Thursday, May 7, 2009

Psalm 16 Commentary

Again, from Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, on Psalm 16, verse 11:
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

This then may serve for a ground of comfort to every soul distressed with the tedious bitterness of this life; for short sorrow here, we shall have eternal joy; for a little hunger, an eternal banquet; for light sickness and affliction, everlasting health and salvation; for a little imprisonment, endless liberty; for disgrace, glory. Instead of the wicked who oppress and afflict them, they shall have the angels and saints to comfort and solace them, instead of Satan to torment and tempt them, they shall have Jesus to ravish* and affect them. Joseph's prison shall be turned into a palace; Daniel's lions' den into the presence of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah; the three children's hot fiery furnace, into the New Jerusalem of pure gold; David's Gath, into the tabernacle of the living God. --John Cragge's "Cabinet of Spirituall Jewells," 1657.

*1. to fill with strong emotion, esp. joy. (From www.dictionary.com)

1 comment:

Miss Jen said...

Wow... some great commentary indeed!
Thanks for sharing, Melissa.

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen