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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Psalms 18

 

 

Verses 1-50

Psalm 18

Historical Background- Psalm 18 is found in 2 Samuel 22:1-51.

Psalm 18:1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,) I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

Psalm 18:1Comments- David purposes to love God and keep His commands ( 1 John 5:3), regardless of circumstances.

1 John 5:3, "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous."

Psalm 18:6-12 — God Comes Down from Heaven- The description of God coming down from Heaven to intervene in the affairs of man in Psalm 18 is very similar to the vision that the prophet Ezekiel received in the first chapter of his writings (see Ezekiel 1:4-28). In addition, both David and the children of the Babylonian captivity were experiencing distress during this visitation from above.

Psalm 18:29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

Psalm 18:29Comments- When the anointing comes upon us, we feel that we can do anything. We become bold as a lion.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 18:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/psalms-18.html. 2013.

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