Psalms 18:19

19 He brought me out to a wide-open place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

Psalms 18:19 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 18:19

He brought me forth also into a large place
Into heaven, a place of the glorious liberty of Christ, after his captivity to death and the grave, whither he ascended leading captivity captive, and of the children of God; and a spacious place, where there is room enough for Christ and all his people; here he now is, and will remain till his second coming, and from hence we expect him; see ( John 14:2 John 14:3 ) . Compare with this ( Psalms 31:8 ) ( 118:5 ) ;

he delivered me, because he delighted in me;
God delivered David from all his enemies, because he was a man after his own heart, in whom he delighted; not for any merit and worthiness in him, but of his good will and pleasure: he delivered Christ because he was his elect, in whom his soul delighted; and who was daily his delight, rejoicing in his presence before the world was: and he delivers his church and people, because they are his Hephzibah, in whom is his delight, ( Isaiah 62:4 ) ; the Father delighted in them, and therefore chose them to salvation; the Son delighted in them, and gave himself for them, and ransomed them out of the hands of him that is stronger than they; the Holy Spirit delighted in them, and therefore regenerates, renews, and sanctifies them, and seals them up unto the day of redemption.

Psalms 18:19 In-Context

17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my distress, but the Lord was my support.
19 He brought me out to a wide-open place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.
20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; He repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands.
21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord and have not turned from my God to wickedness.