"[T]he rebuilding of Jerusalem would be a fact in history for which the Lord would be praised from age to age'.'
The future generations. We are encouraged when we see God answer our prayers regarding desperate life situations (v. 17). While this has an inspiring impact on us, the psalmist is also thinking about future generations (v. 18). When they eventually read about God's mercy being shown in the past through the rebuilding of Jerusalem they will be encouraged. With this big picture perspective, "we ought to have an eye to posterity, and especially should we endeavor to perpetuate the memory of God's love to his church and to his poor people, so that young people as they grow up may know that the Lord God of their fathers is good and full of compassion:' It is easy to get caught up in the present. With a short-term perspective, we often fail to consider the future impact of our actions and decisions. When we adopt a long-term view, we will want to see countless future generations praising God for his loving faithfulness (vv. 21-22).
Used by Permission “The Psalms of every day living”- David McKinley
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalm 106