2 The works of Yahweh are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
suppose we are insensible to the wisdom and greatness and glory of the works of God, and have no proneness to the searching of them and find no pleasure in them, what then? Is it a matter of indifference to God whether we care for Him or not? On the contrary, another Psalm speaks thus plainly:
"Because they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of His hand, He shall destroy them and not build them up."
Here is a point calling for the closest attention.
It is not the characteristic of our generation to care for the works of God at all. The whole universe is made in wisdom - the adaptation of means to ends in the superbest manner; and yet most men are mere triflers - caring only for sensationalism or folly, having no taste to study and discern and admire the wisdom of the works of God at all.
If this is the case with regard to nature, how much more is it so with regards to God's procedure towards man through Christ, which is the highest form of His wisdom in relation to us as individuals. For this, almost all men have an absolute disrelish. The day is dark. Night reigns: what then? Shall we give in to the universal infatuation, and become fools like the multitude? Paul did not; why should we? He said-
"We are not of the night nor of darkness: we are all the children of the light and of the day. Walk as children of the light."
The night will soon be past. When the day fills the world with joy and light, and those are rejoicing there who have overcome in the dark struggle of the night that now prevails, it will be practically manifest to every man how true is the concluding statement of this Psalm:
"The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments."