Psalms 104* God's majesty in the heavens, The creation of the sea, and thedry land. (1-9) His provision for all creatures. (10-18) Theregular course of day and night, and God's sovereign power overall the creatures. (19-30) A resolution to continue praisingGod. (31-35)1-9 Every object we behold calls on us to bless and praise theLord, who is great. His eternal power and Godhead are clearlyshown by the things which he hath made. God is light, and in himis no darkness at all. The Lord Jesus, the Son of his love, isthe Light of the world. 10-18 When we reflect upon the provision made for allcreatures, we should also notice the natural worship they renderto God. Yet man, forgetful ungrateful man, enjoys the largestmeasure of his Creator's kindness. the earth, varying indifferent lands. Nor let us forget spiritual blessings; thefruitfulness of the church through grace, the bread ofeverlasting life, the cup of salvation, and the oil of gladness.Does God provide for the inferior creatures, and will he not bea refuge to his people? 19-30 We are to praise and magnify God for the constantsuccession of day and night. And see how those are like to thewild beasts, who wait for the twilight, and have fellowship withthe unfruitful works of darkness. Does God listen to thelanguage of mere nature, even in ravenous creatures, and shallhe not much more interpret favourably the language of grace inhis own people, though weak and broken groanings which cannot beuttered? There is the work of every day, which is to be done inits day, which man must apply to every morning, and which hemust continue in till evening; it will be time enough to restwhen the night comes, in which no man can work. The psalmistwonders at the works of God. The works of art, the more closelythey are looked upon, the more rough they appear; the works ofnature appear more fine and exact. They are all made in wisdom,for they all answer the end they were designed to serve. Everyspring is an emblem of the resurrection, when a new world rises,as it were, out of the ruins of the old one. But man alone livesbeyond death. When the Lord takes away his breath, his soulenters on another state, and his body will be raised, either toglory or to misery. May the Lord send forth his Spirit, andnew-create our souls to holiness. 31-35 Man's glory is fading; God's glory is everlasting:creatures change, but with the Creator there is no variableness.And if mediation on the glories of creation be so sweet to thesoul, what greater glory appears to the enlightened mind, whencontemplating the great work of redemption! There alone can asinner perceive ground of confidence and joy in God. While hewith pleasure upholds all, governs all, and rejoices in all hisworks, let our souls, touched by his grace, meditate on andpraise him
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