And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
I. THE NATURE OF THE PSALMIST'S INFIRMITY.
1. A proneness to live too much on frames and feelings.
2. Forgetfulness of past mercies.
3. Distrust with respect to future appearances.
4. Refusing to be comforted in times of distress is another of the infirmities of good people.
5. Giving vent to distrustful thought in unbecoming language too frequently accompanies despondency.
II. THE REASONS WHY GOD SUFFERS SUCH INFIRMITIES TO ATTEND HIS PEOPLE IN THIS LIFE. III. CONCLUSION.
1. We see that the best of saints have their infirmities. The most fragrant rose has its thorns, and the most shining Christian his shades.
2. There is some particular infirmity which every good man may call his own.
3. It becomes us well to know our particular infirmity, that we may guard against it; for to be without defence is the way to be overcome without resistance.
4. Having discovered what is our easily-besetting sin, let us bewail it before God, and seek for help against it.
(B. Beddome, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.