Today’s passage: Psalm 21
- David’s strength and salvation came from the LORD.
- Remember the poetic parallelism of the Psalms. The desire of the heart and the requests of the lips are not different from one another. What is in the heart comes out of the mouth. (Matthew 12:34)
- God gave David longer life but, David did die. The phrase, “length of days forever and ever” could refer to Christ Himself, OR to the endurance of the line of David on the throne, eternally fulfilled by Jesus Christ.
- The reign of Jesus Christ will include the final destruction of all His enemies as expressed in verses 8-12.
Questions to consider:
- How many reasons can you find in this Psalm to follow, love and worship the Lord instead of choosing against Him or hating Him?
- When God gives you salvation and life, how does that change your desires and requests?
- Is David writing this Psalm to reassure God or to recount what God has already done to save and what God will do to judge? Who made the king to rejoice in the Lord’s presence? Who caused the king to rejoice in and exult the Lord? Why does God truly deserve ALL praise?