“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Cont’d, Psalm 36, “The Transgression of The Wicked.” A Psalm of David

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“Forever,”  Kari Jobe (Live)

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Cont’d,  Psalm 36:3) The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit:  he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.  4) He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.  Micah 2:1.  5) Thy Mercy, O Lord, Is In The Heavens; And Thy Faithfulness Reacheth Unto The Clouds.  Psalm 57:10. 

 John Gill’s Exposition of The Bible – v3,  The words of his mouth [are] iniquity and deceit  Not only sinful, but sin itself; his mouth is full of cursing and bitterness, of filthy and unchaste words, of corrupt communication, lying, deceit, and flattery; out of the abundance of the wickedness of his heart his mouth speaketh; and which shows the badness of it, and proves all that is said before of him;  he hath left off to be wise, [and] to do good;  by which the psalmist seems to intend one that had been a professor of religion, who, besides the light of nature he had acted contrary to, had had the advantage of a Divine Revelation, And Had Been Enlightened Into The Knowledge Of Divine Things, and had done many things externally good, particularly acts of beneficence; but now had dropped his profession of Religion, denied The Truths he had been Enlightened into, And Ceased From Doing Good; otherwise a natural man understandeth not; and, though he is wise to do evil, to do good he has no knowledge.   v4,  He deviseth mischief upon his bed  He casts about in his mind on his pillow, when at leisure from all employment; and consults and contrives schemes how to compass his lusts, and to do injury to others, without doing which he cannot sleep;  he setteth himself in a way [that is] not good,  in an evil way, which he chooses and delights in, and determines to continue in, he leaving the paths of Righteousness to walk in the ways of darkness:  he abhorreth not evil;  which is to be abhorred both because of its nature and effects; see ( Romans 12:9 ) ; but on the contrary he loves it, takes pleasure in doing it, and in them that commit it: thus, by his thoughts, words, and actions, he appears to be devoid of The Fear Of God.  v5,  Thy Mercy, O Lord, [is] in The Heavens  Meaning either The General Mercy of God the earth is full of, and extends to all creatures; to which it is owing that wicked men before described are not consumed; and which reaches “up to The Heavens” F4, as the words are by some rendered, as their sins do; see ( Psalms 57:10 ) ; or The Special Mercy of God, and regards not the objects of it, Creatures In Heaven; for there at, The Seat Of It, The Heart Of God, Who Is In Heaven; The Covenant Of Grace, which is full of the sure Mercies of David; and of Mercy there was a most glaring instance, when The Son Of God Was Sent Down From Heaven, To Obtain Salvation For Sinful Men; or it may denote the original of it, The Heaven, being, as (Some) observe, The Fountain of Mercy, and The Spring Of Truth; or The Greatness and Abundance Of It, It Being As High As Heaven, Yea, Above It; see    ( Psalms 103:11 ) ( 108:4 ) ;  [And] Thy Faithfulness [Reacheth] Unto The Clouds;  Which Lies In The Execution Of His Purposes, Whose Counsels Of Old Were Faithfulness And Truth; And In Keeping His Covenant And Promises; He Never Changes His Mind, Nor Forgets His Word; He Is A God Of Truth, And Cannot Lie; He Knows The End From The Beginning; no unforeseen event can turn up to hinder the performance of what He Has Purposed And Promised, And He Is Able To Perform (It); nor does ever any of The Good Things He Has Spoken Of Fail: Though His Faithfulness sometimes seems to be not only to the clouds, but in them, and out of sight; Providences (God’s Protective Care and Will) seem to clash with promises, which make (unbelief and unbelievers) to say, doth His Promise fail for evermore? yet, though we believe not, He Abides Faithful, ( Psalms 77:8 ) ( 2 Timothy 2:13 ) .  

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