The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 73:24
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel…
Which is wise and
prudent, wholesome, suitable, and seasonable, hearty, sincere, and
faithful, and which is freely given, and when taken, infallibly
succeeds: or "according to thy counsel" F1; the determinate counsels,
purposes, and will of God, which were of old faithfulness and truth;
who does all things after the counsel of his own will in providence and
grace: or "by thy counsel" F2; by the Scriptures of truth, the
revealed word, which contains the will of God, and directions for a
holy walk and conversation; by the Gospel and truths of it, called the
whole counsel of God, (Acts 20:27) , and by his Holy Spirit, which is a
spirit of counsel as well as of might; and by which the Lord guides his
people in the ways of peace, truth, righteousness, and holiness,
through this world, to the heavenly glory, as follows:
and afterward receive me to glory;
into a glorious place, an house not
made with hands, a city whose builder and maker is God, into a kingdom
and glory, or a glorious kingdom; and into glorious company, the
company of Father, Son, and Spirit, angels and glorified saints, where
glorious things will be seen, and a glory enjoyed both in soul and body
to all eternity; for this glory is eternal glory, a glory that passes
not away: or "in glory" F3; in a glorious manner: some render it,
"after glory thou wilt receive me" F4; that is, after all the glory and
honour thou hast bestowed upon me here, thou wilt take me to thyself in
heaven; so the Targum,
``after the glory is completed, which thou saidst thou wouldst
bring upon me, thou wilt receive me:''
but rather the sense is, "after" thou hast led and guided me by thy
counsel through the wilderness of this world; "after" all the
afflictions and temptations of this present life are over; "after" I
have passed through the valley of the shadow of death, or "after" death
itself, thou wilt receive me into everlasting joy and happiness; see
(1 Peter 5:10) .
F1 (Ktueb) "pro consilio tuo", Michaelis.
F2 "Consilio tuo", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius.
F3 (dwbk) "in gloria", Gejerus.
F4 (dwbk rxa) "post gloriam", Hammond.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 73:24". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=073&verse=024>. 1999.