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Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
REFUGE IN GOD FROM EVIL MEN
This psalm should be compared with 1Sa_24:1-22; 1Sa_25:1-44; 1Sa_26:1-25. Cush, or “dark-complexioned,” may refer to a Benjamite who was David’s calumniator with Saul. If David needed deliverance from his foes, how much more do we from Satan! 1Pe_5:8-9.
So far from being guilty of the offense charged against him, David on two occasions had spared Saul’s life, 1Sa_24:1-22; 1Sa_26:1-25. Mine honor, Psa_7:5, is probably another word for “soul,” Gen_49:6. It seems as if, Psa_7:6-9, God has abdicated His throne, and the suppliant is pleading with him to resume it, with no fear as to the verdict. Evil recoils, like the boomerang, on those who set it in motion. Ralph the Rover perished on the Inchcape Rock, whose warning bell he had destroyed. The hunter falls into the pit prepared in the forest track for his prey, Jdg_1:7. What a noble prayer in Psa_7:9!