Our bodies have little rest in this world, but in the grave they shall rest as in their beds, Isaiah 57:2. Matthew Henry's Commentary – Chapter 16 . He spoke, 1. I have set the LORD always before me: because. Say it again then, stand to it, abide by it, and never unsay it. Those that multiply gods multiply griefs to themselves for, whoever thinks one God too little, will find two too many, and yet hundreds not enough. (Read Matthew 16:24-28) A true disciple of Christ is one that does follow him in duty, and shall follow him to glory. He has hope in his death, living hopes in dying moments, hopes that the body shall not be left for ever in the grave, but, though it see corruption for a time, it shall, at the end of the time, be raised to immortality Christ's resurrection is an earnest of ours if we be his. Of the special presence of God with the Redeemer in his services and sufferings, Psalm 16:8. 16… Hast thou said it? St-Takla.org > bible > commentary > en > ot > matthew-henry > psalms Contact St-Takla.org website You can contact us through this form, or directly through mobile/WhatsApp: 002 01287627004 … Bibliography InformationHenry, Matthew. That being God's holy One in a peculiar manner, sanctified to the work of redemption and perfectly free from sin, he should not see corruption nor feel it. Note, Gracious persons, though they still covet more of God, never covet more than God but, being satisfied of his loving-kindness, they are abundantly satisfied with it, and envy not any their carnal mirth and sensual pleasures and delights, but account themselves truly happy in what they have, and doubt not but to be completely happy in what they hope for. If God be ours, we must, for his sake, extend our goodness to those that are his, to the saints in the earth for what is done to them he is pleased to take as done to himself, having constituted them his receivers. His being admitted into God's presence would be the acceptance of his service and his being set at his right hand the recompence of it. God has no need of our services he is not benefited by them, nor can they add any thing to his infinite perfection and blessedness. So often, the psalms are a means of communicating an emotion of the author. He was well assured, (1.) He concludes with a solemn celebration of the glory of God, Rom. This is implied here when he says (Psalm 16:8), I shall not be moved he supposed that he should be struck at, and have a dreadful shock given him, as he had in his agony, when his soul was exceedingly sorrowful, and he prayed that the cup might pass from him. Death destroys the hope of man (Job 14:19), but not the hope of a good Christian, Proverbs 14:32. Matthew Henry's Commentary. The title Michtam is commonly understood as golden; others think it is related to a word meaning tocover.Since the psalms with this title (16, 56-60) are written from times of peril, some think the idea is of covering the lips in the sense of secrecy, as if this were a secret or silent psalm … It is likewise plainly intimated that his soul must go into a state of separation from the body, and that his body, so deserted, would be in imminent danger of seeing corruption--that he should not only die, but be buried, and abide for some time under the power of death. IV. He devotes himself to the honour of God in the service of the saints (Psalm 16:2,3): My goodness extends not to thee, but to the saints. - David flees to God's protection, with cheerful, believing confidence. Observe, 1. Choosing the Lord for its portion and happiness. It begins … Psalms 16. For David died, and was buried, and saw corruption. That he should not miss of his glory: "Thou wilt show me the path of life, and lead me to that life through this darksome valley." 4), and his entire complacency and satisfaction in God and the interest he had in him, Psalm 16:5-7. None of Christ’s miracles are recorded in this chapter, but four of his discourses. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. This is the language of a devout and pious soul. To this the victories and triumphs of the cross were all owing it was the Lord at his right hand that struck through kings, Psalm 110:5; Isaiah 42:1,2. It is not enough for us to delight in the saints, but, as there is occasion, our goodness must extend to them we must be ready to show them the kindness they need, distribute to their necessities, and abound in the labour of love to them. This psalm has something of David in it, but much more of Christ. We, who have so much corruption in our souls, must expect that our bodies also will corrupt (Job 24:19) but that holy One of God who knew no sin saw no corruption. Matthew Henry's Commentary. He rested in hope, and that made his rest glorious, Isaiah 11:10. (3.) (2.) Those renewed by the grace of God, and devoted to the glory of God, are saints on earth. 3,4. He still had an eye to his Father's commandment (John 10:18,14:31), the will of him that sent him. thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord, and therefore thou mayest venture to trust him." All this may be applied to Christ, who made the Lord his portion and was pleased with that portion, made his Father's glory his highest end and made it his meat and drink to seek that and to do his will, and delighted to prosecute his undertaking, pursuant to his Father's counsel, depending upon him to maintain his lot and to carry him through his undertaking. Verse 16. V. He repeats the solemn choice he had made of God for his portion and happiness (Psalm 16:5), takes to himself the comfort of the choice (Psalm 16:6), and gives God the glory of it, Psalm 16:7. 