Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.Psalm 31
The Enemies of Israel and the Victory
1. The prayer for deliverance (Psalm 31:1-18)
2. The victory (Psalm 31:19-24)
Psalm 31:1-18. Many saints have turned to this Psalm for encouragement in time of trouble and sorrow. And there is much in it which helps the trusting soul. Notice the different names of Jehovah--my rock--my house of defense--my strong rock--my fortress--my strength--God of truth. But like the previous Psalms this one also unfolds prophetically the sufferings of the remnant of Israel during the last days of this age.
Yet likewise we may think of Him who endured the contradiction of sinners. The words “into Thine hand I commit My spirit” were used by our Lord when He laid down His life on the cross (Luke 23:46).
Psalm 31:19-24. The outcome of all the suffering and trials will be victory for the godly. His goodness will be displayed in their behalf, He will answer the voice of their supplications in the coming great deliverance. The faithful ones will be preserved. the proud rewarded for their evil deeds.