Psalms 37:5

Psalms 37:5

Commit thy way unto the Lord
Or "thy works", as in ( Proverbs 16:3 ) ; that is, all the affairs and business of life, which are a man's ways in which he walks; not that men should sit still, be inactive, and do nothing, and leave all to be done by the Lord; but should seek direction of God in everything engaged in, and for strength and assistance to perform it, and go on in it, and depend upon him for success, and give him all the glory, without trusting to any thing done by them: or, as some render the words, "reveal thy way unto the Lord" F14; not that God is ignorant of the ways of men, and of their affairs, and of their wants and necessities, but it is their duty to ask, and it is his delight to hear; they may come and use freedom with him, and tell him their whole case, and leave it with him, believing he will supply all their need: or, as others render it, "roll thy way on the Lord" F15; see ( Psalms 55:22 ) ; meaning not the burden of sin, nor the weight of affliction, but any affair of moment and importance that lies heavy upon the mind;

trust also in him;
it is an ease to the mind to spread it before the Lord, who sympathizes with his people, supports them under and brings them through their difficulties;

and he shall bring [it] to pass;
as he does whatever he has appointed and determined shall be, and whatever he has promised, and whatever will be for his own glory and his people's good.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 (lwg) (apokaluqon) , Sept. "revela", V. L. Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so the Targum, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.
F15 "Devolve super Jehovam", Tigurine version.
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