It’s always interesting when a psalm not only gives David’s name, but also when he wrote it. This was a sorrowful time for him; his own son turned against him and ended up dying for it. This is also, already, our first example of David praying with harsh feelings that were not, in fact, in line with God’s will. God does not shatter teeth, nor does He want us to wish for it! But David lived in violent times (and so do many of us) and God wants us to see that He still loves us even with our anger and hatred, though He will cleanse us of them if we stick with Him. David as an old man was a different person than David as a young man. How is God changing you?
Today's Study VersesPsalm 3:3
Psalm 3 KJV
3 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.