Hold Me Up, I Shall Be Safe
113 I hate the double minded, But I love Your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
115 Depart from me, you evildoers, For Will keep the commandments of my God!
116 Uphold me according to Your words, what I may live; and do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
117 Hold me up, and I shall be safe, and I shall observe Your statues continually.
118 You reject all those who stray from Your statues, for their deceit is falsehood.
119 You put away all the wicked on the earth like dross; Therefore I love your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for dear of You, and I am afraid of your judgments.
Have you ever been undecided, not knowing what you liked or didn’t like. Couldn’t decided between two choices, this is what David is saying, about double-mined. He is using a Hebrew Idiom to describe the difference between waffling between right and wrong, and God’s law.
Davide hates being double-minded, because he loves God’s law. Therefore since he loves God’s law, God’s law is his hiding place and his shield. Therefore I will hope and trust in Your word, Your precepts and promises.
For you see, when we are beset with temptation we can find our refuse in God. When the darts of the enemy are being hurled at us, we can turn them aside by the “shield of faith” (Ephesians 6:16). And when we are afflicted by gloom and discouragement, we can always find hope in God’s Word.
David longed for the evil one to depart from him and those that keep company with evil to depart from him. This should also be our desire for by associating with those steeped in evil we stunt our own spiritual growth.
It is far better for us to cultivate the friendship of those whose influence elevates us to a higher level of spirituality.
David felt this way because he was dependent upon God sustaining him. David felt so strongly about this that the felt he could not live, that life could not be sustained without a relationship with God.
We should never been ashamed of our hope which rests upon the sure foundation of God and His Word. (see romans 5:5; Philippians 1:20; I John 2:28).
David realized as we should realize that our power to push on to the end does not come from our own power, but from God.
God does not nor will he cast anyone aside, for it is our own choice that causes us or leads us to destruction. Yet it is these same trials and temptations that tries us by fire so that the dross can be skimmed off until the precious metal, carefully tried by fire in the refiners hand, will accomplish the work of purification.
Therefore, as David our flesh should tremble over the love we have for our God and Creator.