The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
I. WHO IS THE RIGHTEOUS MAN?
1. He whom God counts so.
2. He whom God makes so, by possessing him with a principle of righteousness.
3. He who is practically righteous.
II. WHAT ARE THE DESIRES OF THE RIGHTEOUS MAN?
1. Communion with God.
2. Enjoyment of holy ordinances.
3. The personal presence of the Lord (Philippians 1:23).
III. WHAT IS MEANT BY GRANTING THESE DESIRES? (Psalm 145:19; Psalm 37:4; Psalm 21:2.) The desires of God and the righteous agree together. They are the life of all their prayers, and God delights in these.
( John Bunyan.)
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