PSALMS 108 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 108. My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul. This Psalm is, almost word for word, taken out of two of the foregoing Psalms; the first five verses out of the fifty-seventh, from, I will sing and give praise, even with my glory, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. As we follow the procedures laid out in this Psalm, we will have a life of joy, peace, productivity, and victory. Quick Reference Map Map of the Empires of David and Solomon (Click to Enlarge) We have before us The Warrior's Morning Song, with which he adores his God and strengthens his heart before entering upon the conflicts of the day. To use the same words continually and never utter a new song would show great slothfulness, and would lead to dead formalism, but we need not regard novelty of language as at all essential to devotion, nor strain after it as an urgent necessity. We cannot too often with fixed heart resolve to magnify the Lord; nor need we ever hesitate to use the same words in drawing near to God, for the Lord who cannot endure vain repetitions is equally weary of vain variations. Psalm 108:5 "Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;" This is taken from (Psalm 57:11). It is my glory to be able to speak and not to be a dumb animal, therefore my voice shall show forth thy praise; it is my glory to know God and not to be a heathen, and therefore my instructed intellect shall adore thee; it is my glory to be a saint and no more a rebel, therefore the grace I have received shall bless thee; it is my glory to be immortal and not a mere brute which perisheth, therefore my inmost life shall celebrate thy majesty. It is actually a compilation of two of David’s psalms. When he says I will, he supposes that there might be some temptation to refrain, but this he puts on one side, and with fixed heart prepares himself for the joyful engagement. In Psalm 57:1-11 these words are a song in the cave of Adullam, and are the result of faith which is beginning its battles amid domestic enemies of the most malicious kind: but here they express the continued resolve and praise of a man who has already weathered many a campaign, has overcome all home conflicts, and is looking forward to conquests far and wide. In the latter part is the prayer for preservation of the church, Psalms 108:6 , with confidence to be heard and helped, whatsoever impediment appear, against all who stand out against Christ's kingdom, whether within the visible church ( Psalms 108:7-8 ), or whether without, such as are professed enemies unto it, ( Psalms 108:9-11 ), which prayer is followed forth (Ps 108:12), and comfortably closed with assurance of the Church's victory by the assistance of God, Psalms 108:13 . Edom is already treated as a vassal state, Ps 108:9. This psalm hath two parts: in the former is the thanksgiving of faith and promise of praise, in hope of obtaining all which the church is here to pray for, ( Psalms 108:1 - 5). We first fit, prepare a thing, sharpen it, before we drive it into the ground, and then drive it in and fix it. A psalm of David. After David has professed a purpose of praising God ( Psalms 108:1-3 ) he tells you, next, the proportion that is between the attributes which he praiseth in God, and his praise of him. "As we said before so say I now again, if any man preach", etc. Some expressions are so admirable that they ought to be used again: who would throw away a cup because he drank from it before? In the latter, they are eucharistic for mercies already received, and descriptive of the glorious things which God has prepared for his Son and for Israel his people. That is to be enlisted in the cause of sin peoples ; and I will sing give... 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