2 Samuel 22:29 - The Lord Gives Light and Dispels Darkness.
2 Samuel 22:29; The Lord Gives Light and Dispels Darkness.
2 Sam 22:29 (TEV) You, LORD, are my light; you dispel my
David's Song of Praise
David's Song of Thanksgiving
David's Song of Deliverance (22:1-51)
David's Song of Deliverance--Psalm 18:1-50
Psalm 18:28 (KJV) For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my
God will enlighten my darkness.
Psa 119:105 (KJV) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light
unto my path.
John 8:12 (KJV) Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am
the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in
darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 12:46 (KJV) I am come a light into the world, that
whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Psalm 27:1 (KJV) The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom
shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be
Psalm 84:11 (KJV) For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the
Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from
them that walk uprightly.
Isaiah 60:20 (KJV) Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall
thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting
light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Malachi 4:2 (KJV) But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun
of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go
forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Rev. 21:23 (KJV) And the city had no need of the sun, neither
of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it,
and the Lamb is the light thereof.
COMMENTARY / APPLICATION
2 Sam 22:29-46 the OT equivalent of Phil. 4:13. [Ryrie SB]
This chapter is a psalm of praise; we find it afterwards nearly
as Psalms 18. [Matthew Henry Commentary]
David permitted the Gibeonites to exact revenge for Saul's
violation of an ancient treaty (21:1-14). The Philistine wars are
summarized (vv. 15-22). David's song of praise for deliverance is recorded
(22:1-51). After a report of David's last words (23:1-7) and a list of war
heros (vv. 8-39), the book closes with an account of David's sin in
taking a census of fighting men (24:1-25). [The 365-Day Devotional
"David sang to the LORD" 2 Sam. 22:1-51. The psalm traces
David's rise from a fugitive to a conquering monarch, and praises God as
the source of David's deliverance and his achievements. God
protected David when he was in deadly danger (vv. 1-7), and David was in
awe of His mighty power (vv. 8-16). God rescued righteous David from
his enemies (vv. 17-25), and David acknowledged God's faithfulness
to those who trust in Him (vv. 26-37). God raised David to power
and international prominence (vv. 38-46), and David sang praises to
the LORD for His unfailing kindness (vv. 47-51). [The 365-Day
This song of praise, very similar to Psalm 18, reflects David's
awareness that all he was and had become was a gracious gift of God. It
was true, when the psalm was penned, that God's reward was
"according to my righteousness." But this thought is no boast. David simply
reflected on the fact that God is faithful in keeping his promise to bless
those who keep "the ways of the LORD."
When I was a child I stood in the yard of my uncle's farm home
and watched rain pour down on a field just across the road, while I
remained perfectly dry. What David is saying is that by obedience we
cross the road and find showers of blessing. God's blessings are
always being poured out. OBEDIENCE PUTS US IN THE PLACE WHERE THE
BLESSINGS FLOW. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]