Psalms 7* The psalmist prays to God to plead his cause, and judge forhim. (1-9) He expresses confidence in God, and will give him theglory of his deliverance. (10-17)1-9 David flees to God for succour. But Christ alone could callon Heaven to attest his uprightness in all things. All His workswere wrought in righteousness; and the prince of this worldfound nothing whereof justly to accuse him. Yet for our sakes,submitting to be charged as guilty, he suffered all evils, but,being innocent, he triumphed over them all. The plea is, "Forthe righteous God trieth the hearts and the reins." He knows thesecret wickedness of the wicked, and how to bring it to an end;he is witness to the secret sincerity of the just, and has waysof establishing it. When a man has made peace with God about allhis sins, upon the terms of grace and mercy, through thesacrifice of the Mediator, he may, in comparison with hisenemies, appeal to God's justice to decide. 10-17 David is confident that he shall find God his powerfulSaviour. The destruction of sinners may be prevented by theirconversion; for it is threatened, If he turn not from his evilway, let him expect it will be his ruin. But amidst thethreatenings of wrath, we have a gracious offer of mercy. Godgives sinners warning of their danger, and space to repent, andprevent it. He is slow to punish, and long-suffering to us-ward,not willing that any should perish. The sinner is described,ver. #14-16|, as taking more pains to ruin his soul than, ifdirected aright, would save it. This is true, in a sense, of allsinners. Let us look to the Saviour under all our trials.Blessed Lord, give us grace to look to thee in the path oftribulation, going before thy church and people, and marking theway by thine own spotless example. Under all the persecutionswhich in our lesser trials mark our way, let the looking toJesus animate our minds and comfort our hearts
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