Psalm 36

36       Wisdom / Praise

            In God’s Light I See Light

            9 For with You is the fountain of life;

            In Your light we see light.

·         Self-flattery and self-deception seem to be born with sin; and, if not resisted, will certainly prove our ruin.

·         We cannot too often or too earnestly ask God to make us honest with ourselves, that we may not by self-flattery fall into the condemnation of the wicked.

·         God will not show mercy at the expense of justice; but God is love, and has infinite delight in exercising his loving nature, and in filling heaven with its monuments, and he has sworn that he has no pleasure in the death of sinners.

·         “No man can illuminate his own soul: all understanding must come from heaven.” (Clarke)