Alfred Bowen Evans, 1852. My privilege, I will abide (Psalms 61:4). They that are godly are oppressed and vexed in the church or congregation for this purpose: that when they are pressed, they should cry; and when they cry, that they should be heard; and when they are heard, that they should laud and praise God. ◄Psalm 61:2 ► From the ends of the earth I call out to You whenever my heart is faint. Ver. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point 6. Indeed, that prayer is a blank which hath not a vow in it. It gives us the idea of a man suffering shipwreck. He knows that unless the rock be a high one, he will not be in safety, though he should be on it. Psalm 6. Retain the Refrain! The illustration is self interpreting. O for more trust; it cannot be too implicit: such a covert invites us to the most unbroken repose. Thou wilt prolong the king's life. “My heart is overwhelmed!” he tells the Lord. William Gurnall. F4. Psalm 19. TITLE.—To the Chief Musician upon Neginah, a Psalm of David. (second clause). Major Prophets Thou wilt prolong the king's life; or, better, "days to the days of the King thou wilt add." Ver. 4. Indeed. Ver. Psalm 3. Ver. Minor Prophets Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. A recognition of a place of safety; then. 1-2. "Vows" may rightly be joined with prayers when they are lawful, well considered, and truly for God's glory. A hiding place must be locus exelsissimus. canst thou find our the Almighty unto perfection? Pharisees may rest in their prayers; true believers are eager for an answer to them: ritualists may be satisfied when they have, "said or sung" their litanies and collects, but living children of God will never rest till their supplications have entered the ears of the Lord God of Sabaoth. Crying to the Lord supposes him to be withdrawing or departing. Christian Character. The ground of it, "He shall abide," etc. EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS None. Works. In Col 1:12, the apostle exhorts them "to give thanks unto the Father, who hath made them meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light." Psalms - Sermons and Devotionals by C H Spurgeon Indexed by Scripture. Psalms Resources. A HYMN OF CONFIDENCE. John Ploughman's Pictures (26 Lessons) 35. No spot is too dreary, no condition too deplorable; whether it be the world's end or life's end, prayer is equally available. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever. If sincere, thou wilt vow to praise him for it, and serve him with it. II. Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Verse 1.—"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer." Psalm 18. Uplift me when I cannot tread: do for me what is beyond me. Ver. "For thou hast been a shelter for me." Studying the book of Psalm 1; shows a significant summary of the history, time and relevant details according to the bible’s acts based onSpurgeon - Matthew Bible Commentary and reading parallely the bible’s version King James Version. As in a fort impregnable, David had dwelt, because surrounded by omnipotence. Spurgeon Verse Expositions - Isaiah 61:1 - 61:11 (Show All Books | Show All Chapters) This Chapter Verse Commentaries: 61:1 - 61:11; 61:1 - 61:11; 61:1 - 61:11; Isa_61:1-2. All the privileges of all the saints are also the privileges of each one. So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever. Verse 2.—"Heart." Proofs of divine faithfulness are to be had in remembrance, and to be mentioned to the Lord's honour. Commentaries. When his spirit is overwhelmed. No mirth, no music, can be so pleasing to us as the prayers of the saints are pleasing to God. The end of the earth. SUBJECT AND DIVISION. The tower, in Psalms 18:2, is "an high tower, "and the rock is here an high rock, the rock higher than I; and yet there is a way to get into the highest towers; by scaling ladders a man may get over the high walls of towers. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF C. H. SPURGEON Within this set you can access other study helps [ bible, theology, commentary, sermons, and more ]. III. Except you juggle with God, thou wilt vow as well as pray against it. The New Testament In Ephesians 1:14, the Spirit is called "the earnest of our inheritance." This Psalm is a pearl. Thank you for registering. Hear my prayer! This tower and rock were too high for David himself to get into, and therefore he sets to the scaling ladder. Christ must be viewed as living in his members to the end of the world. Thou art so steadfast, guide me; thou art so high, uplift me. O God, listen to my cry! deeper than hell; what canst thou know? Psalm 5. Because my prayer is answered, my song shall be perpetual; because Jesus for ever sits at thy right hand, it shall be acceptable; because I am preserved in him, it shall be grateful. TITLE.—To the Chief Musician upon Neginah, a Psalm of David. The tower, in Psalm 18:2, is "an high tower," and the rock is here an high rock, the rock "higher than I;" and yet there is a way to get into the highest towers; by scaling ladders a man may get over the high walls of towers. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. The work remains in print today in several editions. Indeed. Ver. Ver. It is hard to pray when the very heart is drowning, yet gracious men plead best at such times. 2. What encouragements we have to believe that the delay is only temporary. Website: mp3.sa-media.com. Historical Books No mirth, no music, can be so pleasing to us as the prayers of the saints are pleasing to God. From the past we gather arguments for present confidence. I will abide in thy tabernacle. "Attend unto my prayer." From the end of the earth will I cry: he had thus cried, and he will therefore cry again and again. Pentateuch 1. From the ends of the, III. John Ploughman's Talks (24 Devotionals) 36. And except as he is thus higher, as he is God, he could not be a Saviour; for "He is a just God, as well as a Saviour." He knows that unless the rock be a high one, he will not be in safety, though he should be on it. To the Chief Musician upon Neginah, a Psalm of David. Aquinas saith that some read the words thus, Intende ad cantica mea, attend unto my songs—and so the words may be safely read, from the Hebrew word רָנָה ranah, which signifies to shout or shrill out for joy—to note that the prayers of the saints are like pleasant songs and delightful ditties in the ears of God. 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