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PSALM XLV. ver. 6.7.
The pfalmift in these words gives us a plain testimony
for the personality in the Godhead. The Father speaks to the Son, and calls him God, yea, when he bringeth his first-begotten into the world in our nature, upon whom the holy Spirit is poured: For the oil of gladness here mentioned is the unction of the holy One, which Jesus had without measure. This oil was poured upon the head of our great high priest, that it might flow down to the skirts of his cloaching, and that the lowest of his members might partake of it. May we partake of this unction to day. May the Spirit of wisdom teach us the saving knowlege of the Father and of the Son, that by trusting to the Son's salvation we may experience the Father's love, and may have fellowíhip with the eternal Three in grace and glory. Of this may we fingto day with stedfast faith, and with rejoicing hope.
TOR ever and for ever is
O God, thy throne of might:
thee, God, thy God therefore, Anointed hath with oil of joy
thy fellows far before. :
To Father, Son, and holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore, Be glory as it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.
See what was said of this psalm on the Sunday after
Christmas. The two first verses give clear proof of the personality in the Godhead, and of the divinity of Jesus Christ. « Jehovah said to my Lord,” the Father to the Son, as Christ himself explains it, Matt. xxii. and this David spake by the Spirit, as Christ there asserts. Here are the three persons in their covenant characters--the Father ordaining the Son to be head over all things to the church, and the holy Spirit sanctifying the manhood of Christ for this office. Thus he was every way qualified for it being perfect God and perfect man. He was David's fon, and also David's Lord. His son as man; his Lord as God-man-God over all blessed for ever. Thanks be to him, he has been, according to the fcriptures, born of the house and lineage of David he has lived and died for his people and he is now upon his throne, the object of worship for faints and angels. They are now adoring and blessing God and the Lamb. O for a song of praise something like theirs. Come holy Ghost, testify to us of Jesus. Enable us to submit to the Father's decree concerning him. Let us willingly take Jefus for our Lord, and live safe and happy under his government, not doubting but that as he has fulfilled this pfalm in his own person he will also fulfill it in ours, and to his eternal glory he will put all our enemies under our feet. i N 2 ,
TEHOVAH said unto my Lord,
the sceptre of thy might, Amidst thy greatest foes shalt thou be ruler in their sight.
the God whom we adore, . Be glory as it was, is now,
and shall be ever!nore.
PSALM CIV. The psalmist here calls upon his own foul to praise God for his great works of creation and providence. He made, he supports all nature: He gives the breath of life, and food, and every thing needful to all his creatures. In the verses before us the Spirit of God is considered as the breath of spiritual life, the giver of spiritual food, and of every thing need. ful to the new creature in Christ Jesus. What the air and elements of this world are to animal, that is he to spiritual life. Whoever is born of the Spirit is his new creation. The Spirit of God hath made him, and the breath of the Almighty hath given him life. And the Lord and giver of this life is in the Godhead, uncreate, incomprehensible, eternal, almighty, Lord and God, equal in every perfection with the Father, and the Son, and as such the object of prayer and praise, and of every act of worship. If he has indeed quickened us, and given us the faculties of the new man, may we use ihem io his glory this day. If we have through him fellowship with the Father and the Son, everlasting praise be to him for those wonders, which he hath done for us.
ALL things on thee wait,
thou dost them relieve, And thou in due time.
full well doft them feed. And when it doth please thee - the same for to give, They gather full gladly those things which they need.
. II. Thou open'st thy hand
and they find such grace, That they with good things
are filled we see, : But fore they are troubled
if thou hide thy face, For if thou their breath take vile dust then they be:
. III. Again when thy Spirit
from thee doth proceed All things to appoint
and what shall ensue, Then are they created
as thou hast decreed, And doit by thy goodness thine image renew.
: N3 .
The first Sunday after Trinity.
The prophet, persuaded he should be heard, prays for
grace to bring him to the knowlege of the truth, and to keep his heart always influenced by the fear of God, and he declares his readiness to thank him for the same. May we trusting to his love and power now as for the same grace. “ Alk, and ye shall “ have"'--encouraged by this promise, let us ak to be guided into all truth, and to act according to it with an holy fear of offending our good God. This prayer of faith cannot be in vain. Our peti. tions will be followed with praise.
LORD, to thee when I do pray,
regard and give an ear,
shall in thy truth proceed, Unite my heart to thee so nigh, that I thy name may dread.
O Lord, with my whole heart,
because my God thou art.