Psalms 109* David complains of his enemies. (1-5) He prophesies theirdestruction. (6-20) Prayers and praises. (21-31)#1-5. It is the unspeakable comfort of all believers, thatwhoever is against them, God is for them; and to him they mayapply as to one pleased to concern himself for them. David'senemies laughed at him for his devotion, but they could notlaugh him out of it.6-20 The Lord Jesus may speak here as a Judge, denouncingsentence on some of his enemies, to warn others. When men rejectthe salvation of Christ, even their prayers are numbered amongtheir sins. See what hurries some to shameful deaths, and bringsthe families and estates of others to ruin; makes them andtheirs despicable and hateful, and brings poverty, shame, andmisery upon their posterity: it is sin, that mischievous,destructive thing. And what will be the effect of the sentence,"Go, ye cursed," upon the bodies and souls of the wicked! How itwill affect the senses of the body, and the powers of the soul,with pain, anguish, horror, and despair! Think on these things,sinners, tremble and repent. 21-31 The psalmist takes God's comforts to himself, but in avery humble manner. He was troubled in mind. His body waswasted, and almost worn away. But it is better to have leannessin the body, while the soul prospers and is in health, than tohave leanness in the soul, while the body is feasted. He wasridiculed and reproached by his enemies. But if God bless us, weneed not care who curses us; for how can they curse whom God hasnot cursed; nay, whom he has blessed? He pleads God's glory, andthe honour of his name. Save me, not according to my merit, forI pretend to none, but according to thy-mercy. He concludes withthe joy of faith, in assurance that his present conflicts wouldend in triumphs. Let all that suffer according to the will ofGod, commit the keeping of their souls to him. Jesus, unjustlyput to death, and now risen again, is an Advocate andIntercessor for his people, ever ready to appear on their behalfagainst a corrupt world, and the great accuser
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