P S A L M S
As the foregoing psalm, in the type of David in
preferment, showed us the royal dignity of the Redeemer, so this,
by the example of David in distress, shows us the peace and holy
security of the redeemed, how safe they really are, and think
themselves to be, under the divine protection. David, being now
driven out from his palace, from the royal city, from the holy
city, by his rebellious son Absalom, I. Complains to God of his
enemies, ver. 1, 2. II.
Confides in God, and encourages himself in him as his God,
notwithstanding, ver. 3. III.
Recollects the satisfaction he had in the gracious answers God gave
to his prayers, and his experience of his goodness to him,
ver. 4, 5. IV. Triumphs
over his fears (ver. 6) and
over his enemies, whom he prays against,, ver. 7. V. Gives God the glory and takes to
himself the comfort of the divine blessing and salvation which are
sure to all the people of God, ver.
8. Those speak best of the truths of God who speak
experimentally; so David here speaks of the power and goodness of
God, and of the safety and tranquility of the godly.