David wrote the psalms for many occasions. Sometimes they were written to express HIs pain and fears, Sometimes they were written to express his sorrow and repentance. Most were written to sing of God’s greatness and power and all were written to express David’s love and faith in God.
This psalm was a song of Victory. In it, the king uses several of the names of God. God our Protector, our Shield, Almighty God, Our Savior, Our Fortress. David is expressing How truly great the God of Israel is and what a mighty warrior He has shown himself to be!
From these verses, we can take that God will go before us and destroy those who would try to defeat us or leave us penniless and forgotten. He is our Champion and will exact His power and prowess upon anyone who would dare to engage His chosen.
We are His chosen and He still exacts that same power and prowess in our lives. He is our warrior and protector, and we can never walk in fear or hopelessness!
Like David, we need to rest in and celebrate God our Champion and walk in the victory that He provides!
God Bless You
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.
20 Our God is a God who saves;
from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.
21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies,
the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
22 The Lord says, “I will bring them from Bashan;
I will bring them from the depths of the sea,
23 that your feet may wade in the blood of your foes,
while the tongues of your dogs have their share.”
24 Your procession, God, has come into view,
the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians;
with them are the young women playing the timbrels.
26 Praise God in the great congregation;
praise the Lord in the assembly of Israel.
27 There is the little tribe of Benjamin, leading them,
there the great throng of Judah’s princes,
and there the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali.
28 Summon your power, God[j];
show us your strength, our God, as you have done before.
29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem
kings will bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke the beast among the reeds,
the herd of bulls among the calves of the nations.
Humbled, may the beast bring bars of silver.
Scatter the nations who delight in war.
31 Envoys will come from Egypt;
Cush[k] will submit herself to God.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth,
sing praise to the Lord,
33 to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens,
who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Proclaim the power of God,
whose majesty is over Israel,
whose power is in the heavens.
35 You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary;
the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.
Praise be to God!