The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
I. THE INWARD PRINCIPLE WHICH ACTUATES A GOOD MAN.
1. An acquaintance with the law, considered as the standard of holiness, as the rule of action.
2. An habitual reference to God's mind and will.
3. A deep sense of the obligation of the law of God, accompanied with a sincere resolution of implicit and unreserved obedience.
4. A love to the law of God after "the inner man."
5. In a good man this attachment to the law of God, and to the rules of duty, is progressive, and, with every accession of religious experience, becomes more vigorous and confirmed.
II. ITS EFFECTS ON THE CHARACTER AND CONDUCT. "None of his steps shall slide." His steps shall not fatally slide; he shall maintain a uniform and consistent deportment.
1. The violence of temptation shall not overpower him.
2. The suddenness of it shall not surprise him.
3. The deceitfulness of it shall not seduce him.
4. The example of the multitude shall not prevail.
(Robert Hall, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.