I lift up my eyes – Psalm 141:1-4

From Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

http://www.christnotes.org/commentary.php?com=mhc&b=19&c=141

Psalm 141 David prays for God’s acceptance and assistance. (1-4) That God would appear for his rescue. (5-10)

141 Lord, I cry out to You;
Make haste to me!
Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.
Let my prayer be set before You as incense,
The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,
To practice wicked works
With men who work iniquity;
And do not let me eat of their delicacies.

Commentary on Psalm 141:1-4

Make haste unto me. Those that know how to value God’s gracious presence, will be the more fervent in their prayers. When presented through the sacrifice and intercession of the Saviour, they will be as acceptable to God as the daily sacrifices and burnings of incense were of old. Prayer is a spiritual sacrifice, it is the offering up the soul and its best affections. Good men know the evil of tongue sins. When enemies are provoking, we are in danger of speaking unadvisedly. While we live in an evil world, and have such evil hearts, we have need to pray that we may neither be drawn nor driven to do any thing sinful. Sinners pretend to find dainties in sin; but those that consider how soon sin will turn into bitterness, will dread such dainties, and pray to God to take them out of their sight, and by his grace to turn their hearts against them. Good men pray against the sweets of sin.

Response:

Lord please help us  be Your people  You will be proud of

Not yielding to impatience while we wait for You to move on our behalf

Let us control our tongues and feelings

and not yield to temptations to sin in word and heart

Keep us pure within.

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  1. Pingback: Day 180: Psalms 139-144; Search My Heart | Overisel Reformed Church

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