I lead in the way of righteousness, in the middle of the paths of judgment:
I. JESUS LEADS IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS —
1. By leading them into His holy, strict, and condemning law.
2. By implanting sincerity and uprightness.
II. JESUS LEADS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGMENT. These paths of judgment are when He, with His holy eye, scrutinises the heart and brings to light its secret workings. He leads by setting up a court of judicature in the heart, arraigning the soul at its bar; not with vengeance, as punishing a criminal, but as a parent, after the child has been playing truant all day.
III. JESUS CAUSES THE SOUL TO INHERIT SUBSTANCE. Something solid, weighty, powerful, real, and eternal. Power and life and feeling, and the blessed kingdom of God set up with authority in the soul. A substantial religion—something that is dropped into the soul from His own blessed self, something that comes out of Himself, and out of the fulness of His own loving heart, to make them rejoice and be glad.
(J. C. Philpot.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
WEB: I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice;