Psalm 35:24

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 24. The appeal is here repeated; the plaintiff feels that the joy of his accusers will be short lived as soon as impartial justice rules. The oppressors' wrong, the proud man's contumely, the fool's grimace -- all, all will cease when the righteous Lord sits down upon the judgment seat.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

Verse 24. O Lord my God. O Jehovah my God; here is another precious word. He takes Jehovah to be his God, in opposition to those who make idols, or riches, or their own lusts their God. He claims a full possession of all that is in the great I AM. Even though he views him as a judge he lays the hand of faith upon his God, and flinches not even before the blaze of his righteousness. It is a noble word, a grand utterance of faith; he who can pronounce that word "my" from his inmost soul in such a connection may well laugh to scorn all his enemies. C. H. S.

 

HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

None.