9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

Palestina of Old Testament times

Ex 15:14,15 infers Philistia to the west (Caanan central, Moab was east, Edom was south)

'all the border of the Palestinians, the 5 lords of the Philistines, the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites and the Ekronites',

five cities of the lords of the Philistines, and those five cities made up the territory that was known in Old Testament times as Palestina - Josh 13: 3.

It was on the coastal strip and although that part of the land was expressly promised to Israel, they never managed to conquer it, not totally, they never managed to conquer the Philistines, who remained as a pricking briar or a piercing sword in Israel's side, and they were always at odds with Israel. Israel only enjoyed times of peace when the Palestinians were defeated. But Israel never had the faith to do the job properly. So from the time of Joshua, at the time of entering into the Land, that particular region of Palestina was a region of constant controversy with Israel.

... Psalm 108, a psalm of David - it's spoken at a certain time, because verse 7 says, 'God hath spoken in His holiness'.

I think it refers to 2 Samuel 7, the great covenant promise made to David. God promised David that He'd give him rest from all his "enemies roundabout thee", and David goes out as a result of that promise and does battle with the kingdoms around him and subdues them.

Now by the way, I think when Psalm 108 verse 7 says that God hath spoken in His holiness', We read in Psalm 108 verse 7,

"God hath spoken in His holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Palestina (that's our key word in the Hebrew) will I triumph', 

says David. So he promises himself in this psalm that on the strength of the divine promise, he'll go forth and subdue that area.

Well, that's exactly what 1 Chronicles 18 says, immediately after receiving that promise, it says in 1 Chronicles 18 verse 1 says,

'Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines'.

He said he would triumph over Palestina, and so he did. He went forth and warred against that area and brought them in subjection so Israel might have peace. The only way that they could have peace at that time!

Notes from an address by Bro Roger Lewis