Verse 36. The seed also of his servants shall inherit it. Under this image, which, however, we dare not regard as a mere simile, but as having in itself a literal significance, we have set forth to us the enrichment of the saints, consequent upon the sorrow of their Lord. The termination of this Psalm strongly recalls in us that of the twenty-second. The seed lie near the Saviour's heart, and their enjoyment of all promised good is the great concern of his disinterested soul. Because they are his Father's servants, therefore he rejoices in their welfare.
And they that love his name shall dwell therein. He has an eye to the Father's glory, for it is to his praise that those who love him should attain, and for ever enjoy, the utmost happiness. Thus a Psalm, which began in the deep waters, ends in the city which hath foundations. How gracious is the change. Hallelujah.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS
Verse 35-36. Observe the sequence: -- "Save," "build," "dwell and have," "inherit," "love and dwell."
- The sure evidence of grace: "love his name."
- The blessing given.
- The enduring character of it: "shall dwell."
- The inheritance: "Inherit it;" we reign with Christ on
earth, then in heaven.
- The title.
- Legal: "Seed of his servants" -- Abraham, Jacob, David -- David's Lord and Son.
- Moral: "They that love his name." G. R.