Psalms 54* David complains of the malice of his enemies. (1-3) Assuranceof the Divine favour and protection. (4-7)1-3 God is faithful, though men are not to be trusted, and itis well for us it is so. David has no other plea to depend uponthan God's name, no other power to depend upon than God'sstrength, and these he makes his refuge and confidence. Thiswould be the effectual answer to his prayers. Looking untoDavid, betrayed by the men of Judah, and to Jesus, betrayed byone of his apostles, what can we expect from any who have notset God before them, save ingratitude, treachery, malice, andcruelty? What bonds of nature, or friendship, or gratitude, orcovenant, will hold those that have broken through the fear ofGod? 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 forus; and if he is for us, we need not fear. Every creature isthat to us, and no more, which God makes it to be. The Lord willin due time save his people, and in the mean time he sustainsthem, and bears them up, so that the spirit he has made shallnot fail. There is truth in God's threatenings, as well as inhis promises; sinners that repent not, will find it so to theircost. David's present deliverance was an earnest of furtherdeliverance. He speaks of the completion of his deliverance as athing done, though he had as yet many troubles before him;because, having God's promise for it, he was as sure of it as ifit was done already. The Lord would deliver him out of all histroubles. May he help us to bear our cross without repining, andat length bring us to share his victories and glory. Christiansnever should suffer the voice of praise and thanksgiving tocease in the church of the redeemed
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