28 The Triumph of the Trusting King

Psalm 21:1-13

1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, in Your strength the king rejoices, and in Your salvation how greatly he exults! 2 You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
3 For You meet him with rich blessings; You set a crown of fine gold upon his head. 4 He asked life of You; You gave it to him, length of days forever and ever. 5 His glory is great through Your salvation; splendor and majesty You bestow on him. 6 For You make him most blessed forever; You make him glad with the joy of Your presence. 7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.
 8 Your hand will find out all Your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate You. 9 You will make them as a blazing oven when You appear. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and fire will consume them. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, and their offspring from among the children of man. 11 Though they plan evil against You, though they devise mischief, they will not succeed. 12 For You will put them to flight; You will aim at their faces with Your bows. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength! We will sing and praise Your power.

We see the King’s Grace, Glory and Gratitude, and how it relates to Christ.

  1. The King’s Delight
    He delights in God’s power and ability to deliver him.
    His delight is in the Lord’s:
    a. Strength
    b. Salvation
    David’s concern was not for himself, but for the nation that God put under him.

  2. The King’s Deliverance
    The King’s glory is in what he received from God:
    a. His heart’s desire fulfilled – after the will of God.
    b. Blessings and royalty.
    c. Life eternal – revival for God’s people, the Church.
    d. Salvation, splendour and majesty. Blessings and blessedness – making him glad in the joy of his salvation.
    e. Steadfastness – he shall not be moved through the steadfast love of the Lord.

  3. The Enemy’s Destruction
    a. Their disclosure – God will pull their mask down.
    b. Their devouring and decimation.
    c. Their defeat.
    d. Their dispersion.
    Praise the Lord that He made us stand on the Lord’s side.

  4. The King’s Devotion
    He sings the Lord’s Grace and His power, expressing his gratitude.