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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 108

Hawker's Poor Man's CommentaryPoor Man's Commentary

Verse 1


This is a Psalm of praise. The sacred writer declares himself fixed and prepared, by the Holy Ghost to sing it. Happy the believing soul that finds itself in the same mood.

A Song or psalm of David.

Psalms 108:0

If the Reader will look back to Psalms 57:0 . he will find the concluding verses of that Psalm to be the same as the opening verses of this. And if he will turn to Psalms 60:0 , and read the last eight verses, he will perceive that they are similar to the last eight verses of this. There will be the less occasion, therefore, to comment upon it now, as the Reader, by having recourse to the exposition given under the two above cited Psalms, will render any further observations unnecessary; and I shall here only make one general observation: that as the hearts of the Old Testament saints were so fixed, and always in time, to rise early, to celebrate the divine glory, though they only saw the day of Christ afar off; surely the souls of New Testament believers ought much more to be in constant waiting, both by day and by night, to sing of Him, and to Him, who hath long since come and finished redemption. Oh! Lamb of God! cause our hearts to be fixed! and may we sing with the spirit, and with the understanding also, the high praises of Him who hath called us out of darkness into his marvellous light! Thy Person, blessed Jesus, thy love, thy grace, and favor, in all thy great undertakings, in thy incarnation, obedience, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension, power, glory; in all these our songs should constantly exalt thee. And as in all these, like Gilead, and Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Judah, the Old Testament saints enjoyed the whole by faith, long before they entered upon the possession; so now by faith may we enjoy thee, thou blessed Jesus, in all thou hast, and in all thou art, as the glorious head and mediator of thy people; then shall we be sure that thou wilt bring us home, to the strong city of the new Jerusalem of our God, where we shall see thee clearly, and enjoy the everlasting felicities of redemption in thy kingdom forever. Amen.

Bibliographical Information
Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Psalms 108". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pmc/psalms-108.html. 1828.
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