Psalm 5:8

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 8. Now we come to the second part, in which the Psalmist repeats his arguments, and goes over the same ground again.

Lead me, O Lord, as a little child is led by its father, as a blind man is guided by his friend. It is safe and pleasant walking when God leads the way.

In thy righteousness, not in my righteousness, for that is imperfect, but in thine, for thou art righteousness itself.

Make thy way, not my way, straight before my face. Brethren, when we have learned to give up our own way, and long to walk in God's way, it is a happy sign of grace; and it is no small mercy to see the way of God with clear vision straight before our face. Errors about duty may lead us into a sea of sins, before we know where we are.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

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HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

Verse 8. God's guidance needed always and especially when enemies are watching us.