A PSALM OF DAVID
This Psalm is evidently of a Davidic character. It exhibits all the fidelity, courage and decision of Israel’s greatest king.
In full confidence, David is prepared to own his God before the gods of the heathen, or before angels or rulers (vv.1-3). He declares that he will instruct and convert kings and nations, till on every highway, men shall sing the praises of the Lord (vv.4-5). Having thus spoken, he utters his personal confidence in Jehovah, who will help His lowly servant, and preserve him from all the malice of wrathful men.
Spurgeon comments: “For thou has magnified thy word above all thy name … The word of promise made to David was in his eyes more glorious than all else that he had seen of the Most High. Revelation excels creation in the clearness, definiteness, and fulness of its teaching. The name of the Lord in nature is not so easily read as in the Scriptures, which are a revelation in human language … Heaven and earth shall pass away, but the divine word will not pass away.”
THOUGHT: The Bible is God’s special revelation to man.
PRAYER: Help me, Father, to study Thy Word diligently for Thy Word says, “I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation” (Ps 119:99).