Psalm One Hundred and Eight

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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A Song or Psalm of David.

Psalm of David. This psalm is composed mainly of portions from Psalm 57:7-11 (Psalm 108:1-5) and Psalm 60:5-12 (Psalm 108:6-13).

Psalm 108:1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

Psalm 108:2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

Psalm 108:3 I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

Psalm 108:4 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

Psalm 108:5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

Psalm 108:6 That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

Psalm 108:7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

I will rejoice. These words, spoken by God, show that God delights in giving victory to His people. The enemies mentioned in Psalm 108:7-10 were specifically enemies of Israel and David, but may well be regarded as typical of the enemies of the people of God in any age. Regardless of their number or strength, we have God's assurance that He will, in His own time, “tread down our enemies” (Psalm 108:13).

Psalm 108:8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Psalm 108:9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

Psalm 108:10 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

Psalm 108:11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

Psalm 108:12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

Psalm 108:13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.