Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary
This Psalm, though short, is sweet and full of Jesus; and celebrates the person, glory, and majesty of Christ and his kingdom.
That it is the person of Jesus, as the glorious Head of his church, who is here spoken of, and with reference to his mediatorial kingdom, is evident, from the Lord being said to be clothed with majesty and strength. Yes! God the Father girded him with strength for the warfare: and the human nature which the Son of God put on, was of Jehovah's providing. A body hast thou prepared me; Hebrews 10:5. Behold, my soul, thy God and king in Zion! Rejoice, that the Lord thy God reigneth; all power is his in heaven and earth. Oh! what a thought to comfort the mind under every event that may arise. Matthew 18:18-20.
All the opposition made against Christ and his kingdom, and against Christ and his people, is alike vain and impotent as the striving of the waves which dash against the rocks. Like Noah in the ark, the people of Christ are safe in him, though tempests beat without. Sweet thought to the believer also! As no storms nor floods without, so no fears within, can lessen or abate the love of Jesus to his chosen. Many waters cannot quench his love, neither can all the floods drown it. Song of Solomon 8:7. Reader! think of this. Not all the floods of corruption, which as a deluge covered our nature; nor all the afflictions, agonies, and soul-travail of Jesus; nor the vials of God's wrath; no, nor even the baseness and ingratitude of his people, quenched his love. Precious Jesus! was such thy love to me?
Here is a blessed conclusion to this triumphant Psalm. God's testimonies and faithfulness are ever sure: and the Lord's holiness is pledged for the full performance of all covenant promises. I have sworn once by my holiness, saith Jehovah, that I will not lie unto David. Psalms 89:35.
SWEET thought, in the perusal of this Psalm! The right of Jesus to government as the Son of God, one with the Father, is a natural right, for he is Lord of all. And sweet to the believer also is the thought that, as King in Zion, as the Mediator of his church and people, he hath a donative right, a purchased right, and a right by conquest and by power. Rejoice then, my soul! Thy God, thy King, thy Jesus reigneth. Yes! blessed Lord, do thou reign, and rule, and govern, in thy Zion. Do thou manifest to my soul, that thou hast subdued my stubborn heart, and brought me under thy gracious sceptre. And, Lord, do thou reign, in me, and rule in me and for me, against all the host of foes and floods of the ungodly, whether of sin or Satan, or my lusts or the world. And oh Lord, give me desires to know thee, and to obey thee, and to live to thee and to thy glory. I would be led a willing captive by my Lord, and know no will but thine. And, Lord, subdue the world to the sceptre of thy grace! Let the earth rejoice that thou art king, and let every knee bow before thee, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Psalms 93 Overview". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pmc/psalms-93.html. 1828.
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