Psalms 59* David prays for deliverance from his enemies. (1-7) Heforesees their destruction. (8-17)1-7 In these words we hear the voice of David when a prisonerin his own house; the voice of Christ when surrounded by hismerciless enemies; the voice of the church when under bondage inthe world; and the voice of the Christian when under temptation,affliction, and persecution. And thus earnestly should we praydaily, to be defended and delivered from our spiritual enemies,the temptations of Satan, and the corruptions of our own hearts.We should fear suffering as evil-doers, but not be ashamed ofthe hatred of workers of iniquity. It is not strange, if thoseregard not what they themselves say, who have made themselvesbelieve that God regards not what they say. And where there isno fear of God, there is nothing to secure proper regard to man. 8-17 It is our wisdom and duty, in times of danger anddifficulty, to wait upon God; for he is our defence, in whom weshall be safe. It is very comfortable to us, in prayer, to lookto God as the God of our mercy, the Author of all good in us,and the Giver of all good to us. The wicked can never besatisfied, which is the greatest misery in a poor condition. Acontented man, if he has not what he would have, yet he does notquarrel with Providence, nor fret within himself. It is notpoverty, but discontent that makes a man unhappy. David wouldpraise God because he had many times, and all along, found Himhis refuge in the day of trouble. He that is all this to us, iscertainly worthy of our best affections, praises, and services.The trials of his people will end in joy and praise. When thenight of affliction is over, they will sing of the Lord's powerand mercy in the morning. Let believers now, in assured faithand hope, praise Him for those mercies, for which they willrejoice and praise him for ever
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