SEV Biblia, Chapter 16:1 Â¶ Mictam de David. Guárdame, oh Dios, porque en ti he confiado.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Psalms 15:1 Verse 1. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. ] On the mode of interpretation which I have hinted at above, I consider this a prayer of the man Christ Jesus on his entering on his great atoning work, particularly his passion in the garden of Gethsemane. In that passion, Jesus Christ most evidently speaks as man; and with the strictest propriety, as it was the manhood, not the Godhead, that was engaged in the suffering.
ynrm shomreni, keep me-preserve, sustain, this feeble humanity, now about to bear the load of that punishment due to the whole of the human race. For in thee, ytysj chasithi, have I hoped. No human fortitude, or animal courage, can avail in my circumstances. These are no common sufferings; they are not of a natural kind; they are not proportioned to the strength of a human body, or the energy of a human spirit; and my immaculate humanity, which is subjected to these sufferings, must be dissolved by them, if not upheld by thee, the strong God. It is worthy of remark, that our Lord here uses the term, la El, which signifies the strong God, an expression remarkably suited to the frailty of that human nature, which was now entering upon its vicarious sufferings. It will be seen with what admirable propriety the Messiah varies the appellations of the Divine Being in this address; a circumstance which no translation without paraphrase can express.
Matthew Henry Commentary This psalm begins with expressions of devotion, which may be applied to Christ; but ends with such confidence of a resurrection, as must be applied to Christ, and to him only.
--David flees to God's protection, with cheerful, believing confidence Those who have avowed that the Lord is their Lord, should often pu themselves in mind of what they have done, take the comfort of it, an live up to it. He devotes himself to the honour of God, in the servic of the saints. Saints on earth we must be, or we shall never be saint in heaven. Those renewed by the grace of God, and devoted to the glor of God, are saints on earth. The saints in the earth are excellen ones, yet some of them so poor, that they needed to have David' goodness extended to them. David declares his resolution to have n fellowship with the works of darkness; he repeats the solemn choice he had made of God for his portion and happiness, takes to himself the comfort of the choice, and gives God the glory of it. This is the language of a devout and pious soul. Most take the world for their chief good, and place their happiness in the enjoyments of it; but ho poor soever my condition is in this world, let me have the love an favour of God, and be accepted of him; let me have a title by promis to life and happiness in the future state; and I have enough. Heaven is an inheritance; we must take that for our home, our rest, ou everlasting good, and look upon this world to be no more ours, than the country through which is our road to our Father's house. Those tha have God for their portion, have a goodly heritage. Return unto the rest, O my soul, and look no further. Gracious persons, though the still covet more of God, never covet more than God; but, being satisfied of his loving-kindness, are abundantly satisfied with it they envy not any their carnal mirth and delights. But so ignorant an foolish are we, that if left to ourselves, we shall forsake our ow mercies for lying vanities. God having given David counsel by his wor and Spirit, his own thoughts taught him in the night season, an engaged him by faith to live to God. Verses #(8-11), are quoted by St Peter in his first sermon, after the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Ac 2:25-31; he declared that David in them speak concerning Christ, and particularly of his resurrection. And Chris being the Head of the body, the church, these verses may be applied to all Christians, guided and animated by the Spirit of Christ; and we ma hence learn, that it is our wisdom and duty to set the Lord alway before us. And if our eyes are ever toward God, our hearts and tongue may ever rejoice in him. Death destroys the hope of man, but not the hope of a real Christian. Christ's resurrection is an earnest of the believer's resurrection. In this world sorrow is our lot, but in heave there is joy, a fulness of joy; our pleasures here are for a moment but those at God's right hand are pleasures for evermore. Through thi thy beloved Son, and our dear Saviour, thou wilt show us, O Lord, the path of life; thou wilt justify our souls now, and raise our bodies by thy power at the last day; when earthly sorrow shall end in heavenl joy, pain in everlasting happiness __________________________________________________________________
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