3. All these verses are quoted by St. Peter in his first sermon, after the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of pentecost (Acts 2:25-28) and he tells us expressly that David in them speaks concerning Christ and particularly of his resurrection. Of what great force gifts (that is, bribes) are he had intimated … 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 16:1-11 This psalm begins with expressions of devotion, which may be applied to Christ; but ends with such confidence of a resurrection, as must be applied to … Adonai signifies My stayer, the strength of my heart. Psalm 16:1. Psalm 1; Psalm 2; Psalm 3; Psalm 4; Psalm 5; Psalm 6; Psalm 7; Psalm 8; Psalm 9; Psalm 10; Psalm 11; Psalm 12; Psalm 13 ... and hymns, and spiritual songs, Col. iii. "Hast thou said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord? 3. I. Chapter 16. (1.) Take the comfort of it, and live up to it. Under the law it was strictly ordered that those parts of the sacrifices which were not burnt upon the altar should by no means be kept till the third day, lest they should putrefy (Leviticus 7:15,18), which perhaps pointed at Christ's rising the third day, that he might not see corruption--neither was a bone of him broken. It is a collection of psalms… At God's altar, because the blood made atonement, the drinking of it was most strictly prohibited, and the drink-offerings were of wine but the devil prescribed to his worshippers to drink of the blood of the sacrifices, to teach them cruelty. That he should be brought through his sufferings, and brought from under the power of death by a glorious resurrection. That his soul should not be left in hell, that is, his human spirit should not be long left, as other men's spirits are, in a state of separation from the body, but should, in a little time, return and be re-united to it, never to part again. That those who live piously with God in their eye may die comfortably with heaven in their eye. A caution to take heed of those who caused divisions, Rom. 2. God is infinitely above us, and happy without us, and whatever good we do it is all from him so that we are indebted to him, not he to us: David owns it (1 Chronicles 29:14), Of thy own have we given thee. In confidence of this, when he gave up the ghost, he said, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit and, a little before, Father, glorify me with thy own self. O ye hypocrites, ye … That he should suffer and die. This is very much the language of a devout and pious soul in its gracious exercises. III. That dying Christians, as well as a dying Christ, may cheerfully put off the body, in a believing expectation of a joyful resurrection: My flesh also shall rest in hope. That he should be wonderfully borne up by the divine power in suffering and dying. II. 3. Here is, I. The assurance he had of his Father's presence with him in his sufferings: He is at my right hand, a present help to me, nigh at hand in the time of need. Psalm 16; Acts 2. The saints and their bliss are kept by the power of God. The portion of our cup in this world, with which we are nourished, and refreshed, and kept from fainting. They are precious in his sight and honourable they are his jewels, his peculiar treasure. Resources » Matthew Henry's Commentary » Matthew » Chapter 28 » Verses 16–20 Verses 16–20 This evangelist passes over several other appearances of Christ, recorded by Luke and John, and … That his heart should rejoice and his glory be glad, that he should go on with his undertaking, not only resolutely, but cheerfully, and with unspeakable pleasure and satisfaction, witness that saying (John 17:11), Now I am no more in the world, but I come to thee, and that (John 18:11), The cup that my Father has given me, shall I not drink it? Psalm 16 This psalm has something of David in it, but much more of Christ. Psalms 15. It begins with such expressions of devotion as may be applied to Christ; but concludes with such confidence of a … Death destroys the hope of man, but not the hope of a real Christian. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 16:1-11 This psalm begins with expressions of devotion, which may be applied to Christ; but ends with such confidence of a resurrection, as must be applied to … 2. II. (2.) Those that have taken the lord for their Lord must, like him, be good and do good we do not expect happiness without goodness. He is one that walks in the same way Christ walked in, … (4.) Chapter 16. There are saints in the earth and saints on earth we must all be, or we shall never be saints in heaven. That he should not be moved, should not be driven off from his undertaking nor sink under the weight of it, that he should not fail nor be discouraged (Isaiah 42:4), but should proceed and persevere in it, till he could say, It is finished. 16:17-20. