May you be Exalted, O God my Savior! Psalm 18

May you be Exalted, O God my Savior! Psalm 18

Psa 18:48  “who saves me from my enemies.” [Yes, O Lord God, “I call to you, who are worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. You reach down from on high, you take hold of me, you draw me out of deep waters.” (Ps 18:3,16). You are the faithful One who constantly watches over me, not primarily for my comfort, but for my being able to give you glory before the nations, praise be to you.]

“You exalted me above my foes;” [“You rescue me from my strong enemies, from my foes who are too strong for me.” (Psalm 18:17)]

“from violent men you rescued me.” [They “confronted me on the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place. He rescued me because he delighted in me.” (Ps. 18:18,19)]

Psa 18:49  “Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD;
I will sing praises to your name.” [You are worthy of glory and honor and exaltation and praise, you are worthy of being lifted up among the nations. You are God, you are Lord, you are Sovereign, you are Good, all the time.]

Psa 18:50  “He gives his king great victories;” [You give opportunity to participate in your victories every day, with every temptation, every stress, every test an opportunity to take up your grace and glorify you. You are sufficient, you are great, you are powerful, you are loving, worthy of obedience.]

“he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,” [your faithfulness endures forever, your grace flows endlessly, your goodness never fails. You are ever the trustable One, always carrying us through the battle, to the heights and beyond.]

“to David and his descendants forever.” [And so you have proved faithful in providing the promised Savior from the line of David, confirming your unfailing kindness to all the Jews and all the Gentiles. You are the Lover of the twisted ones, Redeemer of the rebels, Savior of evil creatures, Shepherd of the scattered flock.

Praise be to you for your unreasonable Love, your illogical grace, your outrageous kindness, your amazing goodness, all poured out upon us day by day. Glory be to you in my life today, the Great and Good God!]