I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
David could only do this mentally. "No man hath seen God at any time." And when he says "always" he does not mean that he was always actually thinking of Him. We cannot do this. We are not to be slothful in business. Yet David means that he believed and felt God to be near him, and that he would frequently hold communion with God. This leads to a state of mind in which we can readily recur to God in our thoughts. Let us do this, setting the Lord always before us.
I. AS OUR PROTECTOR. Our religious course is a constant warfare. We need the courage which only the presence of the Lord can impart.
II. AS OUR LEADER.
III. AS OUR EXAMPLE.
IV. AS CULT OBSERVER. Nothing escapes His notice. A heathen philosopher admonished his disciples to imagine that the eye of some illustrious personage was always upon them. But what is the eye of Plato to that of God? What stimulus this to zeal.
Parallel VersesKJV: I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.