Their unbelieving rejection of God’s offer grieved Him for forty years. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Hearing the voice of Christ is the same with believing. My works, as it is expressed, Psalm 95:9, which also are commonly so called. “Be not wilfully, wantonly, repeatedly, obstinately rebellious. O come, let us sing unto the Lord. Let the example of that unhappy generation serve as a beacon to you; do not repeat the offences which have already more than enough provoked the Lord.” (Spurgeon). If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. He is our Saviour, and the Author of our blessedness. The murmurings of Israel were written for our admonition. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Let us be aware of the evils of our hearts, which lead us to wander from the Lord. They did not know nor consider and remember those great things which I had wrought for them and among them.” (Poole). The balance, quivering between the two, is turned this way by faith; that by unbelief. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Proud member ii. Hardness of heart is at the bottom of all distrust of the Lord. How odd it is to be hearing and singing Psalm 95 in the middle of Lent! These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Israel saw the work of God, yet would not trust Him at Meribah or in the wilderness in general. © 2020 Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. Or rather, 2. God is not subject to such passions as we are; but he is very angry at sin and sinners. If this is a psalm about worship, it could give no blunter indication that the heart of the matter is severely practical: nothing less than a bending of wills and a renewal of pilgrimage.” (Kidner), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – On the one hand the land of rest and victory; on the other the desert wastes. part. You can also change some of your preferences. b. Mistrust Him, and the door closes on rest, to open to wanderings, failure, and defeat.” (Meyer), “For forty years I was grieved with that generation, We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. All rights reserved. i. You call him Master, or Lord; then be his willing, obedient people. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Commentary on Psalm 95 View Bible Text . There is a rest ordained for believers, the rest of everlasting refreshment, begun in this life, and perfected in the life to come. Christ's voice must be heard to-day. This is the rest which God calls his rest. You can check these in your browser security settings. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Unbelief is evidence of small or faulty knowledge of God. These six psalms, 95 to 100, form, if I mistake not, one entire prophetic poem, cited by St. Paul in the Epistle to the Hebrews, under the title of the Introduction of the First Born into the world. Click on the different category headings to find out more. How great is that God, whose the whole earth is, and the fulness thereof; who directs and disposes of all!, The Lord Jesus, whom we are here taught to praise, is a great God; the mighty God is one of his titles, and God over all, blessed for evermore. Salem Media Group. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. Trust God, and rest. “By ending on this note the psalm sacrifices literary grace to moral urgency. And they do not know My ways.’ For the expounding of this psalm we may borrow a great deal of light from the apostle’s discourse, Heb. ‘They shall not enter My rest.’”. “There can be no rest to an unbelieving heart. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. (7-11). As it invited the Jews, so it now invites Christian congregations, to join in the worship of the sanctuary. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. i. We may request cookies to be set on your device. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. We are warned not to do the same. i. i. “O the desperate presumption of man, that he should offend his Maker ‘forty years!’ O the patience and long suffering of his Maker, that he should allow him forty years to offend in!” (Horne), iii. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. For forty years I was grieved: God offered the generation that came out of Egypt the opportunity to take the Promised Land by faith. All Rights Reserved. The how and Whom of worship. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. They did not know His ways; therefore they chose their own.” (Maclaren), ii. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. Commentary on Psalm 95:7-11 (Read Psalm 95:7-11) Christ calls upon his people to hear his voice. If manna and miracles could not satisfy Israel, neither would they have been content with the land which flowed with milk and honey.” (Spurgeon), ii. (1-2) Worship in many forms. You deserve his wrath, will you slight his love? Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. c. When your fathers tested Me: We test God by our unbelief. Christ calls upon his people to hear his voice. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. The “preacher” who composed the book of Ecclesiastes wrote famously wrote that “for everything there is a season, a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). To ignore those reasons is to provoke and to test God. And said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts, d. They shall not enter My rest: God condemned Israel’s generation of unbelievers to die in the wilderness, so that a generation of faithful believers could inherit the Promised Land, His appointed place of rest for His people. From this opening phrase, which finds an echo in Psalms 95:2 and Psalms 95:6, this psalm has been called "The Invitatory Psalm." a. My laws or statutes, which are frequently called God’s ways. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. It was evidence that they went astray in their hearts, away from humble confidence in Him as Creator and Redeemer.