Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart. Psalm 36:5-10
Psalm 36 is the second of two psalms with David servant of the Lord in superscription. Psalm 18 is the first of the two psalms. In the superscription of Psalm 18 it says (David) He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and form the hand of Saul. He said: (v1) I love you, O Lord, my strength. (v2) The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer, my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. In Psalm 36 David contrasts the wickedness of man (v1-4) with the excellency of God (v5-10). David sings of the mercy of the Lord, and the faithfulness of the Lord, and the righteousness of the Lord, and the Lord’s unfailing love. It is no wonder that in Psalm 18 David could declare his love for the Lord on whom he stands. In a near parallel way, let us sing of Jesus, both for who He is and what He has done, and how we love Him because of who He is and what He has done. He is worthy to receive power and might and honor and glory and praise.