P S A L M S
This and all the rest of the psalms that follow
begin and end with Hallelujah, a word which puts much of God's
praise into a little compass; for in it we praise him by his name
Jah, the contraction of Jehovah. In this excellent psalm of praise,
I. The psalmist engages himself to praise God, ver. 1, 2. II. He engages others to trust
in him, which is one necessary and acceptable way of praising him.
1. He shows why we should not trust in men, ver. 3, 4. 2. Why we should trust in God
(ver. 5), because of his
power in the kingdom of nature (ver.
6), his dominion in the kingdom of providence (ver. 7), and his grace in the kingdom
of the Messiah (ver. 8,
9), that everlasting kingdom (ver. 10), to which many of the Jewish
writers refer this psalm, and to which therefore we should have an
eye, in the singing of it.