Psalms 18:3

3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so I shall be saved from my enemies.

Psalms 18:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 18:3

I will call upon the Lord
In prayer, for fresh mercies, and further appearances of himself, and discoveries of his grace and favour;

[who is worthy] to be praised;
for the perfections of his nature, the works of his hands, his providential goodness, and more especially for his covenant grace and blessings in Christ. The Targum is,

``in praise, or with an hymn, I pray before the Lord;''

agreeably to the rule the apostle gives, ( Philippians 4:6 ) ; and this prayer was a prayer of faith, as follows;

so shall I be saved from mine enemies:
which was founded upon past experience of God's goodness to him in distress, when he called upon him, as the next words show.

Psalms 18:3 In-Context

1 I love you, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so I shall be saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of perdition assailed me;
5 the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.