The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 57:7
My heart is fixed, O God…
Firm and sure, trusting in the
Lord, believing that he should be saved by him out of his troubles; see
(Psalms 101:1) (112:7,8) . So, in a spiritual sense, a heart fixed and
established, or that is firm and sure, is one that is assured of its
salvation by Christ, rooted and grounded in the love of God, firmly
built on the foundation, Christ, and has its affections set on him; and
is unmoved, from the hope of the Gospel, and the doctrines of it, by
whatsoever it meets with in the world. It may be rendered, "my heart is
prepared", or "ready" F18; that is, according to some, to receive good
or evil, prosperity or adversity, at the hand of God; to which sense is
``my heart is faithful with thee in the measure of judgment,
and it is faithful with thee in the measure of mercy.''
That is, whether I am chastised with judgments, or followed with
mercies, my heart is firm and true to God. The Targum is,
``my heart is prepared for thy law, O Lord; my heart is
prepared for thy fear;''
that is, it is prepared for the worship and service of God; it is ready
to every good work; it is prepared to pray unto him, and to wait for an
answer, which are both from the Lord, (Proverbs 16:1) (Psalms 10:17) ; and
particularly to sing praise unto him, as follows;
my heart is fixed;
this is repeated, to show the vehemency of his
spirit, and the certainty of the thing;
I will sing and give praise;
for the salvation wrought for him, and
which he was sure of; and before he had finished this psalm, or while
he had composed it, did enjoy it.
F18 (Nwkn) "paratum", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus…
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 57:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=057&verse=007>. 1999.