Psalms 132* David's care for the ark. (1-10) The promises of God. (11-18)1-10 David bound himself to find a place for the Lord, for theark, the token of God's presence. When work is to be done forthe Lord, it is good to tie ourselves to a time. It is good inthe morning to fix upon work for the day, with submission toProvidence, for we know not what a day may bring forth. And weshould first, and without delay, seek to have our own heartsmade a habitation of God through the Spirit. He prays that Godwould take up his dwelling in the habitation he had built; thathe would give grace to the ministers of the sanctuary to dotheir duty. David pleads that he was the anointed of the Lord,and this he pleads as a type of Christ, the great Anointed. Wehave no merit of our own to plead; but, for His sake, in whomthere is a fulness of merit, let us find favour. And every truebeliever in Christ, is an anointed one, and has received fromthe Holy One the oil of true grace. The request is, that Godwould not turn away, but hear and answer their petitions for hisSon's sake. 11-18 The Lord never turns from us when we plead the covenantwith his anointed Prophet, Priest, and King. How vast is thelove of God to man, that he should speak thus concerning hischurch! It is his desire to dwell with us; yet how little do wedesire to dwell with him! He abode in Zion till the sins ofIsrael caused him to give them up to the spoilers. Forsake usnot, O God, and deliver us not in like manner, sinful though weare. God's people have a special blessing on common enjoyments,and that blessing puts peculiar sweetness into them. Zion's poorhave reason to be content with a little of this world, becausethey have better things prepared for them. God will abundantlybless the nourishment of the new man, and satisfy the poor inspirit with the bread of life. He gives more than we ask, andwhen he gives salvation, he will give abundant joy. God wouldbring to nothing every design formed to destroy the house ofDavid, until King Messiah should arise out of it, to sit uponthe throne of his Father. In him all the promises centre. Hisenemies, who will not have him to reign over them, shall at thelast day be clothed with shame and confusion for ever
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