Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.…
I. A LIBERAL DISPENSER OF DAILY BLESSINGS (ver. 19). "Daily beareth our burden" (R.V.). Amongst the many ways in which He helps men to bear their burdens is by kindling within them and keeping burning the lamp of hope. The soul-vessel that is most heavily freighted, and most severely tossed by the tempest is buoyed up by hope. "Day by day." When the day comes that God ceases to impart His strength, the man falls under his weight, and is crushed.
II. AS THE EXCLUSIVE POSSESSOR OF MEANS FOR ESCAPING DEATH (ver. 20).
1. God alone has ways by which physical death can be escaped. Enoch; Elijah.
2. God alone has ways by which spiritual death can be escaped. Spiritual death is a thousand times the worst death, it is not the extinction of existence, but the extinction of all that makes existence worth having, and renders it an intolerable curse.
III. AS THE EFFECTUAL SUBDUER OF PERSISTENT ENEMIES (ver. 21). He could annihilate His universe by a volition. But the destruction of their enmity is a far more glorious work — a work that requires more time, and that, through Christ, He is prosecuting every day amongst men. Here He literally strikes at "the head of His enemies," the spirit of antagonism to Himself. The ruling spirit of a man is the head of his being. It is at this that God strikes in the Gospel. Of the seed of the woman — viz. Christ — it was said, "He shall bruise thy head." Christianity aims at the head of the evil, which is the governing disposition.
IV. AS THE WILLING REPEATER OF .NEEDED INTERPOSITIONS (vers. 22, 28). Truly, it is an encouraging thought that the great things that God has done for His people He is willing to do again, should they require it. He will take them through seas of trial and sorrow that threaten to swallow them up, put to flight the armies of their enemies, and make the land red with their blood.
Parallel VersesKJV: Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.