"If the Lord will, "etc. His the rough appreciation of the condescending visit. Psalm 4. II, pp. 3. This is just such a psalm as the man after God's own heart would compose when he was about to become king in Israel. The natural acts of it, then, are three; motion, progress, and moderations. Ver. David O. Fuller (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1976), 675.. 3 Frank-Lothar Hossfeld and Eric Zenger Psalms 3: A Commentary on Psalms 101-150, trans. Those who are not faithful to God will not be likely to be faithful to men; if we are faithful ourselves, we shall not care to have those about us who cannot speak the truth or fulfil their promises; we shall not be satisfied until all the members of our family are upright in character. (c) Because they are both for present good. The secondary agents of either the mercy or the judgment must hold a very subordinate place in oue memory, and the Lord alone must be hymned by our heart. This classic resource features the King James text and Spurgeon's notes on each left-hand page, with corresponding excerpts from Calvin and Henry on the right. 3. There is an eye of search, and an eye of favour: the one is for the seeking and finding them out, that they may serve; the other for countenancing of their persons, and rewarding of their service. Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. This will never do. The psalmist forsakes the minor key, which was soon to rule him in the one hundred and second psalm, and resolves that, come what may, he will sing, and sing to the Lord too, whatever others might do. Ps 101:1-8 was one beloved by the noblest of Russian princes, Vladimir Monomachos; and by the gentlest of English reformers, Nicholas Ridley. I will sing of mercy and judgment. Is he not to be a terror to evil doers? TITLE. 62:8 Lye, Thomas, "How Are We to Live by Faith on Divine Providence?," Within my house with a perfect heart. Do you sing in the choir and sin in the chamber Are you a saint abroad and a devil at home? 1. —The blending of song with holy living. And how is justice to be cultivated by a guardian who speaks about it, recommends it, and in practice charges each of four pupils the whole fare of a hackney-coach? Ver. A froward heart shall depart from me. He cannot be a good king whose palace is the haunt of vice, nor he a true saint whose habitation is a scene of strife, nor he a faithful minister whose household dreads his appearance at the fireside. How many are as meek as lambs among others, when at home they are wasps or tigers. There are some who are great strangers to profession, who yet are loving and kind in their way to their wives. —William Binnie. EXPOSITION VERSE 101 Verse 101.—"I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word." Psalm 101:2David's subject in this Psalm is the ordering and hallowing of family life by bringing it under the influences and sanctions of religion. Honourable offices involve serious responsibilities; to trifle with them will bring our own souls into guilt, and injure beyond calculation the souls of others. Psalm 3. Every genuine believer should say, and mean it, “I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.” It is in the home that we get the truest proof of godliness. Whole Psalm. “None can keep alive his own soul” — Psalm 22:29. 3. 1. This psalm has been appropriately called "The House-holder's Psalm"; and assuredly if every master of a family would regulate his household by these rules of the conscientious psalmist, there would be a far greater amount, not merely of domestic happiness and comfort, but of fulfilment of the serious and responsible duties which devolve on the respective members of a household. Ver. Him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. If he does not love God, quit his company, for he will do you no good. Ver. Psalm 20. Ver. Psalms 101:2. Spurgeon's own commentary on every verse of the Psalms is extremely insightful, and by itself it would have been rich enough for posterity. The throne of the King is borne up by them, as Solomen's was with lions of ivory on each side. "C.H. Within my house with a perfect heart. TITLE. It shows that David was even more concerned about evil inside himself than he was about evil from others. Wicked nurses have great influence for evil over the minds of little children, and ungodly servants often injure the morals of the older members of the family, and therefore great care should be exercised that godly servants should be employed as far as possible. 1. But there are other psalms about the kings of Israel and Judah. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening; David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso ... Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 101 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. As the kingdom of David was only a faint image of the kingdom of Christ, we ought to set Christ before our view; who, although he may bear with many hypocrites, yet as he will be the judge of the world, will at length call them all to on account, and separate the sheep from the goats. The sweet work that is resolved upon is to "sing. Psalms 101:4. King David would lop the goodly tree of his state of all such superfluous boughs. Psalm 22:29 Life's Need and Maintenance. 