Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. Turnus, having slain Palias,—"Bestrode the corpse, and pressed it with his foot." David clearly sees the fruits of the divine anger, he traces the flight of Israel's warriors, the breaking of her power, the division in her body politic, to the hand of God. Thus did David look upon Israel's disease, and hereupon it was that he was so deeply affected with it, so earnestly desiring the cure of it. Verse 2. But this arises from the shallowness of the reader's own mind. Read Psalm 60 commentary using The Treasury of David. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. Israel was like a city with a breach made in its wall, because her God was wroth with her. David obeyed the precept to teach the children of Israel; he recorded the Lord's mighty acts that they might be rehearsed in the ears of generations to come. On our right was a region of lower ground to which we gradually descended; full of grass, wild oats, and thistles, with an occasional thornbush. Or secondly, conquest over them—I will walk through Edom and subdue it. Israel might well come forth boldly, for a sacred standard was borne aloft before them. Let not Canaanitish doubts and legalisms keep thee out of the inheritance of grace. So long as soldiers see their banner uplifted, they flock round it with confidence. This Psalm is often and fitly called THE SINNER'S GUIDE. Though thou didst for a time give up thine Israel into the hands of their enemies, thou hast now given them an assurance of thy having received them under thy protection. Thus dare we defy the last enemy, "O death, where is thy sting? The combined Aramean tribes sought to overcome Israel, but were signally defeated. As a man when bathing throws his shoes on one side, so would he obtain his dominion over haughty Esau's descendants as easily as a man casts a shoe. Verse 6. "—Psalm 60:8 Moab, which had threatened Israel, was to be so completely subdued, and become so utterly contemptible as to be likened to a washpot or basin in which men wash their feet. Verse 1. But if we look further into this Psalm, remembering… Through God we shall do, etc. David found himself the possessor of a tottering throne, troubled with the double evil of factions at home, and invasion from abroad. He expected to conquer and triumph over them, to put them to the basest offices, as his vassals, because God had decreed and spoken it in his holiness. Thomas Harmer (1715-1788), in "Observations on Divers Passages of Scripture.". God hath spoken the word, saith he, therefore is shall be done, yea, it is done; and therefore David cried, All's mine, Gilead in mine, Manasseh is mine, Moab and Edom are mine, as soon as God had spoken the word. The present Psalm is connected in thought and language with the foregoing, and linked on to the following Psalm by catchwords. Eloquence, learning, wit, none of these can force the gate, but there is One who can. Neglect or actual sin; a subject for self examination. Title. Hard things thou hast upon us laid, Before the days of Saul, Israel had been brought very low; during his government it had suffered from internal strife, and his reign was closed by an overwhelming disaster at Gibeon. Believer, up and take possession of covenant mercies. I. Hammond refers the number slain to different battles, and so avoids the difficulty. I will divide Shechem, etc. E. W. Hengstenberg. 2. Verse 1. The object of attack; the strong city of man's heart, barricaded by depravity, ignorance, prejudice, custom, etc. Heal the breaches thereof. Subsequently to these events the whole land was in a very disturbed and agitated condition, arising out of the contentions between the partisans of Saul's family, and those who were attached to David. "—Psalm 60:8 Moab, which had threatened Israel, was to be so completely subdued, and become so utterly contemptible as to be likened to a washpot or basin in which men wash their feet. Where Jacob had pitched his tent, there his rightful heirs should till the soil. For the choir director: A psalm # 60:TITLE Hebrew miktam. Our afflictions have made us like men drunken with some potent and bitter wine; we are in amazement, confusion, delirium; our steps reel, and we stagger as those about to fall. "—Psalm 65:1-2 When grief becomes so habitual as to be our drink, and to take the place of our joys, becoming our only wine, then are we in an evil case indeed. William Walford. SUBJECT AND DIVISION. 