Psalm 26:7

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 7. That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving. David was so far instructed that he does not mention the typical offering, but discerns the spiritual offering which was intended thereby, not the groans of bullocks, but songs of gratitude the spiritual worshipper presents. To sound abroad the worthy praises of the God of all grace should be the everyday business of a pardoned sinner. Let men slander us as they will, let us not defraud the Lord of his praises; let dogs bark, but let us like the moon shine on. And tell of all thy wondrous works. God's people should not be tongue tied. The wonders of divine grace are enough to make the tongue of the dumb sing. God's works of love are wondrous if we consider the unworthiness of their objects, the costliness of their method, and the glory of their result. And as men find great pleasure in discoursing upon things remarkable and astonishing, so the saints rejoice to tell of the great things which the Lord hath done for them.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

None.

 

HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

Verse 7.

  1. The believer's calling -- a publisher.
  2. The author selected, and the quality of his works. "Thy wondrous works."
  3. The mode of advertising -- "voice of thanksgiving", "tell", etc.