The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 145:7
They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
&c.] Not only his essential goodness, or the perfections of his nature;
nor his providential goodness only; but his special grace and goodness
to his own people in becoming their surety, in assuming their nature,
in laying down his life for them, in working out their salvation, in
paying their debts, and providing for them food and raiment, and all
things pertaining to life and godliness: which goodness is "great",
inexpressibly great, and passing knowledge; if we consider the spring
of it, his good will and free favour, and not the works and merits of
men; the multitude of persons it reaches to, all the elect of God, a
number which no man can number, out of every people and nation; and the
many benefits bestowed on them through it, all the blessings of
goodness he himself is prevented with, even all spiritual blessings
that are in him. Now this will be remembered by the saints, and not
forgotten; in "the memory" of which they are assisted by the Spirit of
God, who brings this goodness to their remembrance; and under the
Gospel dispensation an ordinance is appointed to refresh the memory of
the saints with it; and with such helps they are enabled at times
"abundantly" to "utter" it, or to speak of it in a very free and
flowing manner; it comes from them like water from a flowing fountain,
as the word F3 signifies; out of the abundance of their hearts, and
the great sense they have of his goodness, their mouth speaketh;
and shall sing of thy righteousness;
his essential righteousness as
God, the same with his divine Father's; his righteousness as Mediator,
or his righteous and faithful performance of his office, as such; and
his justifying righteousness, which he undertook to work out and bring
in: and those that know it, and have an interest in it, have great
reason to sing, because it is commensurate to the demands of law and
justice; and so large a robe of righteousness as to enwrap and cover
all their persons, and justify them from all things; and because it is
so beautiful, rich, and glorious, and makes them appear so; and because
it is so well-pleasing to God, and so comfortable and beneficial to
them; securing them from wrath, and entitling them to eternal life.
Aben Ezra adds the word "saying", as if what follows was, the subject
matter of the song.
F3 (weyby) "eructabunt", Montanus, Piscator; "scaturient", Cocceius.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 145:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=145&verse=007>. 1999.