P S A L M S
This, as the former, is a psalm for families. In
that we were taught that the prosperity of our families depends
upon the blessing of God; in this we are taught that the only way
to obtain that blessing which will make our families comfortable is
to live in the fear of God and in obedience to him. Those that do
so, in general, shall be blessed (ver. 1, 2, 4), In particular, I. They
shall be prosperous and successful in their employments, ver. 2. II. Their relations shall be
agreeable, ver. 3. III.
They shall live to see their families brought up, ver. 6. IV. They shall have the
satisfaction of seeing the church of God in a flourishing
condition, ver. 5, 6. We
must sing this psalm in the firm belief of this truth, That
religion and piety are the best friends to outward prosperity,
giving God the praise that it is so and that we have found it so,
and encouraging ourselves and others with it.