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Verse of the Day (July 7, 2020)

Verse of the Day (July 7, 2020) #BMSeminary – This psalm is a royal song of thanksgiving that rehearses God’s deliverance of David from all his enemies. It appears to be a popular version of the song in 2 Samuel 22. The title servant of the LORD places David in an elite company, namely, that of Moses, Joshua, and the Messiah, who also bear the title. The psalm includes a declaration of David’s love and trust in the Lord (vv. 1–3), a narrative of his deliverance by the Lord (vv. 4–19), an explanation of the cause for David’s deliverance (vv. 20–24), an exposition of the display of God’s attributes to those who trust in Him (vv. 25–30), a further description of David’s victory (vv. 31–45), and a concluding word of thanks for God’s deliverance (vv. 46–50). The description of the Lord’s intervention given in verses 7–19 is called a theophany, one of many in the Old Testament, in which God visibly manifests Himself. The theophany characteristically has two parts: the Lord leaves His residence and nature reacts. It is thus a highly poetic and vivid way of describing the fact that the God of Israel intervened in history on David’s behalf. The entire psalm is a celebration of that fact. [KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins]

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