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Confidence in God Recommended.

Confidence in God Recommended.

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BY REV. C. SIMEON, M. A.



Ps. xxxvii. 3 — 6. Trust in the Lord, and do good: so shalt thou
dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt he fed. Delight thy-
self also in the Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of
thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in
him, and he shall bring it to pass : and he shall bring forth
thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the
noon-day.
BY REV. C. SIMEON, M. A.



Ps. xxxvii. 3 — 6. Trust in the Lord, and do good: so shalt thou
dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt he fed. Delight thy-
self also in the Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of
thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in
him, and he shall bring it to pass : and he shall bring forth
thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the
noon-day.

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COFIDECE I GOD RECOMMEDED.BY REV. C. SIMEO, M. A.Ps. xxxvii. 3 — 6. Trust in the Lord, and do good: so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt he fed. Delight thy- self also in the Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass : and he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noon-day. IT might be supposed that God, the righteous Governor of the universe, would in this world dis- tinguish his people from his enemies by his visible dispensations towards them: but he does not: he suffers "all things to come alike to all; so that none can discern either love or hatred by all that is before them^." This is often a stumbling-block to the righteous, who are apt to be discouraged, when they see the prosperity of the wicked, and are themselves suffering all manner of adversity. David was at one time greatly dejected, or rather, 1 should say, offended, at this very thing ; and was led to ima- gine that he had served God for nought''. To guard us arainst such mistaken views of Providence, and against the feelings which they are wont to excite in the breast, he wrote this psalm. That we may not » £ccl. ix. 1*^-2. " Ps. kxiii. 1—14. 113 PSALMS, XXXVII. 3 — 5. [S57. not repine at the success of evil-doers, he teaches
 
us to consider, how short their triumph is, and how awful will be their end. He then, in the words of our text, instructs us, I. What we are to do for God — It is here taken for granted that we have many difficulties to contend with. But instead of being discouraged by them, our duty to God is, 1 . To go on steadily in his service — [" Trust thou in the Lord, and do good.*' It should \ye an estahhshed principle in our hearts, that duty is ours, and events are God's ; and that we should attend to our own concerns, and leave God to his. ow beyond all doubt our great concern is, to prosecute and " finish the work which God has given us to do." We should not merely attend to good works iu general, but consider what is that particular " good " which God is calling us to do : perhaps it is, to exercise meekness and patience ; or perhaps to put forth fortitude and firmness. In the event of persecution for righteousness' sake, these graces must be culti- vated with more than ordinary attention, and be called into action in a more than ordinary degree. We are not to be per- plexing our minds with inquiries how we may avert the storm which is gathering around us, but be solely careful not to be shaken either in our principles or conduct, or in any respect to dishonour that God whom we profess to serve. Without this fidelity in the path of duty, all trust in God will be a delusion : but, combined with it, our trust in him is a most pleasing and acceptable service.] 2, To seek our happiness in his presence — [Fidelity itself would not be acceptable, if it proceeded from a principle of slavish fear : we must regard God as a Fa- ther, and " delight ourselves in him." It is not a low measure of spirituality that we should aim at : we should aspire after such an enjoyment of God as David himself spake of, when he said, " I will go unto God, my exceeding joy'\" In order to
 
this, we should meditate upon all his glorious perfections, and especially on those perfections as displayed and magnified in the work of Redemption. Oh ! what wonders of love and mercy may we see in our incarnate, our redeeming God ! In the con- temj)lation of these we should exercise ourselves day and night, till the fire kindle in our bosoms, and we burst forth in accla- mations and Hosannahsto our adorable Emmanuel. Say, ye who have ever been so occupied, whether such " meditations be not sweet j'* ''•' Pa. xliii. 4-. 357.1 COFIDECE I GOD RECOMMEDED. 119 sweet ; '* and whether *' your souls have not been satisfied as with marrow and fatness," when you have been so employed ?] 3. To commit our every concern to his disposal — [Our duty in this respect may not unfitly be illustrated by the confidence which passengers in a ship place in a skilful pilot and an able commander. They trust their persons and their property to the pilot without any anxious cares or painful appre- iiensions. Conscious of their own incapacity to navigate the ship, they presume not to interfere in the management of the vessel, but leave the whole concern to those whose province it is to conduct it. Whatever storms may arise, they look to him who is at the helm to steer the vessel to its destined port. Thus does the Believer commit his way unto the Lord. To God he looks as ordering every thing for his good, yea, as having, if we may so speak, a community of interest with him, and as pledged to bring him in safety to the harbour where he would be. If any anxious thought arise, he checks it ; and " casts all his care on Him, who careth for him." This we should do in reference to every concern whatever. In relation to temporal things, we sliould have no more anxiety than the fowls of the air, which subsist from day to day on the bounty of their Creator*^: and even in reference to the soul, the same entire confidence must be

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