Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible

Psalms Ch.124 / 150 Ch.s


* The deliverance of the church. (1-5) Thankfulness for the
deliverance. (6-8)

#1-5 God suffers the enemies of his people sometimes to prevail
very far against them, that his power may be seen the more in
their deliverance. Happy the people whose God is Jehovah, a God
all-sufficient. Besides applying this to any particular
deliverance wrought in our days and the ancient times, we should
have in our thoughts the great work of redemption by Jesus
Christ, by which believers were rescued from Satan.

#6-8 God is the Author of all our deliverances, and he must have
the glory. The enemies lay snares for God's people, to bring
them into sin and trouble, and to hold them there. Sometimes
they seem to prevail; but in the Lord let us put our trust, and
we shall not be put to confusion. The believer will ascribe all
the honour of his salvation, to the power, mercy, and truth of
God, and look back with wonder and thanksgiving on the way in
which the Lord has led him. Let us rejoice that our help for the
time to come is in him who made heaven and earth.