My times— עתתי ittotai, are those critical times of danger, when life is reduced to turn upon a point. "Commentary on Psalms 31:15". The Christian assigns to this doctrine a place among the primary truths of his religious faith. VII. Another important instruction which naturally arises from our times not being in our own hands is, that we ought no longer to trifle with what it is not in our power to prolong: but; that we should make haste to live as wise men; not delaying till to-morrow what may be done to-day; doing now with all our might whatever our hand findeth to do, before that night cometh wherein no man can work. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Whatever is to come out of our life, is in our heavenly Father’s hand. We are therefore taught by them to assure ourselves, 1. It is true of the times of their worldly prosperity and adversity. Which was only by the direction and appointment of God, and was in his power, and fixed by him. Jeremiah 31:15(NASB) Picture courtesy of Wayne Black (Keyway) Verse Thoughts. He calls upon God as “Our Father, which art in Heaven.” Well, then, let us be content, be our lot what it may. 3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-31.html. In all ages the men who have done right have been successful. 1. 1840-57. Every man has a certain work assigned him to do, and when it is done, or ought to have been done, then he has to make room for others. Every man is here on his probation or trial; he has a certain number of difficulties to encounter, a certain number of opportunities of which he may avail himself, measured unto him by a perfect justice which will deal with him accordingly. She is not in love with her bed, the snooze button on ]:” there are “bounds which he cannot pass [Note: Job 14:5. We may think we control our times, but we don’t. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. ]?” Are we not told, that “the wrath of man shall praise him; and that the remainder of it he shall restrain [Note: Psalms 76:10. their instinctive ferocity, or overruling the exercise of it, for the preservation [Note: Jonah 1:17.] In his hands are, [There is nothing really casual or contingent in the world. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". The way to have this happiness when we die is to make it our aim while we live, to seek God’s mercy in Christ, to submit to His disposal, and to follow His steps, led by His hand, in a holy, serious, humble, uncorrupt way; and, as all our times are in the Lord’s hand, to bless the Lord at all times. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. He does not interfere with the natural liberty of men, nor fail to allow, in a general way, for diligence and prudence to work out their own reward, and vice and idleness to bring their own punishment. How calmly and confidently may we look on to the future. 1. It would either dispirit us with visions of terror, or intoxicate us by the disclosure of success. Jeremiah’s prophetic ministry lasted for about fifty years. Sometimes we regard as providential only that which comes unexpectedly. This is always a just ground of appeal to God by a sinner or a sufferer, that God would make our sins and trials an “occasion” for displaying his own character. Our times are in God's hand as to the opportunities enjoyed both for personal improvement and for conferring benefit upon others. Too many of us--alas!--never think of this solemn truth. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-31.html. IV. 1832. “My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.”. "Commentary on Psalms 31:15". John Trapp Complete Commentary. Not only are we ourselves in the hand of the Lord, but all that surrounds us. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 31:15". Certainly not the times which are gone by; for we cannot recall them: they are not in our power. (W. Firth, B. D.). (Canon Liddon. 1. The meaning is, that all that pertained to him was under the control and at the disposal of God. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Psalm 31:15 "My times [are] in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me." Psalms 31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake. Foreboding and fear should be far from us. A psalm of David. We are comforted to have it so. (H. Blair, D. D.). The word causes us to reflect upon the instability and changeableness of life. 3. Gratitude. As a merciful Guardian and Father. Some deny this, and men limit the interference of God to the great and momentous affairs of men. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly." We have already observed, that the words of the text were introduced by David as a consolatory reflection, under the cruel treatment which he had received from friends and enemies. 1 In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. "Commentary on Psalms 31:15". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". My times are in God’s hand. ]; but none could take away his life, till he had finished the course marked out for him. Though my soul is among lions, yet no lion can bite me while Jehovah’s angel is my guard. 4. are wholly in thy power, to dispose and order as thou seest fit, and not at all in mine enemies’ power, who can do nothing against me, unless it be given them from above. II. Of this we may behold many a proof, when we look back on the transactions of the year which is finished. ], and certainly would have been betrayed by the men of Keilah [Note: 1 Samuel 23:11-12. