David encourageth himself to praise God.
Psalms 108:1 A Song, a Psalm of David. Prepared is my heart, O God, I sing, yea, I sing praise, also my honour. Psalms 108:2 Awake, psaltery and harp, I awake the dawn. Psalms 108:3 I thank Thee among peoples, O Jehovah, And I praise Thee among the nations. Psalms 108:4 For great above the heavens [is] Thy kindness, And unto the clouds Thy truth.
He prayeth for God's assistance according to his promise.
Psalms 108:5 Be Thou exalted above the heavens, O God, And above all the earth Thy honour. Psalms 108:6 That Thy beloved ones may be delivered, Save [with] Thy right hand, and answer us. Psalms 108:7 God hath spoken in His holiness: I exult, I apportion Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I measure, Psalms 108:8 Mine [is] Gilead, mine [is] Manasseh, And Ephraim [is] the strength of my head, Judah [is] my lawgiver, Psalms 108:9 Moab [is] a pot for my washing, Upon Edom I cast my shoe, Over Philistia I shout habitually. Psalms 108:10 Who doth bring me in to the fenced city? Who hath led me unto Edom?
His confidence in God's help.
Psalms 108:11 Hast not Thou, O God, cast us off? And Thou goest not out, O God, with our hosts! Psalms 108:12 Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the salvation of man. Psalms 108:13 In God we do mightily, And He doth tread down our adversaries!