Talks for Growing Christians
David Under Siege in His own House
Lesson Number 44
- David’s experience in Psalm 59 is a primary source.
- David’s experience in Psalm 59 has a prophetic significance.
- Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord!
- What was the occasion for Psalm 59?
- What do we mean when we say that David’s experience in Psalm 59 is a primary source?
- How does David expand his viewpoint in verse 5?
- How does David’s experience here foreshadow the experience of his greater Son, the Lord Jesus?
- David’s experience of persecution is also prophetic of what other group?
- This psalm describes the time when King Saul sent men to watch the house of David to make sure that David did not escape. See 1 Samuel 19.
- We mean that this experience was written by David himself, as he was going through this trial. It was not a later secondary account written by a historian recounting the experience of David.
- David goes beyond his own situation of siege to the nations as a whole, and calls on the Lord to punish all the hostile foreign nations.
- King Saul’s assassins surrounding David like wild dogs remind us of our Lord’s experience on the cross as prophesied in Psalm 22:16. David’s experience of being under attack by his own countrymen also portrays the coming rejection of the Messiah by His own people (John 1:11).
- The godly Jewish remnant during the coming Tribulation Period of the last days
- David, in the midst of all this distress, could sing of God’s love in the morning, after a peaceful night’s rest in the stronghold and refuge of God. Can you remember a time when you were distressed, but God gave you peace to sleep? Ask God for this the next time slumber escapes you.
- The next time you feel betrayed by a friend, think of the Lord Jesus. It is comforting to remember that He also experienced betrayal, so He can sympathize with your feelings. Read Hebrews 4:15 in this connection.
- When the Children of Israel were fearful of the oncoming Egyptians, Moses told them to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. David expresses a similar idea in Psalm 59:9. We too can be sure that the Lord will take action when we are under any kind of attack from the enemy. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord!
- “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; defend me from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloodthirsty men.” Psalms 59:1-2
- “I will wait for You, O You his Strength; for God is my defense.” Psalms 59:9
- “But I will sing of Your power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.” Psalms 59:16