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". ), Our times, living and dying, in God’s hand. That our times are not in our own hand. He wound up the mighty herologe, and stood aside to see it go. 1. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". God fixes the bounds of every one’s habitation and determines his lot. (John Trapp.). That scene is now closed. 1. He that has brought us so far, and wrought so graciously for us, will see us safely over the rest of the road. Psalm 31:15 Translation & Meaning. Shall we continue to despise his patience and forbearance, till he swear in his wrath that our “time shall be no longer [Note: Revelation 10:6. ], as he sees occasion. the results which this recognition should produce. “The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.” We dare not leave out the least event. Are not times of weakening my strength in the way, of exanimating sickness, of excruciating pain, of wasting lungs, of struggling breath, of loss of appetite, of bodily and mental prostration, so many dying times to every one that is subject to them? It is not less so in regard to His dispensations towards us, as we are His redeemed people, children of grace. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance. How soon it will come is partly determined by circumstances. That none can destroy us before our time—, [We appear to be, yea, we really are, in the midst of many and great dangers. ].” If we enjoy health, or pine away in sickness, it is “the Lord who both wounds and heals, who kills and makes alive [Note: 1 Samuel 2:6-7. Second only to the interest of that view of God as the Author of salvation through Christ, is this which ascribes to Him the presidency over all human affairs. This sense of dependence should keep us in the attitude of prayer. How often we meet with people who are staggered by slander. Darby's English Translation 31:15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from my persecutors. III. ]:” once he was stoned, and even left for dead [Note: Acts 14:19-20. If subtle adversaries against the truth appear, among their contemporaries, its most acute and intelligent defenders are found. It is not a statement merely; it is a self-gratulation also, with something of a thanksgiving besides. The highest work may be even irretrievably degraded by the absence of that purpose. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. 1599-1645. deliver … hand — opposed to “shut me up,” etc., of Psalm 31:8. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Its every revolution is in wisdom and goodness. Say to Satan, “It is not my business to provide for myself or for my family: my times are in God’s hand; and his name is Jehovah-Jireh, ‘the Lord will provide’; and I will not do a questionable thing, though it would fill my house with silver and gold. Psalm 31:15, CSB: "The course of my life is in your power; rescue me from the power of my enemies and from my persecutors." Times of waiting for the Lord--for His own time of giving what is good, and for His own way of doing us good. How could our affairs be better ordered? Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. III. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1]. And while we live, we are dying. To leave our times with God is to live as free from care as the birds upon the bough. 1. It is in Proverbs 31:25 that we hear the well known phrase "she is clothed with strength and dignity". Events happen not to men by a fortune which has no order or purpose in it. The creeping of an aphis upon a rosebud is as surely arranged by the decree of Providence as the march of a pestilence through a nation. Here is a plan of making money; others follow it. He would “live” as long as God should please. PSALM 31:1-5. 15. 15. But, if our times be in God’s hands, all our concerns must be there too; and nothing can befall us but by his appointment, “Who art thou, then, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and forgettest the Lord thy Maker [Note: Isaiah 51:12-13. BibliographySimeon, Charles. And the time of affliction, and the time of death. In a special sense, which renders it worthy of grateful mention, the good man’s “times” are in God’s “hand.” You are helpless: will that slacken God’s care that all shall be best with you? We are standing while the generations that rose up by our side are sleeping in the ground. (1) Our ways are not under the control of our friends. 17  Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. BibliographyCalvin, John. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 1865-1868. Popularity relative to other verses in Psalm chapter 31 using average monthly Google searches. In one set of circumstances it is delayed; in another it is hastened; but no circumstances, no precautions, however incessant, can preserve it for ever. Nay: your “times,” every one of every shade and shape, are at home in the centre of all safety. The first is physical. See Daniel 5:23. Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies - That is, since all these things are under thy control; since thou hast power over my life and over all that pertains to me, I pray that thy power may be exerted in my behalf, and that my life may be rescued from danger. Psalms 31:15. This is nothing short of saying that God begins to work only at the point where human intellectual vision ceases; that the sphere of providence touches only the horizon of our mental view. ], yet God watched over him, and kept him in perfect safety. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Filling immensity, and from those who do, its difficulties are often great! 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