O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in you.
I. The exercise itself.
1. Man is altogether insufficient for his own happiness.
2. God alone is all-sufficient for the happiness of man.
3. God in His Word has made a revelation of His grace, mercy, and goodwill towards sinners.
II. SOME PROPERTIES WHICH OUGHT TO ATTEND OUR TRUST IN GOD. Our trust in God ought to be —
1. Universal, for all good things.
2. Fixed, close, continual.
3. Heroic and fearless.
5. Resolute and determined.
6. Reverential and humble.
7. Regular; i.e. corresponding to God's revealed will, and to the tenor of His promises.
III. THE BLESSEDNESS OF THE MAN THAT TRUSTETH IN THE LORD.
1. God Himself pronounces him so.
2. His state, with regard to God and eternity, is perfectly safe.
3. In being thus exercised he gives glory to God.
4. His trust frees him from all care and fear.
5. In thus trusting, he is filled with hope and joy.
6. In so doing, he is strengthened both for doing duty and suffering affliction.
7. His trust shall not be disappointed.
Parallel VersesKJV: O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.