Psalm 18:43 You have freed me from the disputes1 among the people; you have appointed me the head of nations; a people I had not known serve me.
Psalm 18:44 Foreigners submit to me cringing; as soon as they hear they obey me.
Psalm 18:45 Foreigners lose heart and come trembling from their fortifications.
Psalm 18:46 Yahveh is alive– blessed be my boulder! The God of my deliverance is exalted.
rescued from normality
Under David’s rule, the Israelite nation became a dominating superpower. Here David attributes that national success to God. The deliverance he celebrated was more than just peace. It was peace through strength. It was more than just respect and admiration. It was submission. David saw himself as not part of the petty disputes of the nations, but above them.
God can save your soul from future destruction. He wants to do that. And he also wants to rescue you from the pettiness and normality that can make life today unpleasant.
Lord, we reach out to you and ask for your help. You are the God of our deliverance.