Psalm 70

Psalm 70
The Prayer of One Who Seeks Deliverance From Enemies That Seek His Soul
Psalm 70. This is another Psalm of David that is of similar character to Psalm 69, though not explicitly Messianic. We have the sentiments of the faithful remnant as they are persecuted by the apostate Jews under the leadership of Antichrist. Psalm 70 is titled “to bring to remembrance”, which fits well with a sense of urgency seen in the Psalm, as the word “haste” is used in the first and last verse, and the Psalm closes with “O Jehovah, make no delay”. Psalms 70 and 71 are a pair, as Psalm 71 is an orphan Psalm. The historical backdrop of Psalms 70 and 71 is most likely the rebellion of Adonijah at the end of David’s life. It is interesting that this Psalm is very similar to Psa. 40:13-17.
To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David: to bring to remembrance.
1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me; Jehovah, hasten to my help.
2 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;
3 Let them turn back because of their shame that say, Aha! Aha!
4 Let all those that seek thee be glad and rejoice in thee, and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified!
5 But I am afflicted and needy: make haste unto me, O God. Thou art my help and my deliverer: O Jehovah, make no delay. 
vv.1-5 A Cry for Deliverance. The faithful remnant cry out to God to deliver them. They invoke His name Jehovah, involving His covenant relationship with Israel, for their help. They speak in v.2 of those who seek after their soul, no doubt referring to the efforts of Antichrist to hunt down and kill the remnant. They desire that God would judge those enemies. However, at this time the enemies still seem to be unopposed, boldly laughing at the plight of the remnant; “Aha! Aha!”. The faithful also desire that God would reward those that seek Him – in contrast with those who seek to kill the remnant. The same concludes with a reminder as it were for God to quickly intervene and help the “afflicted and needy” remnant, without delay.