Psalms 54

* David complains of the malice of his enemies. (1-3) Assurance

of the Divine favour and protection. (4-7)1-3 God is faithful, though men are not to be trusted, and it

is well for us it is so. David has no other plea to depend upon

than God's name, no other power to depend upon than God's

strength, and these he makes his refuge and confidence. This

would be the effectual answer to his prayers. Looking unto

David, betrayed by the men of Judah, and to Jesus, betrayed by

one of his apostles, what can we expect from any who have not

set God before them, save ingratitude, treachery, malice, and

cruelty? What bonds of nature, or friendship, or gratitude, or

covenant, will hold those that have broken through the fear of

God? Selah; Mark this. Let us set God before us at all times;

for if we do not, we are in danger of despair.
4-7 Behold, God is mine Helper. If we are for him, he is for

us; and if he is for us, we need not fear. Every creature is

that to us, and no more, which God makes it to be. The Lord will

in due time save his people, and in the mean time he sustains

them, and bears them up, so that the spirit he has made shall

not fail. There is truth in God's threatenings, as well as in

his promises; sinners that repent not, will find it so to their

cost. David's present deliverance was an earnest of further

deliverance. He speaks of the completion of his deliverance as a

thing done, though he had as yet many troubles before him;

because, having God's promise for it, he was as sure of it as if

it was done already. The Lord would deliver him out of all his

troubles. May he help us to bear our cross without repining, and

at length bring us to share his victories and glory. Christians

never should suffer the voice of praise and thanksgiving to

cease in the church of the redeemed
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