Verse of the Day: Psalm 46:1-3 w. commentary Psalm 46:1-3 (English Standard Version) 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. They speak themselves to be works of God's hands; for they must have a Creator who is eternal, infinitely wise, powerful, and good. I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. in the time of fruit-bearing; which being applied to the good man, notes either. Martin Luther. fade, for want of sap or safety from Christ the root; but as the olive or palm tree, semper in suo genere viret vigetque, retaineth its green leaf, and hath for its motto Nec premor nec perimor; so doth the good soul persevere and persist in the profession and practice of the truth which is after godliness, Titus 1:1, maugre the malice of earth and of hell. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble. Psalm 1:3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever * he does, he prospers. a 2 Rather, the law of the LORD * is his joy;. 4-7), and expresses faith that God will save them (vv. With respect to the ungodly, as we shall afterwards see, (Psalms 37:35) they are sometimes like “the cedars of Lebanon.” They have such an overflowing abundance of wealth and honors, that nothing seems wanting to their present happiness. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. Psalm 3 is the third Psalm of the Bible.It is a personal thanksgiving to God, who answered the prayer of an afflicted soul.Psalm 3 is attributed to David, in particular, when he fled from Absalom his son.David, deserted by his subjects, derided by Shimei, pursued for his crown and life by his ungracious son, turns to his God, makes his supplications, and confesses his faith. (Haydock) --- Some trees are always covered with leaves, like the palm-tree, &c. (Menochius). The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. See Psalms 1:4. planted: i.e. His complaints are very sad, and he pours them out before the Lord, as one that hoped thus to ease himself of a burden that lay very heaven upon him. I. Chapter 91. He is neither a Jew, nor a Gentile, nor a Greek, nor a barbarian, nor of any other particular person. Verse 3. Psalms 92:12. “If,” says a German poet, “thou wouldest attain to thy highest, go look upon a flower, and what that does unconsciously do thou consciously.” In Hebrew poetry a moral purpose is given to the grass on the mountain side and the flower in the field, and we are taught that “there is not a virtue within the widest range of human conduct, not a grace set on high for man’s aspiration, which has not its fitting emblem in vegetable life.”—Bible Educator, ii, p. 179. Fruit in his season—Comp. Its Divine culture.—The godly man is not like a tree that grows wild. Ver. In contrast – Psalm 1:4 – the wicked are like vegetation alright – but vegetation that’s dead, dried up, and blowing away. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. A psalm. Psalms 1:4.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. PSALM 23. Psalms 1: Psalms 1:3. Psalms 1:1-3 NKJV Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. Again, "Jesus began both to do and to teach." Blessed is the man. Whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Salem Media Group. 3 But you, O L ord, are r a shield s about me, my glory, and t the lifter of my head. For this purpose no time is amiss. (Worthington) --- And. Prodente clypeo vulneratus sum, I am betrayed by my shield, said Brasidas the Lacedaemonian, when he was wounded through it (Plutarch). And thus as the tree of life bringeth fruit every month, so a wise Christian, as a wise husbandman, hath his distinct employments for every month, bringing forth his fruit in his season. This makes the figure entire, and is sanctioned by some MSS and ancient versions. Others will have it to be the palm tree, from Psalms 92:12, which likewise is always green, and very fruitful. The spring greenness of life shall not wither as the years roll by. 3 He restores my soul. Psalm 1:3. See Jeremiah 17:8, Ezekiel 47:12. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical … Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 40 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. II. Verse 3. 2 Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, For to You I pray. 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. Psalm 136:1-3. The nature, causes, signs, and results of true prosperity. The latest fruit is usually the best. Verse 3. That the righteous shall prosper is an eternal truth under the moral government of God, (1 Timothy 4:8;) not always in this life and in worldly things, but morally, upon the whole, and in the final result, which shows the necessity of a judgment day, and of final awards. And, or For, he shall be like a tree, &c. — This is the proof of that blessedness of a good man which he had only asserted, Psalms 1:1. Deuteronomy 26:12-13; compare Matthew 7:24-27. Our worst things are often our best things. Psalms 3:8 (the olive), Psalms 128:3 (vine); Hosea 14:6 (olive and cedar). In contrast – Psalm 1:4 – the wicked are like vegetation alright – but vegetation that’s dead, dried up, and blowing away. 5). The Psalmist here illustrates, and, at the same time, confirms by a metaphor the statement made in the preceding verse; for he shows in what respect those who fear God are to be accounted happy, namely, not because they enjoy an evanescent and empty gladness, but because they are in a desirable condition. But we must not always estimate the fulfilment of a promise by our own eye sight. Commentary, Psalm 1, Walter C. Bouzard, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2013. 