The eyes are mentioned, as it is by them that we see where to go. 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. A psalm of David. מצות יהוה, Jahve's statute (from צוּה statuere), is the tenour of His commandments. ... < >< 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. Responsorial Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15. 6 June 2020 6 June 2020 by Circuit Comms. “I do not want to be a grumpy old man,” writes Piper. Compare 2 Corinthians 3:18, Furthermore, it brings joy and wisdom to people because it is correct and enlightening. There, "it is perfect and sure," and therefore quickens the soul, in that it makes wise the simple. God loves us first (1 Jn 4:19), and wants to reassure us: “I am with you always” (Mt 28:20). The statutes of the Lord are right] As being the issue of the most righteous will of God. О нем же никто судить не может. 3. 3 They are like trees The idea of perpetuity, which lies even in the participle, is expanded in Psalm 19:3. ‘Enlightening the eyes.—Not here as in Psalms 13:3 (see Note) physically, but morally (comp. The statutes. Take your time with this one. equitable and just. 8. I want to be reassured that all shall be well. Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer. The law receives the name of פקודים, in so far as it delivers to man charges, which he has to execute; the name of מצוה, in so far as it prescribes to him what he has to do. And I am betting you want the same things I do. 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. This is their effect on the obedient. The commandment of the Lord is pure] And so differeth from human laws, which establish wickedness sometimes; as those of Lycurgus did some kind of theft, adultery, &c. Human doctrines also are mixed with many errors. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. [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.]. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. - The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; rather, the precepts of the Lord are right. R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just. Is pure - Free from all stain; from all imperfection; from any corrupt tendency. of law, as a matter established, appointed. The statute is a lamp - it is said in Proverbs 6:23 -and the law a light. enlightening = giving light, as the sun (Genesis 1:15, Genesis 1:17, Genesis 1:18. As without a revelation of the doctrine of salvation we would not know how a sinner could be saved, and thus could not glorify God by our faith; so without a revelation of the precept we would not know how to serve God, and thus could not glorify him by our obedience. ом судить обо всем. "Enlightening the eyes." Don't let it pass. I want to soak myself in the words of Psalm 23 and let them soak into me. Another word signifying the same thing with law and testimonies. Ver. And pray it again before your fall asleep. Of human laws Demosthenes saith, that they are ευρημα των Yεων, the invention of … The commandment of the Lord, i.e. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 8. These different ways in which the law may be viewed, easily show us the manner of reconciling these passages of Paul and David, which seem at first view to be at variance. 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. But to the saints who serve God with true affection of heart there arises unspeakable joy also, from the knowledge that they do not labor in his service in vain, or without hope of recompense, since they have God as the judge and approver of their life. 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. For see the connection. Psalm 119:105); the whole nature of one who lives in the light of truth is illuminated. Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just. The highest joy of men and angels is conscious conformity to the law of God. Proverbs 15:33 with Deuteronomy 17:19). Rejoicing the heart - Making the heart glad by the fact that they are equitable and just - and glad as the result of obedience. ... linda@devotional-reflections-from-the-Bible.com ©2006-2020 Croft Enterprises. 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. Yet, we know that prayer should also be doing some listening, as well. "Are right": Both in themselves, and in their effect, as guiding men in the ready way to eternal happiness. Deuteronomy 32:5; Psalms 125:5. David therefore cried—"Order my steps in your word;" "Make me to go in the path of your commandments;" "O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!" Where is that revelation? They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. ... Responsorial Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15 R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. Happy journeying with JOY! God's precepts "rejoice the heart" of the godly. 8. Psalm 71:9. Photo credit: Pixgood. How can these things agree together: that the law restores the souls of men, while yet it is a dead and deadly letter? Are right - Are equal, just, proper. They are therefore משׂמּחי לב, their educative guidance, taking one as it were by the hand, frees one from all tottering, satisfies a moral want, and preserves a joyous consciousness of being in the right way towards the right goal. Enliqhtening the eyes] Giving both light and sight, Acts 26:18, the saving knowledge of God and his will, of ourselves and of our duties; and bringing us out of darkness into his marvellous light, 1 Peter 2:9. June 12, 2020 Ed Wills Leave a comment. 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. Call upon. 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. 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. At least, if you have no such desires you are no Christian, and are at the best but a poor, worldly, dead professor. — Psalm xcviii. 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. Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11. 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. No doubt, the source from which true peace of conscience proceeds is faith, which freely reconciles us to God. Psalm 19:8 "The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes." The fundamental idea of the word is. (Berthier) --- Let our enemies assemble all their forces and auxiliaries, we shall not fear as long as God is for us. 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The road of duty, when plain and unmistakable, inspires a sense of gladness, even if it be difficult and dangerous. In an essay entitled “Resolutions on Growing Old with God” in his book A Godward Life, John Piper writes some reflections on Psalm 71. You long to glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are his ( 1 Corinthians 6:20). Reflection on Psalm 8. Readings for reflection: 1 st Reading: Sirach 51:12-20 *(See note below) Psalm: Psalm 19:8-11. Here, "it is right and clear," and therefore rejoices the heart, in that it enlightens the eyes. Weekly ... to the writer of this reflection. Gospel: Mark 11:27-33. 