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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Psalm Chapter 108

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: David, Asaph, Solomon, Heman, Ethan, Moses, and the Sons of Korah
Date Penned: (1440-586 BC)
Overview: Poetry for the Expression of Praise and Worship to God (c 1-150)
Theme: The Fifth Book of Psalms (c 107-150)
Message: Victory in God's Strength (v 1-13)

Psalms 108 Commentary 

(108:1) A Conclusion - The conclusions from two previous psalms have been combined to make this psalm. The first five verses are quoted from 57:7-11, and the next eight verses are from 60:5-12. 

(108:9) Israel's Enemies - Moab, Edom, and Philistia were Israel's enemies to the east, south, and west, respectively. They despised the Israelites and Israel's God. 

(108:13) A Prayer for Victory - Do our prayers end with requests for help to make it through stressful situations? David prayed not merely for rescue but for victory. With God's help we can claim more than mere survival--we can claim victory. We have a great King; we can bring any requests we have to him! Look for ways God can use your distress as an opportunity to show his mighty power.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

Limiting God

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today, we continue in the Book of Psalms with Chapter 108. In our text today, we see a theme of Victory in God's Strength that shows us that we can do more than we think in the power of the Lord. In applying, we see more than we ask or think if we trust the Lord. We often limit God by making decisions based on what we think we can do instead of what the Lord can do through us. When we do, we miss God's best for our lives. How about you? Do you limit God? Let us learn from our Psalm and text today to remember that we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us.


Psalm 108

Psalm 108

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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