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Bible Commentaries

Smith's Bible Commentary

Psalms 108

Verses 1-13

Psalms 108:1-13 the psalmist declares:

O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory ( Psalms 108:1 ).

And then he calls for praise unto the Lord with the psaltery and the harp, a couple of instruments praising the Lord in music.

I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great above the heavens ( Psalms 108:2-4 ):

Again, why do I praise God? Well, here I praise the Lord, again, for His mercy. "As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high is His mercy over those that fear Him" ( Psalms 103:11 ). Also praise,

that thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. [Further praise.] Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me. God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth ( Psalms 108:4-7 ).

Now here is David talking and he's talking about how God is going to give him victory and possessions. Dividing Shechem, meting out the valley of Succoth.

Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; Moab is my washpot; and over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man ( Psalms 108:8-12 ).

All of you that are spending so much time with counselors, you might read that again. Seeking the Lord for help. And a wise counselor will always just point you to the Lord, because He is the only One that can truly help you. "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth" ( Psalms 121:1-2 ). Vain is the help of man.

Through God we shall do valiantly: for it is he that shall tread down our enemies ( Psalms 108:13 ). "

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Smith, Charles Ward. "Commentary on Psalms 108". "Smith's Bible Commentary". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/csc/psalms-108.html. 2014.