…Psalm 108: My Tongue Shall Be My Glory

Soon after the last meeting of David and Jonathan, Samuel dies.  All of Israel gathered and lamented over him and buried him at his home in Ramah.  David arose and went back to the wilderness of Paran.
praising hands1 Samuel 27:1   David still knowing that Saul was not far behind, thought to leave and go to the land of the Philistines.  Saul would not look for him there or seek him in any part of Israel.   David sang this song of triumph in praise of God’s great … love and remarkable faithfulness  David expressed his desire that God be exalted … over all the earth so that His people might be delivered. His right hand suggests His power.  In battle there is only one way our enemies will be defeated—when we realize the battle is not ours but belongs to the Lord.
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David has made a decision, no matter what happens—he is going to praise the Lord.  If praise arises only out of our feelings or circumstances, it will only fluctuate and be uncertain as the situation itself.  David praises God, “O God, my heart is fixed—I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.”   David uses the same words in Psalm 16:9, “My heart is glad and my glory rejoices.”   His tongue was his glory—one’s glory is his honor and reputation.  David expressed the inner most part of his heart in his songs and prayers to God.  Only when we glory God with our tongue are we using it aright. We should always remember to use it for the purpose for which it was created.
.Psalm 108    David Praises God asking for Help for victory of his enemies
1     O God, my heart is steadfast, I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
2     Awake, lute and harp!  I will awaken the dawn.
3     I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations.     
      For Your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds.
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5     Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth—
6     That Your beloved may be delivered, save with Your right hand, and hear me.
7     God has spoken in His holiness:
     “I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem and measure out the Valley of Succoth.
8     Gilead is Mine… Manasseh is Mine… Ephraim also is the helmet for My head, Judah is My lawgiver.
9     Moab is My washpot, over Edom I will cast My shoe, over Philistia I will triumph.”
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10   Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me to Edom?
11     Is it not You, O God, who cast us off?  And You, O God, who did not go out with our armies?
12     Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless.
13     Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.
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