Psalm 17 Psalm 18 Psalm 19. David called God a rock. Weeds or vines are wrapping around him so … dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me. It happens after lifetime of seeing God protect you, equip you, and bless you. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 18 Sermons. TO THE CHOIRMASTER. It recounts how God gave him military victory over his lifetime. Psalm 18[ a]( A) For the director of music. You'll write powerful and fresh messages every week with our preparation tools on a number of sermon topics, including expository preaching. (. and did not turn back till they were consumed. He is worthy of praise!" my stronghold. The L ord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you delivered me from the man of violence. You have given me the shield of your salvation. Psalm 18:16-17. Return to the Main Player. © 2020 SermonSearch. he rescued me, because he delighted in me. A PSALM OF DAVID, THE SERVANT OF THE LORD, WHO ADDRESSED THE WORDS OF THIS SONG TO THE LORD ON THE DAY WHEN THE LORD DELIVERED HIM FROM THE HAND OF ALL HIS ENEMIES, AND FROM THE HAND OF SAUL. In this single verse, there is a seven-fold ascription of praise to the Lord for His great salvation. Sign In. in a larger picture - which means we are going to look at this in larger chunks. Of praise and prayer (ver. my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. But particularly notice how God protects David. He said: 1 I love you, Lord, my strength. Jesus was strong enough to run against a troop and be victorious; the enemies against us were strong and disciplined; yet Jesus confronted them and defeated … The same thought continues into Psalms 18:36, revealing that God has enlarged his steps and prevented him from falling. And look at what God’s equipping allowed. He has such a grasp of each one of us on an programming level that He knows precisely what you will say or do next, as if it had already been uttered or performed. – Psalm 18:2 As Christ-followers, we serve a God who is not surprised at all by what we face each day. Psalm 18:1-19. The Lord Is My Rock and My Fortress … The Psalm actually also appears in 2 Samuel 22. The normal word speaks of “ covenant love ”. Of trust (ver. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. 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. May we tonight call him our rock, our fortress, our deliver, our strength. The LORD is my … Psalm 18:1–3 ESV. This is God manifold blessing on David’s life. He understands you. Psalm 18 King James Version (KJV). The Psalm actually also appears in 2 Samuel 22. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. SermonSearch.com is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight. If God were to interpose in the case of all calamities it would involve many evils. and the foundations of the world were laid bare. (v. 20-30). Psalm 18 consists of a series of triumphant thanksgivings to God, with which the writer connects a highly figurative account of his deliverance from danger, an assertion of his own uprightness, and a description of the victories he has won by God's assistance . God’s enablement equipped David to see him through the hard times, the scary ties, the death-defying times. 2 Samuel 22:1). He knows your past, present and your future. Register! (Read Psalm 18:1-19) The first words, "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength," are the scope and contents of the psalm. Basis for God’s Deliverance. You delivered me from strife with the people; As soon as they heard of me they obeyed me; and came trembling out of their fortresses. To the leader. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. God has both exalted him - making head over other nations. So,let me give you the big idea of Psalm 18 and then we’ll look at the text. 1). - Psalm 18:19-27 suggests His exaltation (I have kept the ways of the LORD … I was also blameless before Him … Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness). 1. and I have been saved from my enemies. This Psalm appears two times in scripture, the first time in II Samuel 22 and then here in Psalm 18. In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. 2. If interpositions were given to save the lives of godly men alone, as some would have it, then this world would... 3. So God knows your heart, your fears, your thoughts, motives, dreams, and frustrations. I love you, O L ord, my strength. They confronted me in the day of my calamity. Philistines, Moabites, Edomites into his hand. 2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. The story of David demonstrates that God is our strength. The result was an overwhelming victory! As we look at Psalm 18, it’s helpful to understand the context in which David wrote this Psalm. David’s blamelessness and David’s military might - came from God. Ted A. Giese / March 6 th 2013 : Season of Lent, Psalm 18 I will love You, O LORD, my strength. has rewarded me according to my righteousness. But did David have either the warrior skill or the Spiritual character to be delivered by God. wait - isn’t that exactly what happens through Jesus Christ. Such interpositions would change the whole arrangement of the world. Of David the servant of the Lord. And this Psalm shows us 3 ways how God strengthen David. - May we be encouraged that God strengthens us. It is not the normal word translated love. To the Chief Musician a Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the … the foundations also of the mountains trembled. David hid from his enemies behind the rock. It carries the idea of a mother’s love for an infant child. God was not really a rock. PSALM 18 Introduction: "When we see God as He is, we will praise Him as we ought. 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. 3. 1 I love you, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lordis my (D)rock and my (E)fortress and my deliverer, my God, my (F)rock, in (G)whom I take refuge, my (H)shield, and (I)the horn of my salvation, my (J)stronghold. 3).We are to love God for His own excellencies, because He requires it, and in response to His love. Psalm 18 Royal Thanksgiving for Victory. -- The Hallelujah Factor by Jack Taylor. and have not wickedly departed from my God. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. We often start out life without all the equipment we need for life - but God is faithful to equip us. The Lord is My …“The LORD is my Rock, and my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my Strength, in Whom I will trust; my Buckler, and the Horn of my Salvation, and my High Tower” (Psalm 18:2).What a testimony given by David to his God! Don't have an account? God is sovereign, so he knows all about panic, pandemics, chaos, and confusion. I Need Thee Every Hour (Psalm 18:1-3) There are so many times that we are crying, begging for God to open the gate, pick us up to kiss us, and allow us in. He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him. 