Psalms 129

* Thankfulness for former deliverances. (1-4) A believing

prospect of the destruction of the enemies of Zion. (5-8)1-4 The enemies of God's people have very barbarously

endeavoured to wear out the saints of the Most High. But the

church has been always graciously delivered. Christ has built

his church upon a rock. And the Lord has many ways of disabling

wicked men from doing the mischief they design against his

church. The Lord is righteous in not suffering Israel to be

ruined; 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 as

the grass upon the house-tops, which in eastern countries are

flat, and what grows there never ripens; so it is with the

designs of God's enemies. No wise man will pray the Lord to

bless these mowers or reapers. And when we remember how Jesus

arose and reigns; how his people have been supported, like the

burning but unconsumed bush, we shall not fear
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