Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
exhorts men to praise God for His greatness, and warns them, in God's
words, against neglecting His service.
1. The terms used to express the highest kind of joy.
rock--a firm basis, giving certainty of salvation
2. come . . . presence--literally, "approach," or, meet Him
3. above . . . gods--esteemed such by men, though really nothing
(Jer 5:7; 10:10-15).
4, 5. The terms used describe the world in its whole extent, subject
6. come--or, "enter," with solemn forms, as well as hearts.
7. This relation illustrates our entire dependence
Ps 23:3; 74:1).
The last clause is united by Paul
to the following (compare
8-11. warning against neglect; and this is sustained by citing the
melancholy fate of their rebellious ancestors, whose provoking insolence
is described by quoting the language of God's complaint
of their conduct at Meribah and Massah, names given
to commemorate their strife and contention with Him
(Ps 78:18, 41).
10. err in their heart--Their wanderings in the desert were but types
of their innate ignorance and perverseness.
that they should not--literally, "if they," &c., part of the form of