"Commentary on Psalms 48:14". "Commentary on Psalms 48:14". From this we conclude, that whatever dignity or excellence shines forth in the Church, we are not to consider it otherwise than as the means of presenting God to our view, that we may magnify and praise him in his gifts. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 48:14". Some expositors have strangely found a difficulty in the last verse, deeming such a profession of personal faith as inappropriate termination for a national song. what God is your God? Oh Lord, he says, my strength, my rock, my fortress, etc. Whatever it was, 1. It moulds itself according to the remembrance of a recent event of the poet's own time, viz., the destruction of the merchant fleet fitted out by Jehoshaphat in conjunction with Ahaziah, king of Israel (1 Kings 22:49; 2 Chronicles 20:36.). He guides not only to the brink of Jordan's river, but through the deep waters of it, and never leaves till he has landed them safe on the shores of eternity: and some, as Aben Ezra, render the word as if it was עולמית, "for ever"; and others, as Abendana observes, render it "secretly"; the Lord sometimes leading his people in ways dark and hidden to them: and others give the sense of it, "as in the days of youth"; that is, God is the guide of his people in old age as in youth; he is always their guide, and ever will be: to which sense incline R. Moses in Aben Ezra, others in Kimchi and Abendana, and as also Jarchi and the Chaldee paraphrase; but Kimchi and Ben Melech render it as we do, "unto death", or "unto our death". Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The extensive view at that point extends even to Jerusalem: as soon as they saw it they were amazed, i.e., the seeing and astonishment, panic and confused flight, occurred all together; there went forth upon them from the Holy City, because Elohim dwells therein, a חרדּת אלהים (1 Samuel 14:15), or as we should say, a panic or a panic-striking terror. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-48.html. Oh Lord, he says, my strength, my rock, my fortress, etc. "Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel and afterward receive me to glory.". II. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. This God, &c. — Who hath done this great work for us; is our God — Who alone can protect us, and will be our defender, if we depend upon him, for ever and ever. New York. It is a responsibility that we cannot transfer. Minor Prophets Let our minds be hereby filled with good thoughts of God. In Psalm 48:8, the description passes over emotionally into the form of address. The Old Testament Others translate it childhood, (205) in this sense, As God has from the beginning carefully preserved and maintained his Church, even as a father brings up his children from their infancy, so he will continue to act in the same manner. Seek His blessing, and He will guide you even unto that hour to which this text refers you—the last. The impression of terror produced by such a blow is increased by the veiled allusion to it here. This God is our God for ever and ever. Quotes available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. He is our Instructor; the Spirit of counsel, of knowledge and true godliness; the Spirit of God’s holy fear. The one thing that gave it glory was that in it God abode. In this Psalm you have the most fervent piety in combination with the most fervid patriotism. "Commentary on Psalms 48:14". This God, &c. — Who hath done this great work for us; is our God — Who alone can protect us, and will be our defender, if we depend upon him, for ever and ever. Prophets William Binnie. Joseph Benson's Commentary. Historical Books BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Farewell, fear. Ver. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-48.html. Even unto and in death, he will be our portion. Make them your examples. Johannine Writings 12  Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. Wisdom Literature General Epistles IV. The Psalm falls into three portions. He defends us, and is patient under all our provocations. “This God.” What God? Death is not a goal to be reached, as unto would imply, but an enemy or terror now vanquished, surmounted, or removed, so as to offer no impediment. The Gospels GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point