Verse 22. This thou hast seen, O Lord. Here is comfort. Our heavenly Father knows all our sorrow. Omniscience is the saint's candle which never goes out. A father will not long endure to see his child abused. Shall not God avenge his own elect? Keep not silence. Rebuke thine enemies and mine, O Lord. A word will do it. Clear my character, comfort my heart. O Lord, be not far from me. Walk the furnace with me. Stand in the pillory at my side. The sweet presence of God is the divine cordial of the persecuted; his painful absence would be their deepest misery.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
Verse 21-22:-- See Psalms on "Psalms 35:21" for further information.
NOTES TO THE VILLAGE PREACHER
Verse 22. Omniscience pleaded, a word sought for, presence requested, action entreated, affiance urged as a claim.