David’s Psalm of Thanksgiving (Part 2)

Text: II Samuel 22:21-51
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 12, 2010

Two weeks ago we covered the first half of II Samuel 22 which is David’s song of thanksgiving to God for delivering him throughout his life.

This week we will complete the Psalm.

As you remember, this Psalm can be sung in three part harmony:

1. David sings of his experience as God’s anointed King.

2. The Psalm points ahead to the experience of Jesus our Anointed King, of whom David is a type. Some parts of this Psalm can only refer, without qualification, to Jesus. Paul quotes from this Psalm, when speaking of Jesus’ bringing the gospel to the Gentiles (in Romans 15).

3. This Psalm also speaks to our experience of God’s deliverance, both in our salvation and in the struggles of this life.

In the first half of the Psalm David described his deliverance in dramatic poetic terminology. In the second half he speaks more directly of God’s help in warfare.

Posted on December 12th, 2010 | Permalink