Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one. Psalm 53:3 The terrible condition of man's heart will never be recognized by people who assess it only in relation to other men. John Piper, 1946-, Pastor for Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

(Psalm by David) Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your power. Psalm 54:1 Diligently ponder the revelation of God's character, and summon every attribute to advocate our cause. Henry Law, Exposition of Psalms, 1878


Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul. Psalm 54:4 The vision of the divine presence ever takes the form which our circumstances most require. So manifold are the aspects of God’s infinite sufficiency, that every soul, in every possible variety of circumstance, will find there just what will suit it. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher

Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks to Your name, O Lord, for it is good. Psalm 54:6 It takes faith to desire that the Lord's will be done, to trust the Lord for who He is and to believe that He is active, present and in charge. Greek Thoughts, 2007

(Psalm of David) Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication. Psalm 55:1 Delays are not refusals; many a prayer is registered, and underneath it the words: "My time is not yet come." God has a set time as well as a set purpose, and He who orders the bounds of our habitation orders also the time of our deliverance. Anon