After the first psalm declares happy the man who takes delight in the law of Jehovah, the second leads right into the Kingdom theme. Entreaties to God dominate this group of psalms. Psalms 3-5, 7, 12, 13, and 17, for example, are petitions for deliverance from enemies. Psalm 8 highlights Jehovah’s greatness in comparison with man’s littleness.
Describing Jehovah as the Protector of his people, David sings out: “My God is my rock. I shall take refuge in him.” (Psalm 18:2) Jehovah is praised as the Creator and the Lawgiver in Psalm 19, as the Savior in Psalm 20, and as the Savior of his anointed King in Psalm 21. Psalm 23 depicts him as the Great Shepherd, whereas the 24th Psalm portrays him as the glorious King.