Context: Psalm 37, a psalm of David, is an excellent sermon; and as Henry observes, it is intended for instruction in moral and upright living. In it David sets down the rules for human conduct that he feels his Lord requires of the faithful. The wicked, he assures his people, shall not prevail; they will perish and humility will be rewarded, for "the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace." Henry, skilled in the use of homely and familiar terms, offers this commentary on those of meek and humble stations in life:

. . . They are in the least danger of being injured and disturbed in the possession of what they have; and they have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature-comforts.