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G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Psalms 59



Verses 1-17

Again we have a song from the midst of peril. The singer is the object of determined, stealthy, and malignant opposition. It is divided into two parts, both ending with the same declaration, "God is my high Tower."

The first (verses Psalms 59:1-9) describes the danger. Without any reason, and with the most relentless determination, the singer's enemies are attempting to encompass his destruction. He announces his determination to wait on his Strength, and declares that God is his high Tower.

The second part is a prayer that God will deal with these foes. Not that they may be slain, but rather that they may be consumed in their own sinning. He then announces his determination to sing praises to his Strength, and the note of the praise is that of the prayer. God is his high Tower!

There is perhaps no more beautiful description of what God is to His tried people. The phrase suggests at once strength and peace. A tower against which all the might of the foe hurls itself in vain. A high tower so that the soul taking refuge in it is lifted far above the turmoil and the strife, and enabled to view from a vantage ground of perfect safety the violence which is futile and the victory of God.


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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 59:4". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.

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