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  • Writer's pictureM. E. Rosson

Praising God in Faith for a Great Victory!

Psalm 18 Part 1

18 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Let us Pray

Praising God from a Place of Great Victory sounds easy and common sense, but David was about to praise God in a way he had never done so before.

This is a long psalm; there are only three psalms longer in the entire collection (78, 89, and 119). Its length is well suited to its theme, as described in the title. The title itself is long, with only one longer in the psalter (Psalm 60): To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all of his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said:

In the title David tells us whom the psalm was written for: God Himself, who is the Chief Musician. He tells us more about himself, that we should consider him the servant of the LORD. He tells us the occasion for the writing of the psalm – possibly not only the immediate aftermath of Saul’s death (described in 1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 1), but also of the period leading to David’s enthronement (2 Samuel 2-5). He tells us also something about Saul, who out of great, undeserved kindness on David’s part, is not explicitly counted among the enemies of David (from the hand of all of his enemies and from the hand of Saul).

This psalm is virtually the same as the psalm sung by David at the very end of his life, as recorded in 2 Samuel 22. It is likely that David composed this song as a younger man; yet in his old age David could look back with great gratitude and sing this song again, looking at his whole life.

In this Part one of Psalm 18 we will see That David says:

a. I will love You, O LORD:

b. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer

c. My God, my strength, in whom I will trust:

d. My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold:

We will also see how Knowing who we are in Christ and what God has done for us in the past will help us know exactly what He is doing for you now and what God shall do in the Future!

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