Today I read Psalm 54 and the first verse (after the introduction about David) struck me as odd:
O God, save me by your name,
and vindicate me by your might.
I can’t help wonder if this is related to the Aaronic benediction:
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
“So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”
Was David intending to remind God that he bore His Name? Was he appealing to that fact as a basis for his protection?