What can we do? (Worthington). In the morning of life (Proverbs 8:17). 3. Speedily, early; and so it is well rendered, Psalms 90:14. 251): I desire the righteousness of pity, which Thou bestowest in the present life, not the judgment of that righteousness which Thou wilt put into operation in the future life - the righteousness which justifies the repentant one.). Psalm 143:3 also recalls Psalm 7:6, but as to the words it sounds like Lamentations 3:6 (cf. ), Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk.--. In consequence of this hostility which aims at his destruction, the poet feels his spirit within him, and consequently his inmost life, veil itself (the expression is the same as Psalm 142:4; Psalm 77:4); and in his inward part his heart falls into a state of disturbance (ישׁתּומם, a Hithpo. There is no need more imperatively felt by the Christian than that of Divine guidance. If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice, I'll go to sleep each night trusting in you. Opinions and beliefs. The night is glorified in the morning “lovingkindness,” as night-formed dew is in the morning sun. By bringing the whole case fully and earnestly before God. peculiar to the later language), so that it almost ceases to beat. I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you. because you’re my God. Read more 1. Shall we go quickly or slowly? i., p. 564. The text may be said to comprise every other prayer. The morning comes before the day. There is a morning of fruition and satisfaction. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Or what is the proper combination of principles? If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice, https://www.bible.com/bible/97/PSA.143.8.MSG, Distraction & Temptation: Choose To Stay With God, Becoming Fosters: Brokenness And Belonging, FRUITFUL & FULFILLED An Abundant Life Self-Assessment, How to Plan for Success - Life Is Easier When You Know Where You Are Going, Here I Am, Lord: Devotions from Time of Grace. There was an error while trying to create your account. "Commentary on Psalms 143:8". We must admit that God has an ideal or plan for each one of us in life. 1859. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. A man is more than a growing tree or a grazing animal. Many think that David sung this psalm when he fled from Absalom. God’s lovingkindness brings morning--the harbinger of a long day. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading comparison. Don’t turn away; don’t ignore me! An error occurred while marking the devotional as read. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". The lex credendi is also the lex supplicandi. But that was not all. It is difficult every day; on some days, and at some times, unusually so. 1599-1645. the way … walk — that is, the way of safety and righteousness (Psalm 142:3-6). Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk … - The safe way; the way in which I may find safety. It was a day of hard environment. Psalm 143:3 also recalls Psalm 7:6, but as to the words it sounds like Lamentations 3:6 (cf. Psalm 143:8 in all English translations. Darkness shall surely flee from such a soul. From this hour any one of us, if we will, may be of “them that believe to the saving of the soul.” How? What was written aforetime was given for our learning. Man’s character needs the discipline of sacrifice. Finally, if after honestly following what light you have, the issue is not what you supposed or wished, rest patiently in God till He clears the darkness. 3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-143.html. Who can tell us? Let us, therefore, always lift our soul unto God, and, above all, seek the aid of His Holy Spirit. "Commentary on Psalms 143:8". On the one hand we read of “the way of understanding, the way of righteousness, the way of truth,” “the way of God’s testimonies,” “the way of wisdom,” “the way of life,” “the way of good men,” “the way everlasting,” “the right way,” “the way of the Lord,” “the way of peace”; and on the other we are told of “the way of the froward,” “the way of evil men, the way of man’s heart,” “the way that is not good,” “the way that seemeth right unto a man, while the end thereof are the ways of death.” And so particular types of human life, “the way of David,” “the way of Asa,” “the way of Jehoshaphat,” contrast with “the way of Cain,” “the way of Jeroboam,” “the way of the house of Ahab,” “the way of Manasseh.” And thus the expression comes to mean a certain moral and mental temper, or a body, or System of doctrines, or precepts, whether false or true, which claim to be, and are treated as forming the path to a higher or to a lower world. 2. I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you. 7-10 Hurry with your answer, God! 1. 1905-1909. The spirit of prayerfulness should be cultivated. No, indeed.”. The idea is not that he would wait for another day, but that he would interpose as the very first act - as when one enters on a day. I. So let us seek God’s morning lovingkindness. II. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. His prayer that a way might be opened up for him to walk in, refers to the anxieties which perplexed him. מתי עולם (lxx νεκροὺς αἰῶνος) are either those for ever dead (the Syriac), after שׁנת עולם in Jeremiah 51:39, cf. "Commentary on Psalms 143:8". I’m nearly at the end of my rope. How to have a good day. The idea is not that he would wait for another day, but that he would interpose as the very first act - as when one enters on a day. "Commentary on Psalms 143:8". He intimates that he was dismayed, and brought to a stand, unable to move a step, if God did not open a way, by his divine power; that all the desires of his soul terminated upon him; and that he looked for counsel from him to procure relief in his perplexity. Even those who know the way they should go, so far as it consists of beliefs, convictions, principles, find it still in their practice to be a way of continual difficulty. Bible Gateway Recommends. Font Size. In the first half (1-6), David lays out his problem to the Lord, crying out to Him to hear and answer. Or the case, in its two sides, is perfectly balanced. Cause me to hear thy Loving-kindness in the morning - This petition was probably offered in the night-season. Foster, D. D.), The relation resulting from the intercourse of an Alpine traveller with his guide, writes Dr. Parkhurst, is not exactly like anything else. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. An error occurred while accessing favorites. 8.Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness. Others give a more strained sense, understanding that when God deals in a more favorable way with his people, he is said to form a new day. Think of the number of things that are to be believed, that are to be renounced, that are to be examined, that are to be distinguished in themselves and from other things, that are to be tentatively dealt with, that are to be done, that are to be left undone, that are to be waited for, that are to be suffered. This mode of Divine direction is wholly unlike the method seen among heathen and superstitious people. Oh, the brave apostles Though prisoner in Rome, “forgetting the things which are behind.”. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 1870. Something about our Divine Guide, Jesus Christ, you can learn from the Scriptures; something, too, you can gather from the testimony of other men. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. A moral discipline is needed, a heart in sympathy with God. For that reason the guiding voice of divine mercy, and the pointing of divine guidance, are a more pressing necessity. cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; either literally, which way he should take to escape his enemies, and get out of danger; or the way and course of his life and conversation, according to the will of God; the way or truth, and path of faith; the way of righteousness and holiness, the way of God's commandments and ordinances; which he desired to have a more distinct knowledge of, and grace to enable him to walk therein; for I lift up my soul unto thee; "in prayer", as the Targum adds, which this phrase is expressive of; and unless the heart is lifted up to God, and the affections of the soul, and the desires of it, are drawn out unto him, and grace is in exercise on him in prayer, the lifting up of the hands will be of no avail; see Psalm 25:1.