Psalm 26 is a prayer for vindication against an unjust
charge made against David; while Psalm 27 is a prayer for spiritual
orientation toward God (verses 1-3); toward life (verses 4-6); and
toward self (verses 7-14).
Psalm 28 is a prayer of deliverance, followed by
thanksgiving for the answer. David was hopeless except for God. He
depended on God and rejoiced in Him as the solid Rock of his
Psalm 29 is a Psalm of praise, ending with a tremendous
promise to all the children of God. The Lord will give strength to
His people; He will bless His people with peace. Today, the strength
of God’s redeemed comes through the person of the Holy Spirit. He is
our refuge; He is our hope; He is our sustenance in time of trouble;
He is our deliverer; He is our comforter; He is our keeper. The
peace that passeth all understanding comes only from God. In order
for a person to find that peace, he must receive Jesus Christ as his
own personal Saviour.
Psalm 30 is a Psalm and song at the dedication of the house
of David, after he had conquered Jerusalem and made it his capital.
David had often been near death, but God brought him through. In
this Psalm, David says he will sing praise to God forever.
David was a man after God’s own heart. He never forgot where
his strength and accomplishments came from. He was always faithful
in giving thanks to God. Thanksgiving from Christians is pleasing to
the Father. Too many times our prayers are filled only with
requests, and we fail to thank God for all He has done for us.
Philippians 4:6 says, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made
known unto God.”
Psalm 31 is a song of trust. David was in constant danger,
trouble, grief, or humiliation, and he always implicitly trusted in
God. Jesus quoted verse 5 of this
Psalm as He died on the cross (see Luke 23:46).