[1] Gill, cited in Broadus, Commentary on Matthew, pg. 69.

[2] Jamieson, Fausset, Brown [JFB], A Commentary, Vol. V, pg. 18.

[3] JFB, op. cit., pg. 19.

[4] Morison, cited in Broadus, op. cit., pg. 69.

[5] JFB, op. cit., pg. 17.

[6] Broadus, op. cit., pg. 70.

[7] Bishop Hall, cited in JFB, op. cit., pg. 17.

[8] Luke tells us that the devil showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world "in an instant", see Luke 4:5.

9 All Scripture citations in this study are taken from the King James Version.

[10] Richard Baxter wrote for the reformed church in 17th century England, which made heavy use of catechisms (mainly those found in the Westminster Confession of Faith). A "catechism" is a series of questions and answers concerning church doctrine. Churches that use catechisms encourage that they be committed to memory; thus, catechisms are tools for teaching the doctrines of the Christian church. For those of you who attend churches that do not use catechisms, treat Mr. Baxter's exhortations to be "well-grounded in the catechism" as encouragements to study and learn the doctrines of the Christian faith through systematic, diligent study of the Bible.

[11] Achish is called "Abimelech" in this psalm because "Abimelech" is a general name for a ruler of that time, much like Pharoah and Caesar were general names for rulers.

[12] Hapstone, cited in Spurgeon, A Treasury of David, Vol. II, pg. 128.

[13] For other appearances of the "angel of the Lord" in the Old Testament, see Gen. 16:7; Gen. 22:11; Ex. 3:2; Num. 22:22; Jud. 2:4; Jud. 6:11; I Kings 19:7; II Kings 19:35; I Chr. 21:18.

[14] William Plumer, Studies in the Book of Psalms, pg. 421.

[15] Ibid.