This should be our daily service, as a lamb was offered up morning and evening for a sacrifice. But it was the desire of this holy Psalmist, as in like cases it should be ours, that his heart might be always preserved in such a frame, under the conduct of the Spirit of God, as not to be surprised into an expression of distempered passion in any of his words or sayings. For those who do not know the Lord, this is a very frightening situation. More than the sand my rock'nings make, I'm still with thee when I awake. No distress or danger, how great soever, shall stifle my faith or stop my mouth, but it shall make me more earnest, and my prayers, like strong streams in narrow straits, shall bear down all before them. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
Alas, there is great power in company: even good men are apt to be swayed by association; hence the fear that we may practise wicked works when we are with wicked workers. Gnalai significat operari cum occasione, praetextu, causa. Prayer is knowing work, believing work, thinking work, searching work, humbling work, and nothing worth if heart and hand do not join in it. The life in all of our bodies is the Spirit of God. He who holds the heart is lord of the man: but if the tongue and the heart are under God's care all is safe.
What are some things about God that are absolutely beyond our understanding? Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense. Whether an atheist lives immorally or not, the claim is true that to live as if God does not exist stands opposed to the teachings of God's Word. My prayer is painful and feeble, and worthy only to be called a cry; but it is a cry unto Jehovah, and this ennobles it. The Lord fulfilling that office. The soul is the will of man.
And there is a fourfold resemblance between them: 1. Let the righteous one strike me--it is an act of faithful love; let him rebuke me--it is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. Not positively, for he can do no evil, nor tempt any man to it James 1:3. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® Copyright© 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Beautiful and expressive type, too, of the prayers of believers kindled by the altar fire of Christ's sacrifice, and perfumed by his merits! By what foolishness are people saved? Ligure insanum, to bind a madman. It is bad when the heart goes the wrong way alone, worse when the life runs in the evil road alone; but it is apt to increase unto a high degree of ungodliness when the backslider runs the downward path with a whole horde of sinners around him.
You keep me from temptation. Why is criticism hard to take? He has earned degrees from East Texas Baptist College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has done post-graduat. Far from it; these wisely grateful souls are greatly concerned to see their instructors in trouble, and they bring forth their best prayers for their assistance. Many of those good men who had spoken severely of David's quitting his country, and going over to the Philistines, were nevertheless dear to his heart for their fidelity, and to them he returned nothing but good-will, loving prayers, and sweet speeches, knowing that by-and-by they would overlook his faults, and select him to be their leader. Those that slighted the word of God before, will relish it and be glad of it when they are in affliction; for that opens the ear to instruction.
These discussion questions are provided to help you think through the major issues of this section of the book. Holy hope, the lifting up of hands that hang down, is also a kind of worship: may it ever be acceptable with God. Much vanity comes in at the eye. I have cried unto thee, I still cry to thee, and I always mean to cry to thee. Perhaps, it is sometimes spoken of as our innermost being.
Give ear to my voice when I call to You! That's a good place for us to start, because it is general enough to include a lot of different categories… 2. למדחפת we do not render, with Hengstenberg, Olshausen, and others: push upon push, with repeated pushes, which, to say nothing more, is not suited to the figure of hunting, but, since דּחף always has the signification of precipitate hastening: by hastenings, that is to say, forced marches. Its meaning lies so deep as to be in places exceedingly obscure, yet even upon its surface it has dust of gold. Psalm 141 - Free Bible Commentary in Easy English David wrote Psalm 141 in Hebrew. A willingness to receive criticism is a mark of the wise. How do wise people become wise? My heart; keep me not only from wicked speeches, Psalms 141:3, but from all evil motions of my heart, which otherwise will draw me to many evil speeches and actions. Let the righteous smite me, etc.
Copyright Statement These files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. If we reckon ourselves as having been crucified with Christ, then we can respond to any criticism, even misplaced or hostile criticism, without bitterness, defensiveness, or blame shifting. The secret part of this is going on in the mother's womb, away from eyes of wonder. Let none of their sweet morsels, the pleasures or advantages which they gain by their wickedness, tempt me to approve of or imitate their ways. Those who truly love God will not listen to this type of degrading conversation. This is the perilous case of me and my partisans.
We Need to Learn to Accept Criticism through the Lens of the Cross. While a third class, looking upon the tabernacle as the palace of God, the theocratic King of Israel, and the ark of the covenant as his throne, regarded the incense as merely corresponding to the perfume so lavishly employed about the person and appointments of an Oriental monarch. For he here describeth the condition of men prospering for a season in a course of wickedness; they first jointly give up themselves unto the practice of iniquity, and then together solace themselves in those satisfactions of their lusts, with which their power and interest in the world do furnish them. Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, etc. If you would keep your mind fixed in prayer, keep your eye fixed.