Psalm 18

Feb 23, 2022    Pastor Steve Feden

"The Lord Lives" - Psalm 18

It was Friedrich Nietzsche whose famously quoted saying, "God is dead". God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him, he said. This was a triumphant statement expressing that mankind had emerged from the dark ages and into the age of enlightenment. Reason and philosophy wiped out the need for theology, so they assumed.

David disagrees completely. In this personal exchange between David and God, there is a real expression of the hand of God in this man's life and leadership. Written at a time when David has experienced tremendous success politically and militarily, he declares "The Lord lives!" Yes, he does, David. We agree. Nietzsche was just plain wrong. In fact, the more we learn and the more knowledge is acquired, the more ethical and moral dilemmas we seem to face. Also, every answer unlocks ten more questions!

Not only does the Lord live, but He is David's Rock. He is a stable and firm place to stand when everything else is moving and shaking. Thank God for God! I am not sure that the experiment in godlessness is going so well for our world.