Psalm Eighteen: Delight, Huh?

Posted: October 3, 2012 in Interlude (Psalms)

Psalm eighteen has a treasure trove of wealth within it. David has just witnessed a supernatural display of God’s strength and vengeance against his enemies; once again his life has been spared. God again demonstrated His faithfulness to His people.

But he said something that jumped out at me, something that I have a hard time wrapping my mind around, though intellectually I know it to be true. He says, “He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters.He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support.He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.”

God didn’t rescue David because He felt obligated to. It wasn’t that God had nothing better to do. It’s not as though God has saved a people for Himself that He now feels stuck with and compelled to protect.

No sir.

God was with David because He delighted in David. And not just David- with all His children. You. Me. He delights in us. How crazy is that?

Chris Tomlin sums my feelings up pretty good right about now:

How can I keep from singing Your praise?
How can I ever say enough?
How amazing is Your love!
How can I keep from shouting Your name?
I know I am loved by the King,
And it makes my heart want to sing!

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