Ultimate Ally, Psalm 18:25-50

The first part of Psalm 18 describes God as the ultimate hero who rescues those he loves. The second part of the psalm shows God as our ultimate ally. This section continues the concept of being blameless, which concluded our meditation on the first section of this psalm.  The poet warrior David writes: With the merciful … Continue reading Ultimate Ally, Psalm 18:25-50

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Ultimate hero, Psalm 18:1-24

Psalm 18 is a song of victory, written by the poet warrior, David. My last meditational post looked at only David's first phrase, "I love you, O Lord." Since the psalm has 50 verses, I'm dividing the remainder into two additional posts. This one covering the first 24 verses, which explode with vivid word pictures describing … Continue reading Ultimate hero, Psalm 18:1-24

Love of a poet warrior, Psalm 18:1

Does the term "poet warrior" seem like an oxymoron? We tend to think of poets as anemic ascetics with quivering quills in isolated ivory towers. And we imagine warriors as bulky brutes with swinging swords in swarming bloody battles. But David was a poet and a warrior. David the poet warrior wrote Psalm 18 as … Continue reading Love of a poet warrior, Psalm 18:1