Psalm 108

David sings and makes music to the LORD. He gives thanks and praise for the loving kindness and faithfulness of the LORD.

 


 

BE EXALTED, GOD, ABOVE THE HEAVENS

A Song. A Psalm by David.

 

VERSE 1. My heart is steadfast, God. I will sing and I will make music with my soul.

steadfast. It could also be translated as “fixed.”

 

VERSE 2. Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.

 

VERSE 3. I will give thanks to you, LORD, among the nations. I will sing praises to you among the peoples.

among the nations. The Old Testament often speaks about a day when the whole world will be won over to faith in the One God of Israel.

 

VERSE 4. For your loving kindness is great above the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

 

VERSE 5. Be exalted, God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth.

 

VERSE 6. That your beloved may be delivered, save with your right hand, and answer us.

right hand. The Bible often mentions “the right hand” of God. That is a position of power and honor. We believe it refers to Jesus Christ. More verses about the right hand.

 

VERSE 7. God has spoken from his sanctuary: “In triumph, I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth.

 

VERSE 8. Gilead is mine. Manasseh is mine. Ephraim also is my helmet. Judah is my scepter.

 

VERSE 9. Moab is my wash pot. I will toss my sandal on Edom. I will shout over Philistia.”

 

VERSE 10. Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who has led me to Edom?

 

VERSE 11. Haven’t you rejected us, God? You don’t go out, God, with our armies.

 

VERSE 12. Give us help against the enemy, for the help of man is vain.

 

VERSE 13. Through God, we will do valiantly. For it is he who will tread down our enemies.

tread down our enemies. Our victory is in God.

 


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Author: Todd Van Natta

I was given a great gift. It is to be passionate about Jesus Christ and the Bible and the spiritual life. I am a Christian believer. I believe in Jesus Christ. I’m in love with Jesus! I believe the Bible. I love the Bible. For decades, I've been reading it cover-to-cover, again and again and again. I’ve memorized a whole lot of Bible verses. Most of all, I want the Bible to help us fall more deeply in love with God the Father, with Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, with other people, and with ourselves. And I've been reading the great writings from the entire Christian heritage for decades. At Explore the Faith, I share what I have discovered.

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