What now? (2) The way of the godly is set forth by way of a contrast: negatively, what the godly do not do (1:1), and positively, what the godly do (1:2). Psalm 92:1-2. We long to be in the company of those we love. Psalm 24:1-2. Thomas Watson's Saints' Spiritual Delight. The psalm divides naturally into two verse groups––1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. In his Law doth he meditate day and night; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Bibl. (Psalm 61:3) The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. It is a spiritual index; the index shows what is in the book, so meditation shows what is in the heart. חטּאים (from the sing. rmh ṣlb mtı̂n mstwin, a hard, firm and straight spear. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. חטּא, instead of which חטא is usually found) sinners, ἁμαρτωλοί, who pass their lives in sin, especially coarse and manifest sin; לצים (from לוּץ, as מת from מוּת) scoffers, who make that which is divine, holy, and true a subject of frivolous jesting. rumhun tsadqun, i.e., according to the Kamus Arab. – The Way of the Righteous and the Way of the Ungodly. to the law of Jehovah is his inclination. Psalm 11 Commentary: God’s Actions And now that David has established in his mind God’s lofty exalted sovereign POSITION, he’s going to also remind himself of the Lord’s PRESENT ACTIONS in … This psalm shows us, I. Psalm 1:2 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament The exclamatory אשׁרי, as also Psalm 32:2 ; Psalm 40:5 ; Proverbs 8:34 , has Gaja (Metheg) by the Aleph, and in some Codd. 26 and 27 Anm. Like other psalms of this type (see Psalm 30; 32; 34), Psalm 116 begins by saying that God has rescued the psalmist from trouble (verses 1-2). This psalm is a prayer, the substance of which David offered up to God when he was forced by Saul to take shelter in a cave, and which he afterwards penned in this form. Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. sachufa, foolish, simple, prop. Thomas a Kempis, 1380-1471. This last is the most natural: everything he takes in hand he brings to a successful issue (an expression like 2 Chronicles 7:11; 2 Chronicles 31:21; Daniel 8:24). We are not all Berean searchers of the Scriptures. Compare Psalm 19:10; Psalm 119:97, Psalm 119:99. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. First he made the seas. Verse 2. Psalms 1:2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD and in his law doth he meditate day and night. in Psalm 1:1 describe what he all along has never done, the fut. In this psalm, the way of the righteous and the way of … II. The first two verses encourage us to remember what God has done for Israel and for us — looking favorably on the land, restoring fortunes, and centering, … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13" This psalm has a good deal in common with Proverbs 2:12-15, 20-22 and Jeremiah 17:5-13, both of which contrast the And yet, in David's day, how small was the volume of inspiration, for they had scarcely anything save the first five books of Moses! Verse 2. In the law of Jehovah is his delight.âOr, to the law of Jehovah is his inclination. He doesn’t JUST study it. Do you study God's Word? Verse 2. Psychol. I. Psalm 1 consists of two stanzas and six verses. Here is, I. Psalm 81 is the 81st psalm in the biblical Book of Psalms.Its themes relate to celebration and repentance. It assists the memory to lock up the jewels of divine truth in her sure treasury. You may have read in Spurgeon's comments above on the blessed state in Psalm 32:1-2 (Spurgeon on v1; Verse 2) where he notes that there is an association with the blessednesses in Psalm 1. Bartholomew Ashwood's Heavenly Trade, 1688. The rage of nations and the laugh of God. In Act One (2:1‑3), David raises the question about the chaos in the world, and the kings and rulers come forth in a … The intonation of the accent is said in these instances to begin, by anticipation, with the fugitive ĕ.). Meditation is the touchstone of a Christian; it shows what metal he is made of. 2. Sir Richard Baker. It is not a subject which he puts away from him, or in respect to which he is indifferent, but he keeps it before his mind, and has satisfaction in doing it. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, But his delight is in the Law of the Lord. ] Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 1 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: This is a wisdom psalm, calling people to follow the path of righteousness to obtain the blessings that God confers on the righteous. Verse 2. Verse 2. 