So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.
1. These have their enemies, signified by the word Man, "what man may do against me."
2. These men being enemies do much against them, or at least attempt to do much; for wicked men together with the devil are great enemies to Christ's kingdom and His subjects. The devil designs their spiritual, the wicked their temporal ruin; and the design of the one is subservient to the other. The devil makes use of temporal persecutions to shake their faith; both hate the Church and thrust sore at it.
3. Yet God is with them, stands for them, helps them, strengthens and protects them, and gives them safety in the midst of danger, joy in the midst of sorrow, bread in the midst of famine.
4. If God be with them, for them, and their help, they need not fear anything, no, not the worst that man can do unto them, but may be confident of safety and deliverance; they need not much desire the best things of the world, nor fear the worst.
5. They may think, believe, say, and be assured, that God is their help. And so much the rather, because God hath promised that He will not leave or forsake them at any time, and why should they be covetous or fearful, there is no cause of either.
Parallel VersesKJV: So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.