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. That it is our wisdom and duty to set the Lord always before us, and to see him continually at our right hand, wherever we are, to eye him as our chief good and highest end, our owner, ruler, and judge, our gracious benefactor, our sure guide and strict observer and, while we do thus, we shall not be moved either from our duty or from our comfort. Those who have avouched the Lord for their Lord should be often putting themselves in mind of what they have done. All that have taken the Lord for their God delight in his saints as excellent ones, because they bear his image, and because he loves them. We have little to hope for from this life, but we shall rest in hope of a better life we may put off the body in that hope. II. Another with his disciples about the leaven of the Pharisees … Toggle navigation ... 16.II. Something we may allow here of the workings of David's own pious and devout affections towards God, depending upon his grace to perfect every thing that concerned him, and looking for the blessed hope, and happy state on the other side death, in the enjoyment of God but in these holy elevations towards God and heaven he was carried by the spirit of prophecy quite beyond the consideration of himself and his own case, to foretel the glory of the Messiah, in such expressions as were peculiar to that, and could not be understood of himself. Of the prospect which the Redeemer had of his own resurrection and the glory that should follow, which carried him cheerfully through his undertaking, Psalm 16:9-11. Rejoicing in this portion, and taking a complacency in it (Psalm 16:6): The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Some make this also applicable to Christ and his undertaking, showing the nature of the sacrifice he offered (it was not the blood of bulls and goats, which was offered according to the law that was never named, nor did he ever make any mention of it, but his own blood), showing also the multiplied sorrows of the unbelieving Jews, who hastened after another king, Cæ sar, and are still hastening after another Messiah, whom they in vain look for. (1-9) His desire to be thankful. His appearance to Mary Magdalene, and the account she gave of it to the disciples, Mark 16:9-11. But so ignorant and foolish are we, that if left to ourselves, we shall forsake our own mercies for lying vanities. Giving thanks to God for it, and for grace to make this wise and happy choice (Psalm 16:7): "I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel, this counsel, to take him for my portion and happiness." 1706. 16:1-11 This psalm begins with expressions of devotion, which may be applied to Christ; but ends with … אמִכְתָּ֣ם לְדָוִ֑ד שָֽׁמְרֵ֥נִי אֵ֜֗ל … Psalm 16 – The Benefits of a Life-Commitment to God. Spurgeon used Henry's commentary and commended it heartily, saying: "Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through once at least." Our pleasures here are transient and momentary, and such is the nature of them that it is not fit they should last long but those at God's right hand are pleasures for evermore for they are the pleasures of immortal souls in the immediate vision and fruition of an eternal God. He devotes himself to the honour of God, in the service of the saints. He knew he should be justified in the Spirit by his resurrection, and straightway glorified. We have many reasons for … Those who have avowed that the Lord is their Lord, should often put themselves in mind of what they have done, take the comfort of it, and live up to it. Covenanting with God must be heart-work all that is within us must be employed therein and engaged thereby. For their sakes, says he, I sanctify myself, John 17:19. It is foretold (as he himself showed concerning this, no doubt, among other prophecies in this psalm, Luke 24:44,46) that Christ should suffer, and rise from the dead, 1Cor. Those have reason to say so that have God for their portion they have a worthy portion, a goodly heritage. 5. Statement of Faith ... Chapter 16. Heaven is an inheritance; we must take that for our home, our rest, our everlasting good, and look upon this world to be no more ours, than the country through which is our road to our Father's house. Saints on earth we must be, or we shall never be saints in heaven. III. If the heart rejoice in God, out of the abundance of that let the mouth speak, to his glory, and the edification of others. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 4. Most take the world for their chief good, and place their happiness in the enjoyments of it; but how poor soever my condition is in this world, let me have the love and favour of God, and be accepted of him; let me have a title by promise to life and happiness in the future state; and I have enough. Thus must we hate idols and idolatry with a perfect hatred. Matthew Henry's Commentary – Verse 16 . Those who have God for their portion, and who will be faithful to him, must give their own consciences leave to deal thus faithfully and plainly with them. Whatever good there is in us, or is done by us, we must humbly acknowledge that it extends not to God so that we cannot pretend to merit any thing by it. Note, 1. 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