2. Thus, our prophet himself, as soon as the crown was settled on his head, made inquiry if there remained yet alive any of the house of Saul, on whom he might shew mercy (2 Samuel 9:1). anything that is base. Ver. The work remains in print today in several editions. "Royal" means "as a king", and in these psalms it is God that is the king. David had zealously watched his steps and put a check upon his conduct,—he had refrained his feet. The Treasury of David is the most exhaustive commentary on the book of Psalms available, written by C. H. Spurgeon and commonly regarded as his magnum opus. Accordingly Psalms 100:1-5 may be regarded as forming the chorus of the church, and this as taking up and applying that part of the doxology which celebrated the present manifestation of the "King in his beauty." Parents and teachers indeed too often forget that the sentiments feel and do not reason, and that, consequently, even a stupid child may, by the instinctive operation of its moral nature at once detect and revolt at the immorality of practices, the true character of which its reason is unable to penetrate or expose. 1. "King David's Vow for Reformation of Himselfe, his Family, his Kingdome. 2. They are wonderfully sweet at a prayer-meeting, but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and children. 2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. —A Psalm of David. for all thy Ver. For a man to set wicked things before his eyes is nothing else but to sin of set purpose, to set himself to sin, or to sell himself to sin, as Ahab did, 1 Kings 21:1-29. —George Hakewill. 6. Jason Byassee. ; only when God is with us we walk in a perfect way. Ver. Psalm 21. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes — Namely, to look upon it with approbation, or design to practise, countenance, or tolerate it. He that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. —William Gurnall. In the ark there was a rod and a pot of manna, the emblem of a Christian's condition, mercy interlined with judgment. 4. 290-328. Ver. The word hath a great deal of elegancy and emphasis in it; I will sing of mercy, I will sing of judgment; O, I will sing, O Lord, I will sing; and I will sing unto thee. The sight of them made him suffer, and therefore he would not suffer them. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. Who by their tyrannical lording it over them embitter their spirit, and make them cover the Lord's altar with tears and weeping? It is one of the most effectual methods of cultivating and exciting the moral sentiments in children, to set before them the manifestations of these in our habitual conduct... What kind of moral duties does the parent encourage, who, recommending kindness, openness, and justice, tricks the child into the confession of a fault, and then basely punishes it, having previously promised forgiveness? Stock No: WW433520. The sight of wickedness is to be avoided: "I will set no wicked thing, "etc. Jehovah shall have all our praise. 16-20, there is an Exposition of this Psalm. Psalm 10. —John Calvin. I suppose it to have been written by David just when he assumed the throne, when he was about to become king over all Israel and Judah. Did space permit, I might indeed pursue the whole round of moral and religious duties, and ask similar questions at each. We never praise the Lord better than when we do those things which are pleasing in his sight. Ver. When our Lord comes in judgment, this verse will be fulfilled on a large scale; till then he sinks the judge in the Saviour, and bids men leave their sins and find pardon. A Psalm of David. There was "a gulph" interposed, as in the parable, which they could not pass; and what they saw of Christ, they beheld only from a distance. Liars are obnoxious enough on earth; the saints shall not be worried with them in another world. Psalms 101:5. Psalm 22. This exposition consisted of readings from PSALM 100. and 101. Ver. Ver. He could not tell what a deceitful man might be doing, what plots he might be contriving, what mischief he might be brewing, and therefore he resolved that he would at any rate keep him out of his house, that his palace might not become a den of villainy. A froward heart shall depart from me. 1. When felt it is to be repudiated. Charles H. Spurgeon Psalms 101-150 Edited by Dr. Stanford E. Murrell. 5-10. Whole Psalm., Psalms 101:1-8 was one beloved by the noblest of Russian princes, Vladimir Monomachos; and by the gentlest of English reformers, Nicholas Ridley. They resemble not unfitly the two supporters of the king's arms, or the two seraphim stretching out their golden wings over the propitiatory, or the white and red rose in the same escutcheon. Whose privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I cut off. Unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. Psalm 101: This psalm describes the perfect king. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Psalm 101:6; Psalm 15:2. —George Horne. "The ploughing of the wicked is sin, "Proverbs 21:4. Such a hymn of praise as the grand doxology of Psalms 99:1-9 could not die away without an echo. —George Hakewill. It is before the Lord he resolves to sing, as he did before the ark, which was a type of Christ; and so is it s song to the praise of God in Christ. —Ralph Erskine. Treasury of David. 