Verse 3. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. We worship no unknown God. We know him as our refuge in distress, we delight in him as such, and run to him in every time of need. We know nothing else as our refuge. Though we are made kings, and our houses are palaces, yet we have no confidence in ourselves, but trust in the Lord Protector, whose well known power is our bulwark.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS
- God is a refuge in his church. The church is a city of refuge, but the refuge is not in its church, but its God.
- For sinners from wrath.
- For saints from trials and fears.
- God is there known as such, known to thousands, not known as such elsewhere. "They that know thy name," etc.