Vs. 10, “Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.” King David is able to find the confidence to overcome the proud and wicked who plot his demise (vs. 1-4). Question: What was their downfall? They had no fear of God (vs. 1). Their depravity and wickedness keep them from doing any good. Unfortunately, we have seen the extent of evil in terrorist groups today. However, David is able to contrast such evil with the goodness and love of God (vs. 5-12). His love has no boundaries and reaches to the highest of heights! David has quite a gift in finding the right words to bring justice to God’s love!
Regarding application…Quench Your Thirst. Vs. 9, “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.” It is the most amazing thing to gulp down Gatorade when you are metaphorically dying of thirst! Jesus would tell the Samaritan woman and all of us that we would never thirst again (John 4:13-14). Think of all the bad things we can drink; alcohol, soda-pop, sugary juices, caffeine induced drinks, etc. All of these never really quench our thirst. They have side effects and can harm our bodies over time. Likewise, we intake metaphorical drinks to quench our insatiable desires. But only the Lord can quench the inner thirst of our souls.