“Your gentleness has made me great” (Ps. 18:35c, NKJV).
Psalm 18 has always astounded me. At the outset, we have the Psalmist utterly overwhelmed, crushed by the weight of despair: “Death bound me with chains, and the floods of ungodliness mounted a massive attack against me. Trapped and helpless, I struggled against the ropes that drew me on to death” (vv. 4-5, TLB).
In the very same Psalm, a few verses later, we find an entirely transformed man. Somehow, the enemies that had their foot on his neck are now under his feet: “I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed. I thrust them through, so that they were not able to rise; they fell under my feet” (vv. 37-38, ESV).
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