Psalm 37:29

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 29. The righteous shall inherit the land. As heirs with Jesus Christ, the Canaan above, which is the antitype of "the land," shall be theirs with all covenant blessing. And dwell therein for ever. Tenures differ, but none can match the holding which believers have of heaven. Paradise is theirs for ever by inheritance, and they shall live for ever to enjoy it. Who would not be a saint on such terms? Who would fret concerning the fleeting treasures of the godless?

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

Verse 29. The righteous shall inherit the land, or the earth. There is clearly an emphasis in the repetition of the same promise in the same terms which ought to have been uniformly rendered throughout Psalms 37:9 Psalms 37:11 Psalms 37:22 Psalms 37:29 Psalms 37:34 . And it cannot be doubted, that there is a reference to the new heavens and the new earth of Isaiah 56:17 2 Peter 3:13 . W. Wilson.

Verse 29. The righteous shall inherit the land, etc. Compare Matthew 5:5 . Consider well this Bible truth, of the future exclusive possession of the earth by the righteous. The millennial kingdom furnishes a fuller explanation. T. C. Barth.

 

HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

Verse 29. Canaan as a type of the righteous man's inheritance.