Psalm 18 – 22

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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series

Psalm 18 – 22

“I love You [fervently and devotedly], O Lord, my strength.” Psalm 18:1 AMP

Bible Basis

June Book Read From Read To Devotional
28th Psalm Chapter 18 Chapter 22 Psalm 18 – 22

Memory Verses

“I love You [fervently and devotedly], O Lord, my strength.” Psalm 18:1 AMP

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, But we will remember and trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7 AMP

Key people

Here is a list of key people found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

God. The Creator of all mankind. David sings songs and prays to God.
David. In the Books of Samuel, David is a young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath.

Today’s Devotional Reading: Psalm 18 – 22

Psalm 18 Amplified Version (AMP)
Psalm 19 Amplified Version (AMP)
Psalm 20 Amplified Version (AMP)
Psalm 21 Amplified Version (AMP)
Psalm 22 Amplified Version (AMP)

In chapter 18, David Praises the Lord for Rescuing Him.

From Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Psalms

This psalm we met with before, in the history of David’s life, 2 Sam. 22:1-51 That was the first edition of it; here we have it revived, altered a little, and fitted for the service of the church. It is David’s thanksgiving for the many deliverances God had wrought for him; these he desired always to preserve fresh in his own memory and to diffuse and entail the knowledge of them (Chapter 18).

There are two excellent books which the great God has published for the instruction and edification of the children of men; this psalm treats of them both, and recommends them both to our diligent study. I. The book of the creatures, in which we may easily read the power and godhead of the Creator, Ps. 19:1-6. II. The book of the scriptures, which makes known to us the will of God concerning our duty. He shows the excellency and usefulness of that book (Ps. 19:7-11) and then teaches us how to improve it, Ps. 19:12-14 (Chapter 19).

It is the will of God that prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings, should be made, in special manner, for kings and all in authority. This psalm is a prayer, and the next a thanksgiving, for the king. David was a martial prince, much in war. Either this psalm was penned upon occasion of some particular expedition of his, or, in general, as a form to be used in the daily service of the church for him (Chapter 20).

As the foregoing psalm was a prayer for the king that God would protect and prosper him, so this is a thanksgiving for the success God had blessed him with. Those whom we have prayed for we ought to give thanks for, and particularly for kings, in whose prosperity we share (Chapter 21).

The Spirit of Christ, which was in the prophets, testifies in this psalm, as clearly and fully as any where in all the Old Testament, “the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow” (1Pet. 1:11); of him, no doubt, David here speaks, and not of himself, or any other man (Chapter 22).


References

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