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. David at this point in his life is a battle hardened Soldier. at the blast of the breath of your nostrils. All Rights Reserved. To know Him is to praise Him. May I say, this is more than just surviving. In Psalm 18, we don’t know whether David was writing about a specific incident, or just lumping together his many narrow escapes from death. A Psalm of David the servant of the L ord, who addressed the words of this song to the L ord on the day when the L ord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. It is part of the original song that David sang. We often wonder - Why does God allow suffering? Psalms 18 For the director of music. . so we can learn to declare he is our love, our strength, our rock, our fortress. You gave a wide place for my steps under me. A rare commodity for an Ancient Near East King. hailstones and coals of fire broke through his clouds. and recounts with joy how God has been his strength. David is faced with Battles against far superior enemies. Here David prays and gives fire to the cannon, and what followed? But when David needed help, God led David to a rock. I Will Love The Lord - The word translated “ love ” here is a word that means, “ to love deeply .”. This also explains why a nearly identical copy of this Psalm is found in, There are three major areas God gave David military deliverance -, 2) Victory over foreign enemies (Philistines, Moabites, Arameans of Damascus, and the Edomites). Sermon on the Psalm 18:1-3 | I Need Thee Every Hour. Psalm 18 recounts God’s protection and the reason for God’s protection with beautiful imagery – calling God his strength, rock, and fortress. 18 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. PROPOSITION: God ought to be our Strength. There are 3854 characters in the full content. What action and energy! he came swiftly on the wings of the wind. And instead may we consider and rely on the God who strengthens us. Let’s read David’s testimony of God’s faithfulness. 3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. Psalms 18:35 states that not only has God taught David the skills and abilities to wage war, as in the previous verses, but that God has saved him, upheld him, and made him great. and his statutes I did not put away from me. this says a much about our righteousness as being of God, as though God stands in our place. Psalm 18 Sermon From March 2013 Prayer Service March 6, 2013 Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Lent / Pastor Ted Giese / Prayer Service / Psalm Sermons / Sermons / ^Psalms Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. TEXT SERMONS - SERIES: PSALM SERMONS A DOXOLOGY AFTER DELIVERANCE PSALM 18 The inscription at the top of Psalm 18 in your Bible was not added by the publishers or editors of the volume. (1-3) David praises the God of his deliverance. 2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 2. Psalm 18 gives us the first explanation concerning what the writer was going through as he penned the psalm. We offer 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free sermon illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators. In poetic language he describes (18:4-5) a man who is in turbulent water over his head. David was got unto his tower, and in that tower there was thundering ordnance, and David put fire to them by prayer, Psalms 18:6, "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even unto his ears." In Psalm 18, David was prompted to praise because of the deeds of God which revealed Who He was. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. He said: 1. 18 I love you, O Lord, my strength. There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. And I’d also point out before we get into the text that this psalm is the longest we’ve dealt with thus far at a whopping 50 verses! From his temple he heard my voice; … CCPA - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. It’s in this and the previous chapter (21) that we find out why David is writing this Psalm to the Lord. The entire psalm is a blow against false grace and false preaching—the preaching that takes away our personal responsibility and our part in the covenant. HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, … who has experienced the fear and gut ache of being on the run in a losing fight. Psalm 18 Commentary: Big Idea. Many times we are faced with situations that are beyond our abilities. Trust is an act of friendship, and the greatest fruit it yields, mutual confidence, springing naturally from mutual affection. a. - so we can learn to declare he is our love, our strength, our rock, our fortress. … The Psalm is repeated nearly identical in 2 Samuel 22. A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of Psalms taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. This excerpt only shows a 1927 character sample of the full content. Psalm 18:2 (NASB) 1. - Psalm 18:28-42 suggests His victory (For by You I can run against a troop … I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them). so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. But in his mind I am sure he is remembering, like flash backs, all the time he was scared and in peril, but God delivered. Psalm 18 is a wonderful summary of praise and thanksgiving for God’s protection over the course of David’s life. what would we say at the end of that lifetime? The poet well said: “I need Thee ev’ry hour, Most gracious Lord; … They cried for help, but there was none to save; I beat them fine as dust before the wind; I cast them out like the mire of the streets. Of David the servant of the Lord. and shows steadfast love to his anointed. is a Psalm of Praise, thankfulness, and confession by David. With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; with the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous. This psalm is a praise psalm – as opposed to a lament psalm or a meditative psalm. who has experienced multiple close calls with death. - May we be challenged in our self-reliance and self-dependence - our independence from God. That means one of our hero’s of the faith. And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them. HE SAID: If we were to spend a lifetime depending upon God’s strength and following God’s Word, I mean after a lifetime of watching providentially - God provide and protect us -. The superscription tells us that this is “a Psalm of David”, dating it to “the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul” (cf. I thrust them through, so that they were not able to rise; For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me. We see God strengthening David through a manifold blessing. You made my enemies turn their backs to me. This word speaks of “ tender intimacy ”. PSALMS RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. was all he could be - because God made him so. who has felt the depression of having your friends turn against you. this says as much about God’s protection as if he had been the one who struck God’s enemies himself. 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