David paints a picture in vv. 12-15, of a society that is ordered under God. Righteousness exalteth a nation, and that only happens when God is its Lord. Prosperity, both temporal and spiritual, is a blessed result of commitment to the true God. Multi-culturalism and humanism only produce dissension and dissatisfaction. On his ascension to the throne, David, who was taken from a pastoral occupation to be a military commander and king, attributed all his abilities to God’s tuition. Similarly, our spiritual warfare is conducted under God’s direction and His spiritual armour. Human nature is but dust, and yet the grace of God is able to recreate into vessels of honour. What is man indeed? Which thought the Hebrew letter applies to Christ (Heb.2:6). Salvation is given of God (v. 10), and is of the Lord, and can even be experienced by kings. Certainly it was true of the King of kings, when “He cried unto Him, He heard,” and knew deliverance (Ps.22:24). He could also declare, “The King in thy salvation how greatly shall He rejoice” (Ps.21:1).
1 O blessed ever be the Lord,