Psalms 102:21 AV
To declare the name of the LORD in Zion,
and his praise in Jerusalem
To declare the name of the Lord in Zion
That is, that the prisoners and persons appointed to death, being loosed, might declare, in the church, what great things the Lord has done for them; and so speak well of His wisdom, power, grace, and goodness, in their deliverance; profess His name, and confess Him before men, and express a value for his name, and show forth the honour of it, and seek His glory:
And his praise in Jerusalem
The Gospel church state, the same with Zion; when it shall be the praise of the whole earth; then and there will those, that are delivered from the antichristian yoke, praise the Lord, sing the song of Moses and the Lamb, and glorify God for all that He has done for them.
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To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem.
Great mercy displayed to those greatly in need of it, is the plainest method of revealing the attributes of the Most High.
Actions speak more loudly than words; deeds of grace are a revelation even more impressive than the most tender promises.
Jerusalem restored, the church re-edified, desponding souls encouraged, and all other manifestations of God’s power to bless, are so many manifestos and proclamations put up upon the walls of Zion to publish the character and glory of the great God.
Every day’s experience should be to us a new gazette of love, a court circular from heaven, a daily despatch from the headquarters of grace.
We are bound to inform our fellow Christians of all this, making them helpers in our praise, as they hear of the goodness which we have experienced.
While God’s mercies speak so eloquently, we ought not to be dumb.
To communicate to others what God has done for us personally and for the church at large is so evidently our duty, that we ought not to need urging to fulfil it.
God has ever an eye to the glory of his grace in all that he does, and we ought not wilfully to defraud him of the revenue of his praise.
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