Psalms 118* It is good to trust in the Lord. (1-18) The coming of Christin his kingdom. (19-29)1-18 The account the psalmist here gives of his troubles isvery applicable to Christ: many hated him without a cause; nay,the Lord himself chastened him sorely, bruised him, and put himto grief, that by his stripes we might be healed. God issometimes the strength of his people, when he is not their song;they have spiritual supports, though they want spiritualdelights. Whether the believer traces back his comfort to theeverlasting goodness and mercy of God, or whether he looksforward to the blessing secured to him, he will find abundantcause for joy and praise. Every answer to our prayers is anevidence that the Lord is on our side; and then we need not fearwhat man can do unto us; we should conscientiously do our dutyto all, and trust in him alone to accept and bless us. Let usseek to live to declare the works of God, and to encourageothers to serve him and trust in him. Such were the triumphs ofthe Son of David, in the assurance that the good pleasure of theLord should prosper in his hand. 19-29 Those who saw Christ's day at so great a distance, sawcause to praise God for the prospect. The prophecy, ver
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