2. O that our King, the true David, were come to claim the earth, for the kingdom is the Lord's, and he is the governor among the nations. He is the Law giver of his church, and let him so be. 983, "Moab is my washpot.". See "Spurgeon's Sermons, "No. Whole Psalm. Symmachus, "wine of agitation, "and this sense I have adopted which is also that of the Syriac. O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again. This entry was posted in New Park Street - Vol 2 and tagged Charles Spurgeon, isaiah, sermon audio, sovereignty salvation, spurgeon, spurgeon podcast, Young Spurgeon on May 8, 2018 by zachkispert. Judah is (or shall be) my lawgiver, i.e., all his subjects should be brought under one Head, one governor, who should give them laws, according to which they should be ordered or governed, which power and authority belonged to the tribe of Judah, according to that prophecy of Jacob (Ge 49:10), to which the psalmist here alludes. EXCELSIOR is well enough as a cry, but we must look to the highest of all for guidance. Or does he mean, I who smote thy champion have at length so subdued thee that thou shalt never be able to rejoice over Israel again; but if thou must needs triumph it must be with me, and not against me; or rather is it a taunting defiance, a piece of irony? Thomas S. Millington, in "The Testimony of the Heathen to the Truths of Holy Writ," 1863. There are breaches from without, and breaches from within. Our banners trailed in the mire have proven our weakness without thee, but yonder standard borne aloft before us shall witness to our valour now that thou hast come to our rescue. To penetrate, to reach the citadel for Jesus. But the mentioning of these chief generals, by whom the service was performed, is another. "We shall do valiantly, "for God helps not remiss, or cowardly, or negligent men. Verse 1. John Brinsley (1600-1665), in "The Healing of Israel's Breaches.". Title. III. ... (Spurgeon) ii. Verse 7. For a small moment doth he forsake, but with great mercy does he gather his people. Even Israel is subject to breaches. Verse 8. That is, he hath given out his word from heaven, the habitation of his holiness and of his glory; or, he hath spoken it certainly, there is nothing but holiness in his word (and that is the strength of words). For the truth's sake, and because the true God is on our side, let us in these modern days of warfare emulate the warriors of Israel, and unfurl our banners to the breeze with confident joy. Verse 2. How sweetly will this verse suit the tried people of God as a frequent ejaculation. Of battle.   Robinson's "Biblical Researches in Palestine.". Compare Ps 20:5. The lilies of the testimony—means, that this Psalm has for its chief subject something very lovely and cheering in the law; namely, the words of promise quoted in the beginning of verse six, according to which the land of Canaan belonged to the Israelites, upon which is thus established the confidence expressed in Ps 60:6-8, with respect to their right of property over the land, and their possession of it. John Brinsley. From him shall the might proceed, to him shall the honour be given. If the preceding views are correct, we may rest in the result, that the present Sâkût represents the name and site of the ancient Succoth...We passed obliquely along the northern slope of the same broad swell, where the ground was covered only by a thick crop of thistles. Properly the song may be said to consist of three parts: the complaining verses, Ps 60:1-3; the happy, Ps 60:4-8; the prayerful, Ps 60:9-12. How, and in what respect this world is the Christian's. For teaching. Life is mine, death is mine, for Christ is mine. Edward Robinson's "Biblical Researches in Palestine, "1867. Enemies should be expelled, and the landmarks of peaceful ownership set up. Turn us to thee, turn thou to us. Thou hast showed thy people hard things. Psalms 90:1. Answer. He who proved to us our need of him by showing us what poor creatures we are without him, will now reveal the glory of his help by conducting great enterprises to a noble issue. The veterans of the valley of salt could not force the passage, yet was it to be attempted, and David looked to the Lord for help. This psalm is titled A Song. Why a banner? And then Judah yqqwxm is my lawgiver; as it refers to Jacob's prophecy of the sceptre and lawgiver not departing from Judah, denoting that to be the royal tribe; so by it is signified the kingdom of Judah (under which Benjamin is comprehended), that David is possessed of that also. Victorinus Strigelius, 1524-1569. This king elsewhere singing his trophies, saith, "They are fallen under my feet." Verse 2. Gilead is mine and Manasseh is mine.   3. For it shaketh. It is a very great relief to shed tears; it gives a vent …, Morning and Evening Songs A mere pot to hold the dirty water after my feet have been washed in it. The deliverance of the elect needs a saving God, a mighty God (right hand), and a prayer hearing God. That it may be displayed because of the truth. