The proud trusts in himself; the just lives by his faith. It is the proud who are self-sufficient and who fail to realize the necessity of patient endurance and trust in God. In contrast to the proud, the just will be truly preserved through his faithfulness to God. Faith is not a one-time act, but a way of life. The true believer, declared righteous by God, will persevere in faith as the pattern of his life (Hebrews 3:12-14).
Commentary from the MacArthur study bible, notes for Habakkuk 2:4 and Hebrews 10:37, 38.
What is true is found in God (2 Tim. 2:25), in Christ (Eph. 4:20,21), in the Holy Spirit (John 16:13), and in God’s Word (John 17:17). The Greek term for noble means ‘worthy of respect.’ Believers are to meditate on whatever is worthy of awe and adoration, i.e., the sacred as opposed to the profane. Meditating on what is ‘just’ means those things which are right. The believer is to think in harmony with God’s divine standard of holiness. Things that are pure are those things which are clean and undefiled. Those things which are lovely are those things which are pleasing or amiable; whatever is kind or gracious, in this context. Things that are of good report are those things which are highly regarded or thought well of; what is generally considered reputable in the world such as kindness, courtesy, and respect for others.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Philippians 4:8.
This psalm expresses the exuberance of the psalmist as he recognizes that God is merciful in salvation, great in His works of creation, just in His dealings with the wicked, and faithful in prospering His children.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Psalm 92:1-15.