44. He who knows that the Lord is meant by David, may know why David so frequently wrote of the Lord in his Psalms while writing about himself; as in these words:
I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn unto David My servant; thy seed will I establish to eternity, and will build up thy throne to generation and generation; and the heavens shall confess thy wonder, thy truth also in the congregation of the saints. Thou speakest in vision to Thine holy one and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty, I have exalted one chosen out of the people, I have found David My servant, with My holy oil have I anointed him, with whom My hand shall be established, Mine arm also shall strengthen him, My truth and My mercy shall be with him, and in My name shall his horn be exalted, I will set his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. He shall cry unto Me, Thou art my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. I will also make him My firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth; My covenant shall stand fast with him his seed will I make to endure to eternity, and his throne as the days of the heavens. Once have I sworn by My holiness that I will not lie unto David; his seed shall endure to eternity, and his throne as the sun before Me it shall be established to eternity as the moon, and a faithful witness in the clouds (Ps. 89:3-5, 19-21, 24-29, 35-37).
And so in other Psalms, as Ps. 45:1-17; 122:4, 5; 132:8-18.