A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.
In this psalm or song for the sabbath day,, (1.) Praise, the business of the sabbath, is earnestly recommended, ver. 1-3. (2.) God’s works (which are the reason of the sabbath and ground of praise) are celebrated, in their greatness, and unsearchableness, ver. 4-6. (3.) The ruin of sinners and the felicity of saints are beautifully contrasted. Sinners shall perish; but God, the portion and life of saints, shall endure for ever. Sinners, notwithstanding their temporary flourish, shall be cut off and destroyed; but saints shall be exalted and comforted. Sinners shall be confounded and ruined; but saints, through their union to, and fellowship with Christ, shall prosper and flourish, to the manifestation of God’s faithfulness and equity, ver. 7-15.
While I keep the sabbath of the Lord my God, let these things deeply affect my heart; and be it my care, by a steady conversation and manifest growth in grace, to verify these precious promises of the New Testament in Jesus’ blood.