Psalm 7:1 “O Lord, my God, in you I take refuge.
Why does David use two names for God here? He is reminding himself of the character of God revealed in these two names.
The first, “Lord,” is Yahweh or Jehovah, the mighty One whose glory is in His holiness, who hates sin and will punish it while providing a way to escape His wrath for all who will come.
The second, “God,” is Elohim, the incredibly mighty One, who showed His power in creation, spreading out the heavens over trillions of light years while making delicate and beautiful flowers; and the absolutely faithful One, who showed His faithfulness in keeping His promise and providing salvation for all at great personal cost.
Because of His being both Jehovah and Elohim, David (and we) can say, “I take refuge in you;”
This, Lord is what you desire: our full trust, our consistently taking shelter in your great power, mighty wisdom and unending faithfulness. In doing so we bring great honor to you.
And this is what must be our first response to danger: fleeing to you, acknowledging our weakness and your power, our inadequacy and your total competency, trusting in you, not in ourselves. This is taking your Word at face value: “call upon me in the day of trouble and I will answer you.”
Help us to consistently come to you immediately, Lord.