David Calls on Angels to Gorify The Lord

I once heard the story told of an old lady who was dying. Her friends had gathered around her bed. “She’s sinking fast” one of them said. At this point the old lady opened her eyes and said: “Oh no, I’m not sinking. You cannot sink through Rock:” (Lou Nicholes … More


Enemies were pressing upon David. His world had fallen apart. His own son Absalom had stolen the hearts of the men of Israel.  His throne that had seemed so secure had been snatched from him. The nation had turned against him. David prays that God will speak directly to him. He addresses God as “my Rock,” the changeless one  (v. 1). When surrounded by trouble or wickedness prayer is our only source of safety. Prayer is our best help when trials come our way because it keeps us in communion with God (vv. 2-3). David expresses complete trust that the Lord will answer his prayer and eventually overthrow the wicked. His complete assurance is in the power and loving-kindness of a God that fails not.

David cries out for the Lord to destroy his enemies (vv. 4-5). Hostile to the things of God, he says they deserved nothing but destruction. “Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.” The problem with many of us is that we try to take care of our enemies with our own hands rather than leaving it in the Lord’s hands like David did. David lifted up his heart in gratitude to the Lord (vv. 6-9). He praised the Lord for three things:

  1. For hearing his prayer (v. 6).
  2. For being his strength and shield (v. 7).
  3. For being the salvation of Israel (vv. 8-9).

Even though we may not feel that we have been heard we still know that God has pledged Himself in hundreds of verses throughout the Word of God that He hears our prayers. He hears, He says so, and that should be good enough.


What have I prayed trusting God for recently? Have I left it in God’s  hands or am I still trying to solve it by myself?

Psalms 28:1-9 (English Standard Version)

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