Psalm 7:1 “O Lord, my God, in you I take refuge.
“O LORD” [You are Jehovah, the God whose glory is in His unapproachable holiness.]
“my God,” [You are my Elohim, the incredibly powerful One, who showed your power in creating all in the universe, and the absolutely faithful One, who showed your faithfulness in providing salvation through your Son at just the right time.)
“I take refuge in you;”
[This, Lord is what you desire: our full trust demonstrated by our consistently taking shelter in your great power, mighty wisdom and unending faithfulness–for in doing so we bring great honor to you. This is what we must be our response to danger: fleeing to you, acknowledging our weakness and your power, our inadequacy and your total competency, trusting in you, not in ourselves.]
“save and deliver me from all who pursue me,”
[You, O Lord God, are to be our first recourse, our first and final aid. Before any other action, we need to come to you in prayer–as David has done here–and seek your help, for salvation comes from you alone, you who have the power to prevent anyone from pursuing and capturing us successfully.]
Psalm 7:2 “or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.”
[Our enemies, both supernatural and often human, are too strong for us; we cannot succeed against them–we would be destroyed if we sought to save ourselves. David was a mighty warrior, never defeated in battle, to my knowledge, yet he did not trust in himself, but fled to God here, begging for His help and intervention.
In Psalm 18:17-19 David said, “He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in 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.”]
Lord, help us to remember how desperate a battle we are in each day–fighting against the world, the flesh and the devil–and to turn immediately to you when difficulty, disappointment and danger enter our lives.
May our trust be in you, not in ourselves or others. May you be our Rock, our Fortress and our Defender. We praise you now for what you will do in our lives today.