Psalm 18:39

 

EXPOSITION

Verse 29-45. See Psalms on "Psalms 18:29" for further information.

Verse 39-40. It is impossible to be too frequent in the duty of ascribing all our victories to the God of our salvation. It is true that we have to wrestle with our spiritual antagonists, but the triumph is far more the Lord's than ours. We must not boast like the ambitious votaries of vainglory, but we may exult as the willing and believing instruments in the Lord's hands of accomplishing his great designs.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

Verse 38-40. See Psalms on "Psalms 18:38" for further information.

Verse 39. To be well girt was to be well armed in the Greek and Latin idioms, as well as in the Hebrew. Alexander Geddes, L.L.D., 1737- 1802.

 

HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS

Verse 39. The Red Cross Knight armed for the fray.