This Psalm was written at the time of 2 Samuel 15 – 19. Absalom, the son of David, is rebelling against him and taking the throne from David
What do we do when we face troubles?
Vs 1 David has many enemies against him.
- David’s own army
- David’s own people
Vs 2 God will not rescue him because…
- David sinned with Bathsheba
- David is accused of killing Saul (See 2 Samuel 16: 5 – 12)
Vs 3 David knows his God.
Shield means that God surrounds him in front, behind, on top and below David.
Vs 4 David cried to God
Cry proclaim with a loud voice. Proclaim means makIng a statement of faith.
god will answer from his holy mountain (See Psalm 2: 6 as the holy mountain is in Jerusalem which is the stronghold of the enemy at this time)
The enemy may look like they are in control, but they are not.
Vs 5 I am able to sleep whether in a bed or on the ground with a rock for a pillow
Vs 6 I am able to wake up and face another day no matter how large the enemy.
Vs 7 The end result
- I know my situation
- I know my God
- I am experiencing peace no matter how big the enemy
- I can pray in confidence
Vs 7 Arise oh God and shatter the jaw of the enemy
Vs 8 Victory will only come from God.
Then David blesses his people. They are the people who are against him, yet David blesses them.