All the earth shall worship you, and shall sing to you; they shall sing to your name. Selah.…
I. THE GLORIOUS AND AUSPICIOUS PROSPECT WHICH IS HERE OPENED TO OUR VIEW. All the earth shall worship Jehovah, and shall sing unto His name.
II. ALL OBJECTIONS TO THE FULFILMENT OF THIS DECLARATION ARE TRIUMPHANTLY REPELLED. The politicians of this world tell you plainly that your object can never be accomplished. The world is against you. "The carnal mind, which is enmity against God," is against you. The glorious Gospel of the grace of God must come in contact with much that is contrary to its own nature. I am fully aware, too, that Satan, the god of this world, has long kept the minds of men in subjection to his vassalage, and held his captives in an almost universal submission. But with all these appalling circumstances put in array, and leaving you room to put in a thousand more, I see something in my text which excites you to go forward, in sure and certain hope of complete and glorious victory. "Come," and instead of looking on the works of men, till your hearts grow feeble, and your hands hang down, "come and see the works of God." Here are two grounds of encouragement —
1. The consideration of what God has done for His ancient Church, in fulfilling His promises, and in overcoming her foes; and —
2. What He will yet do for His Church, in fulfilling all for which He has encouraged you to hope. Consider these things; and declare if God has spoken anything which He has not fulfilled.
(J. Stewart, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.