Vs. 1, “Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.” The historical context of our Psalm is from I Samuel 23:19-29. David is hiding from Saul, but the Ziphites report it to King Saul. David lives to express his emotions and thanksgiving for God delivering him. In the midst of such turmoil, David cried out to God to save him (vs. 1-2). Because his enemies had no regard for God, David prayed for retribution upon them (vs. 3-5). Upon deliverance, David desires to praise and bring sacrifices to the Lord (vs. 6-7).
Regarding application…Lean On Him. Vs. 4, “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” Question: In times of trouble, who do you turn to? Remember, those who do not have any regard for God are called His enemies. When we regard someone with high esteem, we trust in him or her in tough times. When I go out on a romantic date with my wife, I make every effort to regard her. I put my smartphone away. I focus on my conversation with her and enjoy her presence. Question: How would she feel if my eyes kept darting to my iPhone? How would she feel if my eyes kept wandering to ladies passing by our table? I have high regard for my wife and she is my focus. Likewise, if we have high regard for God we will lean on Him when we are troubled.