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.