aBlessed is the man that hath not gone away in the counsel of the ungodlya (ver. 1). This is to be understood of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord Man. aBlessed is the man that hath not gone away in the counsel of the ungodly, a as athe man of earth did, a who consented to his wife deceived by the serpent, to the transgressing the commandment of God. aNor stood in the way of sinners.a For He came indeed in the way of sinners, by being born as sinners are; but He astooda not therein, for that the enticements of the world held Him not. aAnd hath not sat in the seat of pestilence.a He willed not an earthly kingdom, with pride, which is well taken for athe seat of pestilence;a for that there is hardly any one who is free from the love of rule, and craves not human glory.A scoffing and derision:aor, as some have interpreted it, aa mockeryto themthat arein our circuit.a Itisa repetition ofthe former sentence. For that which abovehath been ... two words must be understood in the same manner as that word which was used alittle higher up, namely, athey have made.a For while the former sentenceanbsp;...
|Title||:||Expositions on the Book of Psalms|
|Author||:||Saint Augustine of Hippo, Aeterna Press|
|Publisher||:||Aeterna Press - 1850|