P S A L M S
God's kindness and truth have often been the
support and comfort of the saints when they have had most
experience of man's unkindness and treachery. David here found them
so, upon a sick-bed; he found his enemies very barbarous, but his
God very gracious. I. He here comforts himself in his communion
with God under his sickness, by faith receiving and laying hold of
God's promises to him (ver.
1-3) and lifting up his heart in prayer to God,
ver. 4. II. He here
represents the malice of his enemies against him, their malicious
censures of him, their spiteful reflections upon him, and their
insolent conduct towards him, ver.
5-9. III. He leaves his case with God, not doubting but
that he would own and favour him (ver. 10-12), and so the psalm concludes
with a doxology, ver. 13.
Is any afflicted with sickness? let him sing the beginning of this
psalm. Is any persecuted by enemies? let him sing the latter end of
it; and we may any of us, in singing it, meditate upon both the
calamities and comforts of good people in this world.