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Psalm Friday

Victory is Coming!
Psalm Friday
Psalm 21, continued

The last time we were together for Psalm Friday we continued in our journey of Psalm 21. Today we will complete this complete this leg of our journey. If you are joining us for the first time today, WELCOME! We are so blessed and humbled to have you as our guest and pray that the Lord speaks to you in awesome ways through His Word.

I would encourage each of you to pray before we get started. Ask God to give you an open heart and mind to learn new truths from His Word. Read Psalm 21 through three times. Record any thoughts or questions you have in your journal. If a verse stands out to you, write it on an index card and begin committing it to memory.

Here is a brief recap of what we have looked at thus far in this beautiful Psalm: Psalm 21 is a Psalm of David. It was penned and sung by David during his times of praising and rejoicing in the LORD. In the first two verses of this Psalm we see King David rejoicing greatly in the salvation and strength the LORD had blessed him with. He had desired to be saved from the hand of his enemies and God had indeed rescued him; not only from the human enemy but also from the hand of the prince of the darkness, Satan. In verses three- six we answered this question: “why should one value his/her salvation a gazillion times more than anything else in life?” The answer: because He has met us with blessings of goodness and set a crown of pure gold upon our head. The Lord has given us life eternal; He has clothed us with glory, honor, majesty, and the righteousness of Christ; and He has blessed us with the privilege of living in His presence forever. Praise His name!

David began this Psalm by looking back upon and rejoicing in his salvation: “The king shall have joy in Your strength , O LORD; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! (verse 1). Now he looks forward with faith and hope upon what God is going to continue to do for him: “For the king trusts in the LORD (verse 7). Because David trusted in the LORD he knew with total assurance that he would not be moved. The storms could rage around him, the enemies could come against him, but nothing could shake his faith in the Most High God. His feet had been set upon the solid rock and he would not be moved.
“He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry
clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.”
Psalm 40:2, NKJV

I believe verses eight-thirteen to be an unleashing of the wrath of God upon those who have plotted against Him in hopes of thwarting His plan for the redemption of mankind. Try as they might the enemies of God cannot hide. El Roi, the God Who Sees, sees and knows all. The enemies of God may run from Him for a season, but in the end the God of the universe will swallow them up in His wrath. God will ultimately destroy His enemy and the enemies offspring by casting them into the eternal fire of hell’s fierce fury (Revelation 20:10, 14, 15).

“Be exalted, O LORD, in Your own strength!” (Psalm 21:13a) In conclusion of Psalm 21 God is exalted because of and in His strength alone. Only the Most High God could defend His people and put an end to the oppression of the enemy.

“We will sing and praise Your power.” (Psalm 21:13b) As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have the awesome privilege of joining in the eternal praise of the Most High God. Can you imagine the day when we will gather around the throne of God and lift our voices in one accord proclaiming the glory and honor and majesty of El Shaddai, God Almighty.

“After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in
heaven, saying, ‘Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the
Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged
the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has
avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.’ Again they said,
‘Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!
Revelation 19:1-3, NKJV

In this beautiful Psalm of David we have seen the ultimate triumph of God over His enemies that is to come and the universal song of victory that will be sung by all those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ! Hallelujah to the Lamb who sits on the throne!

2 Lovely Thoughts Shared:

Cheri said...

Amen sister!

I love Psalms 40:2-it seems to becoming up alot lately!

Peggy said...

Thank you Jenifer again for your insights, summary and wonderful teaching reaching the SUMMIT of our lives in God's Presence.
There seems to be an insurmountable shaking going on...storms that rage around us from natural disasters to economic to personal tradegies, but I am so thankful we can stand on the ROCK!

I'm in a Yahoo group, where everyone seems to be under attack
and needing spiritual warfare and prayer. One of our leaders took a mighty stand and posted a warning to all is aMazing. Today I have been busy adding to that prayer and have placed all of this
battle in the Lord God Almighty of Psalm 21, who defends His people and trusting His strength to defend and defeat the enemy and truly put an end to his oppression.
I plead the blood of Jesus and His precious name for them, for China and the rescue efforts under way by Christian workers, and for Myanmar that they will open their doors to relief efforts and resources and that God's light will shine forth in their darkness!

The "pit" of Psalm 40 is redeemable by placing our TRUST and our feet on the ROCK-His righteouness and our strength!

God bless you as you press forward with Psalm Friday BY HIS GRACE!Peggy