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Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary
Psalms 146

 

 

Verse 1

CONTENTS

The subject, begun in the former Psalm, is here continued. Praise may and will be opened by the church in time, but it will never cease through all eternity.

Psalms 146:1

Hallelujah is the first and last word of this and all the remaining Psalms. A blessed method of adoring God, and what forms the employment of the church in heaven. Hence while the Psalmist recommends the plan, he resolves himself to follow it.


Verses 2-4

In order to heighten the subject, the Psalmist draws a comparative statement between the eternal, unfading, unchanging existence of Jehovah; and the momentary, perishing, and fluctuating condition of princes and every breathing creature. Reader! contemplate this, and learn from it what the scriptures hold forth concerning it, Ps 102.


Verses 5-10

There can be no hesitation to determine to whom these verses refer. The God of Jacob, is God's Covenant name in Christ. And the offices that covenant God hath performed, and is performing, as plainly manifest the Lord Jesus. See Isaiah 61:1, compared with Luke 4:18-19. And he that in the days of his flesh opened the eyes of the blind; and now in the day of his power openeth the eyes of the soul, is the King of Zion upon his holy hill; and will be Zion's Husband, Lord, and Redeemer, forever and ever. Well may we say Hallelujah!


Verse 10

REFLECTIONS

HAIL! thou glorious King of Zion, Jesus, before whom every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that thou art, universal Lord, to the glory of God the Father! I would begin every hymn, and close every prayer with Hallelujah. Surely, Lord, every redeemed soul upon earth, as well as those in heaven, thus taught by thee may join the song, for thou art worthy to receive all glory and honour, for thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood. I behold, Lord, in princes and everything around, the dying perishing circumstances of all the earth. The children of men must die; mountains shall depart; hills be removed; but Jesus liveth. He that is I AM, amidst all revolutions is I AM still. Precious thought! what a foundation is here for thee, my soul! It is He that hath opened thy blind eyes. It is He that hath loosed thee, out of prison. He that hath been thy help, now is, and ever will be thy Redeemer, thy God, and the lifter up of thine head. Here rest then, and shout Hallelujah! This God is thy God forever and ever: He will be thy guide unto death.

 


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Psalms 146:4". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/psalms-146.html. 1828.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
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