Psalm 18:17

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 4-19. See Psalms on "Psalms 18:4" for further information.

Verse 17. When we have been rescued, we must take care to ascribe all the glory to God by confessing our own weakness, and remembering the power of the conquered enemy. God's power derives honour from all the incidents of the conflict. Our great spiritual adversary is a "strong enemy" indeed, much too strong for poor, weak creatures like ourselves, but we have been delivered hitherto and shall be even to the end. Our weakness is a reason for divine help; mark the force of the for in the text.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

Verse 8-19. See Psalms on "Psalms 18:8" for further information.

 

HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

Verse 17. The saint's paean of victory over Satan, and all other foes.

Verse 17. (last clause). Singular but sound reason for expecting divine help.