Psalms 129* Thankfulness for former deliverances. (1-4) A believingprospect of the destruction of the enemies of Zion. (5-8)1-4 The enemies of God's people have very barbarouslyendeavoured to wear out the saints of the Most High. But thechurch has been always graciously delivered. Christ has builthis church upon a rock. And the Lord has many ways of disablingwicked men from doing the mischief they design against hischurch. The Lord is righteous in not suffering Israel to beruined; he has promised to preserve a people to himself. 5-8 While God's people shall flourish as the loaded palm-tree,or the green and fruitful olive, their enemies shall wither asthe grass upon the house-tops, which in eastern countries areflat, and what grows there never ripens; so it is with thedesigns of God's enemies. No wise man will pray the Lord tobless these mowers or reapers. And when we remember how Jesusarose and reigns; how his people have been supported, like theburning but unconsumed bush, we shall not fear
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