Psalms 4* The children of men proved, and the happiness of godly people.(1-5) God's favour is happiness. (6-8)1-5 Hear me for thy mercy-sake, is our best plea. He who willnot ask such blessings as pardon, and justifying righteousness,and eternal life, must perish for the want of them. Alas! thatso many should make so fearful a choice. The psalmist warnsagainst sin. Keep up holy reverence of the glory and majesty ofGod. You have a great deal to say to your hearts, they may bespoken with, let it not be unsaid. Examine them by seriousself-reflection; let your thoughts fasten upon that which isgood, and keep close to it. Consider your ways, and before youturn to sleep at night, examine your consciences with respect towhat you have done in the day; particularly what you have doneamiss, that you may repent of it. when you awake in the night,meditate upon God, and the things that belong to your peace.Upon a sick-bed, particularly, we should consider our ways. Bestill. when you have asked conscience a question, be serious, besilent, wait for an answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin.All confidence must be pan answer. Open not the mouth to excusesin. All confidence only: therefore, after commanding thesacrifices of righteousness, the psalmist says, Put your trustin the Lord. 6-8 Wordly people inquire for good, not for the chief good; allthey want is outward good, present good, partial good, goodmeat, good drink, a good trade, and a good estate; but what areall these worth? Any good will serve the turn of most men, but agracious soul will not be put off so. Lord, let us have thyfavour, and let us know that we have it, we desire no more; letus be satisfied of thy loving-kindness, and will be satisfiedwith it. Many inquire after happiness, but David had found it.When God puts grace in the heart, he puts gladness in the heart.Thus comforted, he pitied, but neither envied nor feared themost prosperous sinner. He commits all his affairs to God, andis prepared to welcome his holy will. But salvation is in Christalone; where will those appear who despise him as theirMediator, and revile him in his disciples? May they stand inawe, and no longer sin against the only remedy
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