Psalm 18 (selected verses)
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:
1 I love You, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD;
I have not done evil by turning from my God.
22 All his laws are before me;
I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 I have been blameless before Him
and have kept myself from sin.
24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
29 With Your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall.
30 As for God, His way is perfect;
the Word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
31 For who is God besides the LORD ?
And who is the Rock except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
He enables me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You give me Your shield of victory,
and Your right hand sustains me;
You stoop down to make me great.
36 You broaden the path beneath me,
so that my ankles do not turn.
49 Therefore I will praise You among the nations, O LORD;
I will sing praises to Your Name.
We can truly see God being God... working in and through and around and above and over and within David's life. David just wanted to tell God how much he loved Him for acting on his behalf. For Who is God besides the LORD?
Looking Upward and Choosing JOY,
[Led by the Spirit]