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Meditations in Psalms – Triumph of the King

  Psalm 21 is a psalm of thanksgiving. In it David praised God for a victory given in response to his prayers and others of God’s people. The rejoicing recorded in Psalm 21 is closely related to the petition of Psalm 20.   Psalm 21 is messianic because its truth goes beyond David’s experience and anticipates the greater Son of David, Jesus Christ.   The believer can identify with David’s joy as he trusted in God’s power and was strengthened by Him. True joy comes from the Spirit of God (Gal. 5:22). Only His strength can enable the believer to stand against the schemes of the devil (Eph. 6:10).   The Lord’s power not only enables us to believe God (Rom. 4:20) but also supports us when all others let us down (2 Tim. 4:17)!   Psalm 21 can...

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