Deliverance

David Cries Out to God For Deliverance - Psalms 18:4 – 18:18 (commentary)

The narrative begins with a generalized description of distress (vv. 4-6), continues with a theophany (vv. 7-15), and concludes with a description of divine deliverance (vv. 16-19). In describing David’s situation Charles Spurgeon says “from all sides the hell-hounds …

Moses at The Burning Bush - Exodus 3:1 – 3:10 (commentary)

After 40 years of training in the courts of Pharaoh, Moses now is near the end of another 40 years of his life as a shepherd. Leading his father-in-law Jethro’s flock, in search of grasslands, Moses approached Mount Horeb in the desert of Sinai (v. 1).One day as he was out in the …

The Praise by Moses For Deliverance - Exodus 15:1 – 15:21 (commentary)

Israel was now on the eastern shore of the Red Sea having been rescued from the clutches of her enemies by God. Moses now leads the people in a song of praise (v.1), which is the first recorded song in the Bible. He is accompanied by his sister Miriam and her woman companio …

A Joyful Report About David’s Deliverance - Psalms 40:1 – 40:10 (commentary)

Psalm 40 can be divided into two parts. The first part constitutes a report of deliverance (vv. 1-10). While the second part is a prayer of praise and thanksgiving (vv.11-17). We find the Psalm beginning with David’s joyful report to the congregation about his deliverance and…

Definite Desire For Deliverance - Psalms 81:1 – 81:16 (commentary)

This psalm is more concerned with the deliverance from Egypt than with thanksgiving for an abundant harvest. As the psalmist traces the Exodus he passes quickly to the wilderness trials which was a test. In this chapter we can learn some valuable lessons from rebellious Israel:Re …

Thanking Him For Victory - Psalms 124:1 – 124:8 (commentary)

This Psalm is basically a hymn praising God for deliverance from the enemies. It was recited or sung as the people went up to Jerusalem to celebrate the feasts. A comparison is made with evil men who try to “swallow” us as water swallowing a man. The flood of opposition …

A Prayer For The Lord’s Help - Psalms 140:1 – 140:13 (commentary)

David was being slandered and violence was present. This psalm can be divided as follows:I. Asking for deliverance (vv. 1-11). 1. Places his case before the Lord (v. 1) “Deliver me, O Lord from the evil men.....&rd …

A serpent problem solved. - Numbers 21:1 – 21:9 (commentary)

Life often becomes like a gymnasium or a battlefield (II Tim. 2:1-5), where we must exercise our faith and develop strong spiritual muscles for running the race of life. This truth is well illustrated in this chapter where God’s care and discipline of His people is so evident. Th …

God Helps His People Fight Their Battles - Zechariah 9:11 – 9:17 (commentary)

Covenants in Old Testament times were sealed with blood, much like we would sign our name to a contract today. “The blood of thy covenant” (v. 11) may refer to the sacrifices of the mosaic covenant (Ex. 24:8), but could relate back to the Abrahamic covenant which was …

National Cleansing For Israel - Zechariah 13:1 – 13:9 (commentary)

“That day” (v. 1) refers to the future day of the Lord (14:1). “The house of David (political leaders) and the inhabitants of Jerusalem” include all the people of the land who need cleansing. The terms “sin” and “uncleanness” can refer sp …

Daniel Saved From The Lions - Daniel 6:18 – 6:28 (commentary)

Darius, after a sleepless night, hastened to the lions’ den (v. 18). He evidently hoped for the best but feared the worst (vv. 19-21). When the king cried out to Daniel to see if he was still there, Daniel replied that God’s angel had kept the lions’ mouth shut (v. 22). Dis …

Entering The Ark - Genesis 7:1 – 7:9 (commentary)

When God pronounced the destruction of man from the face of the earth (6:7,13) he still gave sinful man 120 years to repent while Noah built the ark. And now in this chapter Noah enters into the Ark (v. 1). Some have questioned why it would say in one place that Noah took t …

David’s Song of Praise - II Samuel 22:26 – 22:51 (commentary)

This is David’s song of praise and is similar to Psalm 18. In this passage David states the basic principles that the Lord follows in delivering or judging people: 1. He declares why the Lord has delivered him from his enemies (vv.26-30). He tells how God will s …