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. There are many parallels to these truths in the spiritual realm. on Psalms 3,—it will be well for us also to adopt this signification here. 8.The statutes of Jehovah are right. This is טהורה, clean, pure, as the word which is like to pure gold, by which it is taught, Psalm 12:7, cf. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. However, God comes to us before we think of coming to Him. We are made by these commandments to see what is right and proper; to understand what we should do. R. 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. 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. Sharing this reflection with others by Email, on Facebook or Twitter: See all the Resources we offer on our Online Ministries Home Page. The things which are bad for you spiritually, which are bad for your so… This is sheer mercy. What im writing are my personal reflections from my understanding. See Psalms on "Psalms 19:7" for further information. Statutes are also referred to as precepts so that we can say that the statutes or precepts of God Almighty are perfect and will always cause a person who believes and applies them to rejoice in their heart. As I reflect on these Readings, I am concurrently … So here: it is בּרה, clear, like the light of the sun (Sol 6:10), and its light is imparted to other objects: מאירת עינים, enlightening the eyes, which refers not merely to the enlightening of the understanding, but of one's whole condition; it makes the mind clear, and body as well as mind healthy and fresh, for the darkness of the eyes is sorrow, melancholy, and bewilderment. 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. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; rather, the precepts of the Lord are right. 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. Rejoicing the heart — By the discoveries of God’s love to sinful men, in offers and promises of mercy. 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. That is, giving us light and knowledge. 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. "The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart—the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes." Listening to God, a Reflection on Psalm 85:8-13 If you're like me, you think of prayer as talking to God. The statutes of the Lord are right] As being the issue of the most righteous will of God. He farther intimates that men, with all their acuteness, are blind, and always wander in darkness, until they turn their eyes to the light of heavenly doctrine. 6. R. Alleluia, alleluia Gospel Mk 2:18-22 The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast. This cannot be understood of the law, which is a voice of terror, pronounces guilty, curses and condemns, is the killing letter, and works wrath; but of the Gospel part of the word, which is a joyful sound; publishes good tidings of good things; and, when applied by the Spirit of God, is found to have this effect, see Jeremiah 15:16; the commandment of the Lord is pure; not only the Scriptures in general may bear this name, because they deliver out the commands of God to men, as those of a moral and ceremonial kind to the Jews under the former dispensation; so the ordinances of Christ, which are his commands under the Gospel dispensation; yea, the Gospel itself may be so called, though, strictly speaking, it has no command in it; because, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, it is made known to all nations for the obedience of faith, Romans 16:25; besides, the commandment is no other than the word or doctrine, see 1 John 2:7; and as every commandment of the Lord, of what kind soever it is, is pure and holy, so is every word of God, Proverbs 30:5; being without any mixture of men's inventions, or the dross of corrupt doctrine, sincere, unadulterated, clear of all chaff and impurity, consistent, uniform, and all of a piece, and which tends to promote purity of heart, life, and conversation; enlightening the eyes: that is, of the understanding, so as for a man to see his lost state and condition by nature; to see the glory, fulness, and grace of Christ; to behold wondrous things in the doctrine of the Gospel, and to observe the way of duty in which he should walk: this is the eyesalve in Revelation 3:18; and so the Jewish doctors (f) explaining this text call the law, using the same word as there. 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 reference here is undoubtedly to the mind or soul as being enlightened by the truth of God. Isaiah 60:19). The term is one that is often applied to the laws of God, Deuteronomy 6:1; Deuteronomy 7:11; Leviticus 4:13; Genesis 26:5; Exodus 15:26; Exodus 16:28; Psalm 78:7; Psalm 89:31; Psalm 119:6, Psalm 119:10, Psalm 119:19, Psalm 119:21, Psalm 119:32, Psalm 119:35, Psalm 119:47-48, Psalm 119:60, Psalm 119:66, Psalm 119:73, Psalm 119:86, Psalm 119:96, Psalm 119:98,Psalm 119:115, Psalm 119:127, Psalm 119:131, Psalm 119:143 then I Chapter I then I me me then I out a then I out me day. Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes. These judgments are אמת, truth, which endures and verifies itself; because, in distinction from most others and those outside Israel, they have an unchangeable moral foundation: צדקוּ יחדּו, i.e., they are צדיקים, in accordance with right and appropriate (Deuteronomy 4:8), altogether, because no reproach of inappositeness and sanctioned injustice or wrong clings to them. KyleLierk@creighton.edu. Pray it again at noon. Psalm 19:14(NASB) Verse Thoughts So many of the psalms of David rejoice our heart as he pours fourth a harmony of poetic praise for God’s merciful forgiveness and favour; the wonders of His mighty works and ways; the glories of His creative wisdom and His gracious acts … The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. A Psalm of David. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament (Heb. Psalms 19:8. (8) Right.—Here in its original sense of “straight,” or direct. Another of the many synonyms under which the Law may be spoken of (see Dr. Kay's preface to the hundred and nineteenth psalm). that it enlightens the eyes, and yet, by casting a veil before our minds, excludes the light which ought to penetrate within? This Advent, join the SEU Community for a special online experience. (d) "visitationes", Ainsworth. Verse 8. It is always a source of true happiness when we can feel that we are under just and equal laws; laws in themselves right, and laws administered in righteousness and truth. 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. You desire, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, to do all to the glory of God ( 1 Corinthians 10:31). 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. Following a traditional Advent calendar format, students, faculty, staff, and Sisters of Charity share personal reflections around the daily Scripture readings to nurture your spirituality at this busy time of year. ", "a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path. To the leader. 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. And משׁיבת נפשׁ restoring, bringing back, i.e., imparting newness of life, quickening the soul (cf. Ver. I begin this reflection on an ecumenical note. (Haydock), statutes = precepts. The divine Law is called תּמימה, "perfect," i.e., spotless and harmless, as being absolutely well-meaning, and altogether directed towards the well-being of man. rejoicing the heart. His right hand has formed salvation for him, And his arm is holy. 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. Found only in the Psalms, and in the Plural. Psalm 19:1-14, NKJV. 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. 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. In the late 1990’s, the Japanese studio Toei Animation released an animated series entitled Digimon. A Reflection on Psalm 98. Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 Matthew 9:1-8. Verse 7. The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul; The decree of the LORD is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple. It’s too valuable.” Responsive Reading of Psalm 19. And we have a more sure light of prophecy, whereunto we must take heed as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, 2 Peter 1:19. 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. & Debarim Rabba, s. 8. fol. Romans 3:27.--Henry Ainsworth. 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. That the law of the Lord rejoices the heart, appears as the effect of its rectitude, just as its quickening the soul was represented as the effect of its perfectness. Septuagint Roman, Syriac, &c., read, "we shall be exalted," Greek: megalunthesometha, (Calmet) as [in] ver. ", Ver. And generally it is used for any doctrine, as the law of works, the law of faith, etc. I read, one time, that a good Bible devotional has two important elements. Further Reading. Morning Reflection: Psalm 1 ... Psalm 1: 1 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; 2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. Sing you to the Lord a new song, Because he has done wonderful things. The Psalmist at first view may seem to utter a mere common-place sentiment when he calls the statutes of the Lord right. When Christ came preaching, the people which sat in darkness saw a great light, Matthew 4:16. Psalm 19:8-10 King James Version (KJV). Furthermore, the things which are bad for you seem to be everywhere and are readily available, while the things which are good for you are not as easy to come across and have seem to cost you more. Leviticus 6:25. 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. Psalm 19:8 St. Andrew, whose feast we celebrate today, was a simple fisherman made wise by the Living Word of God. 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. 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. God's precepts "rejoice the heart" of the godly. In his word, and chiefly in the preceptive part of it. Monday, November 30, ... RESPONSORIAL PSALM. . Psalm 19:8. Psalm 119 is an expansion of Psalm 19:7–9: “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. that it rejoices men’s hearts, and yet, by bringing in the spirit of bondage, strikes them with terror? 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. But every word of God is pure, Psalms 12:7; Psalms 18:32. The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The singular put collectively for the whole code. 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. (e) "Commissiones", Munster; "deposita", so some in Rivetus; "depositum", Gejerus, Michaelis. Psalms 119:105); the whole nature of one who lives in the light of truth is illuminated. 1st, the Scripture used must be very short, preferably only one verse. The enlightening of the eyes is referred by many to the communication of the light of Divine knowledge. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. The same applies to the psalms of the day related to moments of reflection … 1 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.". The highest joy of men and angels is conscious conformity to the law of God. Without Christ there is in the law nothing but inexorable rigour, which adjudges all mankind to the wrath and curse of God. all his commands. ‘Enlightening the eyes.—Not here as in Psalm 13:3 (see Note) physically, but morally (comp. Portions of this psalm 8 verses 4 to 6 are quoted in the New Testament and applied to Christ in 1 Corinthians 15:27 and Hebrews 2: 6-8. 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. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. The fundamental idea of the word is authority of law, as a matter established, appointed. 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. So, also, the Septuagint, , (far-shining;) the figure is explained by enlightening the eyes. 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. Pure—In the sense of clear, lustrous, glittering, as in Job 33:3; Isaiah 49:2. as a path, opposed to crooked, perverse, froward. R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. 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. Psalm 19:8. Is pure; without the least mixture of error, or injustice, or deceit; which cannot be said of human laws. A fine moral insight suggested this touch. The commandment of the Lord — All his commands; is pure — Without the least mixture of error. 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. Whence it follows, that none are truly wise but those who take God for their conductor and guide, following the path which he points out to them, and who are diligently seeking after the peace which he offers and presents by his word. Pil. 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. We humans are far from perfect. 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. Psalms 19:8. 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. 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. The idea is that they are not merely appointed, or made binding by authority, but that they are in themselves equitable and just. 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