180684862 psalm-101-commentary-pdf 1. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. A devout ejaculation. Delitzseh. Within my house. 3. Whole Psalm. How pure ought the church to be, and how diligently should all those who hold office therein labour to keep out and chase out men of unclean lives. NO. A good master does well to choose a good servant; he may take a prodigal into his house for the sinner's good, but if he consults his own he will look in another quarter. Psalm 101. —Thomas Watson. I will walk. Whose privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I cut off. Nor even now, as then, can "the deceitful" dwell in Christ's "house" —his holy temple; nor the man of "lies be established" by his love and favour. Ver. Ver. He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house. He shall not be my intimate, my bosom friend. They include Psalms 2, 18, 20 and 21, 45, 71 and 101. If you were but to plant an orchard, you would get the best fruit trees, and not cumber your ground with crabs. Psalm 13. Before he could exercise mercy and justice in His kingdom, he had to understand and e… From bxr latus or dilatatus est, is the noun bxr, here, broad, or wide, or large; and being applied to the heart or soul, it notes largeness of desires. Oh, it is sad when they that have reason to know us best, by their daily converse with us, do speak least for our godliness! Psalms 101:3. 1. The sweet singer that thus resolves, namely, David, "l will sing. He had a mind this exercise of singing should not go down, but be his continual trade, "I will sing, I will sing"; I will sing on earth and I will sing in heaven; I will sing in time and I will sing in eternity. Ver. Charles H. Spurgeon, John Calvin, Matthew Henry. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Ver. Good men are so sensible of infirmity that they cry for help from God, so full of prayer that they cry at all seasons, so intense in their desires that they cry with sighs and groanings which cannot be uttered, saying, "O when wilt thou come unto me?". Bible Toggle Dropdown. 6. Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charles H. "Commentary on Psalms 101:4". In avoiding disputes with adversaries. It is full of a stern exclusiveness, of a noble intolerance, not against theological error, not against uncourtly manners, not against political insubordination, but against the proud heart, the high look, the secret slanderer, the deceitful worker, the teller of lies. Of David. But it was its first leap into life that has carried it so far into the future. Make a joyful noise But when it comes … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 100" I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will walk with integrity of heart. 1. O when wilt thou come unto me? If thou bestowest mercies upon me; or if thou bringest any judgment upon me; before thee, O Lord, will I sing my hymn for all. Ver. What I wish myself to be, that I desire my servant to be. Him that hath an high look. O when &c.] The appeal of earnest longing, eager for closer fellowship with God. Charles H. Spurgeon, John Calvin, Matthew Henry. The first is supposed to be when David, immediately after the death of Saul, succeeded to the government of a part of the kingdom; the second, when the whole kingdom was united under the dominion of David; and the third, when he removed the ark from the house of Obededom to Zion, and placed it in the vicinity of his own abode. There are nine wills and five shalls. Even irreligious men have the sense to perceive the value of Christian servants, and surely their own Christian brethren ought not to have a lower appreciation of them. The psalmist is very sweeping in his resolve, he declines the least, the most reputable, the most customary form of evil—no wicked thing; not only shall it not dwell in his heart, but not even before his eyes, for what fascinates the eye is very apt to gain admission into the heart, even as Eve's apple first pleased her sight and then prevailed over her mind and hand. But it was its first leap into life that has carried it … These examples will suffice; and I give them, not as applicable generally either to parents or teachers, but simply as individual instances from among both, which have come within the sphere of my own knowledge, and which bear directly upon the principle under discussion. Ver. With deliberation; not, therefore, upon trifling matters. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tod/psalms-101.html. —This is a psalm of wills and shalls. Proud heart. It is greatly to be deplored that in after years he did not keep himself clear in this matter in every case, though, in the main he did; but what would he have been if he had not commenced with this resolve, but had followed the usual crooked Policy of Oriental princes? Ver. “For, if I come to know him, one of these days I may be known myself to be a wicked person.” “Evil communications corrupt good manners.” No man can afford to be the friend of a man who is not a friend of God. Him that hath an high look and a proud heart him will not I suffer. But this mercy, here spoken of in the first part of our prophet's song, stretcheth further; unfolding itself in clemency, in courtesy, and in compassion. 1. 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