Psalms 6* The psalmist deprecates God's wrath, and begs for the returnof his favour. (1-7) He assures himself of an answer of peace.(8-10)1-7 These verses speak the language of a heart truly humbled,of a broken and contrite spirit under great afflictions, sent toawaken conscience and mortify corruption. Sickness brought sinto his remembrance, and he looked upon it as a token of God'sdispleasure against him. The affliction of his body will betolerable, if he has comfort in his soul. Christ's sorestcomplaint, in his sufferings, was of the trouble of his soul,and the want of his Father's smiles. Every page of Scriptureproclaims the fact, that salvation is only of the Lord. Man is asinner, his case can only be reached by mercy; and never ismercy more illustrious than in restoring backsliders. With goodreason we may pray, that if it be the will of God, and he hasany further work for us or our friends to do in this world, hewill yet spare us or them to serve him. To depart and be withChrist is happiest for the saints; but for them to abide in theflesh is more profitable for the church. 8-10 What a sudden change is here! Having made his requestknown to God, the psalmist is confident that his sorrow will beturned into joy. By the workings of God's grace upon his heart,he knew his prayer was accepted, and did not doubt but it would,in due time, be answered. His prayers will be accepted, comingup out of the hands of Christ the Mediator. The word signifiesprayer made to God, the righteous Judge, as the God of hisrighteousness, who would plead his cause, and right his wrongs.A believer, through the blood and righteousness of Christ, cango to God as a righteous God, and plead with him for pardon andcleansing, who is just and faithful to grant both. He prays forthe conversion of his enemies, or foretells their ruin
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