Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.…
1. The gratitude of upright men is wise. The praise of the Lord becomes them well, because, while they bless God for all their mercies, they arrange them in their proper order; they prize each according to its real worth, and that most of all which is of the greatest value.
2. The gratitude of upright men is real. The praise of the Lord becomes them, because, while they praise God for His benefits, they live to the glory of their benefactor. Every gift of God furnisheth us with both a motive and a means of obedience to Him.
3. Gratitude to God well becomes an upright man, because it is humble. By publishing the gifts of God's grace, he divests himself of himself, and attributes them wholly to the goodness of Him from whom they came.
4. The gratitude of an upright man is noble and magnanimous. He takes the love of God to him for a pattern of his behaviour to his fellow-creatures.
Parallel VersesKJV: Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.