A Dedicated House (Psalm #30)

Text: Psalm 30

The subtitle is the dedication of the house of David.


  • Act of consecrating to a divine being
  • Act of consecrating to a sacred use
  • Act of devoting or giving to

We’ll start at the end of this psalm then come back to the beginning.  Notice the last part of this psalm, verses 10-12 where the dedication takes place.  To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee.

The Lord defeated David’s enemies (vs 1)

  • The Lord says if I defeat his enemies the Lord will get the glory for that.
  • God’s enemies were David’s enemies.
    • Bear and a lion when he was working as a shepherd for his dad.
    • Some years later he slays Goliath at the ripe old age of 17.  He takes the responsibility of the nation upon his shoulders when no one else would.
    • He’s hunted by king Saul for 13 years particularly into his late 20’s as he’s defeating Philistine armies and gaining ground for Israel.  But he will not kill Saul.
    • Saul, Nabal, Ahithophel, Absalom, Amalekites, Philistines, a man named Sheba, even within his own ranks Joab.  God would put these men down without David having to address them personally.

The Lord answered David’s prayer (vs 2)

  • The Lord says if I answer David’s prayer, he’ll bring me glory out of that.
  • David’s prayers were in line with the will of God.

The Lord saved David’s life (vs 3)

The Lord’s is holy (vs 4)

  • His holiness is something to sing about.
  • His holiness is something to be thankful for.

The Lord’s favour is life (vss 5-7)

  • Do what makes God happy because His favour is life.
  • His favour does not eliminate trouble.
  • The Lord’s absence is trouble.

The Lord is David’s supply (vss 8-9)

  • Supplication = supply
  • Limited time to dedicate anything to the Lord

1 Chronicles 17:16 David expresses humility for having been chosen by the Lord.