They have seen your goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.…
I. SOME MEN MERELY WITNESS the progress of Divine truth (ver. 24). What a large class of men there is in Christendom who act thus in relation to the progress of Christianity! They see new churches erected and new adherents gained all around them. They read of the multiplication of copies of Holy Scripture, and the increase of the triumphs of missionaries in heathen lands. They see its literature extending. But in all this they feel no vital interest. Whilst many of these care for "none of these things," some ridicule and others denounce. They laugh at what they consider fanaticism; they thunder at that which they believe is imposture. "They have seen Thy goings, O God," etc. Yes, they have "seen," and that is all.
II. GOOD MEN ARE ALWAYS EXULTANT in the progress of Divine truth (vers. 25, 26). Why should we rejoice in the progress of Divine truth?
1. Because, as Divine truth advances, all the evils that curse humanity will disappear.
2. Because, as Divine truth advances, all the virtues that bless humanity will multiply and grow. He is no true philanthropist who exults not in the progress of Christianity.
III. ALL MEN SHOULD BE INTERESTED in the progress of Divine truth (ver. 27). Here are different tribes brought together from opposite parts of the country, thus to express their common interest in the services of the day. All men should be interested in the cause of Divine truth. Why?
1. Because all men have a common relation to its Author. He is the Father of them all.
2. Because all men have a common need of its blessings. It offers liberty to the captive — and all are captives; knowledge to the ignorant — and all are ignorant; pardon to the guilty — and all are guilty; life to the dying — and all are dying; heaven to the lost — and all are lost.
Parallel VersesKJV: They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.