Psalm 18: 28-36……Needs to be read slowly and taken in.

For it is you who light my lamp;
the LORD my God lightens my darkness.
For by you I can run against a troop,
and by my God I can leap over a wall.
This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
For who is God, but the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our God?—
the God who equipped me with strength
and made my way blameless.
He made my feet like the feet of a deer
and set me secure on the heights.
He trains my hands for war,
so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You have given me the shield of your salvation,
and your right hand supported me,
and your gentleness made me great.
You gave a wide place for my steps under me,
and my feet did not slip.

Comment: Light and darkness seem to mean enlightenment or understanding and darkness ignorance or evil. David thanks God for preparing him for his job as a leader and prophet. He also thanks God for fitting him with the strength, swiftness and fitness which he needed to be the warrior king. But the the most outstanding thing is that David sensed and realized the very presence of God Himself with him – protecting him and guiding his feet. Whilst not being the poet that David was, I would like to acknowledge the way in which God has prepared me for the job which He led me into. He truly is a good God!

Prayer: Seeing You the unseen and knowing You, in one sense the unknowable, is my goal in life, my God!

One thought on “Psalm 18: 28-36……Needs to be read slowly and taken in.

  1. Thank you Barry for your comments on this Psalm. David had the most wonderful way of expressing his thoughts about God, and of knowing how to write them down and bring out amazing truths about God and who He was, and what He could do for those who seek Him and trust in Him. “His salvation is our shield.” How true is that. David seems to know the Lord intimately. How great is our God. God bless you.


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