The happy government God's people are under. (1-5) Its happy
God governs the world by his providence, governs the church
by his grace, and both by his Son. The inhabitants of the earth
have cause to tremble, but the Redeemer still waits to be
gracious. Let all who hear, take warning, and seek his mercy.
The more we humble ourselves before God, the more we exalt him;
and let us be thus reverent, for he is holy.
The happiness of Israel is made out by referring to the
most useful governors of that people. They in every thing made
God's word and law their rule, knowing that they could not else
expect that their prayers should be answered. They all
wonderfully prevailed with God in prayer; miracles were wrought
at their request. They pleaded for the people, and obtained
answers of peace. Our Prophet and High Priest, of infinitely
greater dignity than Moses, Aaron, or Samuel, has received and
declared to us the will of the Father. Let us not only exalt the
Lord with our lips, but give him the throne in our heart; and
while we worship him upon his mercy-seat, let us never forget
that he is holy.