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OUR ENEMIES AND OUR DEFENCE.-A WORD
FOR THE NEW YEAR.
Psalm xci. We use our faculty of looking forward, to forebode more frequently than to hope. The pleasures of the one exercise are less familiar than the pains of the other. Standing on the threshold of a New Year, we gaze into its dim rooms with a nameless awe busy at our hearts, for expectation is but the shadow of experience, and the future we prophesy for ourselves is mainly the reflected image and echo of the past. To-morrow shall be as this day. That past has been fuller of struggle than of what is called joy, and judging of what is to come thereby, we may be happy. We shall certainly be tried.
The psalm which is the subject of this brief paper is admirably fitted to brace us up in such an hour of anticipation. It speaks of our dangers and of our defence. We offer here an exposition, as a word for the New Year.
It is to be observed—to begin with-that the psalm is one of those in which there is a change of speakers. After a general introduction, or striking of the key-note, in the first verse, a single voice breathes out a profession of trust in God “my fortress.” Then the person is changed, and another voice addresses the first one. This alternation is repeated, as we shall see presently; and this dialogue, as it may be called, extends over the greater portion of the psalm. But at the end, the human voices, both of the tried truthful believer and of the comforter, cease, that a mightier may be heard from Him, indicating the trust of the one, and confirming and surpassing the consolations of the other. So the whole closes with Him as the speaker who can say, “With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation." And the “Him” of the concluding portion is the “I” of the first part, and the “ thou" of the second. There is, first of all, then, a tried believer speaking ; he is then spoken to by another human voice (which may be regarded as representing the consolations administered by his brethren ; or the dialogue may be regarded as all going on within the soul of the one man, which is Hengstenberg's view) ; and at last he is spoken of by God. This
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