David spoke of enemies who spoke against him proudly, surrounding him and his men, like a lion eager to tear into prey (Psalm 17:10–12), but David prayed,
Arise, O Lord,
Confront him, cast him down;
Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword…
While the Lord dealt with David’s enemies, he wanted the Lord to know and David wanted the world to know what he would do and what were his expectations,
As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness;
I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.
David knew he would be victorious, because he made the Lord his strength, and so David fully expected to see the Lord after death, and David knew that he would be in God’s likeness (See also Philippians 3:21 and 1 John 3:2).