An Exposition of Psalm 18:13-19, by Pastor Bill Rhetts (part 2)

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This sermon is part two of last weeks sermon (on verses 1-12). We continue this Theophany and supernatural warfare that God administered on behalf of David, and as He does for His elect.  

C.H. Spurgeon said of verse 19,

“He delivered me, because he delighted in me.” Free grace lies at the foundation. Rest assured, if we go deep enough, sovereign grace is the truth which lies at the bottom of every well of mercy. Deep sea fisheries in the ocean of divine bounty always bring the pearls of electing, discriminating love to light. Why Jehovah should delight in us is an answerless question, and a mystery which angels cannot solve; but that he does delight in his beloved is certain, and is the fruitful root of favours as numerous as they are precious. Believer, sit down, and inwardly digest the instructive sentence now before us, and learn to view the uncaused love of God as the cause of all the lovingkindness of which we are the partakers.”

In summary, here is what our Lord did for David, pay attention to the following verbs.

  • God sent out his arrows
  • He sent from above
  • He reached down
  • He drew him out of treacherous waters
  • He scattered them
  • He shot-out lightnings
  • He discomfited his enemies
  • He thundered in the heavens
  • He took hold of him
  • His rebuke rattled the foundations of the world
  • He gave his voice
  • He breathed-out wrath from His nostrils
  • His wrath protected David from His enemies
  • He sent-out hail stones and coals of fire
  • He brought him forth
  • He brought him out
  • He rescued him
  • He delivered him
  • He was his stay
  • And all because He delighted in him.

For an expository teaching of the above, listen to the audio below, or watch this video.

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