For see the connection. The singular put collectively for the whole code. And משׁיבת נפשׁ restoring, bringing back, i.e., imparting newness of life, quickening the soul (cf. (f) Vajikra Rabba, s. 12. fol. It is therefore of great importance to be well convinced of this truth, that a man’s life cannot be ordered aright unless it is framed according to the law of God, and that without this he can only wander in labyrinths and crooked bypaths. Enlightening the eyes — Of the mind, with a complete manifestation of God’s will and man’s duty; both which the works of nature and all the writings of men discover but darkly and imperfectly. Here, "it is right and clear," and therefore rejoices the heart, in that it enlightens the eyes. R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. 6 June 2020 6 June 2020 by Circuit Comms. A Psalm of David. The reference here is undoubtedly to the mind or soul as being enlightened by the truth of God. "Enlightening the eyes." At least, if you have no such desires you are no Christian, and are at the best but a poor, worldly, dead professor. It’s too valuable.” Responsive Reading of Psalm 19. The testimony of Jahve is נאמנה, made firm, sure, faithful, i.e., raised above all doubt in its declarations, and verifying itself in its threatenings and promises; and hence מחכּימת פּתי, making wise simplicity, or the simple, lit., openness, the open (root פת to spread out, open, Indo-Germ. The commandment of the Lord - An appellation of the law of God from the idea of setting up, appointing, constituting; hence, of charging, or commanding. A psalm of David. Another of the many synonyms under which the Law may be spoken of (see Dr. Kay's preface to the hundred and nineteenth psalm). Enlightening the eyes, to wit, of the mind, with an evident and complete manifestation of God’s will and man’s duty; both which the works of nature and all the writings of men discover but darkly and imperfectly. Listening to God, a Reflection on Psalm 85:8-13 If you're like me, you think of prayer as talking to God. Sing you to the Lord a new song, Because he has done wonderful things. Gospel: Mark 11:27-33. Psalms 19:8. that it enlightens the eyes, and yet, by casting a veil before our minds, excludes the light which ought to penetrate within? If you've ever been on a diet you know that the things which are best for you have a tendency to taste the worst and the things which are bad for you have a tendency to taste the best. Verses 1-6 From the things that are seen every day by all the world the psalmist, in these verses, leads us to the consideration of the invisible things of God, whose being appears incontestably evident and whose glory shines transcendently bright in the visible heavens, the structure and beauty of them, and the order and influence of the heavenly bodies. Compare, [Note: See VanGemeren, pp184-87, for explanations of the various words that describe God"s Word that appear primarily in, "The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart—the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. For statutes translate 'charges' (see note, Psalms 19:7). The things which are bad for you spiritually, which are bad for your so… Isaiah 60:19). R. Psalm 19: 8 --The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The Law divides into פּקּוּדים, precepts or declarations concerning man's obligation; these are ישׁרים, straight or upright, as a norma normata, because they proceed from the upright, absolutely good will of God, and as a norma normans they lead along a straight way in the right track. The highest joy of men and angels is conscious conformity to the law of God. The statutes. Ver. Reflection on Psalm 19 ... Voice A is reading the Psalm and Voice B is interpreting it. The statutes of the Lord are right] As being the issue of the most righteous will of God. How can these things agree together: that the law restores the souls of men, while yet it is a dead and deadly letter? R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. A Reflection on Psalm 98. Irenaeus justly taxeth Plato for this, that he did laete gypsum miscere, mingle lime with milk, stain the pure stream of divine truth with fabulous narrations and fopperies. "Are right": Both in themselves, and in their effect, as guiding men in the ready way to eternal happiness. Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer. ... Responsorial Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15 R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. Rejoicing the heart - Making the heart glad by the fact that they are equitable and just - and glad as the result of obedience. (d) "visitationes", Ainsworth. ", Ver. No doubt, the source from which true peace of conscience proceeds is faith, which freely reconciles us to God. Take your time with this one. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. This is טהורה, clean, pure, as the word which is like to pure gold, by which it is taught, Psalm 12:7, cf. “I do not want to be a grumpy old man,” writes Piper. They are such as are founded in wisdom and equity; not such as are the mere result of arbitrary appointment. The commandment of the Lord is pure, [ baaraah (Hebrew #1249)] - either lucid (Song of Solomon 6:10), or else free from admixture of error; so it 'enlightens the eyes:' it gives spiritual light (Ephesians 1:18); or it is in the sense of 1 Samuel 14:27; Psalms 13:3 : it gives life and joy, reviving the fainting spirit. The statutes of the Lord — Another word signifying the same thing with law and testimonies, are right — Both in themselves, and in their effect, as guiding men in the ready way to eternal happiness. Rejoicing the heart — By the discoveries of God’s love to sinful men, in offers and promises of mercy. The doxa, which God has conferred upon the creature as the reflection of His own, is reflected back from it, and given back to God as it were in acknowledgment of its origin. Psalms 119:105); the whole nature of one who lives in the light of truth is illuminated. Are right - Are equal, just, proper. Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11. as a path, opposed to crooked, perverse, froward. What im writing are my personal reflections from my understanding. We find thousands in this land who, as they think, are doing God service by plans and schemes of their own devising, priding themselves on their good works. (Haydock), statutes = precepts. During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ's birth through prayer and reflection. David adds, in the second place, that God’s statutes rejoice the heart. Psalm 19:8 St. Andrew, whose feast we celebrate today, was a simple fisherman made wise by the Living Word of God. Readings for reflection: 1 st Reading: Sirach 51:12-20 *(See note below) Psalm: Psalm 19:8-11. The commandment of the Lord, i.e. Commandment—The singular put collectively for the whole code. This is sheer mercy. Pure—In the sense of clear, lustrous, glittering, as in Job 33:3; Isaiah 49:2. It is certain, that if the Spirit of Christ does not quicken the law, the law is not only unprofitable, but also deadly to its disciples. Proverbs 15:33 with Deuteronomy 17:19). prat, πετ, pat, pad), i.e., easily led astray; to such an one it gives a solid basis and stability, σοφίζει αὐτὸν, 2 Timothy 3:15. So, also, the Septuagint, , (far-shining;) the figure is explained by enlightening the eyes. : 19:8-10) No sign is made use of to mark the transition from the one part to the other, but it is indicated by the introduction of the divine name יהוה instead of אל. 8.The statutes of Jehovah are right. on Psalms 3,—it will be well for us also to adopt this signification here. A psalm of David. But Paul, who had to deal with persons who perverted and abused the law, and separated it from the grace and the Spirit of Christ, refers to the ministry of Moses viewed merely by itself, and according to the letter. Then in the place of the word תורה we find עדוּת, - as the tables of the Ten Commandments (לחוּת העדוּת) are called, - from עוּד (העיד), which signifies not merely a corroborative, but also a warning and instructive testimony or attestation. Please note that I am in no way an expert in doctrine and the bible. The gospel is a precious book; every leaf drops myrrh and mercy. ‘Enlightening the eyes.—Not here as in Psalm 13:3 (see Note) physically, but morally (comp. 1 Corinthians 15:27: For he “has put everything under his feet.” Responsorial Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15. The design of Paul is to show what the law can do for us, taken by itself; that is to say, what it can do for us when, without the promise of grace, it strictly and rigorously exacts from us the duty which we owe to God; but David, in praising it as he here does, speaks of the whole doctrine of the law, which includes also the gospel, and, therefore, under the law he comprehends Christ. In his word, and chiefly in the preceptive part of it. It is this which makes it "a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path." & Debarim Rabba, s. 8. fol. Literal: The statutes (Word of God) are perfect. Yet, we know that prayer should also be doing some listening, as well. Pray it again at noon. Psalms 19:8. R. Alleluia, alleluia Gospel Mk 2:18-22 The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast. Another word signifying the same thing with law and testimonies. משׁפּטי ה are the jura of the Law as a corpus juris divini, everything that is right and constitutes right according to the decision of Jahve. Sit with the Lord today and start a conversation about the upgrade in joy that he has for you in this season. ", "a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The eternal will of God has attained a relatively perfect form and development in the Law of Jahve according to the standard set up as the law of the nation. 1 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes. right = righteous: i.e. I want to soak myself in the words of Psalm 23 and let them soak into me. . that it rejoices men’s hearts, and yet, by bringing in the spirit of bondage, strikes them with terror? God loves us first (1 Jn 4:19), and wants to reassure us: “I am with you always” (Mt 28:20). Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament (Heb. I begin this reflection on an ecumenical note. The terms "testimony" ( Psalm 19:7; "statutes, NIV), "precepts," "commandment" ("commands," NIV), and "judgments" ( Psalm 19:9; "ordinances," NIV) all refer to various parts of the God"s law. Psalm 98 1 A psalm for David himself. Morning Reflection 3/08/12 – Psalm 19. Psalm 19:8-10 King James Version (KJV). Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. God's precepts "rejoice the heart" of the godly. When Christ came preaching, the people which sat in darkness saw a great light, Matthew 4:16. God's precepts "rejoice the heart" of the godly. But when they turn their backs upon him and his oracles, and will needs walk by the light of their own tinder boxes kindling a fire, and compassing themselves with sparks, Isaiah 1:11, they are sure to be bewildered, and to lie down in sorrow. However, as the expression, "enlightens the eyes," so commonly occurs in the sense of making brisk and joyful,—pain and misery make the eyes dim, heavy, and dull, comp. equitable and just. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Without Christ there is in the law nothing but inexorable rigour, which adjudges all mankind to the wrath and curse of God. Accordingly the words, "enlightening the eyes," correspond precisely to, "rejoicing the heart," and in the preceding verse, not to, "making wise the simple," but rather to, "quickening the soul.". О нем же никто судить не может. I read, one time, that a good Bible devotional has two important elements. The import of the Psalmist’s language is, Those who take delight in committing sin procure for themselves abundant matter of sorrow; but the observance of the law of God, on the contrary, brings to man true joy. Rejoicing the heart] This is the proper work of the gospel; the sweet promises whereof hid in the heart, and there mingled with faith, make it to overly abound exceedingly with joy, and to conceive strong consolation; the martyrs of all ages, for instance. This implies that there is no other joy true and solid but that which proceeds from a good conscience; and of this we become partakers when we are certainly persuaded that our life is pleasing and acceptable to God. You desire, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, to do all to the glory of God ( 1 Corinthians 10:31). 1 To the leader. Psalm 19 - For the director of music. Happy journeying with JOY! “The law of the Lord is perfect” (Ps 19:8). There are times and seasons with you when you sigh and mourn over your barren, unprofitable heart and life, and earnestly long to think and speak and act to his honor and glory who has done so much for you in providence and grace. ... via Psalm 19:8 (NRSV) – Biblia.com. And pray it again before your fall asleep. - The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; rather, the precepts of the Lord are right. Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11. 6. Let this be your new lenten practice. 8. Many divines and critics, and Castalio in particular, have endeavoured to attach a distinct shade of meaning to the words, law, testimony, the statutes, commandments, fear, judgments, occurring in this context. ом судить обо всем. ", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible, Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. Sharing this reflection with others by Email, on Facebook or Twitter: See all the Resources we offer on our Online Ministries Home Page. But, in the first place, we must remember what I have shown you at the commencement, that David does not speak simply of the precepts of the Moral Law, but comprehends the whole covenant by which God had adopted the descendants of Abraham to be his peculiar people; and, therefore, to the Moral Law, the rule of living well — he joins the free promises of salvation, or rather Christ himself, in whom and upon whom this adoption was founded. ... < >< Today’s Video Reflection >< > To watch video Reflection on today’s Gospel click link at bottom on this email: Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. There, "it is perfect and sure," and therefore quickens the soul, in that it makes wise the simple. Reflection on Psalm 8. Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 19:8, Psalm 33:20–21, Psalm 4:6–7, Proverbs 15:30, Ecclesiastes 5:20 That is, giving us light and knowledge. Psalm 19:8. While the moon looketh directly upon the sun, she is bright and beautiful; but if she once turn aside, and be left to herself, she loseth all her glory, and enjoyeth but only a shadow of light, which is her own; so while men with humility and teachableness turn their faces toward Christ revealed in the gospel, and those stars in his right hand, the faithful ministers, to receive illumination and instruction; God doth graciously vouch safe unto them the glorious light of saving knowledge. Because they are "right" they fill the believer with "rejoicing;" for he feels that he has in them a sure guide and a "right" path, instead of being left to the wrong workings of his own heart. ... [email protected] ©2006-2020 Croft Enterprises. Rejoicing the heart; partly by that clear and certain knowledge of divine things which it gives, for knowledge is pleasant to the soul, Proverbs 2:10; and partly by the discoveries of God’s love and grace to sinful men, in offers and promises of mercy therein contained. Some call upon or trust in chariots, &c. (Haydock) --- Hebrew, "remember," which often implies to confide, (Calmet) and such we call upon as we hope will be able and willing (Haydock) to protect us. And although it be the doctrine of the cross, yet Lecythos habet in malis, it hath cordials of comfort, such as the world can neither give nor take away. Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes. 3. The fundamental idea of the word is authority of law, as a matter established, appointed. Rejoicing the heart—This is their effect on the obedient. Of human laws Demosthenes saith, that they are ευρημα των Yεων, the invention of … Photo credit: Pixgood. The idea is that of a polished mirror, reflecting light. The believer acknowledges with heart-felt joy and gratitude that he knows the will of God from the revelation He has given, and that he is thereby delivered from the deceit of his own fancy, and of his own heart, and has obtained a sure guide through life. The eyes are mentioned, as it is by them that we see where to go. מצות יהוה, Jahve's statute (from צוּה statuere), is the tenour of His commandments. Another prominent theme in Psalm 119 is the profound truth that the Word of God is all-sufficient. When, then, and how far do you live to God"s glory? Further Reflection. as feeling that it was only by walking in the word and by the word that he could please God and live to his praise. [Note: See VanGemeren, pp184-87, for explanations of the various words that describe God"s Word that appear primarily in Psalm 19, 119, but also elsewhere in other psalms.]. Deuteronomy 32:5; Psalms 125:5. However, God comes to us before we think of coming to Him. And I am betting you want the same things I do. "Converting the soul." Heb pikkudim. The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul; The decree of the LORD is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple. 3. A fine moral insight suggested this touch. If we, however, more attentively consider the contrast which he no doubt makes between the rectitude of the law and the crooked ways in which men entangle themselves when they follow their own understandings, we will be convinced that this commendation implies more than may at first sight appear. My apologies if you find anything offensive in my writing. Verse 8. Is pure - Free from all stain; from all imperfection; from any corrupt tendency. Much better may we say the like of this law here commended; right it is, because it teacheth men the right way to life, non flexuosum quale doter care et cautio humana; right also, because it speaketh right to every man’s case and condition, de quolibet in re sua, affording a salve for every sore, a medicine for every malady; so that it may better be called, than was that famous library at Alexandria, η της φυχης ιατρεια, physic for the soul, food and physic both, and of the best sort, the best of the best. Job 28:19; and therefore עמדת לעד, enduring for ever in opposition to all false forms of reverencing God, which carry their own condemnation in themselves. June 12, 2020 Ed Wills Leave a comment. Another of the many synonyms under which the Law may be spoken of (see Dr. Kay's preface to the hundred and nineteenth psalm). The statutes of the Lord are right] As being the issue of the most righteous will of God. He received the Gospel as it was first uttered in the life and preaching of his dear friend Jesus. Psalm 119 is an expansion of Psalm 19:7–9: “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. We humans are far from perfect. This Advent, join the SEU Community for a special online experience. The road of duty, when plain and unmistakable, inspires a sense of gladness, even if it be difficult and dangerous. Look at this point, believing child of God. We know how much every man is wedded to himself, and how difficult it is to eradicate from our minds the vain confidence of our own wisdom. The statute is a lamp - it is said in Proverbs 6:23 -and the law a light. Statutes, another word signifying the same thing with law and testimonies, are right; both in themselves, as being free from crookedness or error; and in their effect, as guiding and directing men in the right and ready way to eternal happiness: which also reflects upon that knowledge of divine things, which men have by the light of nature and works of God, or by the doctrines of the philosophers or others, that wanted or neglected the light of God’s word wherein there is a great deal of darkness, and uncertainty, and error, and danger. rejoicing the heart. of law, as a matter established, appointed. And farther, without Christ, there remains within us a rebelliousness of the flesh, which kindles in our hearts a hatred of God and of his law, and from this proceed the distressing bondage and awful terror of which the Apostle speaks. Found only in the Psalms, and in the Plural. God’s Glory in Creation and the Law. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Calmet) --- The Jewish kings were forbidden to multiply horses, that they might not be tempted to confide in them. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; rather, the precepts of the Lord are right. Further Reading. Leviticus 6:25. Psalm 71:9. Where is that revelation? We can only glorify God outwardly by doing his will; we can only know that will, as regards our practical obedience to it, by the express revelation which he has given of it. Romans 3:27.--Henry Ainsworth. Pray Psalm 23 when you get up in the morning. The highest joy of men and angels is conscious conformity to the law of God. Right—Straight, even; as a path, opposed to crooked, perverse, froward. 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