Ver. To no purpose do I try to protect my face with a handkerchief, and the more violently I fling my hands about, so much the more violent becomes the impetuosity of the irritated insects. 14. When would it be right to cease from praising God, whose mercy never ceases? Ver. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD. It is grand to hear a man speak in this fashion when it is not boasting, but the calm declaration of his heartfelt trust in God. The "queen of days, "as the Jews call the Sabbath. Spurgeon's wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial. God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light, or "God is Jehovah, "the only living and true God. God. Whether their sins or sufferings come into their hearts, they must not sorrow as they that have no hope. Christopher Wordsworth. LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. The grateful hero feels that he cannot himself alone sufficiently express his thankfulness, and therefore he calls in the aid of others. The music ceased, the song was suspended, the great hallel was all chanted, and the people went every one to his own home, quietly and happily musing upon the goodness of the Lord, whose mercy fills eternity. These were called proselytes, and are here invited to praise the Lord. 18. Ver. A truly God fearing man will have his eye much upon God's mercy, because he is deeply conscious of his need of it, and because that attribute excites in him a deep feeling of reverential awe. The Lord Jesus Christ, who is the grand incarnation of the mercy of God, calls upon us at every remembrance of him to give thanks unto the Lord, for "he is good.". In each of the three exhortations notice carefully the word "now." Ver. God better deserves our confidence than the princes of the earth do — even the best of them. The name of the Lord is the one weapon which never fails in the day of battle: he who knows how to use it may chase a thousand with his single arm. Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. for in the name of the Lord will I destroy them, or "cut them down, "as men cut down thorns with a scythe or reaping hook. The praise of God could not be expressed in fewer words than these, "For he is good." Let Israel now say. I laid down my life, and I now take it up again: and then, with a loud voice, as when he roused Lazarus out of the grave, he cries to those within the walls, Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD. 25. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. The love of Christ working upon us by the Holy Spirit. For thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. Public praise for public mercies is every way most appropriate, most acceptable to God, and most profitable to others. In Reflection On Easter Sunday Series. Albert Barnes. The words may also be rendered, "Mighty is Jehovah." The priests and Levites are led by the Spirit to use the words foretold by our Lord, Mt 28:39. What the close of Psalms 117:1-2 says of God's truth, viz., that it endureth for ever, Psalms 118:1-4 says of its sister, his mercy or lovingkindness. His failure: "but the Lord helped me.". 23. He passed out of the defile of distress into the well watered plain of delight. "That we may offer, "we read, "spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God, by Jesus Christ." I shall not die, not absolutely, for see Psalms 89:48; Hebrews 9:27; but not in the midst of my days, Ps 103:24; nor according to the will of mine enemies, who "thrust at me that I might fall, "Psalms 118:13. 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