Psalms 60* David prays for the deliverance of Israel from their enemies.(1-5) He entreats God to carry on and complete their victories.(6-12)1-5 David owns God's displeasure to be the cause of all thehardships he had undergone. And when God is turning his hand inour favour, it is good to remember our former troubles. In God'sdispleasure their troubles began, therefore in his favour theirprosperity must begin. Those breaches and divisions which thefolly and corruption of man make, nothing but the wisdom andgrace of God can repair, by pouring out a spirit of love andpeace, by which only a kingdom is saved from ruin. The anger ofGod against sin, is the only cause of all misery, private orpublic, that has been, is, or shall be. In all these cases thereis no remedy, but by returning to the Lord with repentance,faith, and prayer; beseeching him to return to us. Christ, theSon of David, is given for a banner to those that fear God; inhim they are gathered together in one, and take courage. In hisname and strength they wage war with the powers of darkness. 6-12 If Christ be ours, all things, one way or another, shallbe for our eternal good. The man who is a new creature inChrist, may rejoice in all the precious promises God has spokenin his holiness. His present privileges, and the sanctifyinginfluences of the Spirit, are sure earnests of heavenly glory.David rejoices in conquering the neighbouring nations, which hadbeen enemies to Israel. The Israel of God are through Christmore than conquerors. Though sometimes they think that the Lordhas cast them off, yet he will bring them into the strong cityat last. Faith in the promise will assure us that it is ourFather's good pleasure to give us the kingdom: But we are notyet made complete conquerors, and no true believer will abusethese truths to indulge sloth, or vain confidence. Hope in Godis the best principle of true courage, for what need those fearwho have God on their side? All our victories are from him, andwhile those who willingly submit to our anointed King shallshare his glories, all his foes shall be put under his feet
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