When we as believers delight ourselves in the Lord, we are praising Him. A remembrance of the fact that God is with, and for us eternally should wake in us an unceasing and overflowing joy. To rejoice in material things is dangerous, to rejoice in self is foolish, to rejoice in sin is fatal but to rejoice in God is heavenly and praiseworthy. God wants all whom He has pardoned to continue praising Him with whatever they have at their disposal.
We must remember that God’s creation is done in the truth of things, with the utmost exactness and accuracy, and is a wonderful display of His power, wisdom and goodness. His works of providence are according to the course of His own will, and are done in the wisest and best manner. His work of redemption is a proof of His veracity and faithfulness to His covenant oath and promise. His work of grace upon the hearts of His people is truth in the inward parts; and which, as He has promised to carry on and finish, He is faithful and will do it.
God provides for His entire creation. His special goodness is manifest in Christ Jesus. When Christ walked here on earth, God’s grace was fully seen when the gospel of grace was preached everywhere by His apostles, according to His order, and appeared to all men. This mercy will also be seen in the latter days when multitudes will be called by grace and converted, and when the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord; and still more when it will become a new earth, in which only righteous men will dwell.
It is our duty as human beings to honour the Lord because of His divine majesty and perfections which are manifest through His works of creation and be careful enough not to offend Him because it is a fearful thing to fall in the hands of the Living God. We should always remember His goodness, providential care and the fact that He will be our judge. Of significance is the fact that as God speaks life in our regeneration, commands light to shine in our dark hearts and commands us through Christ’s blood to live, so by the mighty power of His word He commands reverence in us and it continues.