Psalm 108 – Assurance of God’s Victory over Enemies

Published January 17, 2024 by Rev. Pete Van't Hoff in Devotions

Listen to David sing Verses 10 and 11 of Psalm 108.

10 Who will bring me into the strong city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not You, O God, who cast us off?
And You, O God, who did not go out with our armies?

Taking these verses out of context shows a David who blames God for all of his hardship. Contextually though, hear the biblical David call out his enemies as God’s enemies first, and well dealt with.

1 O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
And Your glory above all the earth;

God has spoken in His holiness:…

Moab is My washpot;
Over Edom I will cast My shoe;
Over Philistia I will triumph.”

12 Give us help from trouble,
For the help of man is useless.
13 Through God we will do valiantly,
For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.

Yes, we are called to cry out to the LORD in the midst of our trials. But let us understand that these trials were the enemies of God first. And that He shall tread them down. And finally, that we are saved through such. Let us pray.

Dear Lord and heavenly Father,

Let me sing of your glory and consider that long before my faith had been tested You had ordained the destruction of all such evil. For Your glory’s sake, I am saved. Jesus has come. The Holy Spirit, promised and present. Through You, we will do valiantly, my Lord and my God. In Christ, Amen.

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