David knew the power of His God, as He continued in his worship in these few verses, as they had just brought in the Ark of the covenant. We see David shine in this consistency towards the Lord in 1 Samuel 17, when David comes in fearless at such a young age.
David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” 1 Samuel 17v26.
His brothers and the army had been sitting in fear. David had been in the fields sitting with the Lord. He had remained in God’s presence so He knew who God was. From this, not even a giant could bring fear in, but only questions of why something so ungodly could stop God’s people. David didn’t look at what we would call logical facts, He looked at God.
In this psalm, His attitude in this is continuing. He is proclaiming that God is the God who crushes our enemies. We know that we have one true enemy and it isn’t flesh and blood, but Satan himself, whom we know, God has already defeated!
I have a friend who was a missionary in Turkey. Due to unrest in the country and politics between Turkey and His own nation, he got arrested. During his time in a crowded prison cell (about 18 months) he worshipped purely. I received some of his written prayers, and they reminded me of David’s. He never doubted and always rejoiced in who God is. He prayed for God to bring him into the victory that God has already won for Him. It was humbling to read.
May we stay certain in knowing our victorious God. Our God who made us and breathed His breath if life in us. Our God who is so worthy.
God, may you show us how to come into your presence in fearless worship today. May we question anything that doesn’t align with your character. Give us boldness to follow you in blind faith, and as we go may we do so in worship. Thank you for sending Jesus to die for us so we have freedom to do this. Wash us clean daily from our sins Lord so we can worship with clean hands and a pure heart.