“He redeems my soul in safety from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me. GOD will give ear and humble them, he who is enthroned from of old, Selah
because they do not change and do not fear GOD.” – Psalm 55: 18-19
In Psalm 23, we are reminded that the LORD is our shepherd. We are protected with his guidance and with his ability to show us the way we should go. In the New Testament, Jesus referred to himself as the way, the truth, and the life. Psalm 23 parallels many of the things that Jesus said and did during his time as well as those that he is continuing to do in our time.
While many may be against the chosen of the LORD, it is the LORD’s will that prevails. The lot is already cast and history has already been written. This is something that we already know from the repetition that occurs in the Holy Bible. We know that there are phrases that are repeated to show the importance of the phrase.
While the beginning of the verses allow us to see a King David that is possibly against many individuals, the latter section of the verse demonstrates the trust that King David has in the LORD. King David sees the circumstances around him, while the reaction is to trust in the LORD. He also demonstrates why he is not to fear, since it is they who do not change and do not fear GOD.
King David also confirms that the LORD is enthroned from of old. He confirms it with a Selah. A word that means forever. This means that King David acknowledges the omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience of the LORD and confirms it. The throne of GOD is established from of old and forever.