Psalm 7:1: O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; And deliver me,
He who begins with trust can go on to think of the fiercest antagonism without dismay. Many of the Psalms ascribed to David begin like this, but it is no mere stereotyped formula. Each represents a new act of faith, in the presence of a new danger. The word for "put trust" here is very illuminative and graphic, meaning properly the act of fleeing to a refuge. It is sometimes blended with the image of a sheltering rock, sometimes with the tenderer one of a mother bird, as when Ruth "came to trust under the wings of Jehovah," and in many other places. The very act of faith is better expressed by the metaphor than by much subtle exposition: Faith is a place of refuge. Acting in faith comes from the strength of that refuge..
Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
It is the Old Testament version of "Sin when it is finished brings forth death." The evil-doer is boldly represented as "travailing with iniquity" and that metaphor is broken up in two parts. "He hath conceived mischief" and "He hath brought forth falsehood." The "falsehood," which is the thing actually produced, is so called, not because it deceives others, but because it mocks its producer with false hopes and never fulfills his purposes. This is but the highly metaphoric way of saying that a sinner never does what he means to do, but that the end of his plans is disappointment. The law of the universe condemns him to feed on ashes to make and trust lies.