David’s Psalms often contain prophetic passages which at the same time look to his own position as the Annointed King and the Annointed One who is both his predecessor and ultimate heir. His role in writing these songs of praise both exalts the God who placed him in his own position and honors the way God did exalt himself and does exalt Jesus.

Praise be to the Lord,
    for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him.
The Lord is the strength of his people,
    a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

Save your people and bless your inheritance;
    be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Psalm 28:6-9

God is the fortress that our King indwells; he is both the ruler above all rulers and the protective wall that can save us from the enemy.

Ethan Kirl