1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
2 The Lord protects and preserves them—they are counted among the blessed in the land—he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.
4 I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord; heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
- The people of God are not free from poverty, sickness, or outward affliction, but the Lord will consider their case, and send due supplies.
- From his Lord's example the believer learns to consider his poor and afflicted brethren. This branch of godliness is usually recompensed with temporal blessings.
- Nothing is so distressing to the contrite (repentant, sorry) believer, as a fear or sense of the Divine displeasure, or of sin in his heart.
- Sin is the sickness of the soul; pardoning mercy heals it, renewing grace heals it, and for this spiritual healing we should be more earnest than for bodily health. Matthew Henry's Commentary