Psalms Chapter 18 Discussion

  • CrystalG on Psalms 18 - 10 months ago
    I absolutely love Psalm 18! Such a powerful, promising, and encouraging Psalm!
  • GIGI - In Reply on Psalms 18 - 1 year ago

    Yes, God is absolutely able to deliver every believer from the power of death! Amen!
  • Bobby on Psalms 18 - 1 year ago
    (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,) I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

    2The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

    3I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

    4The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

    5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

    6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

    7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

    8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

    9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

    10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

    11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

    12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

    13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

    14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

    15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

    16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

    17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

    18They prevented me in the
  • Robert Gadsby on Psalms 18 - 1 year ago
    Thank you
  • Ellanan Lundy on Psalms 18 - 1 year ago
    Very informative.
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 18 - 1 year ago
    Psalm 18: An overview

    This Psalm relates as usual to David's own situation either in regard to victory over Saul's forces but could just as well relate to any enemies or with his own sin; or both. Once again; we go into the theme of David's justification and righteousness resulting in vindication for himself with ultimate destruction of his enemies.

    The final verse gives a promise for not only David but to "his seed for evermore". This would indicate the spiritual descendants ultimately; which was procured because of Christ (the anointed One) dying in our place.

    We see David lifted in a similar manner to Jonah in verses 3 through 7. (see Jonah 2:6). The dramatic presence of God is also similar to the way with Elijah before the "still small voice" in 1 Kings chapter 19.

    Verses 8 through 10 also have similar cross references (see Rev. 19 and Rev. 11:5 in regard to 2 Prophets; 1 Kings 8:12 and Ezekiel 38:22 for verses 12 through 13 and/or 14.

    Verses 16 through 32 show how God can preserve the righteous from wrath ( 2 Peter 2:9) or through it. Even death brings ultimate victory for God's people. In this case; however it becomes apparent that David is saved alive; and then is able to take on his enemies in battle.

    We see throughout the remainder of the Psalm David's victory over enemies. Basically this is total destruction. Verse 41 can also find cross reference in Micah 3:4 and apparently is in a dozen other verses. There are many more passages including in Psalms where people do cry out and God answers. This shows the state of their hearts; and if they are one of God's children is paramount as to receiving an answer to that petition. We can see a similar story in Psalm 40 with verbage also being similar in regard to the miry clay and being lifted up. We are led here to ponder that a complete view of God as one who we are utterly dependent on yet we can confidently assert that will totally destroy the wicked shows both grace and wrath.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Psalms 18 - 1 year ago
    1Thessalonians 5:17, Matthew 6:5-35, Mark 11:24, Luke 6:28, Luke 10:2, Luke 11:1-13, Luke 18:1, Luke 18:1-14, 1Corinthians 11, 1Corinthians 14:14-15, James 5:13-20, Psalms 122:6, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 4:6, Mark 13, 2Chronicles 7:14, 1Timothy 2:1-6,

    Romans 8:26,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • NGOZI EKEOCHA on Psalms 18 - 1 year ago
    reading the bible give me joy and comfort at all time.

    teach me how to pray
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Psalms 18 - 2 years ago
    1Chronicles 15:27, 1Chronicles 15:16-22, these were appointed by King David. Note Chenaniah, was referred to as "master of the song" & 1Chronicles 15:22, "he instructed about the song, because he was skillful" an educated guess could lead to guess it could have been him, if this was a Psalm of David & sang during that time. Nehemiah 12:45,46, indicates plural however. 2Chronicles 35:15, 1Chronicles 9:33-34,

    Nehemiah 7:1,44, 2Chronicles 20:21,

    Solomon 2Chronicles 9:11-12

    Hopefully this is helpful
  • GiGi - In Reply on Psalms 18 - 2 years ago
    Hi Craig, I have always thought the Chief Musician was the LORD. But I really do not know for sure.
  • Connie - In Reply on Psalms 18 - 2 years ago
    We do not know who it is for the Bible doesn't state.
  • Craig Hattamer on Psalms 18 - 2 years ago
    in Psalms, who is the chief musician?
  • Jeanette on Psalms 18 - 2 years ago
    Light and darkness cannot occupy the same space. When light enters the darkness has to flee. Jesus is the light of the world, therefore we who have accepted him into our hearts have power over the darkness. Praise God for his mercies forever and ever!
  • BSP on Psalms 18 - 2 years ago
    Verse 6-We never want to forget when God answers our prayers. We want to thank him and this can give us the confidence to continue to go to him in prayer.
  • Elaine Vu on Psalms 18 - 2 years ago
    Love goddddddddddd
  • Philip Christian Parks on Psalms 18 - 2 years ago
    Ps. 18:6 = Here, the term "temple" speaks of GOD's Heavenly, Holy, Palatial Dwelling Place. The same Hebrew word ("heykal"; pro-nounced "hay-KAWL") also translates into "palace" fifteen times in the Old Testament.

    When the word "temple" identifies a literal temple building, certain distinguishing verbal indicators are used such as "the temple of The LORD" or the designation "holy temple". Often the use of the definite article "the" serves the same purpose to refer to the actual temple. If the Scripture provides a geographical location such as "Jerusalem" or "Babylon" (e.g. Ezra 5:14), an actual temple structure is meant.
  • Marriage between a Believer and Unbeliever on Psalms 18 - 3 years ago
    1 Corinthians 7:14

    The children of believing parents are "holy," meaning "set apart." God considers such a child to be "clean." That does not mean "sinless," but they are still legally clean in His sight. They are therefore acceptable in His presence and have the opportunity to have true success in life as a result. They have the chance to believe God, to cast their lot with Him, and to be spared the horror of having to face many of the evils in this world.

