Read Psalm 21:1-7. 1O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults! 2You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. 3For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold upon his head. 4He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever. 5His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him. 6For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence. 7For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.
If Psalm 20 was the prayer, Psalm 21 is the answer. The psalm is explosive with jubilant praise to the Most High. Which is what makes King David different from any other ancient king. David never saw himself as a god. He always knew that he was dependent on THE God. It is his strength, his salvation, his rich blessings, his life, his splendor, his majesty, his presence that sustains David making him immovable.
David’s experience of victory is fully realized in Christ alone. In rising and ascending Jesus is blessed FOREVER. Glory and majesty have been bestowed on him as he sits enthroned with the crown of thorns becoming the crown of gold. The heart of Jesus is glad in the presence of the Father, for all those that he asked the Father for have been given to him. Nothing has been withheld.
And what about us? Can’t we too place ourselves within this song of praise? Can we not also rejoice, exulting in God’s salvation? Isn’t every spiritual blessing ours in Christ? Do we not have the crown of eternal life through Jesus? Hasn’t Jesus clothed us in splendor and majesty like the birds and flowers? Hasn’t he exchanged our sorrow for gladness in the joy of his indwelling presence?
Does not to live is Christ mean that we can say with the Kings, “I trust in the Lord, and through the steadfast love of the Most High I shall not be moved.”?
Prayer. Jesus, because you are steadfast so am I. I trust in you. I shall not be moved.
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