Psalm 71:21

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 21. Thou shalt increase my greatness. As a king, David grew in influence and power. God did great things for him, and by him, and this is all the greatness believers want. May we have faith in God, such as these words evince.

And comfort me on every side. As we were surrounded with afflictions, so shall we be environed with consolations. From above, and from all around, light shall come to dispel our former gloom; the change shall be great, indeed, when the Lord returns to comfort us.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

Verse 21. Greatness increasing with comfort, and comfort increasing with greatness; very rarely united. George Rogers.

 

HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

None.