1 Sing loud to God our strength; with joy
The Redeemer of Israel’s tender lamentation over His people’s rejection of His grace
It is thought that this psalm was written to support the Passover festal observance, in which the people were encouraged to render a full-hearted worship. This was in accordance to the laws given and to be observed, and especially the law against the worship of false gods.
But as so often happened in history, God’s people ignored what God had spoken. A generation grew up that did not know God experimentally, and demurred from His revelation. The psalmist recounts the benefits that would have been possessed by them if they had listened. There would have been the subduing of the enemy and their submission, but God would have also fed them with the finest of wheat and honey. Wheat, which signifies the bread of life, which is Christ; and honey, which is the sweetness and enrichment of Christ who is the mystical Rock.