I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
The presumptuous man in one of the Psalms speaks thus: In my prosperity I said, I shall not be moved. But when prosperity fled self-confidence fled with it, and at length he learned to say, as he goes on to tell us, "by Thy favour Thou hast made my mountain to stand strong. Thou didst hide Thy face, and I was troubled." Ah! think of the instability of our resolutions, think of the fluctuations of our thoughts, think of the surges of our emotions, think of the changes that by subtle degrees pass over us all, so as that the old man's grey hair and bowed form is less unlike his childish buoyancy and clustering ringlets than are his senile thoughts and memories to his juvenile expectations. And think of the forces that are brought to bear upon us, the shucks of calamity and sorrow by which we are beaten and battered, the blasts of temptation by which we are sometimes all but overthrown, the floods that come and beat upon our house.
(A. Maclaren, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.