Selah 7 Lift up your heads, O you gates! The promise is very sweet: He shall bring that to pass, whatever it is, which thou has committed to him. Blessed Saviour, thou hast graciously taught us that without thee we can do nothing. We must roll it off ourselves, not afflict and perplex ourselves with thoughts about future events, but refer them to God. All the paths of the Lord, that is, all his promises and all his providences, are mercy and truth. The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. Even those of the children of men are God's, who know him not, nor own their relation to him.
The Psalms 25 A Psalm of David. We are tempted to fret at this, to think them the only happy people, and so we are prone to do like them: but this we are warned against. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Thus we become his people; thus we receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of our salvation. This plea we must rely upon, feeling our own unworthiness, and satisfied of the riches of God's mercy and grace.
A man's life consists not in abundance, but, Thou shalt have food convenient for thee. Our Redeemer found the gates of heaven shut, but having by his blood made atonement for sin, as one having authority, he demanded entrance. Their weeping and wailing will be everlasting. We must have constant regard to the word of God, as the rule of our actions, and the spring of our comforts; and have it in our thoughts night and day. By prayer spread thy case and all thy cares before the Lord, and trust in him. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Those that are made meet for heaven, shall be brought safe to heaven, and will find what they have been seeking. When we look forward, with an eye of faith, we shall see no reason to envy the wicked. Who is this King of glory? Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. Whether burdened with affliction, struggling with temptation, or triumphing in the hope or enjoyment of deliverance; whether admiring the Divine perfections, thanking God for his mercies, mediating on his truths, or delighting in his service; they form a Divinely appointed standard of experience, by which we may judge ourselves.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He has new desires, new pleasures, hopes, fears, sorrows, companions, and employments. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, the burden of thy care. We must do our duty, and then leave the event with God. Selah 1 A Psalm of David. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Their value, in this view, is very great, and the use of them will increase with the growth of the power of true religion in the heart. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. Commit thy way unto the Lord; roll thy way upon the Lord, so the margin reads it. And the psalms are the language of the believer's heart, whether mourning for sin, thirsting after God, or rejoicing in Him.
What is the desire of the heart of a good man? What a striking picture is in ver. Let us not discompose ourselves at what we see in this world. The troubles of my heart are inlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. O my God, I trust in thee, let me not be ashamed: let not mine enemies triumph ouer me. It is this, to know, and love, and serve God.
How boundless is that mercy which covers for ever the sins and follies of a youth spent without God and without hope! God provides plentifully and well, not only for his working servants, but for his waiting servants. Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
We may apply it to Christ's entrance into the souls of men by his word and Spirit, that they may be his temples. Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. The meeke will he guide in iudgement: and the meeke will he teach his way. But of course you must also be doing verse one which is not hanging out with sinners or scornful people!!! He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. The blessing of God is the spring, sweetness, and security of all earthly enjoyments. I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.