P S A L M S
This is a family-psalm, as divers before were
state-poems and church-poems. It is entitled (as we read it) "for
Solomon," dedicated to him by his father. He having a house to
build, a city to keep, and seed to raise up to his father, David
directs him to look up to God, and to depend upon his providence,
without which all his wisdom, care, and industry, would not serve.
Some take it to have been penned by Solomon himself, and it may as
well be read, "a song of Solomon," who wrote a great many; and they
compare it with the Ecclesiastes, the scope of both being the same,
to show the vanity of worldly care and how necessary it is that we
keep in favour with God. On him we must depend, I. For wealth,
ver. 1, 2. II. For heirs
to leave it to, ver. 3-5.
In singing this psalm we must have our eye up unto God for success
in all our undertakings and a blessing upon all our comforts and
enjoyments, because every creature is that to us which he makes it
to be and no more.