Discover Psalm 54 Commentary in detail, with their Bible study and explained, as well as their meaning in the Catholic Bible among others.
O God, save me by your name,
and do me justice with your power.
O God, hear my prayer;
listen to the words of my mouth.
For strangers have risen up against me,
and violent men seek my life;
they have not put God before them. Selah
Behold, it is God who helps me;
the Lord is with those who sustain my life.
He will return evil to my enemies.
Destroy them for your truth!
Voluntarily I will offer you sacrifices;
I will praise your name, O Lord, because it is good.
For he has delivered me from all distress,
and my enemies have seen my eyes.
Psalm 54 Meaning and Commentary
Behold, God is the one who helps me. If we are for Him, He is for us; and if He is for us, we have nothing to fear. Every creature is for us what God makes it to be, no more. The Lord will save his people at the opportune moment and meanwhile sustains and tolerates them, so that the spirit that he has made does not faint. There is truth in God’s threats and in his promises; unrepentant sinners will find it so at their own expense.
David’s present release was an earnest of his later release. He speaks of completing his deliverance as a done deal, though many tribulations still lay ahead; because having God’s promise felt as safe as if it was already done. The Lord would deliver him from all his tribulations. May he help us to carry our crosses without worrying and, in the long run, lead us to share your victories and glory. Christians should never tolerate the cease of the voice of praise and thanksgiving in the Church of the redeemed.