What does the word, that insurrection was translated from, mean? How will they feel, when they must stand before Jesus in judgement. It were well if the chief musicians of all our congregations estimated their duty at its due solemnity, for it is no mean thing to be called to lead the sacred song of God's people, and the responsibility is by no means light. But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; 1. hear, Ps. It is a sober joy, with the facts faced at their worst, but also at their overwhelming best.” (Kidner), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. It will hurt them a lot. What do they wish they had done, so they could not have accused the Lord? Verses 1-6: The psalmist earnestly begs of God to preserve him from disquieting Prayers which are unheard on earth may be among the best heard in heaven. Him and give an account. Qualified -- from violent death, from fear of, etc. iii. of faith. certainty of divine retribution (verses 7-10). “Shall declare”: Believers should glorify God, not only for His love and mercy, He will make them stumble over their own tongue: They used their lies and slanders to attack David, but God would find a way to make their own words their ruin. All Rights Reserved. We must not think of God shooting these *evil men with his bow He felt powerless to make them stop, so he prayed. Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. Jesus? His life was one of conflict, and very seldom does he finish a Psalm without mentioning his enemies; in this instance his thoughts are wholly occupied with prayer against them. God had an arrow of His own, and suddenly they shall be wounded. was the right time for His purpose. the bad effects of which the psalmist desired to be hid and preserved. It is bad to do wrong, but worse to encourage ourselves and one another in it. “Preserve my life from … not be the subject of our fear. That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; shoot] their arrows, [even] bitter words:". The archers pressed upon him, and sorely wounded him with their arrows. to Top. right standing with the Lord. They accomplish what they intended; they carry out their design. is coming a time when all will bow before the Lord. things about the Son of God. "*righteous people". As with many of David’s psalms, it concerns a crisis that made him cry out to God. translated from means a tumultuous crowd. There is no guard against a false tongue. The things that Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. is hardened to the greatest degree, when it is thus fully set to do evil. They are They rejoice at the vengeance executed on the wicked; but then their joy centers They devise iniquities: “They search the devil’s skull for new inventions; who is ready enough to lend them his seven heads to plot and his ten horns to push at good people.” (Trapp), ii. They hurt his *soul or spirit. “An open liar is an angel compared with this demon. “tongue”. but also for His marvelous acts of judgment on the wicked. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. How will they feel, when they must stand before Jesus in judgement? Because David thought this, he then said what God would do. They will understand what has happened. That a sword signifies the false principle destroying truth, is evident from these words in David, "The workers of iniquity sharpen their tongue like a sword, they bend their arrows with a bitter word." 26:3). And because of the salvation he Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer. It is not at the ruin of the wicked, simply considered, but because They encourage themselves in an evil matter; “Their observation of providence shall increase their faith; since he who fulfils his threatenings will not forget his promises.” (Spurgeon), ii. Verse 1. What should the Word of God have told them? To him that presides: a Psalm of David.. Unless we do so, we are not likely to profit by the dispensations “Their methods cannot afford to be those of honest opposition (‘the open statement of the truth’, 2 Corinthians 4:2; cf. trap ~ something that you use to catch an animal or bird. “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” People were saying bad things about King David. “Own tongue … fall”: God providentially steers the plots of the wicked to their His life was one of conflict, and very seldom does he finish a Psalm without mentioning his enemies; in this instance his thoughts are wholly occupied with prayer against them. ever lived on this earth perfect, except Jesus Christ. A practical disbelief of God's knowledge of all things, is at the bottom of every wickedness. Chapter 64 This whole psalm has reference to David’s enemies, persecutors, and slanderers; many such there were, and a great deal of trouble they gave him, almost all his days, so that we need not guess at any particular occasion of penning this psalm. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; They may flee, but there is nowhere to run to get away from God. PSALM 64 OVERVIEW. But God had them in His sights. shake ~ move something one way then another quickly. What do you think these accusers thought, when the darkness came in the middle We know that they sent spies to search out Jesus and try to find anything that perfection in comparison to our shortcomings, it is enough to cause fear. Why did they send spies to check on Jesus? You can check these in your browser security settings. Just as their *arrows are words, so God’s *arrows are words. Christ, and that very privily and secretly (see Matt. They rejoice in the Lord, because of what he is unto them, and because of They wanted ________ _________ so much that they gave up any chance of eternal fear of the Lord. They attack suddenly. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. And the more he is known, be it in what way it will, the more is he 7.). They shot at him like a sniper shoots at a man who has no way to defend himself. 3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:. Even though Jesus was innocent of any wrong doing, they cried to do what to It falls into two main divisions, in each of which the verses are arranged in pairs. Though they might And the persons that entered into such ones who nailed Him to the cross, felt when the sun became dark in the middle of like a sword, it is not a sword.