Psalms 65* God is to be praised in the kingdom of grace. (1-5) In thekingdom of providence. (6-13)1-5 All the praise the Lord receives from this earth is fromZion, being the fruit of the Spirit of Christ, and acceptablethrough him. Praise is silent unto thee, as wanting words toexpress the great goodness of God. He reveals himself upon amercy-seat, ready to hear and answer the prayers of all who comeunto him by faith in Jesus Christ. Our sins prevail against us;we cannot pretend to balance them with any righteousness of ourown: yet, as for our transgressions, of thine own free mercy,and for the sake of a righteousness of thine own providing, weshall not come into condemnation for them. Observe what it is tocome into communion with God in order to blessedness. It is toconverse with him as one we love and value; it is to applyourselves closely to religion as to the business of ourdwelling-place. Observe how we come into communion with God;only by God's free choice. There is abundance of goodness inGod's house, and what is satisfying to the soul; there is enoughfor all, enough for each: it is always ready; and all withoutmoney and without price. By faith and prayer we may keep upcommunion with God, and bring in comfort from him, wherever weare. But it is only through that blessed One, who approaches theFather as our Advocate and Surety, that sinners may expect orcan find this happiness. 6-13 That Almighty strength which sets fast the mountains,upholds the believer. That word which stills the stormy ocean,and speaks it into a calm, can silence our enemies. How contrarysoever light and darkness are to each other, it is hard to saywhich is most welcome. Does the watchman wait for the morning?so does the labourer earnestly desire the shades of evening.Some understand it of the morning and evening sacrifices. We areto look upon daily worship, both alone and with our families, tobe the most needful of our daily occupations, the mostdelightful of our daily comforts. How much the fruitfulness ofthis lower part of the creation depends upon the influence ofthe upper, is easy to observe; every good and perfect gift isfrom above. He who enriches the earth, which is filled withman's sins, by his abundant and varied bounty, can neither wantpower nor will to feed the souls of his people. Temporal merciesto us unworthy creatures, shadow forth more important blessings.The rising of the Sun of righteousness, and the pouring forth ofthe influences of the Holy Spirit, that river of God, full ofthe waters of life and salvation, render the hard, barren,worthless hearts of sinners fruitful in every good work, andchange the face of nations more than the sun and rain change theface of nature. Wherever the Lord passes, by his preachedgospel, attended by his Holy Spirit, his paths drop fatness, andnumbers are taught to rejoice in and praise him. They willdescend upon the pastures of the wilderness, all the earth shallhear and embrace the gospel, and bring forth abundantly thefruits of righteousness which are, through Jesus Christ, to theglory of the Father. Manifold and marvellous, O Lord, are thyworks, whether of nature or of grace; surely in loving-kindnesshast thou made them all
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