Psalms 41* God's care for his people. (1-4) The treachery of David'senemies. (5-13)1-4 The people of God are not free from poverty, sickness, oroutward affliction, but the Lord will consider their case, andsend due supplies. From his Lord's example the believer learnsto consider his poor and afflicted brethren. This branch ofgodliness is usually recompensed with temporal blessings. Butnothing is so distressing to the contrite believer, as a fear orsense of the Divine displeasure, or of sin in his heart. Sin isthe sickness of the soul; pardoning mercy heals it, renewinggrace heals it, and for this spiritual healing we should be moreearnest than for bodily health. 5-13 We complain, and justly, of the want of sincerity, andthat there is scarcely any true friendship to be found amongmen; but the former days were no better. One particularly, inwhom David had reposed great confidence, took part with hisenemies. And let us not think it strange, if we receive evilfrom those we suppose to be friends. Have not we ourselves thusbroken our words toward God? We eat of his bread daily, yet liftup the heel against him. But though we may not take pleasure inthe fall of our enemies, we may take pleasure in the making vaintheir designs. When we can discern the Lord's favour in anymercy, personal or public, that doubles it. If the grace of Goddid not take constant care of us, we should not be upheld. Butlet us, while on earth, give heartfelt assent to those praiseswhich the redeemed on earth and in heaven render to their Godand Saviour
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