Psalms 135* God to be praised for his mercy. (1-4) For his power andjudgments. (5-14) The vanity of idols. (15-21)1-4 The subject-matter of praise, is the blessings of graceflowing from the everlasting love of God. The name of God as acovenant God and Father in Christ, blessing us with allspiritual blessings in him, is to be loved and praised. The Lordchose a people to himself, that they might be unto him for aname and a praise. If they do not praise him for thisdistinguishing favour, they are the most unworthy and ungratefulof all people. 5-14 God is, and will be always, the same to his church, agracious, faithful, wonder-working God. And his church is, andwill be, the same to him, a thankful, praising people: thus hisname endures for ever. He will return in ways of mercy to them,and will delight to do them good. 15-21 These verses arm believers against idolatry and all falseworship, by showing what sort of gods the heathen worshipped.And the more deplorable the condition of the Gentile nationsthat worship idols, the more are we to be thankful that we knowbetter. Let us pity, and pray for, and seek to benefit benightedheathens and deluded sinners. Let us endeavour to glorify hisname, and recommend his truth, not only with our lips, but byholy lives, copying the example of Christ's goodness and truth
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