Psalm 28 is another prayer by David for deliverance, one of many which he prayed when pursued by one enemy or another. It contains a petition both for deliverance and for divine retribution, before suddenly shifting to an unshakable tone of thanksgiving for the anticipated answer. God is seen as the Great Protector who serve as a Rock a Shield and a Shepherd for His people. In each of these aspects of God’s character, we see Him protecting and preserving His people. Most importantly we see God protecting His people. And his children inherit the land. He is friendly with those who revere him, and with his covenant he makes them familiar. My eyes are ever turned toward the Lord, for he saves my feet from the net. Turn to me and be gracious.
It reads in Psalm 28:1-9
Psalm Of David. To you, Lord, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit. Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place. Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts. Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back on them what they deserve. Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again. 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.