1. Psalms 19:14

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer…. Read More

Read the Commentary

Rhythmically, the divisions correspond to the changes in the thought. There is first a stately movement, continued for six versos, devoted to the glories of the universe; then a livelier strain in longer (mostly double ) lines, praising the Law of the Lord, and extending to five verses only; finally, a conclusion in short, broken lines, limited to three verses. … Read More

2. Joshua 1:8

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful…. Read More

Read the Commentary

The very name Joshua, Jesus, “God’s salvation,” is enough of itself to awaken special interest in the man who, on the page of Scripture, first bears it. It is suggestive at once of the nature of his life work, and it leads us to anticipate some points of analogy between him and the Savior of the world. Joshua is one of the few Old Testament characters against whose name there is no reproach. Not that this Book presents any formal delineation of his character or pronounces his praise. It is bu… Read More

3. Psalms 119:15

I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. … Read More

Read the Commentary

1. TORAH , “the Law” itself; but not merely the Law given on Mount Sinai; rather, God’s law in the widest sense, all whereby he has intimated his will to man. … Read More

4. Psalms 104:34

May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord. … Read More

Read the Commentary

1. He is to be praised, (1.) As a great God, and a God of matchless perfection: The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever, Ps. 104:31. It shall endure to the end of time in his works of creation and providence; it shall endure to eternity in the felicity and adorations of saints and angels. Man?s glory is fading; God?s glory is everlasting. Creatures change, but with the Creator there is no variableness. (2.) As a gracious God: The Lord shall rejoice in his works. He continues that complacency… Read More

5. Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…. Read More

Read the Commentary

The human mind will always set itself on something and Paul wished to be quite sure that the Philippians would set their minds on the right things. This is something of the utmost importance, because it is a law of life that, if a man thinks of something often enough, he will come to the stage when he cannot stop thinking about it. His thoughts will be quite literally in a groove out of which he cannot jerk them. It is, therefore, of the first importance that a man should set his thoughts upon … Read More

6. Psalms 119:97

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. … Read More

Read the Commentary

1. TORAH , “the Law” itself; but not merely the Law given on Mount Sinai; rather, God’s law in the widest sense, all whereby he has intimated his will to man. … Read More

7. Psalms 1:2

but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. … Read More

Read the Commentary

Commentators have generally recognized that this psalm is introductory and prefatory. Jerome says that many called it “the Preface of the Holy Ghost.” Some of the Fathers did not even regard it as a psalm at all, but as a mere preface, and so reckoned the second psalm as the first (in many manuscripts of the New Testament, the reading is “first psalm” instead of “second psalm” in Acts 13:33 ). The composition is, as Hengstenberg observes, “a short compendium of tile main subject of the Psalms, … Read More

8. Psalms 63:6

On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. … Read More

Read the Commentary

The psalm is made up of five short stanzas—the first four consisting of two verses each, and the last of three. … Read More

9. Psalms 49:3

My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding. … Read More

Read the Commentary

3.My mouth shall speak of wisdom The prophet was warranted in applying these commendatory terms to the doctrine which he was about to communicate. It is, no doubt, by plain appeals to observation that we find him reproving human folly; but the general principle upon which his instruction proceeds is one by no means obvious to the common sense of mankind, not to say that his design in using such terms is less to assert the dignity of his subject than simply to awaken attention. This he does all t… Read More

10. Psalms 143:5

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. … Read More

Read the Commentary

Here, I. David humbly begs to be heard (Ps. 143:1), not as if he questioned it, but he earnestly desired it, and was in care about it, for, having desired it, and was in care about it, for having directed his prayer, he looked up to see how it sped, Hab. 2:1. He is a suppliant to his God, and he begs that his requests may be granted: Hear my prayer; give ear to my supplications. He is an appellant against his persecutors, and he begs that his case may be brought to hearing and that God will give… Read More