3. O give thanks, &c. — This whole verse occurs also Psalm 106:1; only there the address is made to the Israelites, here, it seems, to all mankind. And, or for, as this particle is oft used, as Psalms 60:12 Psalms 108:13 Proverbs 4:17; this being the proof of that blessedness of a good man, which he had only asserted, Psalms 1:1. Chapter 27. He is "like a tree planted by the rivers of water". Fruit is expected, fruit is borne, and it comes also in the time in which it should come. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Psalm 1:1-3. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Verse 3. Influence of religion upon prosperity. Psalm 107 is a psalm of thanksgiving, extolling God for delivering God’s people from a variety of troubles. 1-3), pleas for salvation (vv. It is a psalm which has been sung by good Christians, and will be while the world stands, with a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction. ,) and on a smaller scale in the lowlands and gardens of Palestine. ) But though in thee, and by thee, and from thee, thy people live and derive all life, and nourishment, and moisture, and fruitfulness, in due season, yet it is because thou art the self-existing, life-imparting tree, in the midst of the garden of Jehovah; and being the same yesterday, to day, and forever, thou art liable to no fading, nor falling, but art always blooming, both in blossom and fruit, towards thy people. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me] And such a shield as will never fail me. For the general comparison of a righteous man to a tree, comp. He describes the fruit before he does the leaf. Fruit, in biblical imagery, is what is visible to other people, not just what is hidden within a person. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. He obviously meant nothing more than that the children of God constantly flourish, and are always watered with the secret influences of divine grace, so that whatever may befall them is conducive to their salvation; while, on the other hand, the ungodly are carried away by the sudden tempest, or consumed by the scorching heat. 1:1-3 To meditate in God's word, is to discourse with ourselves concerning the great things contained in it, with close application of mind and fixedness of thought. Such irrigating streams (Psalms 46:4) were a luxury to the people of a parching climate. C.H.S. That bringeth forth fruit in his season — That is, in the time of fruit-bearing; which, being applied to the good man, denotes either, 1st, His active goodness, that he seeks and improves all opportunities for doing good, exercising faith, hope, and love, piety and virtue, justice, mercy, charity, temperance, patience, meekness, long-suffering, according to the several occasions offered him: or, 2d, The issue thereof, the happiness resulting therefrom; that he shall have the fruit, or benefit, of his godly life in due time, and when it will be most for his advantage, possibly in some measure in this life, but assuredly in the life to come. The miserableness of sinners, and the final happiness of the godly, Psalm 1:5, Psalm 1:6. 18. The literal sense of the word פלגי palgei rendered rivers, is divisions, which may refer to the custom of conveying water to orchards or gardens by cuts or trenches, from springs or rivers, to be diverted or stopped, or applied in a greater or less plenty to this or that plantation, as the gardener shall direct: and this acceptation of the word is very proper for this place, as referring to an abundantly flourishing fruit-tree. I. PSALM 1:1-3. "Scripture compares humans to trees far more often than contemporary discourse does." DeBurgh prefers, on the authority of the Targum, 'whatever it (the tree) produceth shall flourish.'. Verses 1-3 The psalmist begins with the character and condition of a godly man, that those may first take the comfort of that to whom it belongs. III. 14. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. But it may be the tree planted by the streams of water which bringeth forth his fruit in due season, and "whose leaf shall not wither." John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. And outward prosperity, if it follow close walking with God, is very sweet; as the cipher, when it followeth the figure, addeth to the number, though it be nothing in itself. Martin Luther. Commentary on Psalm 1:1-3 (Read Psalm 1:1-3) To meditate in God's word, is to discourse with ourselves concerning the great things contained in it, with close application of mind and fixedness of thought. ; so that even if one river should fail, he shall be everlasting his. 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