The Righteous One’s rules of holy government
Commentators are at variance of which house David is speaking. Some think that it is the tabernacle, others are of the opinion it is his own house. It is sometimes called the Householder’s psalm. Indeed, Philip Henry would have it sung at his family worship on every Sabbath.
There is a determination of David’s will, and an inclination of his heart to sing to the Lord. The content of his song is mercy and judgment, and no doubt mercy was sung the loudest, and judgment sung the humblest. One has written that the time for singing is now, whilst we have breath and experience. For mercy cannot be sung of in hell, nor judgment in Heaven.
David’s heart was engaged to the faithful in the land, and coveted their friendship and fellowship. Christian love embraces all those who are truly faithful. If there is union amongst devils, how much more the Lord’s people.
1 I mercy will and judgment sing,