495). The word used here, הגה hâgâh, means properly to complain, to mutter; then, to speak; then, to utter in a low complaining voice, as is often done by a person in deep meditation; hence, in the usual sense, to meditate on anything; to think of it. A psalm of David. Verse 2. It was analyzed by everyone from Irenaeus to Augustine in the early church, attributed to both Moses and David, and is practically ubiquitous in lectionaries, old and new. Arab. consec. He that hopes for the inheritance, will make much of the conveyance. But the rulers of the earth generally have been most active. The same two primary notions are also opposed to one another in speaking of the intellect: Arab. His delight is in the law of the Lord. Ver. - lies between the Sheb and the tone, e.g., ננתּקה (with Dech) Psalm 2:3, ואענהוּ Psalm 91:15 and the like. 76. Commentary on Psalm 19:1-6. fal'g, from פלג to divide, Job 38:25) means the brook meandering and cleaving its course for itself through the soil and stones; the plur. Richard T. Ritenbaugh Tithing The ground and reason of both . Gordon Churchyard. On הלך בּ, in an ethical sense, cf. Oh, the Scriptures are hard to be understood, do not you trouble your heads about them; we will tell you the meaning of them. This is to be understood of a diligent reading and serious consideration of it; and of the employment of the thoughts, and of deep study upon it, in order to find out the sense and meaning of it; and which is to be done constantly, every day, as often as there is leisure and opportunity for it; or, as Kimchi on the place observes, whenever a man is free from the business of life; unless this should be taken figuratively, of the day of prosperity and night of adversity, whether in things temporal or spiritual, which are each of them proper seasons to meditate in, upon the word of God and Gospel of Christ. The benefits, helps, and hindrances of meditation. The change in personal pronouns between verses 1-2 (I-my) and verses 3-8 (you-your) may signal a dialogue between pilgrims or groups of pilgrims. This Psalm of David simply praises the Lord God Jehovah. Verses 1 – 2: This means that God owns everything. The sinfulness and misery of a wicked man (v. 4, v. 5). If not, this blessing belongeth not to you. What there is in it for the believer to delight in. Arab. of tsdq, צדק to be hard, firm, tight; as Arab. I have no rest, but in a nook, with the book. Sir Richard Baker. in Psalm 1:3, the development of the אשׁרי now begins; it is the praet. ii. Psalm 1 2 Commentary: Delight. thick, firm, stout, solid, and Arab. Proverbs 15:28 : "the heart of the righteous meditateth what to answer." Then the psalm describes the distressing circumstance now past (verse 3), recalls a prayer for help (verse 4) along with the Lord’s saving response (verses 5-11), and then vows to give witness to God’s salvation before the congregation (verses 12-19). Arab. Psalm 1:1–2, Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. In verse 2 the word "it" means the dry land. With the first meaning, Jahve would be the subject; with the third, the project of the righteous; with the middle one, the righteous man himself. The meaning here is, he thinks of it; he endeavors to understand its meaning; he has pleasure in reflecting on it. As the meditation is, such is the man. But his will is in the law of the Lord. Be not you so cheated; but study the gospel as you look for comfort by the gospel. Proud member -- The good man doth meditate on the law of God day and night. The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. Thus רשׁע means the loose man and indeed as a moral-religyous notion loose from God, godless comp. Instead of the Scriptures they can present images; these are the layman's books; as if they were to be tried by a jury of carvers and painters, and not by the twelve apostles. : he becomes in consequence of this, he is thereby, like a tree planted beside the water-courses, which yields its fruit at the proper season and its leaf does not fall off. Proverbs 23:7 . Psalm 2 is twice as long, consisting of four stanzas and 12 verses. And now mark his positive character. So Joshua 1:8 : "Thou shalt meditate therein (the law) day and night." The Hebrew word תורה tôrâh, properly means instruction, precept; and then, an injunction, command, law, in the usual sense of the word. But his delight is in the law of the Lord] i.e. Perhaps some of you can claim a sort of negative purity, because you do not walk in the way of the ungodly; but let me ask you -- Is your delight in the law of God? It helps judgment, wisdom, and faith to ponder, discern, and credit the things which reading and hearing supply and furnish. He does not take counsel of them as to the way in which he should live, but from the law of the Lord, Psalm 1:2. And in his law - On his law, or his truth. If you want to know what true repentance is, check out this commentary and Bible study on Psalm 51. Verse 2. The Psalm is structured as a dramatic presentation in four acts. This is often referred to as characteristic of true piety. Everything that exists belongs to God, He has the right to keep everything for Himself, but He chooses to share with human beings. Words in boxes are from the Bible. The positive side of a good manâs character is now described according to the standard which prevailed when the written law first came truly into force. On the same principle, however, the declaration here made would apply to any part of a divine revelation; and hence, the sentiment is, that a truly pious man finds his highest delight in the revealed truths of God. 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