Psalm 18 Outline
– David called God his strength (Psalm 18:1)
– David praised and thanked God for delivering him from his enemies (Psalm 18:2-3)
– David thanked God for delivering him from a deadly situation (Psalm 18:4-6)
– David figuratively described how God show his wrath on the enemies (Psalm 18:7-15)
– David described God delivered him because he held on to God’s ways (Psalm 18:16-24)
– God protect the righteous but punish the wicked (Psalm 18:25-29)
– God is a shield to those who take refuge in him (Psalm 18:30-36)
– God helped David to conquer his enemies victoriously (Psalm 18:37-42)
– David praised and thanked God for subduing the nations under him (Psalm 18:43-50)
Psalm 18 Summary
In Psalm 18:1, David loved God. David called God his strength because he has always delivered him from his enemies
In Psalm 18:2-3, David trusted in God as his deliverer, his salvation and stronghold, in whom he take refuge. David praised God because he saved him from his enemies after he cry out to him.
In Psalm 18:4-6, David cried out to God to deliver him from his enemies when he is facing a deadly situation. Then, God heard his prayer and saved him from his enemies
In Psalm 18:7-15, David described God’s wrath on his enemies by using terms such as earthquake, smoke rose from his nostrils, fire come out from his mouth, soaring on cherubim, hailstones and lightning, thunder from heave and shoot arrows on the enemies.
In Psalm 18:16-19, David described God rescued him from his powerful enemy because God delighted in him, since he has been holding on to God’s ways.
In Psalm 18:20-24, David reasoned that the answering of his prayer came from how he steadfastly walk in God’s ways. Because of this, God always watch over him and keep him safe from his enemies.
In Psalm 18:25-29, God is always faithful in protecting those who keep his ways but he always punish those who disobey him. God exalts the humble but bring low those that are arrogant. David described that he can conquer his enemies easily with God’s help.
In Psalm 18:30-36, God’s way is perfect. His word is the truth. God is a shield who take refuge in him. David described God’s hand of justice sustain him and delivered him from his enemies because he had held on to God’s ways.
In Psalm 18:37-42, David described how God helped him to victoriously conquer his enemies.
In Psalm 18:43-45, David praised God for delivering him from his enemies and make him kings of many nations so that they become subjected to him. Foreign nations now are afraid of David and had to obey him.
In Psalm 18:46-50, David praised and thanked God for helping him to avenge for his enemies and subduing nations under him. He made David victorious in all areas because he is obedient to God, so that he can be a testimony to other people.
Psalm 18 Bible Study
1. Be a living testimony for Jesus Christ
Every Christian should be a good role model to others by always walking in God’s ways. In Jeremiah 29:11, God has a wonderful plan for everyone and we should walk in that plan. We should always pray to God and seek his will and guidance in whatever we do. In this way, we will be able to live out the life God wants us to live and be a good testimony to other people. In Jeremiah 29:13, and ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. In Deuteronomy 4:29, but if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. In Proverbs 8:17, but if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. In Lamentations 3:25, the Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.