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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 70

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' CommentaryMeyer's Commentary

Verses 1-5

“My Help and My Deliverer”

Psalms 70:1-5

This psalm repeats the closing verses of Psalms 40:1-17 . It is a song of remembrance to remind Jehovah of His suffering ones. See Isaiah 43:26 ; Isaiah 62:6-7 .

Psalms 70:1

God’s help is often delayed till the morning-watch, but it is never too late. He is hastening on the wings of the wind and walking across the waves to the tossing boat. Psalms 70:2-3 . Wicked spirits, as well as evil men, seek after our soul to destroy it. But our shame would be God’s dishonor. We may therefore plead for His Name’s sake .

Psalms 70:4

Before we actually find God, we are blessed in the act of seeking Him. If you are only a seeker, you may rejoice. If only we had Mary’s heart of love, we could join in her “Magnificat,” Luke 1:46-55 , and add similar songs of our own. Psalms 70:5 . Happy are they who have learned to glory in their infirmities and to use them as arguments with God. Are you poor and needy? Turn to Psalms 72:4 , and learn that a Helper and Deliverer is provided. The more helpless you are, the better your suit with God in prayer.

Bibliographical Information
Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Psalms 70". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/fbm/psalms-70.html. 1914.
 
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