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. The psalm is David’s prayer while so threatened by his enemies. But if the enemies were too strong, one would help the other. We shall do valiantly, we will not be ashamed of our colours, afraid of our foes, or fearful of our cause. And smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand. This is the secret of our miseries. The best means of removing this discrepancy seems to be by remarking, that this Psalm was written after some of the battles of which mention is made in the title, but that the author does not restrict himself to those events without taking a wider range, so as to embrace the afflictive conditions both of Israel and Judah during the latter part of Saul's life, and the former years of David's reign. And thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies? We may by faith ask for and expect that our extremity will be God's opportunity; special and memorable deliverances will be wrought out when dire calamities appear to be imminent. Click the title of a sermon to view or save the PDF. Urgent distress puts men upon pressing and bold petitions such as this. Verse 8. Or, if they will, let them triumph: Triumph thou, O Philistia, because of me, or over me. Verses 9 - 12 are again the words of David.   Of the Philistines he says, Over Philistia it is mine to boast; for so I would translate, and not, as is usual, Philistia, triumph thou over me, which does not yield a consistent meaning. The Lord is with us, omnipotence sustains us, and we will not hesitate, we dare not be cowards. Set to “Lily of the Testimony.”. No government could stand which was not resident in Judah. Verse 7. Whole Psalm. Here was an ancient oil vat, very large and of a single stone; it was evidently brought hither, and indicates the former growth of the olive in these parts. Psalm 60:8-10 Moab is my washpot "Moab is my wash-pot," nothing more — a thing contemptible and despicable as compared with the eternal realities of covenant blessings; yet, for all that, there was a use for Moab, a use to be rightly understood. Excerpt from Spurgeon's Introduction to Psalm 119 [Psalm 119] is like the celestial city which lies four-square, and the height and the breadth of it are equal. Cure. No earthly lamp avails to break, It was all but inaccessible, and hence the question of David. (See Ge 33:17-18.) There are some difficulties attendant upon the title of this Psalm, when it is compared with the contents. Prayer of a church in low condition. Francois Lenormant and E. Chevallier, in "A Manual of the Ancient History of the East, "1869. The soil was like that of an Ohio bottom. Judah is my lawgiver. The psalmist claims that they were still the Lord's own people, though in the first verse he had said, "thou hast cast us off."   She sets this over against all discouraging circumstances; let outward providences say what they will, the voice of a faithful God drowns every sound of tear. Moab in the East, Edom in the South, and Philistia in the West (the North is not mentioned, because the banner of David had already been victorious there.) There are seven stanzas; twice three two line stanzas, having one of three lines in the middle, which forms the clasp or spangle of the septiad, a circumstance which is strikingly appropriate to the fact that the psalm is called "the Old Testament Paternoster" in some of the old expositors. Remember that the words before verse 1 are also part of the psalm. Things were as unsettled as though the solid earth had been made to quake; nothing was stable; the priests had been murdered by Saul, the worst men had been put in office, the military power had been broken by the Philistines, and the civil authority had grown despicable through insurrections and intestine contests. So long as sight and reason find footing in matters, there is no place for faith and hope; the abundance of human helps puts not grace to proof, but the strength of faith is in the absence of them all. Parts of it may even appear faintly ridiculous to unsanctified eyes. Psalm 60:8 French Bible Psalm 60:8 German Bible Alphabetical: because Edom I in is loud Me Moab my O of over Philistia sandal shall shoe shout throw toss triumph upon washbasin washbowl OT Poetry: Psalm 60:8 Moab is my wash basin (Psalm Ps Psa.) Verse 6. And the house of such a man was called domus discalceati, that is to say, "The house of him that hath his shoe loosed." 3. It is entitled in the Syriac and Arabic versions, a Psalm on the Election of the Church, and on the Resurrection of Christ. Augustus F. Tholuck. Over Edom will I cast out my shoe. We must look to the strong for strength as much at the close of a campaign as at its beginning. Joab, it seems, took this in his return from the former slaughter, and fell in for the assistance of his brother Abishai (for that was their usual course: though they divided their armies, they did not divide their hearts). But if we look further into this Psalm, remembering… (2 Samuel 5.) Moab, so injurious to me in former years, is my washpot. It tottered to a fall; if not soon propped up and repaired it would come down in complete ruin. YOUNG painters were anxious, in the olden times, to study under the great masters. Spurgeon Sermons, Complete Set Browse the complete set of Charles Spurgeon’s 63 volumes of sermons below by expanding a section as you go, or perform a search here. At last we came to the cause of this fertility, a fine brook winding along the bottom. – From Defeat to Victory in God. 27. Bible Toggle Dropdown. Verse 7. Verse 3. Verse 7. 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