Verse 38. The destruction of our spiritual enemies is complete. We may exult over sin, death, and hell, as disarmed and disabled for us by our conquering Lord; may he graciously give them a like defeat within us.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
Verse 37-38: See Psalms on "Psalms 18:37" for further information.
Verse 38. I have wounded them, etc. Greater is he that is in us than he that is against us, and God shall bruise Satan under our feet shortly. Romans 15:20 . W. Wilson
Verse 38-40. Though passion possess our bodies, let "patience possess our souls." The law of our profession binds us to a warfare; patiendo vincimus, our troubles shall end, our victory is eternal. Hear David's triumph, I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet. Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. Thou hast given me the necks of mine enemies, etc. They have wounds for their wounds; and the treaders down of the poor are trodden down by the poor. The Lord will subdue those to us that would have subdued us to themselves; and though for a short time they rode over our heads, yet now at last we shall everlastingly tread upon their necks. Lo, then, the reward of humble patience and confident hope! Thomas Adams.
HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS