Psalms 28* A prayer in distress. (1-5) Thanksgiving for deliverance.(6-9)1-5 David is very earnest in prayer. Observe his faith inprayer; God is my rock, on whom I build my hope. Believersshould not rest till they have received some token that theirprayers are heard. He prays that he may not be numbered with thewicked. Save me from being entangled in the snares they havelaid for me. Save me from being infected with their sins, andfrom doing as they do. Lord, never leave me to use such arts ofdeceit and treachery for my safety, as they use for my ruin.Believers dread the way of sinners; the best are sensible of thedanger they are in of being drawn aside: we should all prayearnestly to God for his grace to keep us. Those who are carefulnot to partake with sinners in their sins, have reason to hopethat they shall not receive their plagues. He speaks of the justjudgments of the Lord on the workers of iniquity, ver. #4|. Thisis not the language of passion or revenge. It is a prophecy thatthere will certainly come a day, when God will punish every manwho persists in his evil deeds. Sinners shall be reckoned with,not only for the mischief they have done, but for the mischiefthey designed, and did what they could to effect. Disregard ofthe works of the Lord, is the cause of the sin of sinners, andbecomes the cause of their ruin. 6-9 Has God heard our supplications? Let us then bless hisname. The Lord is my strength, to support me, and carry me onthrough all my services and sufferings. The heart that trulybelieves, shall in due time greatly rejoice: we are to expectjoy and peace in believing. God shall have the praise of it:thus must we express our gratitude. The saints rejoice inothers' comfort as well as their own: we have the less benefitfrom the light of the sun, nor from the light of God'scountenance, for others' sharing therein. The psalmist concludeswith a short, but comprehensive prayer. God's people are hisinheritance, and precious in his eyes. He prays that God wouldsave them; that he would bless them with all good, especiallythe plenty of his ordinances, which are food to the soul. Anddirect their actions and overrule their affairs for good. Also,lift them up for ever; not only those of that age, but hispeople in every age to come; lift them up as high as heaven.There, and there only, will saints be lifted up for ever, nevermore to sink, or be depressed. Save us, Lord Jesus, from oursins; bless us, thou Son of Abraham, with the blessing ofrighteousness; feed us, thou good Shepherd of the sheep, andlift us up for ever from the dust, O thou, who art theResurrection and the Life
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