Psalm 28 8 Commentary

And then, we see next in out Psalm 28 8 Commentary that David continues expressing confidence in the Lord in verse 8.

But now it’s not just David expressing confidence for himself – he now expresses confidence because of the way that the Lord works with a group of individuals.

8 The LORD is their strength,
and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

Psalm 28 8 Commentary
“Their”

So, not only is the Lord the strength of David (verse 7) – now he’s also “their” strength here in verse 8.

To whom is this referring? Well, David will speak of God’s people in verse 9. He says that they are God’s inheritance. These people are in the group of righteous men in Israel in David’s time. They are true believers and Yahweh-followers.

They’re not like the wicked that we saw in the first half of this psalm. These people are humble faithful people who love the Lord.

And you can understand exactly the entities involved here in this psalm. You have David who is praying that God would punish the wicked. And yet, David is not so arrogant as to think that he’s the only true servant of God. No – he understands that he has other righteous people who share the exact same concerns as he does.

Psalm 28 8 Commentary
Strength

And how does this group of righteous people think of the Lord? They consider him to be their strength – just like David did in the previous verse.

If people in this life consider you to be a strong person – emotionally or physically or spiritually – you know to whom you must attribute that strength. It comes from the Lord. Indeed, your strength IS the Lord.

Psalm 28 8 Commentary
Saving…Anointed

And for the Christian, our real source of strength is the Son of God – Jesus Christ. In the Hebrew Yeshua Mashiach.

And it’s so interesting that the word saving in this verse is Yeshu`ah. And the word behind anointed is Mashiach.

But what David is saying at the end of this verse is that David himself – the anointed king – finds God to be his strength – just like the other righteous people do.

Now, back to our Psalm 28 Commentary!

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