P S A L M S
This psalm is composed alphabetically, as the
former is, and is (like the former) entitled "Hallelujah," though
it treats of the happiness of the saints, because it redounds to
the glory of God, and whatever we have the pleasure of he must have
the praise of. It is a comment upon the last verse of the foregoing psalm, and fully
shows how much it is our wisdom to fear God and do his
commandments. We have here, I. The character of the righteous,
ver. 1. II. The blessedness
of the righteous. 1. There is a blessing entailed upon their
posterity, ver. 2. 2. There
is a blessing conferred upon themselves. (1.) Prosperity outward
and inward, ver. 3. (2.)
Comfort, ver. 4. (3.)
Wisdom, ver. 5. (4.)
Stability, ver. 6-8. (5.)
Honour, ver. 6, 9. III.
The misery of the wicked, ver.
10. So that good and evil are set before us, the
blessing and the curse. In singing this psalm we must not only
teach and admonish ourselves and one another to answer to the
characters here given of the happy, but comfort and encourage
ourselves and one another with the privileges and comforts here
secured to the holy.