Psalm 18 – Self-Esteem
According to Walter Brueggemann’s classification scheme, this chapter is a textbook example of a psalm of reorientation. David begins with praise to God, recalls a time when he was once again faced with death, then calls out to God, who arrives on the scene with ferocious fire and thunder to rescue David. As a result, David is a new person in a new place, able to praise God, his righteous deliverer. Thus, a reoriented man, David composes this song to brag on his savior, and also on himself.