    But, just as parents can lose their sanctification, so children who are set apart can also lose their status. Law plays no favorites. It does not care whether one is male or female, or thirteen, nineteen, or ninety-three. If a ninety-three year old male jumps off the 80th floor of the Empire State Building, which direction will he go? What if a 16-year old girl does the same thing? The law of gravity does not play favorites.

    Law does not care what one's race, sex, or age are. If parents who are sanctified break the laws of God persistently, they will lose their sanctification. If a seventeen-year-old does the same thing, even though his parents are sanctified and a child is held to be clean because of God's judgment, he can lose his too.

    For a child who is sanctified, even though unconverted, there is still a great deal that he will be held accountable for. "To whom much is given, much is also required." Jesus does not say that this only applies to converted parents.

    The child's sanctification gives him the advantage of access to God. Because of that access, he has the guidance of God available to him, and from that guidance he can form a proper vision of what he wants to do with his life ( Proverbs 29:18). This allows him to see what he wants to do in terms of conduct-what he wants to pursue, the way he wants to do work, the attitude he has toward other people, parents, neighbors, fellow-employees, etc.

    Also read through Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28: blessings and curses regarding obedience
  • Richard in Christ - In Reply on Psalms 18 - 3 years ago
    Hello Levi,

    I believe your statement is quite accurate. How you would refute a person trying to differ the 1611 KJV from the Oxford 1769 KJV(which we have now) is exactly what I would state and is correct. The only differences seem to be a bit different spelling of some words and capitalization here and there. As on this web site they have every single page of a 1611 KJV Bible photographed as we can go over the whole thing and see.

    God Bless.
  • Mild Bill on Psalms 18 - 3 years ago
    Consuming enemies defined for you by God, and to be in a position where people under you are as

    dirt in the street, even though they cried unto the Lord, can only come from the Lord, and not simply

    man's heart for vengeance or violence, but instead, the justice of God. The closeness of David to God

    is awesome, and Jesus is closer still. Mercy of God is for David, and me. How to walk accordingly is a

    responsibility where the Holy Spirit leads us, enlarging our steps. Amen, and I thank thee Lord, as we

    look for and await thy deliverance.
  • Chris - In Reply on Psalms 18:3 - 3 years ago
    When a person is saved from his/her sins through Jesus Christ, it means that God declares us not guilty & spares us from eternal punishment. This happens because Jesus, in His great Love, stepped in as our substitute giving His Life so that we might be spared. But if our salvation from sin's penalty stopped there, then we would still be failures in this world of evil & temptations. Our old sins would have been dealt with but we would not have the Power of God in us to resist further sin & enjoy God's ministry to our lives.

    That is why God gave us His Holy Spirit to indwell us: He seals us as God's children, teaches, comforts, guides, gives power over sin & many more blessings. But one of the greatest blessings from the Spirit is that he sanctifies us (i.e. sets us apart, makes us holy) before the Father. So the fullness of God also means the fullness of His Holiness is within us. Where the problem starts is when the believer begins to stifle the Spirit, or entertain sin in the life, & the Spirit no longer has full control. We are still holy people ( 1 Peter 2:9) but the Spirit of Holiness no longer reigns in the person's life. But when we repent & subsequently been forgiven & brought back into full fellowship with God, we can exclaim with the Psalmist, also "restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation" ( Psalm 51:12a). Joy is the clear product of a life of confessed & forgiven sin & walking in step with the Spirit of God.
  • Jenny on Psalms 18:3 - 3 years ago
    Does God give each person a portion of holiness are do we find it through his spirit. I have always thought this.
  • Doris on Psalms 18 - 3 years ago
    Just help me to see some verses in another relationship with God
  • Jim on Psalms 18 - 3 years ago
    God can do anything but fail; God is my strong tower were I can trust him hold heartedly. Thank you Lord for being so patience,and Thank you father for not given me exactly what I deserve. I will continue to praise and glorify your precious and holy name. I reference to psalms 18.
  • Sharon on Psalms 18 - 3 years ago
    Good morning and praise be to Almighty GOD! I totally agree Psalms 18 is one of the most powerful scriptures in the bible. God Himself gave me this chapter 18 Psalms in 2009, after going through so much pain and hurt in several relationships. I never forget that early morning when he spoke to my spirit giving me my own personal scripture to carry me for the rest of my life, all praise honor and glory to our great and mighty savior Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord. Amen
  • Melody - In Reply on Psalms 18 - 4 years ago
    Amen, sister, does not matter, we should never argue about God, his word,
  • Vanessa on Psalms 18 - 4 years ago
    He is our Rock, Amen!
  • Ntombie on Psalms 18 - 4 years ago
    When you are afflicted do not despair,trust in the Lord,He will enlarge your path and you will leap over a is when the devil try to frustrate me that i dwell on this verse and watch the Lord fight for me
  • R - In Reply on Psalms 18 - 4 years ago
    First things first the Hebrew you are referring to is Yedish not Hebrew, second there is no letter J in the Hebrew language enough with your lies Yedish is a mixture of German and Polish, so the name is not Jesus and by the way he was not white blue eyes and long hair
  • Royalpriest on Psalms 18 - 4 years ago
    I agree with Bruce. Yeshua is the Hebrew translation of Jesus. I don't know where the lady got the information that it is the name of a pagan god. It is also translated as Joshua or Yehoshua. There are Jews who believe in Jesus and refer to Him as Yeshua Ha Mashiach meaning Jesus the Messiah. May His name be exalted and blessed for evermore.
  • Dana on Psalms 18 - 5 years ago
    This is a powerful scripture. It lets us know that God is that solid foundation. He is a deliverer out of our afflictions. He is our salvation and trust. A mighty strength when you are experiencing difficulties and hardships. Knowing that God is on top of everything and His omnipotence has the final say. I love the Saviour.

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