Psalm 7, Singing In The Face Of Slander
In our study of Psalm 7, we see how David was able to sing even though he had been falsely accused of treason. As Christians, we will be falsely accused of many things but, just like David, we can still praise God while we go through it.
A shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite.
We are given the background for this song of praise. The term "shiggaion" only appears one other time in the Bible (Habakkuk 3). The word seems to mean a "variable song" speaking of the fact that it is partly a song of joy and other parts are a song of sorrow. Cush went to King Saul and falsely accused (slander) David of conspiring to take the throne.